Mr. Matthew Hollibush leverages years of academic and professional experience toward his current position as an Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Mary College. In this role, Matt Hollibush teaches Secondary Language Arts Methods and Secondary Literacy classes to a variety of undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to teaching courses, Matt Hollibush plays an integral role in the training of future teachers by supervising student teachers as they undertake their fieldwork. Over the course of his career, Matt Hollibush has held a variety of teaching positions related to teacher education. A former high school teacher, Matt Hollibush has focused on educating college students since returning to academia to pursue his PhD in 2005. Among the courses in which Matt Hollibush has served as instructor are Content Area Literacy Instruction, Instruction and Management in a Diverse Society, and Secondary Field Practicum. Matt Hollibush is a member in good standing of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), International Reading Association (IRA), and the Utah Chapter of the International Reading Association (UCIRA).
Matt Hollibush matriculated at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, from which he recently earned his PhD in Teaching and Learning. Possessing a particular interest in “beating the odds” teachers, Matt Hollibush has written and presented extensively on the subject in various capacities. Matt Hollibush also holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. Outside of teaching, Matt Hollibush takes pleasure in a wide range of activities, including fly fishing, basketball, camping, riding motorcycles, and reading. A devoted family man, Matt Hollibush also enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children.