MAJ Patricia Matchin

Title: Faculty - English
Department: Humanities
Phone: (575) 624-8186
Office: Lea Hall 115

SPRING 2016 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
ENG 04201English 4BHS
ENG 04202English 4BHS
ENG 04205English 4BHS
ENGL 112324Freshmen Composition II (Area I)JC
ENGL 112336Freshmen Composition II (Area I)JC
ENGL 1123H36Coll Fresh Comp IIHS
Matchin, Patricia
Educational Background:

B.A. in Psychology from New Mexico State University

M.A. in Education from New Mexico State University

Currently taking Literature classes online with Oxford University


2005-2007      Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  Teacher of 7th and 8th graders at Gadsden Middle School


2007-Present  Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  I am currently teaching High School Seniors and Freshmen Composition II. In the past I have taught 9th and 10th graders; I enjoyed teaching Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, and Truman Capote. During the summer of 2011, I discovered I had a passion for British Literature.  I became an instant fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charlotte Bronte.  I just recently found my liking for Anglo-Saxon poetry. I have also taught Writer’s Workshop and Freshmen Composition I.

Honors, Awards and Publications:

John F. Burton Professorship—Academic Year 2014-2015

With this professorship I spent three weeks in Southern England, touring the different sites of King Arthur with a guide and several acclaimed Arthurian authors.

John Peter Bogle Professorship—Academic Year 2011-2012  

In July 2011, I attended the Oxbridge Teacher Summer Seminar in Oxfordshire, England focusing on Fantasy Literature  Â 

Meritorious Award for Service to the School—work with the NMMI Assessment Taskforce.


Along with my teaching duties, I also serve on several committees for the Institute.

Assessment Task Force

Persistence and Completion Committee

Faculty Senate

Admissions Review Committee