Matt McCluskey has been serving as St. Lawrence’s Coordinator of Academic Engagement since 2018 and is now in his 15th year working at his alma mater. Matt sees his position as a wonderful opportunity to advise, mentor, and teach students, to lead our peer tutors, and to help students--- especially sophomores---develop momentum in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. He hopes to use his skills, experience, and many good relationships to connect students with engaged learning opportunities, teach proactive academic strategies, and help students imagine, develop, and implement a positive vision for their time here. His work includes participation in campus-wide retention efforts and collaboration across many different programs and departments, most especially Athletics and the Sophomore Success Initiative. In the summer he enjoys working with our Saints Start Challenge Grant recipients. He embraces the regular opportunity to teach in St. Lawrence’s classrooms and helps many students working through the process of academic recovery.
Matt earned a master's degree in political science from Duke University. He served in such roles as legislative director, public policy researcher, reading specialist, high school soccer coach, and history teacher before returning to SLU. When he’s not at work, Matt likes riding his bicycle, Nordic skiing, gardening, collecting maps, and scouting out pond hockey locations for he and his son.
Office hours in Augsbury 112, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Thursdays and Fox 107, 9:30-11:30 AM Fridays (or outside those respective buildings on nice days)
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