Matt Bryant Cheney
B.A., Carson-Newman University (2008)
M.A., University of Tennessee (2013)
Ph.D., University of Kentucky (ABD, Defense Expected Spring 2019)
Matt Bryant Cheney became Director of the Bonner Center and joined the English Faculty at Carson-Newman in 2018. He has taught courses in Rhetoric & Composition, Social Justice, US Literature, African American Literature, Social Entrepreneurship, Documentary Film, and specific courses for Bonner Scholars and Honors Students. As Director of the Bonner Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, Matt provides operations and programming oversight for all of the Center's scholarship programs and initiatives, including Bonner Scholars, Faculty Service Learning, Community Connections, Service Corps, and Eagles Engage.
Academic Specialties: 20th & 21st Century US Literatures and Cultures, Southern/Appalachian Literatures & Cultures, Community-Engaged Pedagogy, Social Theory, Comics and Graphic Novels.