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Matt Erickson

Staff Writer
Matt Erickson serves as editor for DrexelNow and the Drexel Quarterly print newsletter, in addition to contributing to Drexel's publications as a writer. Matt joined Drexel in 2013 after working for three years as a newspaper reporter, most recently at the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan. A University of Kansas graduate, he recently moved from Kansas to northern Delaware as part of an attempt to inhabit each of the country's most obscure states. He can often be found staring at his phone on his commuter train, trading lines from the TV show "Arrested Development" with his wife to the point where they should really not be funny anymore and obsessively following the Kansas City Royals despite the fact that they have not made the playoffs during his lifetime.

Contact:

mde47@drexel.edu

215.571.4244

North America: Ted Daeschler (second from right) with his team on Ellesmere Island.

Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

Where in the world have Drexel professors conducted research in 2014? The answer: all seven continents.
School of Public Health Dean Ana Diez Roux

At the Helm of the School of Public Health: Q&A with Ana Diez Roux

At Drexel, Ana Diez Roux is leading efforts to understand what makes people, and cities, healthy or unhealthy, as the new dean of the School of Public Health.
Employee Ambassadors Program

What is the Drexel Employee Ambassador Program? A Q&A

DrexelNow spoke with Millicent Carvalho-Grevious, PhD, who oversees Drexel’s Employee Ambassador Program, to find out what the program is all about.
DC office building

Drexel's D.C. Office Opening New Worlds for University

Late last May, Drexel opened a new office in the middle of Washington, D.C. More than a year later, the office’s strategy is still evolving. But one thing is clear: It has opened up new worlds for Drexel. 

Goodwill bin

Goodwill Clothing Drive Returns to Drexel

The white donation bins are back at Drexel this summer, signifying the return of the University’s clothing drive benefitting Goodwill of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Kaila Taylor in Quito

Bulletin-Board Poster Leads to International Opportunity of a Lifetime for Grad Student

Countless posters and fliers cover bulletin boards across Drexel’s campus. Kaila Taylor admits she rarely glances at the board in her department. But one day she did, and it led to a life-changing experience.

Red mud

How Aluminum Changed the World, for Good and Bad: A Q&A With Drexel Prof Mimi Sheller

Aluminum has helped change the world in ways previously unimaginable. But the quest for more aluminum has also had damaging ripple effects on the environment and indigenous populations around the world.

Main Building

What is Drexel Doing to Address Sexual Assault? A Q&A For Faculty and Staff

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases. The schools on the list ranged from Ivy League institutions to state universities to small liberal arts colleges. Drexel was not on the list, but administrators aren’t taking anything for granted.

Main Building

What is Drexel Doing to Address Sexual Assault? A Q&A for Students

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases. The schools on the list ranged from Ivy League institutions to state universities to small liberal arts colleges. Drexel was not on the list, but administrators aren’t taking anything for granted.

Students Advocating Against Slavery

New Student Group, Certificate Program Both Tackle Issue of Human Trafficking

In Guatemala the summer after her freshman year at Drexel, Kaelee Shepherd sat in the passenger seat of a car as it stopped at a red light. A young girl, maybe 7 or 8, walked up to her window.

Josa Hanzlik

International Fellowship Proves Invaluable for One Graduate Student

Josa Hanzlik spends her days looking at images of human tibia bones, or reading articles about bone ingrowth and orthopedic implants. Those are things she could do in Philadelphia. But instead she's doing them in the Netherlands, and she says she's better for it.

Faculty promoted to full professor

Eight Drexel Faculty Earn Promotions to Full Professor

Eight Drexel faculty members will be promoted to full professor effective Sept. 1. And with expertise ranging from architecture to photography, research covering everything from overeating to solar energy and international connections stretching to India, Japan, Ireland and beyond, they’re a diverse group.