Desirae Matherly

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Ohio University
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., East Tennessee State University

Dr. Matherly's doctoral area is creative nonfiction and she is a former Harper Fellow at The University of Chicago. Her recent writing appears in Hotel Amerika, Assay, and Fourth Genre. Matherly is the winner of the 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Nonfiction sponsored by December Magazine and in 2019 her short fiction won the Owl Canyon Press Hackathon. Matherly is the author of Echo’s Fugue, a collection of personal essays published by Mad Creek Books (OSU Press) in 2019.

Courses Taught

  • WRI 101 College Writing II
  • WRI 210 Creative Writing
  • WRI 314 Adv Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • WRI 351 Business/Professional Writing
  • WRI 353 Writing & Publishing Industry
  • WRI 355 Writing for Social Change

Creative Writing (literary nonfiction, poetry, fiction), Professional Writing

Desirae Matherly
Desirae Matherly
Heidelberg University
dmatherl [at]