Matt Riley

Matt Riley

Title:
Special Service Faculty in the University Writing Program
Office:
Eckles Library

Special Service Faculty in the University Writing Program

Areas of specialization: Rhetorical Analysis, Prose Analysis, Public Communication, Prosody, Creative Writing & Non-Fiction.

As a faculty consultant, Professor Riley is available to assist faculty and graduate students with their writing in one-on-one sessions. He provides support in a variety of areas, including feedback on grant proposals, article drafts, assignment development, and help for multilingual writers (although please note that he does not provide copyediting services). Prof. Riley's consulting hours are generally held at the Mount Vernon Campus, in Eckles Library. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Prof. Riley, please contact him at mriley1@gwu.edu

Education

MFA Creative Writing, University of Maryland
MA Creative Writing, Ohio State University

Additional graduate work in Linguistics, and Composition and Rhetoric

Teaching Philosophy

Learning occurs when individuals desire it for themselves.  Teachers can only hold up a mirror and hope to catch a student’s needs, ability, and desires all in one frame.