Author: mjvechinski

Dr. Matthew James Vechinski is an assistant professor in the Department of Focused Inquiry. He currently teaches sections of UNIV 200 and UNIV 112. Matthew’s teaching in the University College draws on his interest in process-based writing instruction, communication design, and service-learning. His research centers on authors’ relationships with editors and publishers, with a particular focus on writers of short fiction for American periodicals as well as postmodern and contemporary experimental novelists. He has also written on reading, writing, and publishing in an age of social media. Matthew earned his PhD in English and Textual Studies from the University of Washington, where he taught writing and literature courses for many years. He is a Wisconsin native and lifelong Badger who loves dogs, coffee, and fine writing instruments.

Introducing Sydney Boyce, University College Experiential Learning Student Ambassador 2020–2021

University College was awarded a VCU REAL Challenge Grant in May 2020 sponsored by the Office of the Provost to offer a fellowship to an undergraduate student with a demonstrated commitment to community engagement who would promote experiential learning in the unit. An interdisciplinary group of VCU faculty and staff selected Sydney Boyce as the… Continue Reading Introducing Sydney Boyce, University College Experiential Learning Student Ambassador 2020–2021

Expo 2018 Poster and Multimodal Project Winners

Congratulations to our winning student researchers at this year’s Focused Inquiry Expo, held May 2 in the University Commons! The awards for best posters went to   Neeki Souri, “Post-Revolution: Women in Society” (First Place)   Stacey Ruiz, “Health Impact of Burning Trash in Developing Countries” (Second Place)   Jordan Davy, “Why Unpaid Maternity Leave… Continue Reading Expo 2018 Poster and Multimodal Project Winners

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