Trailblazer. It is what you would call Matthew Wysocki. He came to Flagler with the purpose of shaping the Cinema and Media Studies track.
“I'm involved in the college to a depth that I might not be at a different school,” said Wysocki. “I know the students in my department, not just my classes.” He currently teaches Principles of Cinema and Media Studies, Writing Cinema and Media Criticism, and Web Publishing.
He encourages students to step back and see the bigger picture, not to focus just on their grades. “Once you graduate there are no more report cards,” said Wysocki. “There is only the desire you have to get up every day and do something you hopefully love. So use your time at Flagler to find out what that is.”
Wysocki hopes students will take the opportunity to try new things while the risk is smaller.
One of the things he loves about Flagler is that every day is a new adventure, and it’s one of the reasons he has stuck around for 5 years. He received his PhD in Media Studies from Northwestern University, his Masters from Western Kentucky University, and his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University.