Matthew DeVoll

Senior Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
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Matt is a senior assistant dean within Student Academic Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences​. He joined the College Office in 2007 as an assistant dean, where today his principal roles include pre-nursing academic advisor, dean for the sophomore year (which includes overseeing major declaration and curricular plan nomination), and liaison from the College to the Career Center. In addition, he teaches Critical and Researched Writing and, on occasion, literature courses for University College. 

He earned his BA at the University of Delaware, his MA in English at Tulane University, and his PhD in English at Washington University. He fell in love with teaching and advising and went on to work as a professor of literature and composition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and St. Louis Community College for several years before coming back to WashU.

Throughout his work with the College Office and UCollege, his greatest joy is working with WashU’s bright, motivated and endlessly curious students as they design, test-drive, and revise their life plans on the way to creating lives of purpose and meaning.

Matt has lived in Delaware; Frankfurt, Germany; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Birmingham, Alabama; and now calls University City his home, where he lives with his wife (a UCity native), two sons, a daughter, a chocolate Lab, and three rescue cats.  When he is not at work, he enjoys gardening, hiking, Aikido, tai chi, and all the joys of family life.

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contact info:

office hours:

  • Drop-in Advising
  • Thursday 12:00 -2:30 pm

mailing address:

  • MSC 1117-0112-01
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899