Dr. Jamaal Matthews

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Dr. Jamaal Matthews

Office: University Hall 2133
Phone: (973) 655-3027
Email: matthewsj@mail.montclair.edu

         

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Dr. Matthews' scholarly interests involve the development of self-regulatory learning skills during childhood, as well as the relationship between academic identity development, achievement motivation and self-regulated learning during adolescence. Born and raised in Harlem NYC, his educational interests are grounded in his experiences as a middle school math teacher in the Bronx. These formative experiences have elicited an intellectual curiosity that has burgeoned into his current program of academic scholarship. Dr. Matthews has also served as program coordinator, curriculum developer and program evaluator of various inner-city mentorship/special interest programs. In 2010, Dr. Matthews was awarded the Minority Scholars fellowship at the National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education. Dr. Matthews is also the recipient of multiple outstanding dissertation awards from the American Psychological Association and ProQuest, for his work on academic identity development of ethnic-minority youth.  

Degrees

  • PhD University of Michigan
  • MS University of Michigan
  • MA Mercy College
  • BA Columbia University

 

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Publications

Select Scholarly Articles

Carolan, B., Weiss, C., & Matthews, J.S. (2013). Which middle school model works best? Evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study. Youth & Society, available online doi:10.1177/0044118X13478625 

Matthews J.S., Kizzie, K., Rowley, S.J., & Cortina, K. (2010). African-Americans and boys: understanding the literacy gap, predicting academic trajectories and evaluating learning-related skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102(3), 757-771. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019616

Matthews J.S., Ponitz, C.C., & Morrison F.J. (2009). Early gender differences in self-regulation and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(3), 689-704. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0014240                                                                                          

Ponitz, C.C., McClelland, M.M., Matthews J.S., & Morrison F.J. (2009). A structured observation of behavioral self-regulation and its contribution to kindergarten outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 45(3), 605-619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0015365 

Select Conference Presentations

Sanchez, D., Granillo, T., & Matthews, J.S. (August, 2013). Impact of perceived racial discrimination on racial identity, psychological and behavioral outcomes among ethnically diverse black adolescents. Paper presented at the 2013 annual American Psychological Association Conference.

Matthews, J.S., Banerjee, M., Salem, J., & Romano, A. (April, 2013) The role of “the Self” in academic identity formation and motivation among ethnic-minority youth: Evaluating self-efficacy and self-regulated learning as process mechanisms. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. 

Carolan, B., Weiss, C., & Matthews, J.S. (March, 2012). Which middle school model works best? Evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study. Paper presented at the 2012 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Conference. 

Matthews, J.S. (October, 2011). Toward a holistic understanding of identification with academics in ethnic-minority boys at-risk for academic failure. Invited paper presentation at the 2012 American Psychological Association Conference, Division 15 -- Educational Psychology. 

Matthews, J.S. & Marulis, L. (August, 2011). Predictors and predictions of gender differences in children's socio-emotional, cognitive and school-related outcomes. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Division 15 -- Educational Psychology. 

 

Presentations

Select Scholarly Presentations (refereed) 

Carolan, B., Weiss, C., & Matthews, J.S. (March, 2012). Which Middle School Model Works Best? Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the 2012 Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Conference. 

Matthews, J.S. (October, 2011). Toward a holistic understanding of identification with academics in ethnic-minority boys at-risk for academic failure. Paper presented at the 2011 National Network for Education Renewal Conference. 

Matthews, J.S. & Marulis, L. (August, 2011). Predictors and predictions of gender differences in children's socio-emotional, cognitive and school-related outcomes. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Division 15 -- Educational Psychology. 

Matthews, J.S. (June, 2010). Toward an understanding of academic identification in black and latino adolescents. Paper Symposium at the American Psychological Association, Division 45 -- Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. 

Rowley, S.J., Matthews, J.S., & Kizzie, K.T. (April 2009). How did the gap come to be? Relating theories on the origin of the achievement gap to motivation in black adolescents. Paper presented at Symposium at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. 

Matthews, J.S. (March, 2008). African-American boys: Understanding the literacy gap, predicting academic trajectories and evaluating learning-related skills. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. 

Matthews, J.S., Griffin, A., & Rowley, S., (April, 2007). The role of learning related skills: Filling in the literacy gap for African American boys. Paper Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. 

Matthews, J.S & Jewkes, A., (March, 2007). Early gender differences in self-regulation: A forecast of the impending storm. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. 

Morrison, F., Cameron, C., McClelland, M., & Matthews, J.S. (March, 2007). Self -regulation and academic achievement in the transition to school. Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.

 

Service

Reviewer, 2010, American Psychological Association, Division 45 

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Elementary School Journal (ESJ) 

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP) 

Organizational assistant to the division chair, 2009-2010, American Psychological Association, Division 45 

Graduate Admissions Council, 2010, Masters of Arts in Teaching and Post-baccalaureate in Teacher Certification programs, Montclair State University 

Advisor and Consultant 2009-2010, Gear-Up program, Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives at the University of Michigan. 

Combined Program in Education and Psychology (CPEP), Executive Committee, University of Michigan

     -     Curriculum Committee Member
     -     Admissions Committee Member 

Community Outreach Chair & Undergraduate Recruitment Chair 2009, Black Students Psychological Organization, University of Michigan.

 

Awards 

ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award 2010-2011: Finalist of 766 applications from all academic disciplines (Monetary Award, $1,000). February 2011 

American Psychological Association 2011 Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award: APA - Division 15 (Educational Psychology). (Monetary Award, $1,500 & Invited Address, 2012 APA Conference). April 2011 

Stanley E. and Ruth B. Dimond Best Dissertation Award 2010-2011: School of Education at The University of Michigan. (Monetary Award, $500). April 2011 

National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) Minority Scholars Fellowship. June 2010 – July 2011 (Research Funds Granted, $12,000) 

Sims Medal: Outstanding Research Paper. University of Michigan (Monetary Award, $5,000). May 2008

 

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