Ruane, Matthew

Assistant Professor of Humanities
Arts and Communication, School of

Educational Background

PhD (Higher Education and Policy Studies) University of Central Florida 2014

PhD (ABD) (British History) University of Delaware 1997

M.A. (History) University of Delaware 1991

B.A. (History and Political Science) McGill University 1988

Recognition & Awards

Freeman Foundation/East West Center, "Instituting East Asia into the college curriculum," Hawaii, Summer 2012

NEH Foundations Workshop, "Legacies of the Pacific War," Hawaii, Summer 2010

Freeman Foundation/East West Center, "Instituting South Asia into the college curriculum," Hawaii, Summer 2010

Current Courses

Introduction to Western Civilization 1

Introduction to Western Civilization 2

Introduction to Mythology

History of Science 2, Since the Renaissance

World War II in Film: Europe

World War II in Film: Pacific

World War I

Special Topics Courses: History of Canada, History of Modern Britain, History of British India, Samurai in Film, History and Literature, The American West through Film, 19th century British Literature (team taught)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, January 2015 to present

Instructor, Florida Institute of Technology, Aug 2000 - Dec 2014

Instructor, Asian Studies Institute, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011 to present

Instructor and Assistant Program Coordinator, Florida Institute of Technology Summer Abroad Program, Jesus College (Oxford University), Summer 2007 and Summer 2008

Visting Teaching Associate, Florida Institute of Technology, Aug 1999 to July 2000

Senior Loan Officer, MBNA America, 1997-1999

Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, University of Delaware, 1992-1997

Additional Duties

Member, APAC Committee

Member, Retention Committee

Co-Chair, General Education Assessment Committee

Chair, Humanities Assessment Committee

Assessment Coordinator, School of Arts and Communication

Divisional Assessment Coordinator, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Chair, Humanities Textbook Committee

Advisor, FITSFF

Lab Administrator, School of Arts and Communication

Current Research

Current Research Interests:

Philanthropic Foundations and Higher Education (Doctoral thesis research)

Florida Military History (Current book research)

British Military Recruitment of Physicians and Surgeons, 1914-1919 (ongoing, original dissertation work)

Pirates and Florida History (ongoing)

Conferences:

Let’s Go a Viking! Romping & Pillaging through Vikings Intertexuality, PCAS/ACAS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA 2014

Pedagogical Issues with Infusing South Asian Studies into the College Curriculum, Presented at the ASDP Annual Conference, Houston, TX 2014

Foundations and Higher Education: A Brief Overview of a Contentious Relationship, Presented at the IPAC Conference, Orlando, FL 2013

Realism and Escapism: The Emergence of the Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Genres in Film and TV, 1950-2012, Presented at the SAMLA Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2012

Realism and Escapism: The Emergence of the Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction Genres in Film and TV, 1950-2012, Presented at the IAFA National Conference, Orlando, FL 2012

Metal Love: Robots, Cyborgs, Androids and Love in the Worlds of Sci-Fi, Presented at the biennial Slayage Conference, St. Augustine, FL, 2010

"Galaticanautica", Comparing BSG to Themes in the Argonautica, PCA/ACA Annual Conference, Boston, MA 2008

Shades of Athena", General Mythological Themes in BSG, PCA/ACA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2007

 

Selected Publications

Co-Author (w/ Dr. Robert Taylor), Florida: A Military History, forthcoming 2015

Author, Dark Legacies Campaign Guide, Red Spire Press, 2005

Contributing Author, Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society, Vol 2 , Heliograph Press, 1999

Contributing Author and Editor, Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society, Vol 1, Heliograph Press, 1999

Contributing Researcher, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists 75th Anniversary Project (1997)

The First World War in British History, Albion (Fall 1996)