[Archibe phot.  With the permission of Mat Spano, 2003]

Mathew V. Spano is Associate Professor of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ where he teaches World Literature and Mythology in Literature.  He was born 22 November  1967 and grew up in central NJ.  He earned his Masters Degree in English Literature from Drew University in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 2002.  The title of his dissertation is Hermann Hesse’s Use of German Romanticism and Indian Spirituality in the Resolution of His Mid-Life Crisis.  His publications include essays in Jungian Literary Criticism as well as reviews of books on Jungian studies.  He has also published  haiku in leading journals, and his poetry is soon to be anthologized in a book of NJ poets.   He and his wife Stephanie, who teaches chemistry and physical science, are the proud parents of Julia Theresa.