Dr. Matthew A. Wyszynski

Dr. Matthew A. Wyszynski

Title: Senior Associate Dean of the Williams Honors College, Professor
Program: Spanish
Dept/Program: Modern Languages
Office: Olin 312
Fax: 330 972-6908
Email: wyszynski@uakron.edu
Website: https://wyszynski.acuityscheduling.com/


Dr. Matthew A. Wyszynski, Professor of Modern Languages, received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1996) and a BA in Spanish from The University of Akron (1990).

Prof. Wyszynski taught at the University of Texas at Arlington before joining the University of Akron faculty in July, 1998. Prof. Wyszynski specializes in Spanish Golden Age literature, and in particular Cervantes. He is the Series Editor for Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics and was a founding co-editor of the H-Cervantes discussion list.

In April 2001 Prof. Wyszynski was the recipient of the Chairs’ Award for Notable Achievement in Early Career. In 2009 he was the recipient of the UA Institute of Teaching and Learning Outstanding Teacher-Scholar award, as well as the Ohio Magazine Excellence in Education Award.

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  • Profile on Academia.edu.
  • Research Interests: Golden Age literature, rhetoric, and most recently, Theory of Mind (TOM).
  • Teaching Interests: Spanish literature, culture and history; online learning; composition.


“Forensic Rhetoric and Justice under Governor Sancho.” Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference.  Lexington, KY.  April, 2012.

“Justice in Don Quixote Part II.”  Central Texas Cervantes Symposium.  Austin, TX.  October, 2011.

“Women’s Rhetoric in Zayas’ La traición en la amistad.”  Cincinnati Foreign Language Conference.  University of Cincinnati.  May, 2011.



"Clueless in Don Quixote (1615): Sancho Panza and Game Theory."  eHumanista/Cervantes.  (4) 2015.

"Civil Oratory in Cervantes' La Numancia Symposium 68.1 (Winter, 2014): 25-36.

“‘Cupido atropellado’: The Dominance of Friendship in Tirso’s Cómo han de ser los amigos.”  Bulletin of the Comediantes.  61.1 (2011): 59-73.

Mulier bona dicendi perita?  Women and Rhetoric in Don Quixote.”  Cervantes. 30.2 (Fall, 2010): 79-96.

 “Torres Naharro’s Rhetorical Skirmish in Comedia Himenea.” Neophilologus.  94.2 (2010): 251-263.

 “Friendship and Rhetoric in ‘El curioso impertinente’: The Limits of Theory.”  In Aquí se imprimen libros: Cervantine Studies in Honor of Tom Lathrop.  Ed. Mark Groundland.  University, MS: Romance Monographs, 2008.  132-145.


Ph.D., The University of Michigan