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Member Type

educator

Name

Matthew Lynch

My Birthday

1978-08-15

First Name

Matthew

Last Name

Lynch

Country

USA

City

Richmond, VA

Biographical Info

My career includes significant experience at multiple institutions where I have designed solutions that span the entire P-20 student life cycle.

As a full-time faculty member at Widener University, I assisted with the Center for Education’s accreditation efforts. As a department chair at Langston University, I handled course development, scheduling, and evaluations. I also made adjustments each semester to promote improved results. I used data to realign class schedules and restore enrollments through a phased approach for attaining degrees and certificates.

We completely revamped the coursework, which brought our curriculum into the 21st century. We also lowered the number of semester hours required to graduate from all our programs in order to make them more marketable and place them in line with the rest of the state and private universities in Oklahoma.

When I began as Dean of the School of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Virginia Union, the graduation rate among teacher education majors was abysmal. By the end of my second year, we had increased the number of teacher education graduates by 433%. In spring 2015, we launched the university’s first academic graduate program – the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.

My research-related activities are concentrated into three major areas: school reform, closing the achievement gap and improved teacher education. To learn more about my scholarship visit the following websites:

http://www.theedadvocate.org/

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/

Teacher Profile

Title/Role

CEO, Lynch Education Consulting Group

Where Do You Work?

Lynch Education Consulting Gorup

Years of Experience

20

Subjects/Disciplines Taught

Special Education, U.S.History, Teacher Education

Grade Level

K-12, Higher Education

Licensure/Professional Certifications

(AAAA) Licensure in PreK, Elementary Education, Special Education, Social Studies, Psychology

Resume/Vita

VITAE
Matthew Lynch
Phone: 601.630.5238
Email: lynch39083@gmail.com

Professional Preparation and Experience

Education

Executive Leadership Certificate, November 2015
Executive Leadership Institute, On the Road to the Presidency
Hampton University, Hampton Virginia

Doctor of Education, August 2008
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Major: Early Childhood Education (minor in Educational Policy and Administration)
Dissertation Title: Perceptions of Male Teachers in Early Childhood Education and their Impact on Recruitment and Retention

Master of Arts in Teaching, August 2004
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Major: Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science, May 2001
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Major: Psychology

Work History

Entrepreneurial Pursuits

6/2016 – Present Owner, Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.

Duties include:

• Managing the day to day operations of the Lynch Consulting Group, LLC.
• Serving as the company’s senior leader, articulating the vision and direction.
• Developing and implementing short-range and long-range plans for the company, including program development and expansion.

Key Accomplishments:
Over the last 4 years, Lynch Consulting Group has developed two web properties, which include two blogs and a professional development site for teachers.
• The Edvocate is intended to be a conversation between educators about the best ways to give all P-20 students equal access to education. The Edvocate can be accessed here: http://www.theedadvocate.org.
• The Tech Edvocate covers the P-20 EdTech sector and provides readers with the latest news and opinion on the subject. The Tech Edvocate can be accessed here: http://www.thetechedvocate.org.
Academic & Administrative Appointments

9/2014 – 6/2016 Dean of the Syphax School of Education, Psychology, and Social Work, Associate Professor of Education, Virginia Union University

Duties include:

• Managing the operations of the school while assisting and encouraging faculty, staff, and students in the further development of a culture of intellectual rigor, discernment, and commitment to student formation, social justice, and ethical practice.
• Serving as the school’s senior leader, articulating the school’s vision, strategy, and direction to prospective students and their families, faculty, alumni, advisory bodies, organizational and individual donors, and state and national groups.
• Developing and implementing short-range and long-range plans for the school, including program development and expansion.
• Identifying emerging academic issues and recommending appropriate program responses to ensure curriculum and curricular resources are current, relevant, and innovative.
• Ensuring budget goals are met on an annual basis in accordance with established University standards, goals, and objectives.
• Fostering an institutional attitude and developing a team concept for university unity through communicating with other schools in the university to exchange ideas, information, and resources.
• Responding to and resolving faculty, student, and staff issues and concerns, as appropriate to the academic program area.

