Lubbock Christian University
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Matt Byars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

  • Ph.D., Creative Writing, Georgia State University
  • M.A., Medieval/Renaissance Drama, Texas Tech University
  • B.A., Humanities(History), Lubbock Christian University
Current Classes
  • Intro. to Creative Writing
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Advanced Composition
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Composition 1301/1302
  • The occasional literature course


Dr. Matt Byars graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2000 with a BA in Humanities with an emphasis in History. Wanting to be a history professor, he received his master’s in Medieval and Renaissance Drama from Texas Tech in 2003. Not too long after that, he applied to Georgia State University for his Creative Writing PhD. More recently, he has been with LCU Humanities Department for sixteen years. His wife, Heather, teaches Speech and Debate at Frenship High School. They have four children: Liam, Audrey, Sadie, and Henry. They all want to come to LCU! They attend South Plains Church of Christ. He and his wife embarked on a trip to Israel this past summer with Dr. Long. Dr. Byars enjoys writing, woodworking/wood turning, editing the Chap Book, and playing tennis.