- Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education
- Director of Middle, Secondary and the Arts Teacher Licensure Programs
Jackson Matos is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Education and the director of middle, secondary, and the arts teacher licensure programs. They serve as the program director of ¡Científicas Presente!, a summer STEM program for girls in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Matos is interested in the role of equality and liberation in learning communities. Matos' research has two distinct areas. In the first area, they examine the assets that Latinx students, families and communities bring to the classroom and how those strengths can be utilized to enhance the system of public education in the U.S. In the second area, they examine the longitudinal effects of a community based STEM program for girls in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Matos has worked with diverse populations of college students as a hallmark of their career and has served as director of multicultural affairs at Simon’s Rock, assistant dean of ALANA and GLBTQ students at Clark University, and assistant dean of students and advisor to Latinx students at Dartmouth College. Prior to their teaching appointment at Mount Holyoke, Matos taught at Our Lady of the Elms College, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Smith College School for Social Work.
Areas of Expertise
Latinxs in education, women's education, social justice education, LGBT2Q issues in education
- Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
- B.A., M.A.T., Smith College