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I'm Matt Vetter, Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I am affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics (CAL) Program. I hold a PhD in English with a specialization in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities from Ohio University. As a scholar, I am primarily interested in the ways technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. I am drawn toward investigations of the the ideological and epistemological functions of technologies and communities and the possibilities for human intervention and praxis within those communities.

I am also a somewhat frequent participant in the Wiki Education Program. As a teacher of writing, I see a lot of benefits to Wikipedia writing projects and I try to be active in these communities. Finally, I am a trained Wikipedia Campus Ambassador and I enjoy leading workshops for academic audiences on how to get involved in the encyclopedia.

  • If you want to get in touch with me outside of Wikipedia, send an email to
  • If you want to get in touch with me in Wikipedia, leave a message on my talk page.
  • To learn more about courses I've taught using Wikipedia-based assignments, see my Wiki Ed Profile:
  • You can learn more about my academic work by visiting my portfolio website,

Speaking at WikiConference USA, at the National Archives, in October 2015.
Matthew Vetter with graduate students presenting an academic panel entitled "Critical Approaches to Wikipedia-based Education" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
At an academic conference in Pittsburgh, PA, with graduate students.

Wiki Education Courses[edit]