Matthew Ussia, Ph.D.Instructor of Writing
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
625 College Hall
Education:Ph.D., English Lit. and Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012
M.A., English Lit. and Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003
B.A., English Literature, Saint Francis University, 1999
Matthew Ussia has been teaching literature, composition, and speech at various institutions since 2005 and became a full-time instructor at Duquesne in 2013. He is a member of the steering committee for the Pittsburgh Adjunct Discussion Group.
Ussia's areas of specialty include literary theory, pedagogy, and contemporary global literature. His classes tend to focus upon the intersection between the academy and broader global trends.
Matthew Ussia has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference, the College English Association Conference, and the New England Educational Research Organization Conference, as well as several regional conferences.