M.A. (Boise State University); M.F.A. (Boise State University); Instructor of English and Humanities since 2009
Matthew received his bachelor’s in Literature, master’s in Fiction and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Boise State University. While doing graduate work, his first novel, "Moving Towards Home", was published, and from then on his work has appeared in several anthologies and journals including SOMA Literary Journal, O’iwi, and Cold Drill. My chapbook "16 November 1996" was selected to be included in the New York City Museum of Modern Art permanent library. He has been a finalist for the Faulkner Award in Nonfiction and received partial fellowships to attend the Prague and St. Petersburg Summer Seminars. His collection of multi-genre writing, titled "Distant Tides", has been chosen for the Wayne Kaumuali'i Westlake Monograph Series, and will be published by Kuleana Press in 2012. Matthew is also the advisor for CWI English Club and Phi Theta Kappa, Honor Society.