College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Tracy Lucht

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Matt Wettengel

Assistant professor


115 Hamilton Hall

515- 294-5235

Spring 2016

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Year at ISU

Fall 2012


  • B.A., Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University, 1997
  • M.S., Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University, 2001
  • Ph.D., Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, 2007

Teaching and Research

  • JLMC 201: Reporting and Writing for the Mass Media
    JLMC 349: News and Feature Editing
    JLMC 461: History of American Journalism
    JLMC 598 (spring 2014): Qualitative Research Methods


  • Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist (Syracuse University Press, 2013)
  • 'Mad Men' and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance, and Otherness (with Erika Engstrom, Jane Marcellus and Kimberly Wilmot Voss) (Peter Lang, forthcoming)

Major Awards

  • Fellow, Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication
  • Joseph McKerns Research Grant Award, American Journalism Historians Association
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Iowa State University Greek Community
  • Finalist, Great Ideas for Teachers competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Honorable Mention, Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, American Journalism Historians Association
  • American Journalism Historians Association's Maurine Beasley Award for Outstanding Women’s History Paper
  • American Journalism Historians Association's David Sloan Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper


  • Copy editor at USA Today, The Washington Post and The Des Moines Register; freelance copy editor for Meredith Special Interest Media

Current Research

  • Journalism history, women and the media, gender discourse


  • Graduate Steering Committee
  • Diversity Subcommittee
  • Long Range Planning Committee

Favorite Books

  • The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood
  • My Antonia, Willa Cather
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
  • Unless, Carol Shields
  • The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
  • Sophie's Choice, William Styron
  • A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
  • I am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe


  • Yoga
  • Reading