MATTHEW A. DONAHUE, PH.D
Courses Taught: “Introduction to Popular Culture,” “Introduction to Black Popular Culture,” “Popular Culture and the Media,” “Popular Culture and the Media (online version),” “Introduction to Popular Music,” “Introduction to Black Popular Music,” “Popular Music in Film,” “Aesthetics of Black Music” (BGSU College of Musical Arts)
Educational Background: Dr. Matthew A. Donahue holds a Masters and Ph.D. in American Culture Studies with an emphasis on Popular Culture and Popular Music from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science, with specialization in popular culture materials from Kent State University. He served on the Black Swamp Arts Festival Music Committee (2003), National Endowment for the Humanities Media Consultant (2005) and organized the Rubens Pop Festival a music/art/poetry fundraising festival for David's House a home for terminally ill patients. He has served as an instructor for popular culture/art related workshops for Maumee Valley Country Day School, Special Needs Schools of Glasgow, Scotland, Crestar Art Schools of Singapore, Young Artists at Work, an Arts Commission of Greater Toledo youth arts program, and for the Boys and Girls Club of East Toledo.
Professional Organization Membership & Positions Held: Popular Culture
Research/Publications: Dr. Matthew A. Donahue is an educator/librarian/visual artist/musician and producer. His research areas include popular culture, popular music, film, visual art/culture and outsider art. Examples of his work can be viewed on his website at www.md1210.com.
Books: I'll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of the Hines Farm Blues Club, The Message Behind the Beat: American Rap and Punk Music and Message (forthcoming)
Edited work: Avenue of Happiness: Poems by Oba Maja (Poetry Chapbook)
Articles: "Oba Maja Travels Down the Avenue of Happiness", "Blind Bobby Smith Keeps On Smiling", "Taking it to the Streets: Art Cars in America", "Legends of the Blues Clubs", "Music From the Midwest Funkzone", "The Hines Farm Blues Club" authored with Dr. Thomas Barden.
Video/Film: The Hines Farm Blues Club (Nationally aired WBGU-PBS documentary); Taking it to the Streets: An Art Car Experience; MAD 45: The Forty Five Dollar Videos; Universe Crew: Live at the Double Door, With Adrian Sherwood at The Controls; Head: Night of the Living Head
Sound Recordings published by Universe Crew featuring Matthew A. Donahue: "Turn of the Century," Extended Play/EP with Audio Active on On-U Sound/Green Tea Records, London, England; "Jeb Loy Nichols-Dark Hollow-Remix" for Capitol Records, "What's Inside Your Afro?," 12 inch Single and Album on On-U Sound/Green Tea Records, London, England; MAD 45 (self titled CD).
Artwork published and exhibited: Art Cars: The Cars, The Artists, the Obsession book on art cars features artwork by Matthew A. Donahue, Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks, visual art exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums regionally in the Northwest Ohio area and nationally.