Matherly, Desirae


Chair of English & Fine Arts
Professor of English


Direct Line: 423-636-7300 ext. 5640
Campus Phone: Ext. 5640
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5044
Office: Annie Hogan Byrd 115B
Department: College of Civic & Liberal Arts
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville

Desirae Matherly has a Ph.D. in creative writing, nonfiction as well as a M.A. in creative writing, nonfiction both from Ohio University. She received a B.A. in philosophy and English from East Tennessee State University.

Matherly was an assistant professor at The University of Chicago, Collegiate Humanities Division, as well as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio University English Department. She was a graduate teaching assistant for the Ohio philosophy department, as well as the Ohio University English department.

She has received a postdoctoral teaching fellowship award from Ohio University in 2004, and the English department fellowship, scholarship and stipend.

Dr. Matherly has held public readings in both Cincinnati and Athens, Ohio.

  • Ph.D., Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Ohio University
  • M.A., Creative Writing, Nonfiction, Ohio University
  • B.A., Philosophy and English, East Tennessee State University