Matthew Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Humanities, Humanities
Coordinator of General Education
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6191
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W356
Mailing Address:
W356 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Wilson came to Penn State Harrisburg in 1991 after teaching in Saudi Arabia and Poland. He has published a book, Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt and has edited three of Chesnutt's previously unpublished novels' Paul Marchand, F.M.C., A Business Career, and Evelyn's Husband (all University Press of Mississippi). In addition, he has published on contemporary American fiction and writing pedagogy.

In 2006 he was awarded the Penn State Harrisburg Faculty Research Award, and in 2005 the Sylvia Lyons Render Award of the Charles W. Chesnutt Society for "outstanding scholarship on the life and works of Charles W. Chesnutt". He has taught for two years in Saudia Arabia and three years in Poland, most recently as Fulbright Chair in American Literature and Culture in the English Institute at the University of Lodz, Poland.

Professional Affliations
  • NorthEast Modern Language Assocation
  • American Studies Association
Research Interests
African American Fiction
Contemporary American Fiction
Charles W. Chesnutt