Master's Student & Senior Project Associate
Areas of Interest:
Leadership Development, Organizational Change and Development, Team Building, Executive Coaching, and I/O Consulting
Matt is a second year graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University. He plans to graduate in May 2014 with a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Matt received his undergraduate degree from Towson University (Baltimore, MD) in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration.
Matt has research at the undergraduate level, focusing on the prevalence of social media use and relevant social media policies in the workplace and the employee perception of those policies. He presented this in a poster proposal format at the 2011 River Cities Industrial/Organization Psychology Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His current thesis research is a needs assessment on the MTSU CUSTOMS orientation program and its training of administrative and organizational navigation skills to incoming MTSU freshmen students. If KSA gaps are found, Matt plans on proposing a re-designed portion of the orientation program to fill these gaps.
Matt’s professional experience includes internships at The Towson University Regional Economic Studies Institute as a Research Intern; at Global Payments, a credit processing company, as a Credit Department Intern; and as the President of the Towson University Student Government Association where he had the opportunity to manage 43 other students, a $1.5 million budget, and to sit on dozens of professional and administrative committees. He has been involved in half a dozen COHRE projects so far, and enjoys the consulting work style.
After he graduates Matt hopes to start a promising career in consulting.