Dr. Matthew Bronson, PhD
Harnessing the power of language, culture, and inquiry to build learning organizations
Matthew C. Bronson, Ph.D. is an educational linguist, program evaluation consultant, and lecturer at the UC Davis School of Education. He has embodied a commitment to trans-disciplinary, problem-centered inquiry at eight universities and colleges as instructor and administrator. As Director of Assessment at Dominican University of California (2014-2018) he helped secure an eight year re-accreditation without stipulations by WSCUC and a commendation for work in this domain. At the California Institute of Integral Studies, he was a founder of the anthropology department and the Center for Writing and Scholarship, where he trained graduate students to assess student writing and serve as instructors and tutors. He also served as Director of Academic Assessment from 2003 - 2013 at CIIS, overseeing the creation of a culture of evidence focused on improving teaching and learning. His work as a teacher educator at UC Davis (1999-2014) has centered on preparing high school science and math teachers to create high-impact learning and literacy experiences, especially for linguistic and cultural minority students. He has presented dozens of workshops and scholarly presentations nationally and internationally on topics such as accelerated learning, intercultural communication, the introduction of new technology, diversity, inclusion & equity in course design, and collaborative inquiry in assessment. His co-edited volume, "So What? Now What? The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis" (2009) and numerous other works explore the intersections of anthropology, education, linguistics, indigenous thought, and consciousness. In a previous career, Matthew worked as a founding member of a start-up ($12 million the first year) and then as Director of International Business Development and a communications trainer, helping to grow it into a division of Digital Equipment Corporation with sales of $350 million. He currently consults in the higher education space for SPOL, LLC, an online solution for planning and assessment.