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Kevin Mattingly, PhD

Director of PLUSSED+


Kevin Mattingly has been a science teacher, administrator and athletic coach for more than 35 years in junior high and high schools. He has been involved for over twenty-five years with teacher professional development programs at Teachers College Columbia University and is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership. There, he teaches graduate courses on learning theory and its implications for curriculum design, assessment and classroom instruction. Mattingly is the co-author of the popular edX MOOC, “The Science of Learning: What Every Teacher Should Know” developed by the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College in conjunction with the Columbia University Center for Teaching. He has also taught courses in learning at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Over the years Mattingly helped found a school (Milton Academy’s Mountain School), been a consultant to several systemic school reform initiatives, and worked with over fifty public and private schools through professional learning workshops as a leader and advisor. In addition, he been involved in a variety of summer remedial and enrichment academic programs for students from New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Trenton and other urban areas. He has also worked with teachers and schools about the practical implications of cognitive science in China, Vietnam, Tanzania and India. Besides his teaching at Columbia, he is currently the director of the co-curriculum for Riverdale Country School in North Bronx, New York. Before that he was Dean of Faculty and also Director of Teaching and Learning at the Lawrenceville School (NJ). Mattingly holds a PhD in Biology from Indiana University (IN).