Matthew Donahue

Lecturer

Office Location: 348 Shatzel Hall
Office Phone Number: 419-372-9181
E-Mail: mattdon@bgsu.edu
Web Page: www.md1210.com

Undergraduate Courses Taught

POPC 1600 Introduction to Popular Culture
POPC 1600 Introduction to Popular Culture (Online)

POPC 1650 Popular Culture and the Media

POPC 1650 Popular Culture and the Media (Online)
POPC 1700 Introduction to Black Popular Culture
POPC 2500 Introduction to Film

POPC 2800 Introduction to Popular Music
POPC 2800 Introduction to Popular Music (Online)

POPC 3500 Popular Music in Film

POPC 3800 Black Popular Music
POPC 3800 Rock Music Subcultures-Punk, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Rap
POPC 3800 Rock Music Subcultures-Punk, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Rap (Online)
POPC 4900 Independent Studies in Popular Culture
POPC 4900 Internship in Popular Culture

MUCT 4310 Aesthetics of Black Music (College of Musical Arts)

Graduate Course Taught

POPC 6800 Music as Popular Culture
POPC 6900 Independent Study

Educational Background

Ph.D. American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.L.I.S. Library and Information Science, Kent State University
M.A. American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
B.A. Cultural Studies-University College, University of Toledo

Research Interests

Popular Culture, Popular Music, History of Rock and Roll, Subcultures of Popular Music, Punk Music and Culture, Heavy Metal Music and Culture, Reggae Music and Culture, Rap Music and Culture, Ethnomusicology, Popular Music in Film, Genre Film, Documentary Film, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Outsider Art, Art Cars, Collage/Mixed Media Art, Street Photograph, Popular Culture in Modern Art, Folklore, Folk Art, Cultural Tourism, Mass Media, Mass Media in Film, New Media

Books

2009 Matthew A. Donahue Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience, Jive Bomb Press

2003 Avenue of Happiness: Poems By Oba Maja, Edited by Matthew A. Donahue Jive Bomb Press

1999 Matthew A. Donahue I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of The Hines Farm Blues Club, Jive Bomb Press-Second Edition-2002

Dictionary Articles/Magazine Articles/Book Chapters/Photography

2013 Matthew A. Donahue “Dead Prez” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2013 Matthew A. Donahue “Andrew Bird” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2013 Matthew A. Donahue “Dr. Demento” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2003 Matthew A. Donahue “Oba Maja Travels Down the Avenue of Happiness”-Clamor-September/October 2003

2002 Matthew A. Donahue (photograph contributor) Denim: From Cowboys To Catwalks by Graham Marsh, Arurm Press

2002 Matthew A. Donahue (photograph contributor) Art Cars: The Cars, The Artists, The Obsession, The Craft by Harrod Blank, Lark Books

2002 Matthew A. Donahue “Blind Bobby Smith Keeps On Smiling”-Swampwatch, November/December

2000 Matthew A. Donahue “Taking it to the Streets: Art Cars in America” Clamor-August 2000

2000 Matthew A. Donahue “Legends of the Blues Clubs-Hines Farm” Big City Blues-April/May 2000

1998    Matthew A. Donahue “Music From the Midwest Funkzone” Elixir-January 1998

1994 Matthew A. Donahue “Broke and Disgusted: The Life and Times of Big Jack Reynolds” Living Blues Magazine-May/June 1994

1992 Thomas Barden and Matthew A. Donahue “The Hines Farm Blues Club” Living Blues Magazine-May/June 1992

Presentations at Academic Conferences/Speaking Events

2017 “Popular Music Controversies and its impact on Popular Culture” Chatauqua in Chagrin, Chagrin Arts, Chagrin, Ohio

2017 “Interpreting Everyday Life Roundtable” BGSU-Popular Culture Association Summer Research Institute, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “From the Grassroots Campaign” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Research Workshop, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “Art Cars in Popular Culture” Alumni Summer College, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt in Popular Culture” Alumni Summer College, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “The History of Rock and Roll” Alumni Summer College, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “History of Popular Music and Rock and Roll”  Elder College Bowling Green State University Firelands College, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “The Blues, the Hines Farm Blues Club and Beyond…21st Century Blues Featuring Skip McDonald.” Metroparks of the Toledo Area/Ohio Humanities Council, Oak Openings Metropark, Swanton, Ohio

