Matthew Hollrah, Ph.D.
Matt Hollrah is the Associate Dean of the Jackson College of Graduate Studies and the University College. He is also a tenured professor of English.
Hollrah’s scholarly work is focused on English composition pedagogy and creative writing. His 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 Parabola, Swansea Review, Soundings Review, This Land, and the anthology Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing Like Me: New Oklahoma Writing, among others. He also serves on the creative writing advisory panel for the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
Hollrah is a past recipient of the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award, Vanderford Teaching Award, and the College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching. He also served as director of first-year composition, co-chair of the Provost’s Gen Ed Action Team, a UCO HLC QI Institutional Learning Outcomes Framework Team Member, a UCO AAC&U Persistence & Completion Academy Team Member, co-chair of the Oklahoma Academic Standards Writing Committee for English Language Arts, and an English content expert for Complete College America. He also serves on the peer review board for InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching.
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 3583: Fundamentals of Creative Writing II
CSDY 4353/5353: Creating the Poem
Swansea@UCO Doctoral Project Supervision
John Granger, J.K. Rowling's Literary Alchemy
Jessica Salmans, Hans Hinkel and the Nazi Propaganda Machine (creative non-fiction)
Brian Jacobs, Homocaust: Rhizomatic Poetics and Pilgrimage (poetry)
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