Matthew Bodie

Leadership. Learning. Service.

The path to wisdom is winsome & winding...



Career Summary


Matthew Bodie believes in the transformative power of education, and that's why he has devoted his career to leadership, learning, and service within higher education.

More specifically, Matthew's leadership has bolstered the public and instructional services at libraries and learning centers for the past decade and most recently at St. Petersburg College (SPC). There, he directs staff, services, programs, and resources within libraries and learning centers, ensuring a vibrant, student-centered environment to sustain over 40,000 student visits a year and to support more than a dozen academic disciplines.

In addition to his leadership, Matthew has designed and delivered college courses in research, writing, and technology for the past four years, teaching units on grammar and style, rhetorical tradition, visual and digital rhetoric, cultural studies, 21st century literacies, participatory media, professional and scholarly communications, short fiction and poetry, research methods, and critical thinking.

Matthew has also served the college community by working on committees and task forces to support initiatives on learning resources, critical thinking, regional accreditation, common reading programs, common course development, scholarly communication, and student retention and completion.




Post-Master's Coursework in Higher Education
Univeristy of South Florida - Tampa, FL
University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

M.A. in Library & Information Science/English, Rhetoric & Composition cognate
Graduated magna cum laude 12/2002
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
B.A. in Mass Communications/ English, Literature minor
Graduated cum laude 5/1995
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
  A.A. in General Education/Communication
Graduated cum laude 7/1992
St. Petersburg Junior College St. Petersburg, FL



Associate Director of Learning Resources , St. Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL - 7/2011-Present
  • Plan, implement, direct, manage, and evaluate services, programs, and resources within libraries and learning centers.
  • Hire, train, schedule, budget for, collaborate with, and evaluate department personnel (headcount: 30).
  • Ensure quality and satisfaction with public services, technologies and equipment, and learning spaces and designs. Mitigate related grievances.
  • Build, direct, and participate in targeted instructional and outreach programs.
  • Form strategic partnerships with faculty and administrators to integrate learning resources into the curriculum and sustain their high visibility on campus.
  • Integrate college policies and initiatives into the mission and services of campus learning resources, especially commitments to retention, completion, and overall academic success.
  • Monitor and advocate for personnel and program budgets ($.5 million).
  • Track, evaluate, and report statistics of facility and service usage.
  • Advise on policies and procedures for libraries and learning centers at all 9 campuses.
Adjunct Professor, St. Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL/eCampus - 3/2009-Present

  • Teach and design curriculum for the following courses in face-to-face, blended, and online modalities:
    • English Composition I (ENC 1101)
    • English Composition II (ENC 1102)
    • Basic Computer & Information Literacy (CGS 1070),
    • Electronic Research Strategies (LIS 1002), and
    • Introduction to Internet as Research Tool (LIS 2004).

Librarian (Tenure-Track) | Interim Program Director*, St. Petersburg College
Tarpon Springs, FL - 10/2008-6/2011

  • Managed/co-managed personnel (headcount: 14), schedules, budgets, information and instructional services, collection development, reserves, outreach, programming, and other operations for the campus library.
  • Coordinated the campus schedule for, marketed, designed, assessed, and lead a significant portion of over 100 yearly course-integrated sessions, instructing approx. 2,000 students annually on improving their research, writing, and technology skills.
  • Provided research and information services to students, at least 15 hours a week, both on-ground and online (e.g., reference desk, Ask-A-Librarian, and course embedding).

*Served as interim program director from November 2010-February 2011; however, many management responsibilities were expected during the full tenure.


Library Director, Everest University
Tampa, FL – 7/2008-10/2008

  • Managed and directed personnel (headcount: 5), information and instructional services, collection development, copy cataloging, department budgets, outreach, and all other operations at campus library.
  • Instructed a culturally and developmentally diverse population of students in applying Information Literacy competencies to perform academic research.
Adjunct Librarian, Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL – 7/2001-8/2008
  • Supervised and managed weekend support staff (headcount:3) and library operations, including research, instruction, and technology-assistance services.
  • Created print and online materials to guide and instruct students.
Creative Services Director, Max Communications, Inc.
Tampa, FL – 7/1995-7/2008
  • Directed and performed sales presentations, client consultations, research, writing, editing, and production related to marketing communications for regional, national, and international clients. See portfolio.
  • Trained, directed, and scheduled staff (headcount: 5) to perform writing, production, and distribution of marketing materials.
  • Instituted and directed business information research services: monitored and analyzed market trends, competitive intelligence, consumer behavior and other related research for use in consulting, building marketing strategies, and ultimately creating marketing communications for new and existing clients.
  • Performed original cataloging for and managed audio library of over 5,000 recordings.
  • Created and designed marketing collateral, including proposals, correspondence, product data sheets, instructional materials, recorded demos, brochures and Web content.

Committee Work

  • Co-Chair, Quality Enhancement Committee and Critical Thinking Initiative, SPC, 2011-Present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Meta: Interdisciplinary Journal of SPC, 2011-Present.
  • Member/Researcher, Student Life Plan Committee, SPC, 2011-2012.
  • Chair, One Book, One College common reading program, SPC, 2009-2011.
  • Curriculum Designer, Course Redesign Team for CGS 1070: Basic Computer & Information Literacy, SPC, 2009-2011.
  • Member, Collection Development Policy Committee, SPC, 2009-2010.
  • Member, Academic Roundtable on Critical Thinking, SPC, 2009.