Matthew Cannella


  • 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

People might be interested to know:

I speak Italian and previously lived in Italy.

Favorite verse/quote:

Psalm 135

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