Matthew Sims, PhD

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Tarpon Springs Campus
LY 252
(727) 444-6048


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).






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Classroom Schedule

Classes shown below are for the current term: Summer Term 2016 (0515)

HUM 2233   #0736
TS LY156
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
HUM 1020   #1848
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HUM 2233   #0736
TS LY156
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
HUM 1020   #1848
TS LY156
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
LIT 2110   #1968
OS OS449
7:59 am - 7:59 am

Subjects Taught

Humanities, Literature

Course Schedule

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

Summer Term 2016 arrow 0515
  HUM 2233   Western Humanities:Baroque 0736TSFace-to-Face5/31/167/22/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 1848TSFace-to-Face5/31/167/22/16
  LIT 2110   World Lit I Ancient-Renaissanc 1968OSFace-to-Face5/05/165/15/16
Spring Term 2016 arrow 0510
  HUM 2210   Western Humanities:Ancient to 0957TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 4520TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 4521TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 4522TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 4523TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16
  HUM 1020   Introduction to Humanities 4525TSFace-to-Face1/11/165/06/16