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Matthew Campbell, PhD

Associate Director - School of Education; Coordinator of Teacher Education; Program Coordinator - Educational Theory and Practice (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor

Professional Highlights

  • Research emphasis on teacher education, teacher recruitment and retention, and teacher leadership
  • Principal Investigator, Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers (M3T)
  • President, West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM), 2022-2024
  • Associate Vice President, AMTE STaR Fundraising Committee, 2023-2026
  • Editorial Panel Chair, Mathematics Teacher Educator, 2021-2022


  • PhD, Mathematics Education, Oregon State University, 2014
  • MS, Mathematics Education, Graduate Minor in Statistics, North Carolina State University, 2009
  • B.S., Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2005
  • B.S., Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University, 2005


  • College/University Teacher of the Year, West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM), 2023
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, WVU College of Education and Human Services, 2019
  • Inductee, Patchogue-Medford (NY) Hall of Fame, 2019

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematics teacher education
  • Practice-based teacher education
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher professional development
  • Teacher leadership
  • Research-practice partnerships

Research Interests

  • Mathematics teacher education
  • Practice-based teacher education
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Professional development
  • Teacher leadership
  • Research-practice partnerships

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Matthew Campbell is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and an Associate Director in the School of Education at WVU. At WVU, Dr. Campbell teaches courses as part of preservice teacher preparation programs as well as graduate programs. As Associate Director, he serves as Coordinator of Teacher Education. He also currently serves as the program coordinator for the Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice.

Dr. Campbell is the Principal Investigator of the project, Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers (M3T), which is currently funded by a six-year grant from NSF's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (2020-2026, NSF Grant No. 1950217) and additional support from the West Virginia Department of Education. The project currently supports a statewide networked improvement community of 40 middle and high school mathematics teacher leaders representing 26 county school districts across West Virginia, plus other teachers and education stakeholders—all collectively working to improve mathematics teaching and learning across the state.

Dr. Campbell's research is focused on the preparation and professional education of teachers, with particular attention to secondary mathematics teachers. This includes investigation of innovative and transformative ways to support the recruitment, preparation, retention, and continued support of teachers and teacher leaders, particularly in rural contexts. He also has a long-running line of scholarly work focused on the use of practice-based teacher education pedagogies, with a particular focus on supporting teachers’ development of skill with facilitating mathematics discussions. His research has been published in Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Education Policy Analysis Archives, among other journals.

Dr. Campbell is a first-generation college student and a product of public K-12 education and of research-intensive, public land-grant institutions of higher education. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University. He taught high school mathematics in New York and North Carolina prior to pursuing graduate studies.