2016 “The History of Rock and Roll and Popular Music.” New London, Public Library/Ohio Humanities Council, New London, Ohio

2016 “Motorhead’s No Sleep til Hammersmith”, Music Library Sound Recordings Archive Record Listening Club, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 “Litlte Axe The House that Wolf Built” Music Library Sound Recordings Archive Record Listening Club, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2015 “Electric Guitar in Popular Culture and Performance,” Imagination Station, Toledo, Ohio

2015 “A Brief History of Rock and Roll and Popular Music.” Milan-Berlin Public Library/Ohio Humanities Council, Milan, Ohio

2015 “The Message Behind the Beat: Social and Political Connections and Themes in American Punk and Rap Music, the Rise and Fall.” Songs of Social Protest Conference, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

2014 “Hellraiser: Lemmy’s Religious Views Through the Prism of Theomusicology.” Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal’s Role in the 21st Century Conference, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

2014 “The Blues and Ohio’s Hines Farm Blues Club” Way Public Library/Ohio Humanities Council Perrysburg, Ohio

2014 “The British Invasion” Westerville Public Library/ Ohio Humanities Council Westerville, Ohio

2013 “Popular Music Controversies: The Ascent from Low Culture to High Culture” Friends of the Library/Jerome Library Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 “Sports in Popular Culture: The Rise of the Underdog in Sports Films” Games People Play Conference Owens Community Perrysburg, Ohio. 

2013 “Blues/Gospel” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “Broadway/Show Tunes” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “Jazz” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “Country/Bluegrass” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “Rock and Roll” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “Mambo/Hip Hop” America’s Music Series, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013 “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt Project” Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 “Motorhead Matters” Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 “Toledo Heavy Metal Scene Roundtable” Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 “The American Popular” Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

2013 “Teaching the American Popular” Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

2013 “Music and Movies as the American Popular” Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

2012 “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt in Popular Culture and Beyond” Nocits Heavy Metal Festival and Conference, Calgary, Canada

2012 “Taking it to the Streets: Car Power: Another Art Car Experience and Beyond” Henry Ford Museum/Maker Faire Dearborn, Michigan

2012 “Guitar Stories: On Fender” Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2012 “BGSU’s Sound Recordings Archives for Students and Researchers.” Post 45 @ The Rock Hall Cleveland, Ohio

2011 “BGSU’s Sound Recordings Archives and Bill Shurk’s Contributions” Battleground States Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011 “From Where the Phoenix Rose: The Electra Guitar History, Pop Culture and Performance.” Midwest Chapter for the Society of Ethnomusicology Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011 “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt in Popular Culture” International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference Cincinnati, Ohio

2009 “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience” Discoveries Conference-Showcasing Excellence in Research and Creative Works Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008 “Music and Comics: A Roundtable Discussion” The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008 “Attitudes and Images of George W. Bush in Cartoons, Comics and Cover The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008  “Metal Masters Tour as History and Ritual” 12th Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival and Public Display, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

2008 “So Goes the Nation” Popular Culture Association-Presenter and Moderator National Conference, San Francisco, California

2007 “Lyrical Poetry” Popular Culture Association National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

2006 “Oba Maja Travels Down the Avenue of Happiness” Popular Culture Association National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

2005 “Taking It To The Streets, The Art Car in Popular Culture” Department of Popular Culture Lecture Series Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2005 “BB King Reflects on the Blues and the Hines Farm Blues Club” Midwest Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2003 “A Blast from the Past: Rap Music Innovators” 4th Annual Black Issues Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002 “The Hines Farm Blues Club and Northwest Ohio’s Musical Heritage” The River Runs Through It Regional Heritage Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2002 “Using Popular Music in the Classroom” Bowling Green Student Education Association Conference Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002 “The Blues and Ohio’s Hines Farm Blues Club” The Conference on Local History, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2000 “I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of the Hines Farm Blues Club” American Studies Association National Conference, Detroit, Michigan

2000 “From The Grassroots Campaign to Young Artists at Work” Art Car Symposium Rice University, Houston, Texas

