Matthew Lynch is a writer, activist and the Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University. He spent seven years as a social studies and special education teacher in Mississippi—an experience that gave him a view of the challenges facing education reform. His articles and opeds appear regularly in the
Huffington Post, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Education Week. He has authored and edited a number of books on school reform and school leadership. Dr. Lynch earned a bachelor’s in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi, and his master’s and PhD in education from Jackson State University.