Matthew Cannella, M.A.T.


  • B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A.T. English, Bard College
  • Ph.D Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands (In Progress)


  • Tennessee, Nevada, and California Teaching Licensure (English 6-12)

When Im away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Traveling internationally
  • Reading literature
  • Playing guitar

Research Interests:

  • Online teaching and learning
  • Educational leadership strategies

Scholarly Work and Publications: 

  • MA Thesis (English Discipline) entitled “Poetics of Space: Lord Byron’s Journey to Rome”
  • MA Thesis (Education Discipline) entitled “Teaching Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century”

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Exploring Diversity in Education
  • Young Adult Literature
  • The Exceptional Learner

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2021

People might be interested to know:

  • I speak Italian and previously lived in Italy.

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • The sense of peace on the beautiful wooded campus and the small classes allow for a close level of collaboration and creativity

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Psalm 135
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