Matthew J. Lyddon is a Project Manager at The Policy Lab. Matt manages an array of Lab projects and leads workflow planning for the Lab’s Data Science team. He also manages several capacity-building functions, including grant and fundraising infrastructure, research integrity, and liaising with other Brown University departments and offices. Matt also provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Lab’s communications and public engagement activity.
Matt was formerly a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Manager for the Brown Education Standards Research Team led by Susan Moffitt, and co-authored two technical reports with the team on public education in California for the Getting Down to Facts II project at Stanford University. Matt also recently served as an Academic Program Fellow at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy at Brown, where he developed several new programs for intellectual and public engagement.
Matt earned a PhD in Political Science from Brown University in 2016. He also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Brown, and BA and MA degrees in Politics and Applied Ethics from Cardiff University (Wales, UK). He has taught and advised undergraduate students in political science and public policy at Brown, and has taught in the Master of Public Affairs program at the Watson Institute.
Matt has also served in professional roles in higher education marketing, strategic development and program development in the UK. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Brown Alumni Association. Matt is a proud ambassador for his homeland of Wales and a devoted dog dad to his rescue border collie mix, Lily, who has her own instagram.