Associate Professor, English
Fiction, International Storytelling, Visual Narratives, Mythology and Folklore, Genre Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry.

Old Main, 205

Matt Burgess, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is the author of the critically acclaimed literary crime novels DOGFIGHT, A LOVE STORY and UNCLE JANICE. In his courses at Macalester, he aims to work alongside his students, to help them discover and nurture their voices; then, through discussion, assigned reading, directed writing exercises, and workshops, encourage them to express that voice with force and conviction.

Areas of Study

  • Fiction
  • International Storytelling
  • Visual Narratives
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Genre Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Fall 2023 Courses

  • ENGL 150-02 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 294-01 The Graphic Novel

Spring 2024 – On Sabbatical