Thomas Frederick Matchie

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: North Dakota State University
Location: Rogers, Minnesota, United States

Thomas Frederick Matchie, Professor Emeritus at North Dakota State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of American literature.

With more than four decades of practiced expertise in the field of education, Dr. Matchie achieved professional success through his specialization in English and the humanities. Now retired, he was bestowed with the distinguished title of a professor emeritus at North Dakota State University, where he earned distinction between 1971 and 2004. Having garnered a laudable reputation for challenging his students to open their eyes and minds, Dr. Matchie previously served as a professor of humanities at the Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1969, where he also excelled as a teacher of English at Stanley High School from 1962 until 1967.

Dr. Matchie first sought a formal education at Saint John’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1957. Following this accomplishment, he earned a Master of Arts at Moorhead State University in 1967, and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. To remain aware of developments in the field, Dr. Matchie maintained his membership with such organizations as the American Association of University Professors, the Modern Language Association and the Linguistic Circuit of North Dakota and Manitoba.

Outside of his primary career endeavors, Dr. Matchie maintained involvement in public service as the elected representative of District 45 in both the House and Senate of the North Dakota State Congress from 1976 to 1986. In accounting for his standout success, he credits the influence of his parents, who encouraged him to excel in his profession and taught him the value of education. Looking toward the future, Dr. Matchie aspires to dedicate more time to his avocations, including tennis, riding his bicycle and swimming.

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