Copyright © 2011 by Ryan G. Van Cleave. All rights reserved.

International Speaker on Video Game Addiction
& best-selling author of UNPLUGGED

“A voice of reason in a world of insanity.”


A lifelong video gamer who was born in Neenah, WI, and grew up in Chicago, Dr. Ryan G. Van Cleave has taught writing at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, George Washington University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities.  

The author (or co-author) of eighteen books, Dr. Van Cleave lives in Sarasota, FL where he works as an international speaker on video game addiction, a freelance writer, a writing coach, a digital addiction & recovery consultant, and a professor of liberal arts at the Ringling College of Art + Design.  He also serves as Executive Director & Publisher of C&R Press, a non-profit literary organization based in Chattanooga, TN.

“Trying to explain what video game addiction feels like is a lot like trying to explain to a fish what it’s like to ride a bicycle.”
–Ryan G. Van Cleave

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