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Matt Monahan

Subject Expertise: History/Social Studies; Curriculum Development; Educational Leadership
Education: MEd in Educational Leadership from Millersville University; MA in History from Villanova University; BA in History with Integral Honors from Le Moyne College
Hometown: Glens Falls, NY, but lives in York, PA today
Home Church: St. Joseph Parish, York, PA

I have been preparing to teach professional development courses for the better part of 15 years: the length of my teaching career.  The value of quality professional development has become increasingly apparent to me as pedagogy in the field of education continues to evolve in the 21st century.  My teaching experience, coupled with a Master's Degrees in History and Educational Leadership, have given me the academic background necessary to provide quality professional development.  Continuing Education is a passion of mine partly because I completed a second Master's Degree plus 24 graduate credits after I believed that I was completely finished with school. My educational, professional, and personal experiences have shown me the value in continuing to learn and teach.

Professional Experience: 15 years teaching experience in social studies - high school and middle school, public and private

Scholarly Interests: Modern History (since European Enlightenment), especially Europe and United States

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 John 4:12 ~ "No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us."

Favorite Music: 1990s hip-hop; Jam Bands; Rage Against the Machine; Classical (Beethoven/Vivaldi)

Favorite Activities: Outdoor activities including running, biking, hiking, walking, hunting, and fishing

Family Info: Wife of 12 years and one child

What Matters: It matters when people make an honest effort.

Pet Peeves: I don't like being late!

What I Like About FPU: I like FPU's mission.  I also appreciate that FPU makes quality continuing education affordable.