2000 “Bring On The Blues” Wood County Public Library, Bowling Green, Ohio

1999 “The Message Behind The Beat-Social and Political Attitudes of Rap Music” Hip Hop: A Cultural Expression Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

1998 “Art Cars Past, Present and Future” 19th Annual New Music and Arts Festival Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

1997 “Taking It To The Streets-Art Cars In America” American Culture Association National Conference; San Antonio, Texas

1995 “Blues Culture And The History Of Oak Openings/Northwest, Ohio”

NAI Regional IV Conference, Toledo, Ohio

1996 “The Collingwood Arts Center: A Cauldron of Creativity” (Speaker/Chair) American Culture Association National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

1995 “Mail Art As Cultural Unification” American Culture Association

National Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1994 “The Country Blues Connection In The Artwork Of Romare Bearden” American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, Illinois

1992 The Hines Farm Blues Club As A Center For Community” American Educator’s Association Seventeenth National Conference, Toledo, Ohio

Department/College/University/Discipline/Community Service

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Metal Music Studies Journal, Intellect Publishers

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, Judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Regional Emmy Awards

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Member of the Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Board Member, Friends of the Library, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

2017 Judge WBGU-FM Battle of the Bands, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016, Organizer for The Blues, The Himes Farm Blues Club and 21st Century Blues with Skip McDonald, Symposium/Performance Bowling Green State University and Toledo Area Metroparks-Oak Openings

2015, 2014 Sponsor, Advisor to/for Dr. Rama Alapati, Visiting Scholar India from Andhra University

2015 Lead Organizer for the Electric Guitar in Popular Culture Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2014 Residential Faculty Mentor, Residential Faculty Mentor Program, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2014 2013, 2012, Broadcast Advisory Committee, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 Co-organizer for the Heavy Metal and Popular Culture an International Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013 Judge, Cleveland Blues Society Blues Challenge, Cleveland, Ohio

2013 Project Scholar, America’s Music Series-National Endowment for the Humanities/Tribeca Film Institute, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2012 Judge, Black Swamp Blues Society Blues Challenge, Toledo, Ohio

2011 Member, Jerome Library Building Task Force, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011, 2010, 2009, Mentor for Sylvania High School Students Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities, Sylvania, Ohio

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, BG Experience/First Year Student Instructor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008, 2005, 2002, Instructor and Consultant for History of Hip-Hop Winterum Course, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio

2007, 2006, Department of Popular Culture Representative for Preview Day, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2007 Member, Teaching Evaluation Committee, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2007 Grand Prix Exhibitor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2005 National Endowment of the Humanities Media Consultant Panelist

2003 Black Swamp Arts Festival Live Music Committee, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002 Guest Instructor, Crestar Art Schools of Singapore, Singapore

2000 Instructor for Art Car Project, Special Needs School, Glasgow, Scotland

1999 Instructor for Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Young Artists at Work Program, Toledo, Ohio

1998 Instructor for Art a Car Workshop, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

1998 Co-organizer, Art Cars on the Road, 19th Annual New Music and Arts Festival, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

1997 Instructor for Arts Commission of Greater Toledo/Boys and Girls Club of East Toledo, Different Spaces/Different Places Project, Toledo, Ohio

1994 Chair/organizer, Rubens Pop Festival, Art, Music and Poetry Festival/Benefit for David’s House Home for Terminally Ill Patients, Toledo, Ohio

1992 Chair/organizer, Pop Goes the Weasel Festival, Art, Music and Poetry Festival/Benefit for David’s House Home for Terminally Ill Patients, Toledo, Ohio

1992 Chair/organizer, America Reaction Today Art Exhibition, Grounds for Thought, Bowling Green, Ohio

Artwork Exhibited at Group Exhibition

2017 Undisclosed, Porter Gallery, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2016 9th Annual NOWOH Northwest Ohio Community Art Show Exhibition, BGSU Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2016 Work That’s Funny Exhibition, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

2016 Undisclosed, Porter Gallery, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2016 Celebrating UA, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, Ohio

2015 Undisclosed, Porter Gallery, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2015 8th Annual NOWOH Northwest Ohio Community Art Show Exhibition, BGSU Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2014 Celebrating UA, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, Ohio

