Matthew joins the Association after completing his Ph.D. and M.A. in American history at Marquette University. He also has a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past year he worked on the George Washington Bibliography Project for the Washington Papers at the University of Virginia, authoring annotations and cataloging monographs related to George Washington. He has received research fellowships from Marquette University, the Virginia Historical Society, the United States Capitol Historical Society, and the Fred W. Smith National Library at Mount Vernon. He has published articles in The Journal of History and Cultures, Essays in History, The Dome, and White House History. He has given invited talks on George Washington’s legacy at the George Washington Teacher Institute, and presented his research at the meetings of the Social Science Historical Association and the Virginia Forum.