- AS: Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies
- BFA: Florida International University
- MFA: The University of Georgia - Athens
Rylan Steele joined Columbus State University in 2009. He has multiple degrees in photography including: an A.S. from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies, a BFA from Florida International University and a MFA from the University of Georgia. Professor Steele's work has been featured in numerous regional and national exhibition spaces. His primary research interests include looking at adaptations of interior work environments, the landscape around Columbus, and Florida's master planned communities.