Matthew Schaffer

Matthew Schaffer

Instructor of History, Florence-Darlington Technical College

Office:  311    Phone:  843/661/8285    E-mail:


Courses taught:

  • HSS-205, HIS-101, HIS-102, HIS 201, HIS-202


  • A.S. in Natural Sciences, Eerie Community College, Orchard Park, New York, 1992.
  • B.A. in History (Major: Modern European History; Minor: 20th Century U.S. History), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1996.
  • M.A. in History (Major: Modern U.S. Social and Military History; Minor: European Military History 1700--Present), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 1999.


Matt Schaffer was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.  He has resided in Florence since 2006.  He has taught at two community colleges, and one four-year institution in New York.  He served in the Navy Reserve.

He is an avid fisherman, a Civil War re-enactor, an auto mechanic, a gardener, and a chef.