Key Accomplishments:

• Increased the number of teacher education graduates by 400%.
• Led the development of a strategic plan for my school.
• Initiated, with the help of my department chairs, a student support program to strengthen retention and ensure greater completion rates.
• Developed and launched a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Planning to launch an online version of the degree in August 2016 (pending SACS approval). I also wrote the “Substantive Change Prospectus” for SACS.
• Increased the retention rate in the Syphax School of Education, Psychology and Social Work by 23%.

8/2012 – 8/2014 Chairman of the Department of Elementary and Special Education, Associate Professor of Education, Langston University

Duties included:

• Provided vision and leadership to the departments of Elementary and Special Education.
• Provided supervision to faculty and assured that the department and all entities within it operated in accord with university policies, procedures, and strategic planning guidelines.
• Provided, encouraged and supported the department’s role in the school and the university’s effectiveness, along with keeping learning assessment consistent with accreditation requirements.
• Managed the departmental personnel and fiscal resources, academic program review and academic advising.
• Provided departmental leadership in student recruitment and retention activities, including community college transfer functions.
• Initiated and facilitated high-quality academic programs, certificates, and other traditional or adult education opportunities.
• Promoted faculty and student morale, academic citizenship and collegial professionalism within the department, school and university-learning community.
• Initiated and facilitated externally funded opportunities and grants.

Key Accomplishments:

• Completed an Introduction to Education textbook for Pearson entitled The Call to Teach: An Introduction to Teaching.
• Lowered the number of semester hours required to graduate from all our programs in order to make them more marketable and place them in line with the rest of the state and private universities in Oklahoma.
• Served as a key member of Langston University’s HLC reaccreditation committee.
• Developed a Master’s degree in urban early childhood education.
• Completely revised Langston University’s curriculum in the areas of Elementary and Special education.
• Served as part of a team that secured a 1.1 million dollar NOYSE grant. The grant was used to recruit and graduate STEM education majors.

5/2009 – 7/2012 Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Secondary and Social Studies Education Programs, Center for Education, Widener University

Duties included:

• Conducted lectures and seminars.
• Performed advanced research.
• Developed teaching materials, such as syllabi and visual aids.
• Advised and assisted students in achieving stated course objectives.
• Completed required college reporting procedures for course management and student evaluation.
• Served on departmental and university committees.

Key Accomplishments:

• Collaborated with the university library to implement a video-based class capture system to increase student academic success.
• Completed an educational leadership supplemental textbook for Routledge entitled, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories.
• Developed and implemented several Master’s and doctoral level degree programs in education.
• Wrote an NCATE (now known as CAEP) “Response to Conditions” report for our undergraduate and Graduate Social Studies education programs. Both passed with flying colors and are “Fully Nationally Recognized.”

8/2005 – 5/2008 Sykes Elementary School, Jackson, MS
Special Education Teacher, Grades 4th, and 5th

Duties included:

• Prepared student education plans in consultation with parents and IEP team members.
• Designed instruction, both individual and small group, which paralleled the general education curriculum.
• Acted as coordinator of IEP implementation with general education staff.
• Monitored student progress and participated in review and revision of IEPs, as appropriate.
• Assisted other professional staff in the diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned remediation and evaluation of student progress.
• Maintained appropriate student data and other records and submitted reports as required.
• Articulated curriculum between and among student levels.
• Managed classroom organization.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

1/2005 – 5/2005 Crystal Springs High School, Crystal Springs, MS
World History Teacher, 10th grade

Duties included:

• Constructed purposeful and appropriate lesson plans and maximized time on task.
• Planned and implemented a program of study designed to meet the individual needs of students.
• Created a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
• Encouraged student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
• Compiled progress and interim reports as required.
• Identified learning disabilities and made referrals as appropriate.
• Demonstrated a strong grasp of subject matter.
• Shared responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
• Upheld and enforced board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations.
• Maintained appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
• Continued professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
• Attended staff, department, and committee meetings as required.
• Evaluated the accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as teacher-made tests, samples of students’ work, mastery skills checklists, criterion-referenced tests, and norm-referenced tests.

