Assistant Professor English
Matt Tullis comes to Fairfield University from Ohio, where he was an associate professor of journalism and digital media at Ashland University. His areas of focus are narrative journalism (both the study of it and the reporting/writing of it), as well as convergent journalism and entrepreneurial journalism. Tullis has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a BA in journalism/English from Ashland University. He worked as a daily newspaper reporter for 10 years, culminating in time at the Columbus Dispatch as an enterprise reporter and features writer.
Tullis is also the host and producer of Gangery: The Podcast, a podcast focused on narrative journalism and the reporters who write it. He is an associate editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and works with the Archer City Story Center in Archer City, Texas. He has written for SB Nation Longform, Yahoo!’s The Post Game, Sports on Earth, and many other publications. He has twice been noted in Best American Sports Writing. His book "Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer" was published by The Sager Group in 2017.