Matthew Kaye, Ph.D.
Director of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning
Matthew brings to his role at Sacred Heart University extensive experience in the training and supervision of volunteers, international development, as well as collaboration with faculty and organizations in the area of service learning. Prior to coming to Sacred Heart University, Matthew held positions with the United States Peace Corps, College of Education at the University of Florida, and the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Tess, moved to Connecticut from Gainesville, Florida.
Professionally, Matthew is focused on social justice issues faced by disenfranchised communities and undergraduate student development through academically oriented reflection. He is very interested in providing SHU students with international experiences that address social and educational inequalities. Most recently, his research focused on educational access for Haitian students in the Dominican Republic since the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His academic interests include critical race theory, critical pedagogy and cross-cultural communications. Matthew has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on topics such as critical pedagogy, English language acquisition and international development.
Degrees and Certifications
He received a Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate University / San Diego State University (joint).