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Matthew L. McConn

TLEL Department Chair, Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)


Matthew McConn joined the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership as an Assistant Professor of English Education in 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in English literature from University of Las Vegas, Nevada, and his master's and doctoral degrees in English education from the University of Houston. He has worked as a secondary English teacher for eleven years.


  • EdD, University of Houston

Research Interests

  • The impact of standards on teacher development for the teaching of literary appreciation
  • The professional development of teaching English in secondary schools
  • The processes of change in secondary English teachers’ perceptions regarding the purposes of teaching literature.

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