Biography

Teaching Matt

Academic Career

Matt Fullerty is a graduate of Oxford University, the University of East Anglia and George Washington University. He has published articles and reviews for The Daily Mail and The St. Ann's Review and interviewed for BBC Radio London and the TV series Deadly Women TV (Season 5, Episode 8). In recent years, he has attended the Vermont Studio Center and I-Park Foundation's Artists-in-Residence program.

Matt has taught on both sides of the Atlantic, including the University of London, Royal Holloway, and George Washington University in Washington, DC. He focuses on nineteenth to twenty-first century British and American literature, and fiction and poetry writing. Additionally, he has taught DC and FBI police in George Washington University's Police Science B.A. program. Most recently, he was tenure-track Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Chowan University in North Carolina.


Running Matt

The Persistence of the Long-Distance Runner

Matt has enjoyed running since he was sixteen when he went for a twenty-minute run one night. It was dark and the experience of running through a local wood called the Dingle in his home town has inspired a lifelong love.

To date, he has completed five marathons, getting steadily faster as he's gotten older (over the years and during the race). His most recent was the National Marathon in Washington, DC in 2015, with a personal best of 3 hours 44 minutes and 58 seconds. Those two seconds are sweetness and light. Every second counts, as Paul Daniels once said (and arguably, still does).

As well as running, Matt enjoys reading, chess, movies, documentaries, music and drinking beer out of a Munich-sized flagon, preferably with a British-American hybrid flag on the side (like the one below).

Matt divides his time between his British and American families in Cambridge, England and Falls Church, Virginia. He is not a bigamist. He became a UK-US dual citizen in 2014.