Portrait of Derek F. DiMattteo
Dr. Derek F. DiMatteo is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Gannon University in Erie, PA.


In the Fall of 2023, I will be teaching courses in American literature since 1945, young adult literature, and education in US popular culture.

Current Research

I am working on a chapter contribution to a forthcoming edited collection on Donald Glover's series Atlanta and African American satire since 2014.

Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium

I am a past-organizer of the symposium and the coordinator of its graduate student workshop. The 2019 symposium examined the conjunctures of nationalism, borders, and personhood through interdisciplinary lenses on dissent, social movement, ideological restriction or contestation, and state violence.

Dr. Derek F. DiMatteo

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Indiana University Bloomington
PhD    English Literature with minor in American Studies, December 2019
Dissertation: “Academic Dissent: US Higher Education Protest Literature, 1985-2015”
MA      English Literature, 2014

Tufts University
MAT    English Education, 2002
Teaching Licensure, Grades 8–12, Massachusetts Dept. of Education

Wesleyan University
BA       English Literature, 1997


Gannon University (Erie, PA)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, 2020–

Indiana University Bloomington

Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, 2020

Managing Editor, Africa Today, a premier journal in the field of African Studies, 2019–2020
Instructor, Lifelong Learning, IU Alumni Association, 2019–2020
Teaching Fellow, Department of English, 2018–2019
Associate Instructor, Department of English, 2013–2018

Lakeland University Japan


Instructor of General Studies, 2010–2012
Instructor of Continuing Education, 2010
Instructor of English for Academic Purposes, 2008–2010
Adjunct Professor of Writing, 2008–2009


Coordinator of the Faculty Development Committee, 2009–2012.
Coordinator of the Joint Faculty Development Initiative between Lakeland University and Tama University, 2011–2012.
Assessment Coordinator for Japan Campus, University Assessment Committee, Lakeland University, Wisconsin, 2009–2012.


Complete CV is available by request
from (dimatteo001) at gannon (dot) edu.

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