Matthew Ponesse, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Ohio Dominican.
He received his Bachelors degree with majors in history and philosophy at the University
of Toronto. He then pursued graduate work at the University of Toronto's Centre for
Medieval Studies, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in the field of Medieval Studies.
Dr. Ponesse regularly offers courses in European History, the history of the Middle
Ages, and Latin. He also teaches in the Core curriculum and the Masters of Arts in
Liberal Studies program. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Conley Award in recognition
for outstanding teaching and dedication to students.
Dr. Ponesse's research focuses on the education and practice of monks in eighth and
ninth centuries. He also publishes articles on the transmission and reception of patristic
learning in Carolingian Europe.