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Matthew Frye-Castillo (formerly Caprioli)

Lecturer, Faculty Adviser to The Meridian, & Director of the Professional Communications Program

Matt Caprioli


Pronouns: he/him
Carman Hall 394
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B.A., University of Alaska, Anchorage
M.F.A, Hunter College, CUNY


As a Lecturer in Professional Writing, Matthew Frye-Castillo teaches courses in creative nonfiction, English composition, queer literature, and professional communications. At Lehman, he is faculty advisor to The Meridian student newspaper, a co-advisor to the LGBTQI+ group, Crystal Queer, a co-director of Lehman’s LGBTQI+ Consortium, and the Director of the Program for Professional Communications, which offers minors in Professional Communications (PC) and Business & Entrepreneurship for Creative Arts Professionals (BECAP). Click here for requirements for the PC and BECAP minors.

He has worked in financial consulting as a Senior Editor and Researcher for Blue Heron Research Partners; content and product marketing for several software companies; and was an Arts and Culture Reporter for The Anchorage Press, Alaska’s largest weekly newspaper. As a journalist, he has contributed to dozens of media outlets, including The Anchorage Daily News, Bushwick Daily, The Paris Review Daily, HuffPost, and The Red Hook Star-Revue, where he was the Arts Editor. He has also written forewords for the classics imprint of Shakespeare & Co., summaries of business books for SuperSummary, and has served as a mentor in the publishing program at Columbia University.

He is the author of the memoir, One Headlight (Cirque Press; 2021), and has published fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in several anthologies and literary journals, including Epiphany Literary Journal, Brevity, Best Gay Stories, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Newtown Literary, and Worn in New York, which was adapted in the Netflix docuseries Worn Stories. He is at work on a television series about sex work and queer intimacy, a collection of essays on ethnicity and belonging, and a novel inspired by the relationship between Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

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