Matthew Hollrah, Ph.D.
Matt Hollrah is professor of English and chair of the English Department at UCO. He is a native of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Hollrah’s scholarly work has appeared in the minnesota review, READER, and the edited collection Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author. He is also the author of two online composition textbooks published by Great River Learning entitled So What? and Now What? His poetry has been published in the Swansea Review, Soundings Review, This Land, and the anthology Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing. He also serves on the creative writing advisory panel for the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
Hollrah was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2010-2011, the College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2011-2012, a Vanderford Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012, and the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.
Hollrah’s academic interests include composition theory and pedagogy, developmental writing, rhetoric, poetry writing, and the intersection of epistemology and literary interpretation. He lives with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Sadie and Simon, in Edmond.
Education and Certifications
B.A. in English, Oklahoma State University (1995)
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (poetry), Western Michigan University (2000)
Ph.D. in English, University of Kansas (2005)
ENG 1113: English Composition
ENG 1213: English Composition and Research
ENG 2303: English Cornerstone
ENG 4263: Literary Criticism
ENG 4473/5473: Advanced Composition
ENG 4723/5723: Composition Pedagogies
ENG 4893: English Capstone
ENG 4970/5970: British Isles Study Tour
ENG 5533: Teaching Methods for Teaching Assistants
ENG 5601: Composition & Rhetoric Portfolio
ENG 5783: Composition Theory and Research
ENG 5990: Thesis
CSDY 3573: Fundamentals of Creative Writing I
CSDY 4353/5353: Creating the Poem
Swansea@UCO Doctoral Project Supervision
John Granger, J.K. Rowling, Formalism, and Literary Alchemy
Jennifer Jenson, Theocentric Landscape Ecology in the Novels of Willa Cather
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1-3 p.m.
Thursday: 4-5 p.m.
The views expressed by UCO faculty and staff on their personal websites and social media pages do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO faculty and staff are advised to follow the university’s social media guidelines and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with policies outlined in UCO’s Employee Handbook and/or Faculty Handbook.