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Matthew Peterson is Vice President of Education at the Claremont Institute. Dr. Peterson directs the organization’s portfolio of educational programming, including Claremont’s annual Publius, Lincoln, John Marshall, and Speechwriters fellowships. He will also oversee the creation of a new center within the organization designed to support and advance graduate level study in America.
Dr. Peterson graduated from the Great Books Program at Thomas Aquinas College, and received his M.A. in politics and Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University. He has spent the past 10 years in academia teaching courses on political philosophy, American government, rhetoric, and media at Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, Claremont McKenna College, and most recently, John Paul the Great Catholic University.
From 2008-2011, Dr. Peterson assisted in the design and implementation of U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History initiatives. Dr. Peterson also has an extensive background in media and political research, including a three-year stint beginning in 2003 as a researcher for the Claremont Institute.
Dr. Peterson lives with his wife and four children in Pasadena, California.