Matthew Clark Davison

Picture Matthew Davison
Available by email and by appointment
B.A. Advising in Spring and Fall
(415) 338-3084
Building: Humanities Building
Room Number: 451
Office Hours: 
Thursday: 8:00 am-9:00 am, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Also available by appointment. Please email to arrange a Zoom appointment.


Matthew Clark Davison is the author of Doubting Thomas (Amble Press '21). He is creator and teacher of The Lab :: Writing Classes with MCD, a non-academic school started in 2007 in a friend's living room. The textbook version of The Lab, co-authored by bestselling writer Alice LaPlante, will be published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2022. His prose has been recently anthologized in Empty The Pews (Epiphany Publishing) and 580-Split; and published in or on LitHub, The Advocate, Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, The Rumpus, Foglifter, Exquisite Pandemic, and others. Matthew earned a BA and MFA in Creative Writing from SFSU, where he now teaches full-time in the BA/MA/MFA departments. Matthew served as the Chief Artistic Strategist at Performing Arts Workshop, where he worked for eleven years as a teaching artist and as a mentor to newly-hired teaching artists who bring intensive residencies in various art forms to children who may not otherwise receive an arts education. He has also coached writing at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He lives in Oakland with his husband, an immunologist and researcher.