Matthew Moberly, Ph.D.

Dr. Matt Moberly earned his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in Rhetoric and Professional Writing.  He received his M.A. in Rhetoric and Teaching Writing and B.A. in English from right here at California State University, Stanislaus.  His primary interests include professional writing, writing center theory/administration, and composition/rhetoric curriculum.

Contact Information

Building: DBH
Office: DBH 268
Phone: (209) 667-3858

Office Hours: Posted in the English Department

Dr. Moberly’s current research focuses on professional writing program development and incorporating information literacy into first-year writing curricula.  He has recently worked on collaborations with librarians and writing instructors at New Mexico State University and University of California, Merced to design and implement information literacy-focused first-year composition curriculum that aims to better prepare students for academic and real-world research through metacognition, reflection, and a re-imagined relationship between librarians and the classroom.  He has also spent the last few years training local high school teachers on adopting Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) in collaboration with the Stanislaus County Office of Education.


BA  California State University, Stanislaus (2003)
MA  California State University, Stanislaus (2007)
PhD  New Mexico State University (2015)
     Dissertation title: “Answering the Call: A National Study of Writing Center Assessment Methods”

Areas of Interest

Professional/Technical Writing
Writing Centers
Rhetoric and Composition Curriculum
Information Literacy
Interdisciplinary Research

Courses Taught

ENGL 1000-Introduction to Composition
ENGL 1000-Introduction to Composition – Summer Bridge
ENGL 1001-First-Year Composition
ENGL 1002-First-Year Composition (Computer Aided Instruction)
ENGL 1006-First-Year Composition Seminar (Stretch A)
ENGL 1007-First-Year Composition (Stretch B)
ENGL 4015-Grant and Proposal Writing
ENGL 5010-Seminar: Composition/Rhetoric
ENGL 5894 – Teaching Literature and Composition