Jeffery Matthews, Professor of Practice in Performing Arts, has been on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences since 1988, teaching classes in theater and directing many productions over the years. He served on the Artistic Staff of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for twenty years, as Artistic Supervisor of the Rep’s touring program. For the university, he has served as a Faculty Fellow for Residential Life, and continues to enjoy a strong connection with students. He has been with the Danforth Scholars since 2015, and is very proud of the Danforth community. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.