Ruth M. Gregory is a multimedia creator and academic with over two decades of experience integrating creative production and critical analysis. The common threads throughout her academic, creative, and professional experience are intersecting interests in media, power, and education.
Her first film was a short documentary about the Kent State University shootings that occurred during a Vietnam War Protest on that campus in 1970. She finished the video in 1995 while she was still in high school. The film went to the national level of the National History Day competition where it took 7th place and solidified Gregory’s love for creation and cultural commentary.
Gregory has a M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell, a M.F.A. in Film and Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from Ohio University, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College.
Currently, Gregory is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Digital Technology and Culture program at Washington State University. Her expanded research interests include cinema, educational theory and praxis, the historiography of media, cultural studies, feminist studies, and the Northwest independent film community. She writes as well as continues to make films, videos, and other multimedia products.
In her free time, Gregory enjoys playing softball and spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and animals. She loves to travel and is always planning her next trip.
It is keen to note that though Ruth M. Gregory is not too shabby at math, she is not the noted physicist Ruth Gregory.