2014 7th Annual NOWOH Northwest Ohio Community Art Show Exhibition, BGSU Galleries, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2014 Undisclosed, Porter Gallery, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2013 Undisclosed, Porter Gallery, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2012 Maker Faire, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

2011 Maker Faire, Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

2010 Hot Times Music and Art Festival, Columbus, Ohio

2010 Maker Faire, Detroit Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn Michigan

2010 Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Gallery Series, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2009 Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio

2009 Community Spacewalk Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

2009 100th Annual King Wamba Parade and Exhibition, Toledo, Ohio

2009 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2008 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2007 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2006 Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Gallery Series, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2006 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2006 Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2006 Juneteenth-2nd Annual Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2005 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2004 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2003 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2003 Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibit, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2002 Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibit, Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2002 Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2002 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2002 Fremont Fair Festival, Seattle, Washington

2001 Rolling Sculptures Exhibit, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2001 Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

2001 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2000 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

2000 Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

1999 Abstract Science Art Exhibition, Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

1999 Human Rights in Art, International Contemporary Museum of Art, Florianopolis, Brazil

1998 19th Annual New Music And Arts Festival, Bowling Green State University,  Bowling Green, Ohio

1998 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

1997 First Annual Westfest-Somar Gallery, San Francisco, California

1997 The Orange Show Art Car Weekend, Outdoor Exhibition, Houston, Texas

1997 Imaginary Friends Sculpture Exhibition, Johnson Atelier Extension Gallery, Mercerville, New Jersey

1996 Space Is The Place/International Mail Art Show Northern Virginia Community College-Bell Atlantic Gallery, Annandale, Virginia

Video and Film Productions

2017 “The Amsterdam T-Shirt Project”-(Work in Progress)

2017 Little Axe “Grinning in Your Face” Music Video - 12:10 Records

2016 Little Axe “Seeing Red” Music Video - 12:10 Records

2016 MAD 45 “Grassroots Campaign” Music Video – 12:10 Records

2015 “The Process, Creating, Recording and Releasing Music in the Digital Age” - MAD 45 Films

2013 “MAD 45: Live From the Black Swamp”-12:10 Records

2012 “Car Power: Another Art Car Experience”- 45 Films

2012 “MAD 45: Broken Fingers Bootleg”- 12:10 Records

2012 “The Home Project

2010 “MAD 45: Live at the Black Swamp Arts Festival”- 12:10 Records

2009 “Motorhead Matters”- 45 Films

2009 “MAD 45-So Goes the Nation-The Videos”- 12:10 Records

2009 “Taking It To The Streets: An Art Car Experience”- 45 Films

2008 “MAD 45-The Forty Five Dollar Videos”- 12:10 Records

2008 “Head: Night of the Living Head”- Che-Guitara Records/12:10 Records

2008 “Universe Crew With Adrian Sherwood At The Controls, Live at the Double Door”- 12:10 Records

2004 “The Hines Farm Blues Club”-WBGU-PBS

Sound Recordings

2017 MAD 45 “Seduction of the Message Beat” and  “Guitar Stories” (In Progress) 12:10 Records

2017 MAD 45 “Grassroots Campaign” 12:10 Records

2016 Little Axe “One Man-One Night” album 12:10 Records

2016 MAD 45 “What Happened to Change” single 12:10 Records

2015 MAD 45 “Irish Flare” single 12:10 Records

2013 MAD 45 “Live from the Black Swamp” video release 12:10 Records

2012 MAD 45 “Broken Fingers Bootleg” video release 12:10 Records

2009 MAD 45 “So Goes the Nation” CD Album 12:10 Records

2008 MAD 45 “MAD 45” CD Album 12:10 Records

2003 Blind Bobby Smith “Smile” Album 12:10 Records

1998 Universe Crew “Turn of the Century” Green Tea Records

1997 Jeb Loy Nichols/Universe Crew “Dark Hollow Remix” Capitol Records

1997 Wild Wheels/Driving the Dream (Documentary Film/Video)

 “11:11 and Afro Parade Remix” Zoom In Productions

1997 Universe Crew “What’s Inside Your Afro?” Green Tea Records-London, England

1997 Universe Crew “What’s Inside Your Afro?” 12” Remix of song for 12” vinyl single On-U Sound/Green Tea Records-London, England

