Bruce Matthes

Bruce Matthes—Integrative Studies Program Chair

Bruce Matthes has been part of NewSchool of Architecture and Design since 2009. Since then, Matthes has been integral in the development of the General Education department, teaching a variety of courses in English Composition, Literature, Advanced Communication, and Introduction to Research. Prior to joining NewSchool, Matthes gained an extensive amount of teaching experience from several higher education institutions, including his alma mater, California State University, Chico.

He has been active professionally as the co-author of two books, including a recent text, Evidence Based Design: A Process for Research and Writing, with fellow NewSchool faculty members DAK Kopec and Edith Sinclair, and has conducted numerous lectures and completed several works of fine art. He also currently serves as an Advisory Board member for, a nonprofit platform for students to participate in international cultural exchange via the powerful mediums of film and the Internet.

Matthes received his Master of Arts in English and his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University, Chico.