Matthew brings to his role at Sacred Heart University extensive experience in the
training and supervision of volunteers, international development, as well as
collaboration with faculty and organizations in the area of service learning. Prior to
coming to Sacred Heart University, Matthew held positions with the United States Peace
Corps, College of Education at the University of Florida, and the U.S. Department of
Education in Washington, D.C. Professionally, Matthew is focused on social justice issues
faced by disenfranchised communities and undergraduate student development through
academically oriented reflection. He is very interested in providing SHU students with
international experiences that address social and educational inequalities. His academic
interests include critical race theory, critical pedagogy and cross-cultural
communications. Matthew has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on
topics such as critical pedagogy, English language acquisition and international

Popular Press


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A Study of Primary Schools in the Elias PiƱa Province on the Dominican Haitian Border: Immigrant Haitian Access to Education in the Dominican Republic in the 2010 Post-Earthquake Era, CGU Theses & Dissertations (2012)

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