Matt is an experienced program evaluator, educational researcher, and firm director with more than 20 years of experience as a contractor, evaluator, and principal investigator with federal grants. Matt completed his doctorate in education from Iowa State University with a focus on postsecondary finance. He has developed special competencies for quasi-experimental evaluation approaches, large dataset analysis, approaches to STEM education, student at-risk identification, and educator shortage. He has extensive experience with programs funded by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, Department of Defense, NASA, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, SAMHSA, and state agencies including the Illinois State Board of Education.
Matt helped found the Evaluation Association of St. Louis and was the founding president of the organization from 2018 – 2022. He is a leader in the American Evaluation Association and currently hosts a weekly session with independent consultants (IC Topic Chats).