Ed.D., Brigham Young University
Joe Matthews is currently an associate professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University. He has served as faculty at three universities, Director of the State of Utah Principals Academy, a principal of three high schools, and a high school teacher. He has researched and written on the socialization of principals and has most recently developed a contemporary view of principal roles as instructional leaders in professional learning communities. His writing has appeared in many publications for both practitioners and scholars. He has co-authored four books, the most recent of which is titled The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community published by Allyn and Bacon. His expertise and research are in studying principal roles, instructional leadership, mentoring and coaching, and using classroom data to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning through collaborative teaming.