Matthew W. Broda is an Associate Professor of adolescent and young adult education in the Department of Education at The College of Wooster. His areas of expertise include instructional technology, curriculum design and instructional methodologies, teacher leadership, experiential and adventure education, and professional development. Broda received his B.S. from Kent State University (1999) before earning his M.Ed. (2004) from Ashland University and his Ph.D. (2007) from Kent State University.

Before joining Wooster’s faculty in 2007, he was an adjunct faculty member for The College of Wooster and Kent State University, served as a K-12 curriculum and instruction specialist, and middle school science, social studies, and language arts teacher. He has written and presented on numerous topics in his fields of expertise.

Department Mission Statement:

The Department of Education brings together engaged, independent thinkers and seeks to prepare future educational leaders who are reflective, socially-minded, and influential in a diverse and interdependent global community. We engage motivated students, who value educational inquiry, through a rigorous and dynamic liberal education focused on emerging and progressive teaching and learning, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. Through extensive field experiences and dynamic on-campus learning, Wooster teacher candidates are deeply rooted in sound theoretical and pedagogical understanding and distinguish themselves in their ability to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight in both individual and collaborative settings.

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