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Matt Yockey joined the University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor of Film in August 2010. He teaches introductory film, film theory, national cinema, and film genre courses.
Yockey's research focus is on Hollywood genres, especially the superhero genre, and reception studies. His essays on these topics have appeared in journals such as The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, The Velvet Light Trap, CineAction, Transformative Works and Cultures, Journal of Fandom Studies, and Studies in Comics, as well as the anthology Critical Approaches to the Films of M. Night Shyamalan.
Yockey earned a combined Ph.D. in Communication and Culture and American Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2007.