Matthew Zantingh, Professor of Canadian and American Literature

Life after King's

Following graduation from King's in 2008 I was eager to continue learning about literature and culture. I took a year off before going on to complete a Masters and a PhD in English at McMaster University. I am now an Assistant Professor of English at Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan where I teach Canadian and American literature.

"I found incredible mentors at King's who have been the greatest examples of excellence to me in my career."

The example of Christian scholars, careful readers, and committed teachers I found during my time at King's showed me how to conduct myself in my career now. On a deeper level, they modelled what it looks like to be a lover of the written word and how this love can lead to a deeper faith. 

Notably, Dr's. Tina Trigg, Arlette Zinck, Philip Mingay and Leslie-Ann Hales had the most immediate and largest impact on my life as I took most of my classes with them. Since leaving King's, I have had the pleasure of deepening my relationship with these teachers at academic conferences over the last few years, and in our shared work as teachers of literature. 

King's Alumnus, Matthew Zantingh

Program at King's

Bachelor of Arts - English and Philosophy

Graduation Year


Current Occupation

Professor of Canadian and American Literature