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Matthew Vanderschuere Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

Degrees
PhD, American University

MPA, University of Colorado-Denver

BA, United States Air Force Academy

Bio
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 currently serves in the New Jersey National Guard as the Director of the Human Resources Office where he is the primary advisor to the State Adjutant General, staff elements, and operation officials on all matters pertaining to workforce and personnel management 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 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 where he developed military personnel policy and constructed legislation for the FY2015 NDAA. Matt was 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. 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.
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Teaching

Spring 2024

  • PUAD-665 Managing Human Capital Assets