Matt joined EPIC in 2016 and serves as a Research Associate in the Research & Evaluation and Policy & Practice divisions. Prior to EPIC, Matt was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon. Before beginning his doctoral work, Matt was on the research staff at MDRC and contributed to the Head Start CARES (Classroom-based Approaches and Resources for Emotion and Social skill promotion) national research study. His program of research focuses on exploring the nature and development of executive functioning, motivation, and academic achievement by integrating behavioral, neurophysiological, and educational perspectives. Matt holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from New York University and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan.
A Few Things About Matt:
Favorite sports team: Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!)
Hobbies: Board game enthusiast and amateur organist
Family: Wife Caroline and infant son Theo