Matthew Lavin (PhD '12), has accepted a renewable 3 year Clinical Assistant Professor position at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Matthew is also the former Associate Program Coordinator of an initiative at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY titled “Crossing Boundaries: Re-envisioning the Humanities for the 21st Century.” From 2012 to 2013, he was a Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. He completed a PhD in English at the University of Iowa in 2012, a master’s degree in American studies at Utah State University in 2006, and a bachelor’s degree at St. Lawrence University in 2002. In conjunction with his doctoral work on turn-of-the-century American authorship, he received the Lilly Library’s Everett Helm Fellowship in 2010 and the University of Iowa’s Frederick F. Seely Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship for Teaching and Research in 2011. His peer reviewed scholarship has appeared in Western American Literature, Cather Studies 9: Willa Cather and Modern Cultures, and Studies in the Novel.