Matthew Rossi

160 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year WritingProfessional and Public Writing

Assistant Professor


Matthew Rossi is a creative writer and naturalist. His scholarly and creative work incorporates science, visual art, making, and multimodal writing with a focus on citizen science and genre work. His current project, The Museum of Urban Naturalism, is an ongoing experiment in creating a decentralized, online museum of art and natural history.

Research Areas

Maker Culture, Multiliteracies, Ecocriticism, Citizen Science, Creative Writing, Writing Center Administration, Comics


MFA, Columbia University


Museum of Urban Naturalism

A Model Creature: Complete Drosophilia Lifecycle

“A Model Creature: Complete Drosophilia Lifecycle.”[blog post]. Microcosmos. (November 5, 2015).

Starting with the Opposition

“Starting with the Opposition.” [blog post]. Writers Teaching Writing. Baruch College Writing Center. (November 2, 2015).

“Speak the Equation.” [blog post]. Writers Teaching Writing. Baruch College Writing Center. (May 5, 2015).

University News

Faculty Members Recognized With Outstanding Achievement Awards
Published March 7, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
The College of Arts & Letters is pleased to honor the 2021 Faculty Award winners for their outstanding leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement. The six awards presented by the…Read now »