Regina Ruane
Statistical Science
Assistant Professor
Non-tenure Track
  • Titles & RolesManaging Director, Data Science Institute
    Pedagogical Research Managing Director, Translational Research Center


Regina Ruane is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Statistical Science and executive director of Temple University’s Data Science Institute. Ruane also works with the Fox Translational Research Center (TRC).

Ruane joins the Department of Statistical Science after having been a research fellow for Data Science Institute, where she conducted research in data science and digital analytics with a focus on networks, information systems and statistics.

Prior to her work at the Fox School, Ruane founded and directed the First-Year Exploratory Studies program at Drexel University, which became the fastest-growing program at the university, starting with an inaugural class of 15 and rising to nearly 200 within two years. Additionally, she has been a strong leader, conducting visionary strategic planning, innovative program development, and relationship and partnership development.

Her work has appeared in journals across Information Systems and Education, including Communications of the Association for Information Systems and Online Learning, where she received the Best Paper Award.

Ruane earned her PhD in educational leadership and learning technologies from Drexel University. She also holds a MA from Columbia University and a BA from Villanova University.

Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of experiments on large networks
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data, Media, and Society
  • Learning Analytics

Sample Publications

  • Samhan, B., Crampton, T., Ruane, R. (2018). The Trajectory of IT in Healthcare at HICSS: A Literature Review, Analysis, and Future Directions. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 43.
  • Ruane, R., & Lee, V. J. (2016). Analysis of Discussion Board Interaction in an Online Peer Mentoring Site. Online Learning, 20(4), 79-99.
  • Ruane, R. & Koku, E. (2015). Social Network Analysis of Undergraduate Education Student Interaction in Online Peer Mentoring Settings. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.