Matt is a prominent voice in statewide public policy debates through frequent appearances in print, television, and talk radio across the Commonwealth.
Matt served as president & CEO of Commonwealth Foundation from 2002-2016. Prior to joining CF, Matt served as the Director of Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan. And before his career in public policy, Matt spent seven years teaching history and coaching football and baseball at the high school and middle school levels. Matt also taught history and economics at the university level.
Matt received his bachelor of arts (B.A.) in both U.S. History and Education from Cornell College and earned a master of education (M.Ed.) from Azusa Pacific University and a master of arts (M.A.) in history from the University of San Diego. He is currently ABD in his doctorate (Ph.D.) work in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Matt is married and has four children.