Matthew Sims, PhD


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Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
Fax
Tarpon Springs Campus
LY 252
Faculty
Sims.Matthew@spcollege.edu
(727)712-5808
(727) 444-6048


Biography


Welcome to my instructor course page! I teach humanities courses at St. Petersburg College on the Tarpon Springs campus. As far as my academic background is concerned, I have a Ph.D in Humanities from Florida State University where I wrote my doctoral dissertation on a comparative study between Shakespeare and Greek tragedy. I have an M.A. in English and a B.A. in English literature and in 2008 I was a recepient of an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) fellowship at the University of Michigan. I have also done some post-graduate study at the University of Chicago and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. Besides teaching humanities survey courses, I have presented papers at various academic conferences, including the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture conference (which has recently taken place on our very own Tarpon Springs campus).


In the fall of 1997 I began teaching humanities at Florida State University while working on my doctorate. After three years of teaching there, I taught for nine years at a private liberal arts university in Tennessee. In the fall of 2009 I began teaching at St. Petersburg College and have enjoyed it immensely. On a more personal note, I am married to my wife Cindi and have a son named Noah. When I'm not teaching I enjoy watching college football, fishing, traveling, and reading. I am also a member of Calvary Church in Clearwater and have an interest in Christian theology and apologetics, especially the writings of C.S. Lewis (in particular his Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce).


 

 

 

 



Office Schedule


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Classroom Schedule


Classes shown below are for the current term: Spring Term 2015 (0495)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
HUM 2233   #2815
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
HUM 2210   #0941
TS LY156
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
HUM 2233   #3328
TS LY156
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
HUM 2270   #2011
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
HUM 2210   #1417
TS LY156
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
HUM 2210   #1001
TS LY156
9:30 am - 10:45 am
HUM 2233   #2815
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
HUM 2210   #0941
TS LY156
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
HUM 2233   #3328
TS LY156
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
HUM 2270   #2011
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
HUM 2210   #1417
TS LY156
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
HUM 2210   #1001
TS LY156
9:30 am - 10:45 am


Subjects Taught


Humanities


Course Schedule


= Matthew Sims has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Spring Term 2015 (0495)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to0941TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to1001TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to1417TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
HUM 2270   Humanities (East-West Synthes)2011TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
HUM 2233   Western Humanities:Baroque2815TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
HUM 2233   Western Humanities:Baroque3328TSFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to0424TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to0426TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
HUM 2233   Western Humanities:Baroque0446TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to1685TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
HUM 2270   Humanities (East-West Synthes)2201TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
HUM 2233   Western Humanities:Baroque3289TSFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14