Dr. Matthias holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in biology education, a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in environmental education and natural resources, and a Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in urban education, curriculum and instruction, and educational leadership. Dr. Matthias has taught at the middle and high school level for the past thirteen years in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Hawaii. Dr. Matthias is a licensed science teacher, principal, curriculum and instruction director, and superintendent. He teaches courses on technology in education, classroom management, parent involvement, cultural diversity in education, models of teaching, and engaging students through diversified strategies as well as supervising student teachers and teaching interns. His current research interests include teacher evaluation models, middle and secondary science curriculum and instructional teaching techniques and methods, environmental education, educational leadership, urban education, use of technology in education, humor and leadership, and school climate. In addition to teaching at Milligan College, Dr. Matthias volunteers his time as the secretary of the Carter County Amateur Radio Association, Habitat for Humanity, Mountain to Sea Trail in North Carolina, and Grandview Church. He and his wife Kristine have two daughters, Malia and Kira.