Matt teaches courses in international politics and quantitative methods part-time in the Department of Government and Public Policy Program. His primary role at William & Mary is as a Research Analyst in the Policy Analysis Unit at AidData. At AidData, Matt works on a variety of projects focused on estimating contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, explaining the allocation of aid within developing countries, and understanding the motives of traditionally opaque donors like China. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, an MA in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Politics and Policy from the University of New Hampshire, and a BS in Political Science from Salem State University. Some of his research appears or is soon to appear in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.