305E Armstrong Hall
Matt was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He taught Mathematics at Stonewall Jackson High School in 2003-04, where he was the school representative for the Virginia Math League. He was hired as an Instructor at WVU in 2006 and promoted to Teaching Assistant Professor in 2019. During his time at WVU, he has served as the Lead Instructor for College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry, as well as Course Coordinator for Pre-Calculus. He is currently the Course Coordinator for Trigonometry, as well as for the dual-enrollment courses for WvEB Trigonometry and WvEB Calculus.
While in college, Matt served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Gannon chapter of IEEE. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Gamma Pi, and Pi Mu Epsilon honors fraternities. He was a finalist for the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Award, and received the Founder’s Day Electrical Engineering Award and Archbishop John Mark Gannon Award.
Matt serves as the faculty
advisor for the WVU Star Wars Club.
Outside of WVU, Matt spends much of his time doing charity work as a
member of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. He has served as President of the PA and
Delaware chapter of the Rebel Legion, and costume advisor, Sergeant at Arms,
and Vice President of the Western PA chapter of the 501st Legion.
BS – Mathematics with Secondary Education – Gannon University – 2003 (Summa Cum Laude)
MS – Mathematics – West Virginia University – 2006
PhD – Education – West Virginia University – 2018
Courses offered at WVU:
- Math 126 – College Algebra
Math 128 – Trigonometry
Math 129 – Pre-Calculus
Math 150 – Applied Calculus
Math 153 – Calculus 1a with Pre-Calculus
Math 154 – Calculus 1b with Pre-Calculus
Math 155 – Calculus 1
Math 156 – Calculus 2
Math 231 – Algebra and Geometry
Math 232 – Number and Algebra
Math 233 – Measurement and Geometry
Math 238 – Modern Geometry for Teachers
Math 251 – Multivariable Calculus
- Math 261 – Introduction to Differential Equations
Matt’s research interests
primarily involve teaching and curriculum, but he has been a part of studies
involving supplemental instruction, feedback on proofs, and calculus experience.
D., & Schraeder, M. (2013). Using cognitive science with active learning in
a large lecture college algebra course. Proceedings of Research in
Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) Conference.
M. R., Pyzdrowski, L. J., & Miller, D. A. (2016). The Impact of Prior
Exposure to Calculus. American Journal of Educational Research, 7(3),
M. R. (2018). Impact of Inquiry-Based, Question-and-Answer Instruction in
High-Enrollment Classes. [Doctoral dissertation, West Virginia University].
Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6587