Teaching Assistant Professor
Social and Cultural Sciences
Matt’s research is focused on corporate, white collar and environmental crime. Specifically, Matt is interested in learning how investigative and sentencing practices maintain and exacerbate existing environmental injustices and other social inequalities. Matt also researches issues on police uses of force, sentencing practices in county/district courts and the cultural practices of criminal courts. Along with being an instructor and researcher Matt worked as a criminal defense and civil rights trial attorney for over 10 years and specialized in unlawful uses of force by police, cruel and unusual punishment claims, equal protection issues and first amendment lawsuits. He has litigated numerous civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts and is now retained as an expert witness and consultant on various lawsuits.
2016 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia
2014 M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia
2010 J.D., Whittier Law School
CRLS 3100. Carceral Systems, CRLS 1001., Introduction to Criminology, CRLS 4660. Law & Society, CRLS 4180. Empathy, Crime and Justice
Law, criminology, social control, deviance, environmental crime, white collar and corporate crime