Last updated on: 11/25/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Dewayne Matthews, PhD Biography

Title:
Vice President for Policy and Strategy of Lumina Foundation
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a College Education Worth It?"
Reasoning:

“[W]e desperately need more citizens with postsecondary credentials… 65 percent of U.S. jobs — almost two-thirds — will require some form of postsecondary education by 2020.

For individual Americans, the consequences of not completing postsecondary education are increasingly dire. For many years, the main reason many people went to college was to gain access to better-paying jobs that allowed them to earn more throughout their lives. But earnings potential is no longer the only driver. In this economy, without postsecondary skills, you may not even have a job.”

“A Stronger Nation through Higher Education,” luminafoundation.org, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of higher education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of higher education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Vice President for Policy and Strategy, Lumina Foundation, 2005-present
  • Public Director, NMHU Foundation Board of Directors, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Former Senior Adviser to the President and Vice President, Education Commission of the States (ECS)
  • Former Director of Programs and Services, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
  • Former Executive Director, New Mexico Commission on Higher Education
  • Recipient, honorary doctor of humane letters, Marycrest International University
  • Former Editorial Board Member, Education Policy Analysis Archives
  • Former Commissioner, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
  • Former teacher, first grade in Taos, New Mexico
Education:
  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University
  • MA, Bilingual Education, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Graduate, University of New Mexico, degree unknown
Contact Info:
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