Dr. Derek F. DiMatteo is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Gannon University in Erie, PA.
In the Fall of 2021, I will be teaching courses in freshman composition, prose literature, and young adult literature. In Spring 2020, I have been teaching a course on critical analysis and composition.
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)
Updated December 2019
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
MAT English Education, 2002
Teaching Licensure, Grades 8–12, Massachusetts Dept. of Education
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.
Courses Recently Taught
- Immigrants, Refugees, and Returnees in Literature
- Introduction to Fiction: The Uses and Value of Literature
- Argumentative Writing: Current Debates in Higher Education
- Professional Writing Skills
- English Grammar Review
- Projects in Reading & Writing: Representations of Schooling in US Culture
Conferences and Colloquia
- The Editing of Academic Journals. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington. September 25, 2019.
- Conference Organizing for Graduate Students. Co-convened with JesAlana Stewart. Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University Bloomington. April 10, 2019.
- Nationalism. Borders. Personhood: A Critical Ethnic Studies Symposium. Co-convened with Professors Rasul Mowatt and Micol Seigel. Sponsored by the American Studies Program, Indiana University Bloomington. February 6–8, 2019.