Matthew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Montana. He is a philosopher of education by training and studies empathy, the history of moral education and the Philosophy for Children program. He has published in numerous journals including Gender and Education, The Journal of Moral Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Inquiry, and Analytic Teaching.
Matthew has a variety of interests to help stave off personal entropy including herpetology, archeology and South Indian classical music. He is grateful for the opportunity to balance his life in the academy with his work at MPG ranch. On sunny, warm days one can often spot him scanning the ground for elusive, cold-blooded beings.