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
- Gomes, M., Bellati, B., Hope, M., and LaFerriere, A. (2020). Enabling meaningful labor: Narratives of participation in a grading contract. The Journal of Writing Assessment, 13(2).
- Gomes, M. and Ma, W. (2020). Engaging expectations: Measuring helpfulness as an alternative to student evaluations of teaching. Assessing Writing, 45.
- Gomes, M. and Ma, W. (2019). Student expectation auditing and mapping: A method for eliciting student input in writing program assessment. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 43(1), 111-138.
- “Writing assessment and responsibility for colonialism.” (2018). In M. Poe, A. Inoue, and N. Elliot (eds.), Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity, Ed. Fort Collins, CO: University of Colorado Press.
- 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)