Matt Whitaker

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Matt Whitaker

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Matt Whitaker is a first-year Ph.D. student from the Missouri Ozarks. Before arriving in Nebraska, he earned his B.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric from Missouri State University. He has experience teaching first-year writing, basic writing, and creative nonfiction, and his research interests include ecocriticism and place-studies broadly. Last year, he presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, where he spoke about basic writers and their adaptation to a collaborative learning space. This year, he will present at the Popular Culture Association on the environmental ethics of Christopher Nolan’s film, Interstellar.