Matthew Wilson Black was a profesor in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked on the Variorum editions of Richard II and Henry IV, Part 2. He was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1945 to 1965.
Doctoral Dissertations Chaired
G. Harold Metz "The Two Merry Milkmaids edited with an introduction and notes"
Philip H. Pfatteicher "The Life and Writings of John Austin"
John Bradbury Brooks "'The Phoenix' by Thomas Middleton: A Critical, Modernized Edition"
John Patrick Reddington "Repetition and Development in Shakespeare's Plot Situations"
Nixon Mumper "A Critical Edition of Love Tricks, or The School of Compliment, by James Shirley "
Weldon Norman Niva "Significant Character Names in English Drama to 1603"
James E. Ruoff "A Critical Edition of "Arviragus and Philicia" (1639) by Lodowick Carlell"
William T. Reich ""Claricilla," by Thomas Killigrew: A Critical Edition"
Marianne G. Riely "A Critical Edition of "The Whore of Babylon", by Thomas Dekker"
Archie Mervin Tyson "Every Woman in Her Humor: A Critical Edition "
Amy Marie Charles "The Poetry of Ralph Knevet (1601-v 1671)"
William Little Edgerton "Nicholar Udall: Humanist "
Abraham Bronson Feldman "Dutch Influence in the Tudor Theater"
Warren D. Smith "Shakespeare's Stagecraft as Denoted by the Dialoge in the Original Printings of His Texts"
Homer Nearing "English Historical Poetry, 1599-1641"
Alice Jones Nearing "Cupid and Psyche, by Shakerley Marmion. A Critical Edition with an Account of Marmion's Life and Works"
Marion Bodwell Smith "Marlowe's Imagery and the Marlowe Canon"