Michael Ruddy

Michael Ruddy holds a BA in Political Science and MA History, both from Oakland University.  He has taught history and social studies at Roeper School since 1987, and is currently department chair.  He has taught and developed a variety of high school classes, most recently: History of China, African History, World History Today, Revolutions, as well as an eighth grade class that studies non-Western regions, World Cultures.  He also directs Roeper Model United Nations to promote international cooperation through peace and conflict resolution. 

Ruddy has organized and lead student international tours to ten nations: USSR, Sweden, Finland, Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Germany.  Ruddy was a board member of the Cranbrook Peace Foundation, 1997-2004.  In 2010 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to West Africa and participated in the Cultural Connections comparative project (US Midwest and West Africa) focusing on encounters between dominant and dominated languages during a four week field trip to Senegal.