Dr. Matthew Thomas-Reid earned a Ph.D. in cultural studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A.T. in middle grades social studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.A. in history from Mars Hill University.
His areas of research include philosophy of education, social justice education, and queer pedagogy. His current research projects focus on utilizing LGBTQIA histories and narratives with a view toward 'queering' pedagogy, praxis, and, most recently, digital literacies.
He is an affiliate faculty with Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and serves as the faculty advisor for GAPP (Gay and Progressive Pedagogy).
In 2023, he received the Appalachian State University School/College Awards, and in 2020, he was the recipient of the college's Inclusive Excellence Award.
Title: Associate Professor, Educational Foundations
Department: Department of Leadership and Educational Studies
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2137
College of Education Building