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About Matt Bergman

Dr. Matt Bergman is an Assistant Professor and Program Director at the University of Louisville in the College of Education and Human Development. He teaches Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students in the Organizational Leadership and Learning program. Dr. Bergman’s research is focused on adult learner persistence, prior learning assessment, leadership, and degree completion programs. He recently won a national competition for Innovation in Educational Attainment from the Gheens Foundation based upon local implementation of his research. His program was the recipient of the 2016 ACHE South’s Distinguished Program Award and the 2013 AAACE Malcolm Knowles Award for Adult Education Program of the Year. The program was also acknowledged as a 2014 National Program of Distinction in the American Public and Land Grant Universities’ MVP Awards for Campus Based Strategies for Student Success. Dr. Bergman was awarded the Metroversity Outstanding Faculty for Adult Learners in 2015 and and his work is highlighted in international media outlets including The Washington Post, and TIME. He is a teacher, administrator, and ambassador of adult degree attainment both locally, and nationally. 


July 2014 - Present Program Director/Assistant Professor, University of Louisville Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
August 2012 - July 2014 Instructor, University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development
2007 - 2012 Senior Academic Counselor/Instructor, University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development
2006 - 2007 Senior Admissions Counselor, University of Louisville J. B. Speed School of Engineering
2006 - 2006 Graduate Assistant, Appalachian State University
2004 - 2005 Admissions Counselor, Lees-McRae College
2002 - 2004 Regional Sales Representative, Ferguson Enterprises
1999 - 2002 Professional Place Kicker, Arena II Football League

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) South Distinguished Program Award - 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Member for Adult Student Learners (Metroversity, 2015)
  • University of Louisville Faculty Favorites 2010-2015
  • 2013 AAACE - Malcolm Knowles Award for Top National Program in Adult Education
  • Top 20 under 40 Business Professionals - Southern Indiana Business Source Magazine 2013
  • 55,000 Degrees Innovation in Education Attainment Award ($10,000 Prize)
  • APLU MVP Opportunity Award finalist (2013)
  • CAEL Grant ($3500) Fueling the Race to Postsecondary Success – 48 institution study
  • NACADA - Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit 2012
  • Provost’s Award for Exemplary Advising 2011 (Professional Advisor of the Year)
  • Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning 2010-2011 Faculty Favorite
  • Provost’s Award for Exemplary Advising - Nominee 2010
  • ESGR Patriot Award - Support of Military and Veteran Students 2009
  • Outstanding Staff Member for Adult Student Learners (Metroversity Award) 2009
  • Selected to Coordinate Welcome Weekend Open House for J.B. Speed School of Engineering 2007
  • Pillar Award – City of New Albany Historic Restoration of the year 2008
  • LeaderShape Institute – Cluster Facilitator - University of Louisville Inaugural Year 2007
  • Presidential nomination to join the Strategic Planning Task Force at Lees-McRae College 2005
  • Educational Scholarship Award - AmeriCorps Avery County Habitat for Humanity 2004
  • Coached Thomas More Women’s Soccer Team to best record in School History 2003
  • Achieved Sales Award for $200,000 in gross profit in 2003
  • Mid-South Conference - Athlete of the Year Award at Union College 1999


  • ELFH 661: Adult and Organizational Learning
  • ELFH 663: Methods of Facilitation
  • ELFH 300: Prior Learning Assessment
  • ELFH 311: Organizational Needs Assessment
  • ELFH 341: Managing Projects in the Workplace
  • ELFH 442: Supporting Organizational Change
  • ELFH 490: Leadership and Management
  • ELFH 682: Organization and Administration in Higher Ed.
  • ENGR 100: Introduction to Engineering


2012 Ph. D., University of Louisville ‐ Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
2006 M.A., Appalachian State University ‐ Higher Education Administration
1999 B.S., Union College ‐ Education Certification K-12, Sports Management, & Physical Education

Contact Information

College of Education & Human Development
334 Education Building
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


Articles in Scholarly Journals, Peer Reviewed (8)

Articles in Non Peer Reviewed Journals (2)

Editor-Reviewed Book Chapters (2)

Dissertation (1)