A man stadning against a brick wall painted with a black and golad mural wearing a blue and plaid shirt

Matthew James Vechinski

Coordintator of Academic Programming, University College

Associate Professor

Harris Hall 5116

Office hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m.–10:50 a.m. (on Zoom), Thursday, 2 p.m.–3:15 p.m. (in person)

experiential learning

design thinking


textual studies


Matthew James Vechinski became Coordinator of Academic Programming for University College in May 2022. In this position, Matthew manages the Focused Inquiry Learning Lounge (FILL) space in Harris Hall and is the director of the FILL Peer Mentors program. He first joined the Department of Focused Inquiry in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. He has taught traditional and service-learning sections of UNIV 200 as well as UNIV 112, UNIV 299, and ENGL 215 and has regularly served as faculty for the VCU Summer Scholars program.


  • University of Washington, Phd, English and Textual Studies
  • University of Washington, MA, English
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA, English and French


  • VCU You First
  • VCU Service-Learning
  • Reception Study Society
  • Society for Textual Scholarship


  • VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, 2019–2020