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Assistant Professor of Education
(615) 547-1273
Bone Hall, Room 106
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A., Belmont University
Ed.S., Austin Peay State University
D.A., Murray State University

A native of Memphis, TN, Ms. Matthews engaged in interdisciplinary learning at Western Kentucky University focusing on education pedagogy. She then completed her Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching – Elementary Education at (from) Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She later continued her higher education in Reading and Literacy at (from) Austin Peay State University. Currently she is completing her Doctoral Degree at/from Murray State University in English Pedagogy with a concentration in Literacy. 

While completing her Master’s and Ed.S, she began her teaching career in the public school system while holding a multitude of leadership positions.

Research Interests include mentoring novice teachers, non-profits focused on improving the mental health of student and novice teachers, as well as literacy and reading learning through all ages. Many of her research interests were published during her time at APSU as a part time faculty member.

In her free time, Ms. Matthews enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, (infant) son, and three miniature dachshunds.


B.A., Western Kentucky University

M.A.T., Belmont University

Ed.S., Austin Peay State University

DA, Murray State University