8/2001 – 5/2004 Hazlehurst Middle School, Hazlehurst, MS
Social Studies Teacher, 5th Grade

Duties included:

• Constructed purposeful and appropriate lesson plans and maximized time on task.
• Planned and implemented a program of study designed to meet the individual needs of my students.
• Created a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
• Encouraged student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
• Compiled progress and interim reports as required.
• Identified learning disabilities and made referrals as appropriate.
• Demonstrated a strong grasp of subject matter.
• Shared responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
• Upheld and enforced board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations.
• Maintained appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.
• Continued professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
• Attended staff, department, and committee meetings as required.
• Evaluated the accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as teacher-made tests, samples of students’ work, mastery skills checklists, criterion-referenced tests, and norm-referenced tests.

Professional Certifications

Mississippi Educator’s Licensure in the following academic disciplines:

Social Studies
Elementary Education
Special Education
Psychology
Early Childhood Education

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
International Reading Association (IRA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
National Association of Educators (NEA)

Teaching

Graduate Courses Taught

ED 511, Introduction to Education

ED 520, Philosophy of Education

ED 593, Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools

ED 594, Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools

ED 5023, Test & Measurements

Undergraduate Courses Taught

ED 101, Introduction to Education

ED 306, Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools

ED 315, Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary Schools

ED 1202, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Cooperative Learning

ED 1204, Engaging Young Children

ED 2212, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Education

ED 3424, Integrated Math and Science

ED 3232, Measurement and Evaluation

SPED 3143, Introduction to Exceptional Children

ED 4243: Diagnostic Reading

Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Publications by Academic Publishing Companies

Lynch, M. (2017). Understanding Key Education Issues: How We Got Here and Where We Go From Here. New York: Routledge.

Lynch, M. (2014). The True Costs of Social Promotion and Retention. International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(3), p. 6-17.

Lynch, M. (2014). Alternatives to Social Promotion and Retention. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 44(3) p. 291-309.

Lynch, M. (Ed.). (2014). Reimagining School Reform and Innovation. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Lynch, M. (2014). The Call to Teach: An Introduction to Teaching. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Lynch, M. (2012). A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories. New York: Routledge.

Lynch, M. (2012). Recruiting, Retaining, and Fairly Compensating Our Teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 8(2), 121-135.

Lynch, M. (2012). Strategically Allocating Resources to Support Teaching and Learning. AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 9(1), 57-64.

Lynch, M. (Ed.). (2012). Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Vol. 1 & 2). New York: Praeger Publishing.

Lynch, M. (2012). John R. Lynch’s Account of the Republican Abandonment of the. Negro. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Volume 1). New York: Praeger.

Lynch, M. (2012). John Roy Lynch and James Hill: The Reconciliation. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Volume 1). New York: Praeger.

Lynch, M. (2012). A Man on Fire: John Roy Lynch’s Early Political Career. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Volume 1). New York: Praeger.

Lynch, M. (2012). The Power of Three: The Bruce/Hill/Lynch Alliance. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Volume 1). New York: Praeger.

Lynch, M. (2012). The Lynch/Rhodes Debate: Reconstruction on Trial. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (Volume 1). New York: Praeger.

Lynch, M. (2011). Working with families and diverse learners for student success. In J. Etim’s Essays in Helping Diverse Students Attain Educational Success. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications by Academic Publishing Companies

Lynch, M. (2011). It’s Time for a Change: School Reform for the Next Decade. Latham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.

Lynch, M. (2007). How to effectively communicate with your child’s school. In B. Johnson’s Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community Anthology. San Jose, CA: Gumbo for the Soul Publications.

