Matthew Swope has a master’s in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation and is currently pursuing his PhD in Applied Research Methods and Evaluation at CGU. Matthew has five years’ experience evaluating both local and international youth development and education programs, including the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and Project Grad Los Angeles.
Matthew currently works as a managerial senior consultant at Kaiser Permanente's Southern California Community Health Department managing a team that leads a range evaluation and organizational learning projects.
Matthew joined YD Eval because of its reputation for high-quality evaluation work, hands-on evaluation training, and opportunities to work with programs seeking to make a positive impact in the lives of young people. His research and professional interests center on helping organizations build the capacity to better understand and improve what they do.