Graduate Student Directory

Matthew Cretul


Office: G034 Weimer Phone: (352) 392-6557 Email:


Hometown: Ocala, Florida



Master of Arts, Mass Communication – University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Telecommunication – University of Florida



Doctoral Advisors:
Dr. Debbie Treise, PhD – University of Tennessee
Dr. Yulia Strekalova, PhD – University of Florida

Master’s Advisors:
Dr. Wayne Wanta, PhD – University of Texas
Dr. Debbie Treise, PhD – University of Tennessee
Dr. Andrew Selepak, PhD – University of Florida

Matt’s research interests include discovering barriers to the implementation of mobile health technologies from a provider, patient, and a regulatory perspective in order to improve healthcare to rural Floridians. He is also currently involved in research that examines where pregnant women in underserved communities get their healthy eating information.



Matthew’s teaching interests lie mainly in the areas of reportage from both a news and sports perspective. Having both taken and taught courses in both areas of reportage within the CJC at UF, Matthew has the unique ability to relay his personal experiences and connect with his students. Additionally, he has taught courses examining the role social media plays in today’s society.

Sole Instructor:
RTV 4930: Sports News Writing
RTV 3303: Electronic News Media 1
RTV 4930: Social Media and Society

Teaching Assistant:
RTV 2100: Writing for Electronic Media