Matthew P. Phelps

Matt PhelpsEducation

  • Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. in psychology (summa cum laude), Bowling Green State University

Administrative Experience

  • Director of Institutional Research and Assessment,  2019-present
  • Director of General Education, 2018-2020
  • Faculty Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar, 2015–2017
  • Project leader, Quantitative Literacy Goals & Performance Task for Assessment, 2015-2017
  • Director, Faculty Development, 2011-2015
  • Coordinator, Summer Interdisciplinary Reading Group, 1999-2016
  • Chair, Department of Psychology, 2003-2010

Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, Malone University, 2018-2019
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Malone University, 2011-12
  • Finalist, Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Malone University, 2005-06; 2007-08; 2010-11
  • Finalist, Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, 2007-08, 2017-2018

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Human Memory & Cognition
  • Sophomore Seminar (academic and career advising for psychology majors)
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology (topical capstone for psychology majors)
  • Faith in the World Seminar (topical, interdisciplinary capstone in general education)

Recent Publications

  • Phelps, M. P., & Waalkes, S. (2012). Educating desire and imagination in a “Faith in the World” seminar. Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 16, 195-214.
  • Phelps, M. P. & Waalkes, S. (2009). Christian friendship as faculty development: A narrative account. Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 13, 125-139.

Recent Presentations

  • Phelps, M. P., & Waalkes, S. (2011, October). Educating desire and imagination in a “Faith in the World” seminar. Paper presented at Education as Formation: Christian Approaches, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Waalkes, S., & Phelps, M. P. (2007, October). Christian friendship as faculty development: A narrative analysis. Paper presented at the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Friendship: Quests for Character, Community, and Truth, Baylor University, Waco, TX.