Coordinator Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Program
Matthew Wawrzynski is Associate Professor and coordinator of the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University. He received a B.S. in Biology from Canisius College, a M.S. in College Personnel from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Education, Leadership, Policy, and Administration from University of Maryland–College Park.
His scholarly work examines how student input characteristics (e.g., non-cognitive variables, expectations) and environmental variables (e.g., living learning communities, involvement experiences, peer education learning outcomes) influence postsecondary student outcomes (e.g., learning, development, and engagement). Before coming to Michigan State University, he was an AERA Postdoctoral Research Fellow and worked at the National Survey of Student Engagement. In addition to his experiences as a faculty member, he served as a student affairs practitioner for almost 15 years in the areas of residence life, orientation, advising, drug and alcohol education, and judicial affairs.
The National Peer Education Study
A study designed to provide evidence-based research outcomes associated with being a peer educator on a college or university campus.
Assessing Pathways to Retention in Undergraduate STEM Education
In the CHAE Report (Fall 2015), Dr. Wawrzynski discusses efforts to incorporate more active learning techniques in STEM classrooms with the goal of improving undergraduate STEM education.
Professional Collaborative Experiences in South Africa
In the CHAE Report (Spring 2016), Dr. Wawrzynski discusses the mutual benefit of the professional collaborative experience between the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa.
Chinese University Student Affairs Administrators visit CHAE
Center faculty present a series of Student Affairs workshops to visiting administrators from several Chinese universities.
Building Capacity in New Education Graduate Program in Azerbaijan
In September 2016, a CHAE faculty member and doctoral student joined other MSU College of Education colleagues to travel to Baku, Azerbaijan and celebrate the launch of a new Master of Arts in Educational Management program at ADA University.