1992 Head “Night of the Living Head”  Che-Guitera Records

1990 The Great Barbeque Gods “F to the Head” Great Barbeque Gods Records

 

Department/College/University/Discipline/Community Service

2014, Judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards

2014, 2013 Editorial Advisory Board Member, Metal Music Studies Journal, Intellect Publishers

2014, 2013 Member of the Ohio Humanities Council Speakers Bureau

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Board Member, Friends of the Library, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

2014, First Year Student Mentor Centennial Hall, Bowling Green State University

2014, 2013, 2012, Broadcast Advisory Committee, Bowling Green State University

2013, Co-organizer, Heavy Metal and Popular Culture an International Conference, Bowling Green State University

2013, Judge, Cleveland Blues Society Blues Challenge, Cleveland, Ohio

2013, Project Scholar, America’s Music Series-National Endowment for the Humanities/Tribeca Film Institute

2012, Judge, Black Swamp Blues Society Blues Challenge, Toledo, Ohio

2011, Member, Jerome Library Building Task Force, Bowling Green State University

2011, 2010, 2009, Mentor for Sylvania High School Students Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities, Sylvania, Ohio

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, BG Experience/First Year Student Instructor, Bowling Green State University

2008, 2005, 2002, Instructor and Consultant for History of Hip-Hop Winterum Course, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Toledo, Ohio

2007, 2006, Department of Popular Culture Representative for Preview Day, Bowling Green State University

2007, Member, Teaching Evaluation Committee, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University

2007, Grand Prix Exhibitor, Bowling Green State University

2005, National Endowment of the Humanities Media Consultant Panelist

2003, Black Swamp Arts Festival Live Music Committee, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002, Guest Instructor, Crestar Art Schools of Singapore

2000, Instructor for Art Car Project, Special Needs School, Glasgow, Scotland

1999, Instructor for Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Young Artists at Work Program

1998, Instructor for Art a Car Workshop, Bowling Green State University

1998, Co-organizer, Art Cars on the Road, 19th Annual New Music and Arts Festival, Bowling Green State University

1997, Instructor for Arts Commission of Greater Toledo/Boys and Girls Club of East Toledo, Different Spaces/Different Places Project, Toledo, Ohio

1994, Chair/organizer, Rubens Pop Festival, Art, Music and Poetry Festival/Benefit for David’s House Home for Terminally Ill Patients, Toledo, Ohio

1992, Chair/organizer, Pop Goes the Weasel Festival, Art, Music and Poetry Festival/Benefit for David’s House Home for Terminally Ill Patients, Toledo, Ohio

1992, Chair/organizer, America Reaction Today Art Exhibition, Grounds for Thought, Bowling Green, Ohio

Books

2014    Matthew A. Donahue

“The Message Behind the Beat: Music and Message in American Punk and Rap Music”

(Work in Progress)

2009    Matthew A. Donahue

“Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience”

            Jive Bomb Press

2003    “Avenue of Happiness: Poems By Oba Maja”

Jive Bomb Press-Poetry Chapbook, edited by Matthew A. Donahue

1999    Matthew A. Donahue

“I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of The Hines Farm Blues Club”

            Jive Bomb Press-1999-Second Edition-2002

Dictionary Articles/Magazine Articles/Book Chapters/Photograph Contributor

2014    “Exploring the Meanings of the Heavy Metal T-Shirt: An Ethnographic Approach” (book chapter) Metal Studies: The Music, the Culture, the Fans, the Future.

            Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-Harris and Niall W.R. Scott, Editors. New York, New York: Routledge (Forthcoming 2015)

2013    “Dead Prez” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2013    “Andrew Bird” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2013    “Dr. Demento” The Grove Dictionary of American Music 2nd Edition. Charles Hiroshi, Editor in Chief. New York, New York: Oxford University Press

2003    Matthew A. Donahue

“Oba Maja Travels Down the Avenue of Happiness”-Clamor-September/October 2003

2002    “Denim: From Cowboys To Catwalks”

            book by Graham Marsh, Arurm Press (photograph contributor)

2002    “Art Cars: The Cars, The Artists, The Obsession, The Craft”

            by Harrod Blank, Lark Books (photograph contributor)

2002    Matthew A. Donahue

            “Blind Bobby Smith Keeps On Smiling”-Swampwatch-November/December 2002

2000    Matthew A. Donahue

“Taking it to the Streets: Art Cars in America”-Clamor-August 2000

2000    Matthew A. Donahue

“Legends of the Blues Clubs-Hines Farm”-Big City Blues -April/May 2000

1998    Matthew A. Donahue

            “Music From the Midwest Funkzone”-Elixir-January 1998

1994    Matthew A. Donahue

“Broke and Disgusted: The Life and Times of Big Jack Reynolds”-Living Blues Magazine-May/June 1994

1992    Thomas Barden and Matthew A. Donahue

            “The Hines Farm Blues Club”-Living Blues Magazine-May/June 1992

Video and Film Productions

2013    “MAD 45: Live From the Black Swamp”-12:10 Records

Producer and director for live performance DVD from MAD 45 performance at Owens Community College as part of the NEH America’s Music Series

2012    “Car Power: Another Art Car Experience”- 45 Films

Producer, director, writer, music supervisor for art car documentary on the creation of “Car Power” art car and its exhibition in Houston, Texas

2012    “MAD 45: Broken Fingers Bootleg”- 12:10 Records

Producer and director for live performance DVD from MAD 45 performance at the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

2012    “The Home Project”-Independent Production

            Actor, narrator and music composer for short narrative film on homelessness

2010    “MAD 45: Live at the Black Swamp Arts Festival”- 12:10 Records

Producer and director for live performance DVD at the Black Swamp Arts Festival

2009     “Motorhead Matters”- 45 Films

Producer, director and writer of a documentary exploring the cultural significance of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Motorhead

2009    “MAD 45-So Goes the Nation-The Videos”- 12:10 Records

Producer and director for collection of music videos for MAD 45’s second album titled “So Goes the Nation”

2009    “Taking It To The Streets: An Art Car Experience”- 45 Films

Producer, director, writer, music supervisor for documentary on the history of art cars and the creation of two art cars, the “Record Car” and the “Jackson Pollocktik” art car and their exhibition at the largest art car exhibition in the world in Houston, Texas

2008    “MAD 45-The Forty Five Dollar Videos”- 12:10 Records

Producer and Director for collection of music videos for MAD 45’s self titled album

2008    “Head: Night of the Living Head”- Che-Guitara Records/12:10 Records

Co-Producer of Reissue of live concert DVD of musical group Head

2008    “Universe Crew With Adrian Sherwood At The Controls, Live at the Double Door”- 12:10 Records

Co-Producer of live concert DVD for musical group Universe Crew with Adrian Sherwood mixing at the controls

2004    “The Hines Farm Blues Club”-WBGU-PBS

Co-Producer, Co-Director, Co-Writer of national PBS Video Documentary

WBGU Television-Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

Sound Recordings

2014    MAD 45

            “Seduction of the Innocent” (In Progress)

            “Guitar Stories” (In Progress)

            12:10 Records

2013    MAD 45

            “Live from the Black Swamp”

12:10 Records

2012    MAD 45

            “Broken Fingers Bootleg”

            12:10 Records

2009    MAD 45

            “So Goes the Nation”

            12:10 Records

2008    MAD 45

            “MAD 45”

12:10 Records

2003    Blind Bobby Smith

            “Smile”

            12:10 Records-Promotional CD for Stax session guitar player Bobby Smith

1998    Universe Crew

            “Turn of the Century” Double EP with Japanese group Audio Active

            On-U Sound/Green Tea Records-London, England

1997    Jeb Loy Nichols/Universe Crew

“Dark Hollow Remix” Remix of single of Jeb Loy Nichols recording of “Dark Hollow”

            Capitol Records-Hollywood, California

1997    Wild Wheels/Driving the Dream (Documentary Film/Video)

            “11:11 and Afro Parade Remix”

Songs written for documentary film on art cars by Harrod Blank

            Zoom In Productions-Berkeley, California

1997    Universe Crew

            “What’s Inside Your Afro?”

