Title: Assistant Professor of Composition & Writing Center Coordinator
Department: Liberal Studies
Office Location: Frisbie 209
Office Phone: 518-255-5391
Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing: Poetry & Non-Fiction, American Poetry after 1950, Writing Theory, Writing Center Development, Twentieth-Century Multicultural American Short Fiction, Environmental Literature, Working Class Writing, Poetry of Place, Culture Studies
ENGL 099 – Fundamentals of College Writing
ENGL 101- Composition I
ENGL 205 – Writing Theory & Practice
ENGL 241 – Short Story
ENGL 310 – Working Class Literature
Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Burns received his PhD in Creative Writing from Binghamton University in 2011. His poem “Rhubarb” was the winner of the 2010 James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review; other poems and essays have appeared in Folk Art, Ragazine, Cold Mountain Review, The Georgetown Review, Paddlefish, Upstreet, Spoon River Poetry Review, Jelly Bucket, Memoir (and), Paterson Literary Review, Camas, CutBank and others.
Beyond creative work, Dr. Burns has served as editor of Harpur Palate and a special graffiti-themed issue of Rhizomes: Culture Studies in Emerging Knowledge. His scholarly work often focuses on the less-than-common and has included papers and courses on subjects such as Graffiti Linguistics, 20th Century Music Subcultures, Hobos and Contemporary Transience, Punk Rock, Skateboarding and Cycling Culture, and Urban Exploration.
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-burns/35/219/720