Professor Matthews is a member of the Legal Research and Writing faculty. In addition to teaching Legal Research and Writing I and II, Ms. Matthews frequently teaches in the FSU College of Law Summer for Undergraduates Program. Ms. Matthews' scholarship also extends to animal law. She teaches a course in Animal Law, is the Law School Liaison for The Florida Bar Animal Law Committee, and is the Faculty Advisor for the law school's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter.
Immediately after graduating from law school, she clerked for several years for the Honorable L. Arthur Lawrence on Florida's First District Court of Appeal. She also worked as a senior attorney in the General Counsel's Office of the Florida Department of Health.