Dr. Matthew Overstreet joined Khalifa in the fall of 2019. Before that, he was an assistant professor of English at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he has taught writing and writing pedagogy all over world. Working in the tradition of William James and John Dewey, his research considers issues of thought, language and knowledge from a practice-based, materialist perspective. He is particularly interested in the ways in which technology shapes thought and communication. A vocal advocate for open-access scholarship, he is currently an assistant editor for the US-based WAC Clearinghouse.