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Department ofEnglish

Mathew Gomes

Mathew Gomes

Assistant Professor and Director of Professional Writing

Matt Gomes teaches courses in writing and rhetorical studies and has research specialties that include writing assessment, writing pedagogy, and audio composing. He is interested in relationships between the teaching of writing and social justice, and how student-engaged modes of assessment can contribute to more just cultures of education. His research has been recently published in Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity, and is forthcoming in Community Action for Social Justice: A Digital Archive. He has also recently produced podcasts for the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Currently, he is working on a monograph based upon a mixed methods study of students’ perceptions of the helpfulness of their first-year writing courses entitled The Pursuit of Helpfulness: Building an organic, student-centered measure of success.
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2016
  • Master of Arts, English Composition Theory, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition and English, Fresno State University, 2008
  • Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Teaching Writing
  • New Media in Theory and Practice
  • Topics in Writing and Rhetoric: Writing Studies and Educational Justice

Scholarly Publications

Digital Publications

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Podcasts. (2018)
  • Gomes, M. and Turner, H. Lighten Your Load Part: Eight Ways to Make Individual Feedback More Efficient. Inside Teaching MSU. 
  • Turner, H. and Gomes, M. Lighten Your Load Part: Three Ways to Make Group Feedback More Efficient. Inside Teaching MSU. (2015).
  • Gomes, M. and Turner, H. Lighten Your Load Part: Planning for More Efficient Feedback Next Semester. Inside Teaching MSU. (2015)