From 2007 to Spring 2011, Dr. Ruiz worked as Interim Dean for the School of Leadership Studies with programs in Education, Communications and Professional studies as well as full professor and director in the Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida USA.
Her professional work includes extensive experience in designing and managing media and multicultural projects in education and in the business sector. At St. Thomas University she has developed several programs and individual courses including graduate specializations in Hispanic Media and Art Management. Dr. Ruiz was a Title VII Fellow at Stanford University. She was a Faculty Fellow with the National Association of Television Program Executives and served as State Chairperson for the National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino and Studies. In 2004, Dr. Ruiz was a Fellow for the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE). Her latest accomplishment is to be recognized by the Latin Business Network as one of their Women of Virtue.
- Fostering creative innovations in media organizations: An enquiry on the strategies of media organizations to sustain creative and innovative environment among its employees (G. Ruiz; S. Raj 2012)
- Film and Television: Where East Meets West presented at the International Conference on Asian American Literature in the 21st Century Beijing Foreign Studies University (2006)
- “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultural Competence in Film and Television” in ALANA Ethnic Media in America, Images, Audiences and Transforming Forces (2004)