B.Sc. Geography, University of Bristol, UK
Ph.D. Planning, University of Wales College of Cardiff (now Cardiff University), UK

For the past five years Dr. Matthews has served as director of the residential dual-degree Graduate Program in Demography (60+ students) and currently serves as co-editor of the flagship journal, Demography. Dr. Matthews is trained in quantitative geography, GIS and planning. He has been at Penn State 24 years, during which time he founded and led the Geographic Information Analysis Core for over 17 years. He has served on the advisory board to Penn State’s MGIS and Certificate Programs in GIS for over a decade; and he is a regular capstone supervisor for the MGIS program.