Matthew Tullis

Assistant Professor
The Collegian Advisor
Center for the Arts
Office Number: 
215 F


Matt Tullis, assistant professor of journalism and digital media, joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008. He is also the advisor to The Collegian, Ashland University's student newspaper. Tullis has 10 years experience as a newspaper reporter, most recently at the Columbus Dispatch, where he worked on the city desk covering everything from crime to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He later moved to features, where he wrote feature obituaries, focusing on the lives of everyday, ordinary people. Tullis has a BA in journalism/English from Ashland University and an MFA in creative writing, with a focus on creative nonfiction, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition to being published in the Dispatch, Tullis has been published extensively in the Wooster Daily Record, where he worked for five years as a reporter and columnist; as a freelance writer in the Star News in Wilmington, NC. He is also published regularly in Cleveland Magazine and Inside Business magazine, both Cleveland-area publications. His essay, “Back on the Field,” was published in Elysian Fields Quarterly. His story about Alan Francis, the world’s greatest horseshoe pitcher, was a notable selection in Best American Sports Writing 2008. Also in 2008, he earned second place award for Best Obituary in the Cleveland Press Club annual competition.


MFA, Creative Writing - University of N. Carolina Wilmington
BA , Journalism/English - Ashland University

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