Dr. Matt Skillen
Dr. Matt Skillen is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of English Education at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA. Dr. Skillen teaches courses in composition and secondary teaching methods and he has received a Merit Award in the area of Teaching from the college. Beyond his duties at Elizabethtown College, Matt is the Chairperson of the National Council of Teachers of English Middle Level Steering Committee, he is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English Executive Committee, and he is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Life Writes Project.
Previously, Matt has taught seventh and eighth grade language arts students in traditional, inclusion, gifted and remedial settings. He is a recipient of the Kansas Horizon Award for exemplary service in the first year of teaching and his has received a Merit Award from Elizabethtown College in the area of Teaching. Matt’s research interests include narrative inquiry, teacher education, and Young Adult literature.