Ron Briley taught history at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for thirty-five years. He is the author of Class at Bat, Gender on Deck, and Race in the Hole (2003), The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 (2011), and The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films (2017); the editor of The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad (2010); and the coeditor of James T. Farrell's Dreaming Baseball (2007) and All Stars and Movie Stars (2008). In 2007, he was awarded a fellowship by the Woody Guthrie Foundation and is currently working on a book dealing with the folksinger's politics. His teaching has earned recognition from the Organization of American Historians, the Society for History Education, the American Historical Association, and the National Council for History Education.
- American History as Viewed Through the Lens of Hollywood
- Amity Is the Key to Success: Baseball and the Cold War
- Film and History: Incorporating Film into the History Classroom
- The Films of Elia Kazan
- The Limits of Dissent: Baseball and the Vietnam Experience
- Woodrow Wilson Guthrie and Indigeneous Radicalism