R.L. Stollar has a love for being human, communication, social media, internet activism, and human rights advocacy. He is the Executive Director of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (HARO), a non-profit organization dedicating to developing partnerships between homeschooling parents and alumni to make homeschooling better for future generations.
Ryan was homeschooled from preschool through highschool. He spent his highschool years as a speech and debate competitor in the HSLDA-created National Christian Forensics and Communications Association and was one of the original student leaders for Communicators for Christ (CFC), now the Institute for Cultural Communicators (ICC). His coaching experiences in homeschool debate include lecturing and training thousands of students across the nation with CFC conferences, at a HSLDA National Leadership Retreat at Regent University, at Cedarville University, the University of Oregon, the Training Minds Ministry Debate Camp in Colorado, and others.
He has a B.A. in Western philosophy and literature from Gutenberg College in Oregon and a M.A. in Eastern religions from St. John’s College in New Mexico. His graduate essay on the Dao De Jing won him the Eastern Classics Essay Prize from the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College in 2006.
Ryan is also a Board Member and Director of News and Social Media at the Coalition for Responsible Home Education.
Ryan’s three favorite values: compassion, love, respect.
Ryan’s favorite topics to pontificate on: homeschooling, Religious Right culture, communication, mental health, and human rights.
Ryan’s favorite book: The Little Prince.