On-U Sound/Green Tea Records-London, England

1997    Universe Crew

            “What’s Inside Your Afro?” 12” Remix of song for 12” vinyl single

On-U Sound/Green Tea Records-London, England

1992    Head

            “Night of the Living Head”

            Che-Guitera Records

1990    The Great Barbeque Gods

            “F to the Head”

            Great Barbeque Gods Records

Presentations at Academic Conferences

2014    “The Blues and Ohio’s Hines Farm Blues Club”

            Invited by the Ohio Humanities Council and the Way Public Library

            Way Public Library

            Perrysburg, Ohio

2014    “The British Invasion”

            Invited by the Ohio Humanities Council and the Westerville Public Library

            Westerville Public Library

            Westerville, Ohio

2013    “Popular Music Controversies: The Ascent from Low Culture to High Culture”

Invited by Jerome Library’s Friends of the Library related to Banned Book Week Events

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013    “Sports in Popular Culture: The Rise of the Underdog in Sports Films”

Games People Play Conference, Invitation to speak at conference sponsored by regional chapters of the Pi Thetta Kappa Honors Society held at Owens Community College. 

2013    “Blues/Gospel”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “Broadway/Show Tunes”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “Jazz”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “Country/Bluegrass”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “Rock and Roll”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “Mambo/Hip Hop”

            America’s Music Series. 

            Owens Community College, Perrysburg, Ohio

2013    “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt Project”

            Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013    “Motorhead Matters”

            Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013    “Toledo Heavy Metal Scene Roundtable”

            Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2013    “The American Popular”

Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad, Hyderbad, India

2013    “Teaching the American Popular”

Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad, Hyderbad, India

2013    “Music and Movies as the American Popular”

Teaching and Researching American Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Sponsored by the US Consulate in Hyderabad, India and the University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad, Hyderbad, India

2012    “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt in Popular Culture and Beyond”

Nocits Heavy Metal Festival and Conference

            Calgary, Canada

2012    “Taking it to the Streets: Car Power: Another Art Car Experience and Beyond”

Henry Ford Museum/Maker Faire

Dearborn, Michigan

2012    “Guitar Stories: On Fender”

Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2012    “BGSU’s Sound Recordings Archives for Students and Researchers.”

Post 45 @ The Rock Hall

Cleveland, Ohio

2011    “BGSU’s Sound Recordings Archives and Bill Shurk’s Contributions”

Battleground States Conference

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011    “From Where the Phoenix Rose: The Electra Guitar History, Pop Culture and Performance.”

Midwest Chapter for the Society of Ethnomusicology

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011    “The Heavy Metal T-Shirt in Popular Culture”

International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference

Cincinnati, Ohio

2009    “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience”

            Discoveries Conference-Showcasing Excellence in Research and Creative Works

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008    “Music and Comics: A Roundtable Discussion”

            The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008    “Attitudes and Images of George W. Bush in Cartoons, Comics and Covers”

            The Comic Book in Popular Culture Conference

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2008    “Metal Masters Tour as History and Ritual”

            12th Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival and Public Display

            Bowling Green State University

2008    “So Goes the Nation”

            Popular Culture Association-Presenter and Moderator

            National Conference: San Francisco, California

2007    “Lyrical Poetry”

            Popular Culture Association

            National Conference: Boston, Massachusetts

2006     “Oba Maja Travels Down the Avenue of Happiness”

            Popular Culture Association

            National Conference; Atlanta, Georgia

2005    “Taking It To The Streets, The Art Car in Popular Culture”

            Department of Popular Culture Lecture Series

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2005    “BB King Reflects on the Blues and the Hines Farm Blues Club”

            Midwest Chapter of the Society of Ethnomusicology

            Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2003    “A Blast from the Past: Rap Music Innovators”

            4th Annual Black Issues Conference

            Bowling Green State University

2002    “The Hines Farm Blues Club and Northwest Ohio’s Musical Heritage”

            The River Runs Through It Regional Heritage Conference

            University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

2002    “Using Popular Music in the Classroom”

