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Rita Matlock B.A., M.A. (Saskatchewan)

Sessional Lecturer in English

Williams Building 452

About me


I have been an off-campus lecturer since 1990, and I have travelled more than 700,000 kms in the province. I have taught face-to-face classes and offered writing workshops in many locations, including Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale, Swift Current, Kindersley, Rosetown, Warman, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Regina, and La Ronge. I hope that I have not forgotten any of the sites that I have visited! I enjoy travelling the province, except when I have to drive in a blizzard.
During the winter session, I also teach first-year English for SUNTEP at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and, in Spring/Summer session, I often teach a first-year class on campus. I have worked as an Independent Studies facilitator and a Tutor/Marker for the first-year televised English class for more than 25 years. As well, I created and have recently begun facilitating three web-based first-year English classes. Currently, I am the coordinator for the CCDE Writing Centre for students who study at a distance (DOC).
My academic interests include nineteenth-century literature and history, especially the American South and Victorian England. My non-academic interests include reading Anne Perry’s novels and struggling with Sudoku. In my off-time, I enjoy riding motorcycles and walking my dogs. Walking your dog or someone else’s dog is a good stress reliever, even in the winter months! Some might say that this is the way to embrace winter in Saskatchewan.