Matthew Vaughan is the Associate Director of Instructional Design and Operations. He comes to SPS with an interdisciplinary background in religious studies and education. He is a former public school teacher from Tennessee, and he came to NYC in 2011. His PhD dissertation was a philosophy of education, asking questions about what it means to learn through dialogue. Matthew's research and writing center around the intersection of theology, teaching and learning, and media studies. His work has appeared in Restoration Quarterly, the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, and the Christian Scholar’s Review. He is active in the American Education Research Association and the American Academy of Religion.