Lynch, M. (2006). Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap. Chicago, IL: African American Images.

Works in Progress

Lynch, M. (in progress). The Pitfalls of the Pass-Fail System in K-12 Classrooms.

Lynch. M. (in progress). Black Boys In Crisis: The Six Biggest Obstacles Facing Young African Americans, and How to Overcome Them.
Public Scholarship

Columnist for The Huffington Post

Columnist for Education Week

Columnist for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Editor and owner of The Edvocate/The Tech Edvocate

Selected Scholarly Presentations

My Brother’s Keeper. Panel; Black Lives Matter. Cambridge, MA (Harvard Law). (2015). Invited.

The Recruiting Revolution for 2025. Panel; The Galileo Summit: Transforming College Opportunities for Low-Income Students by 2025. Essex, NY. (2014). Invited.

Becoming Superman: How America Can Reform It’s Education System. Roundtable; Eastern Education Research Association Annual Conference. (2011). Competitive review.

Closing the Achievement Gap. Rainbow Coalition. New Orleans, LA. (2007).
Invited.

Assessing Socialization Patterns in Alternative School Settings. American Association of Men’s Studies. Nashville, TN. (2005). Competitive review.

Service

University Service

Phi Sigma Pi, Widener University
Faculty Advisor

Faculty Development Institute Committee, Langston University
Committee Member

Faculty Development Committee, Langston University
Committee Member

Higher Learning Commission Committee, Langston University
Criterion #2 Chair

Retention Committee, Virginia Union University
Committee Member

School Service

Diversity Committee, School for Human Service Professions, Widener University
Committee Member

Accreditation Committee, School of Education and Behavioral Science, Langston University
Committee Member

Unit Service

Diversity Committee, Center for Education, Widener University
Vice Chair

Certification Committee, Center for Education, Widener University
Committee Member

Community Service

Board Member- KINGS Leadership & Development Institute

Board Member- The DaVinci Institute

Board Member- Magnolia Alliance for Change

Board of Advisors- CFES (College for Every Student) Taskforce

Board of Advisors- Navvie

Board of Advisors- Edporium

Peer Reviewer- Journal of African American Males in Education

Open to Freelancing Opportunities

Yes

What Are You Hoping to Gain From Pedagogue?

I am hoping that this app will democratize education all over the world.

Hobbies and Interests

My Hobbies

Hiking
Exercising
Reading
Antiquing

Favorite Music Bands/Artists

Sly and the Family Stone
Parliament
A Tribe Called Quest
OutKast
Jay Z
Nas

Favorite TV Shows

A Different World
The Golden Girls
The Carmichael Show
Martin

Favorite Books

Native Son
Black Boy
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Color Purple
Miles: Autobiography
The Bluest Eye
Of Mice and Men
Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Movies

Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
Carmen
Casablanca
Brown Sugar

Other Interests

Traveling

About me

Matthew Lynch

CEO, Lynch Consulting Group

My career includes significant experience at multiple institutions where I have designed solutions that span the entire P-20 student life cycle.

As a full-time faculty member at Widener University, I assisted with the Center for Education’s accreditation efforts. As a department chair at Langston University, I handled course development, scheduling, and evaluations. I also made adjustments each semester to promote improved results. I used data to realign class schedules and restore enrollments through a phased approach for attaining degrees and certificates.

We completely revamped the coursework, which brought our curriculum into the 21st century. We also lowered the number of semester hours required to graduate from all our programs in order to make them more marketable and place them in line with the rest of the state and private universities in Oklahoma.

When I began as Dean of the School of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Virginia Union, the graduation rate among teacher education majors was abysmal. By the end of my second year, we had increased the number of teacher education graduates by 433%. In spring 2015, we launched the university’s first academic graduate program – the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.

My research-related activities are concentrated into three major areas: school reform, closing the achievement gap and improved teacher education.

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Groups

E-mail Address

advocatefored@gmail.com

Website

http://www.pedagogue.app

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