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UMES Webpage for Dr. Todd Matthews
Associate Professor and Coordinator
Organizational Leadership Ph.D. program
Department of Social Sciences


Contact information:
Office phone: 410-651-8361
E-mail: tmatthews@umes.edu 
Mailing address: Dr. Todd L. Matthews, 1106-B Spaulding Hall, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1 Backbone Road, Princess Anne, MD 21853

Office hours (Spring 2015):
Tuesday and Wednesday 1-3 p.m., Thursday 9-11 a.m. and by appointment (Princess Anne)
By appointment (ESHEC)

Brief Biography:
Dr. Todd Matthews is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences and serves as the Coordinator of the Organizational Leadership Ph.D. program. Dr. Matthews has taught and served as Coordinator of the Organizational Leadership program since 2012. Previously, he was Interim Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences at the University of West Georgia, where he also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology from 2008-2012 and served as Interim Department Chair of the Department of Sociology in 2012. He was also an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at LaGrange College from 2006-2008. Dr. Matthews primarily teaches courses on quantitative methodology and its application in the research process in the Organizational Leadership program. He has taught and published social scientific research on a variety of topics including environmental inequalities, poverty and health, civic involvement, trust, and religion (among others). Dr. Matthews has actively served his department, college, university, discipline, and community at each of his places of employment, and truly enjoys being able to lend his expertise towards the betterment of individuals, organizations and communities around him. For complete information on his research, teaching, and service, please contact Dr. Matthews by email for a copy of his curriculum vitae. For additional information and access to selected publications, go to his page on Academia.edu (click link). 

Educational information:
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (2008), Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
Masters of Arts in Sociology (1997), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (1995), Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland

Courses taught at UMES:
ORLD 611 (Foundations of Quantitative Research) - Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
ORLD 620 (Research in Organizational Leadership) - Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
ORLD 898 (Internship) - Fall 2014
ORLD 899 (Dissertation) - Spring 2015



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