Amy Mathur began teaching at Juniata in 2002, while continuing to pursue her doctorate in English from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Mathur is an alumna of Juniata College, earning a bachelor's degree in English and a Pennsylvania secondary education certification in 1996. She earned a master's degree in English from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.
Before coming to Juniata, she worked as a graduate associate teacher from 2000 to 2001 at the University of Arizona, teaching freshman composition classes. She also worked as an administrative assistant in the university's College of Fine Arts from 1999 to 2000.
Mathur started her teaching career teaching kindergarten at La Petite Academy in Tucson, Arizona from 1997 to 1999.
Mathur, who played basketball at Juniata College from 1992 to 1996, also worked as an assistant women's basketball coach at Carnegie Mellon University from 1996 to 1997 while completing her master's degree there.
She focuses her research interest on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. She was named as a finalist for the University of Arizona's Johnny Raye Harper Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2001.
She is married to Ryan Mathur, assistant professor of geology at Juniata.