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Faculty Feature: Professor Arwen Matos-Wood

Faculty Feature is a series in the Blue Tribune that recognizes the excellent professors and staff of Covenant College.
 
This week we're highlighting Prof. Arwen Matos-Wood, Associate Professor of Marketing.


What brought you to Covenant? How long have you been teaching?


Dr. Quatro brought me to Covenant. I was an adjunct professor at another university, looking to make a full-time transition to academics from the corporate marketing world. 
 
I started teaching in 2017 and joined Covenant full-time for the 2018/2019 school year.


What do you love about teaching at Covenant?


I love the students – past and present. It is a real joy meeting prospective students and seeing them again when they join us on campus!


What's your favorite Covenant tradition?


Culturefest was my first on-campus event and I try to participate every year. 


What is a current research project or area of interest you're excited about?


My dissertation on corporate philanthropy and consumer perceptions is my primary focus; however, some of my on-going research involves institution decision-making on corporate giving/social activities.


What's one of your favorite cultural or family traditions?


We adopted an Easter tradition from my husband’s family. We make a 3-D lamb-shaped poundcake with lemon frosting and calla lily buttermints from scratch. 


Tell us a little about your family:


Joe, my husband, and I have two daughters and a bunch of pets – Cookie, Sugar, Oreo, and Cosette (named after a character from Les Misérables).


Anything else prospective students should know about you? 


2 things:
When my office door is open, stop by for a visit.
 
I am a student, as well. I expect to have my Ph.D. degree in 2022.