MAJ Patricia Matchin

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

FALL 2017 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
ENG 02502Myths & Folktales of the WorldHS
ENG 03103English 3AHS
ENG 03104English 3AHS
ENGL 103305Writing WorkshopJC
ENGL 103306Writing WorkshopJC
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



Teacher of 7th and 8th graders at Gadsden Middle School


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  

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