Matt is a community minded individual that empowers not only students but faculty to think globally and act locally. His position as adjunct leadership faculty suits his personality as well as his beliefs in human nature. He encourages and teaches the changes that we as a society need to make on a daily basis. He is a highly personable individual and builds professional relationships that continue beyond the classroom. Matt believes in the long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship.

In his classes he embodies sustainability by remaining diverse and productive over time, a necessary precondition for human well-being. Matt interfaces with economics through the social and ecological consequences of economic activity. Constantly moving towards sustainability, he integrates social challenges that entails, among other factors, international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. He brings the concept that living within a community can take many forms, but they all involve ethical choices.