Matthew Sylvester

Assistant Director, Enrollment Services
Part-Time Faculty, English

I hold a Master of Education in Secondary Education (English) as well as a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (w/ concentrations in English/literature and Reading/Literacy). I have a diverse background of experience in teaching and leadership across secondary and higher education. Upon completing my Bachelor's degree, I worked as an undergraduate admissions recruiter at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), and then an Academic Advisor for teacher education programs at the University's School of Education. Post completion of my Master's degree, I had the opportunity to teach high school ELA at a charter school in New Jersey, before joining the community at Valencia in 2018.

At Valencia, I get to support students in both student services and the classroom. As a leader in Enrollment, I assist in overseeing and supporting a staff of diverse Enrollment Advisors who guide students through the entirety of the enrollment process (admissions, financial aid, residency, transcripts/records, and graduation). As a part-time faculty member in the West Communications department, I am privileged to assist beginning college students with developing academic reading and writing skills through Freshman Composition coursework.

In addition to these roles, I have also made the decision to return to graduate school and focus on completing a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Central Florida. Some of my research interests include male literacy, masculinity in schools, increasing achievement for first-generation students, and teacher preparation.

Fall 2020 Course Schedule:
ENC 1101 - Freshman Composition I (Online) - CRN #11310
ENC 1101 - Freshman Composition II (Online) - CRN #13340
ENG 2930 - Selected Topics in ENC 1101 (Online) - CRN #11651

Projected Spring 2021 Course Schedule:
ENG 2930 - Selected Topics in ENC 1101 (Online) - 21420


Contact

West Campus
msylvester5@valenciacollege.edu

Hours

Schedule via email.

Education: Master of Education in Secondary Education (2016); Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (2017); Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (In Progress).