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Assistant Professor of English

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Southern Illinois University
B.A., English, Manga Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University

Email: jmatthews@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5270
Came to Tusculum: 2012

Jan Matthews joins the Tusculum English department from East Tennessee State University where she served as adjunct faculty since 2009. Matthews has taught courses in Freshman Composition, Developmental Writing, American Literature, and Introduction to Creative Writing.

Matthews has received her Master’s of Fine Arts in creative writing as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts in English, Manga Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University.

Since arriving at Tusculum, she has published (under her maiden name, LaPerle) a book of poetry, It Would Be Quiet (Prime Mincer Press, 2013), an e-chap of flash fiction, Hush (Sundress Publications, 2012), a story in verse, A Pretty Place To Mourn (BlazeVOX, 2014), and several other stories and poems. In 2014 she won an individual artist grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.