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Matthew Pangborn

Assistant Professor of English; Modern Languages Department Chair

Department: Department of Modern Languages
Phone: 712-279-1638
Office Location: Heelan 309


  • Ph.D., English literature, University of Albany State University of New York.
  • M.F.A., creative writing (fiction), Texas State University
  • B.A., English, University of California


Dr. Pangborn's specializations include nineteenth-century American literature, eighteenth-century British literature, literature and philosophy, literary theory, creative writing and film. Prior to Briar Cliff, he was an instructor of humanities at St. Edward's University. Dr. Pangborn lives in Sioux City with his wife and son.  His extracurricular interests include cycling, gardening, rock climbing, hiking and a "very amateur" level of birdwatching.