SPA: Public Administration
PhD, American University<br /> MPA, University of Colorado-Denver<br /> BA, United States Air Force Academy
Matthew Vanderschuere has a PhD in Public Administration from American University and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado-Denver. His research interests include human resource management, leadership, and employee motivation within public organizations. Matt was recently honored with the 2015 Charles Levine Doctoral Student Research Award for the first chapter of his dissertation which studies the turnover intention and job satisfaction of military veterans working for the federal government. Prior to beginning his PhD program, Matt served six years on active duty in the United States Air Force working predominately with the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system with over 175 nuclear alert tours. Following his missileer duty, he worked as a public affairs officer in the United States Air Force Reserves for the Secretary of the Air Force’s public affairs office. Matt continues to serve in the New Jersey Air National Guard. Matt is a member of the 2013-2014 Foundation for the Defense of Democracies National Security Fellows class, a member of the 2012-2013 class of the Foreign Policy Initiative’s Future Leader Program, and is published in Time.com. He also served as an academic fellow for the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Additionally, Matt is a distinguished graduate of the Defense Information School Public Affairs Qualification Course, and received two advanced certificates from the Defense Nuclear Weapon School on nuclear weapon operations and nuclear surety.