Bowling Green Student Education Association

            Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

2002    “The Blues and Ohio’s Hines Farm Blues Club”

            The Conference on Local History

            Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

2000    “I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of the Hines Farm Blues Club”

            American Studies Association

            2000 National Conference; Detroit, Michigan

2000    “From The Grassroots Campaign to Young Artists at Work”

            Art Car Symposium-2000

            Rice University; Houston, Texas

2000    “Bring On The Blues”

           Wood County Public Library; Bowling Green, Ohio

1999    “The Message Behind The Beat-Social and Political Attitudes of Rap Music”

Hip Hop: A Cultural Expression

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Cleveland, Ohio

1998    “Art Cars Past, Present and Future”

            19th Annual New Music and Arts Festival

            Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

1997    “Taking It To The Streets-Art Cars In America”

            American Culture Association

            1997 National Conference; San Antonio, Texas

1995    “Blues Culture And The History Of Oak Openings/Northwest, Ohio”

            NAI Regional IV

            1995 Conference; Toledo, Ohio

1996    “The Collingwood Arts Center...A Cauldron of Creativity”

            Presentation Chairperson

            American Culture Association

            1996 National Conference; Las Vegas, Nevada

1995    “Mail Art As Cultural Unification”

            American Culture Association

1995 National Conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1994    “The Country Blues Connection In The Artwork Of Romare Bearden”

American Culture Association

1994 National Conference; Chicago, Illinois

1992    “The Hines Farm Blues Club As A Center For Community”

            American Educator’s Association

            Seventeenth National Conference; Toledo, Ohio

Artwork Exhibited at Group Exhibitions

2014    Undisclosed

            Toledo School for the Arts-Toledo, Ohio

 

2013    Undisclosed

            Toledo School for the Arts-Toledo, Ohio

 

2012    Maker Faire

            Henry Ford Museum-Dearborn, Michigan

           

2011    Maker Faire

            Henry Ford Museum-Dearborn, Michigan

 

2010    Hot Times Music and Art Festival

Columbus, Ohio

 

2010    Maker Fair Detroit

            Henry Ford Museum-Dearborn Michigan

 

2010    Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Gallery Series

            Arts Commission of Greater Toledo- Toledo, Ohio

 

2009    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

            Toledo Art Museum-Toledo, Ohio

 

2009    Community Spacewalk Detroit

            Exhibition participant related to Community Spacewalk Detroit-Detroit, Michigan

 

2009    100th Annual King Wamba Parade and Exhibition

            Outdoor Exhibition-Toledo, Ohio

 

2009    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

2008    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2007    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2006    Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Gallery Series

            Arts Commission of Greater Toledo-Toledo, Ohio

 

2006    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2006    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

            The Toledo Museum of Art-Toledo, Ohio

 

2006    Juneteenth-2nd Annual Exhibition

The Toledo Museum of Art-Toledo, Ohio

 

2005    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2004    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2003    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2003    Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibit

            Arts Commission of Greater Toledo-Toledo, Ohio

 

2002    Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibit

            Arts Commission of Greater Toledo-Toledo, Ohio

 

2002    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

            The Toledo Museum of Art-Toledo, Ohio

 

2002    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2001    Rolling Sculptures Exhibit

            Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

2001    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

            The Toledo Museum of Art-Toledo, Ohio

 

2002    Fremont Fair Festival

Seattle, Washington

 

2001    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2000    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

2000    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

            The Toledo Museum of Art-Toledo, Ohio

 

1999      Abstract Science Art Exhibition

Minna Street Gallery-San Francisco, California

 

1999    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

1999    Human Rights in Art

            International Contemporary Museum of Art-Florianopolis, Brazil

 

1998    19th Annual New Music And Arts Festival

            Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, Ohio

 

1998    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

1997    First Annual Westfest-Mixed Media

            Somar Gallery-San Francisco, California

 

1997    The Orange Show Art Car Weekend

            Outdoor Exhibition-Houston, Texas

 

1997    Imaginary Friends Sculpture Exhibition

Johnson Atelier Extension Gallery-Mercerville, New Jersey

 

1996    Space Is The Place/International Mail Art Show

            Northern Virginia Community College-Bell Atlantic Gallery, Annandale, Virginia