Ed.D. in Educational Administration, 2004
School of Education
June 1, 2008
DOE Lecturer and Alumnus Matthew Ormond, Ed.D., Uses Experience in Business, Management, Technology, and Academia to Inspire His Students
Matthew Ormond earned his B.A. in Political Science at UCLA, a M.S. in Software Engineering from National University, and an Ed.D. from UCI and UCLA. He is currently a full-time lecturer in the Department of Education at UC Irvine teaching in both the education minor and the credential programs. He has been teaching at the university level for the past ten years in Educational Technology, Public Policy, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, and E-commerce.
Before transitioning to Academia, Matthew had nearly 20 years’ experience in business, management, and technology. As a principal in a litigation-consulting firm, Trial Presentation Technologies, he consulted with attorneys on evidence presentation and technology integration in the courtroom, managed cases, and built large litigation databases. He worked on some of the most prominent and most infamous trials of the past decades, including, People vs. Simpson, People vs. Menendez, and Litton vs. Honeywell (a $2 billion patent and anti-trust case).
Upon joining Academia, Matthew continued to be engaged in cutting-edge research and design. At National University, he was Lead Faculty for Technology and was responsible for hiring faculty, staffing classes, recruiting students, and teaching. Early in his career at UC Irvine, Matthew served as programmer analyst for the Preparing Tomorrows Teachers Today (PT3) grant. In this capacity, he designed and built the project’s websites, assisted in the project research designs, developed and implemented online data collection instruments, and assisted in data analysis. Subsequently, as the Associate Research Specialist for the Computer Arts Tutoring Enhancing Student Communications Skills (UCICAT) project, he built an online survey, analyzed project data, and wrote the final report. In his dissertation research, he sought to determine university students’ (both education minors and credential students) conceptions of identity and citizenship, how they are formed, and how they might affect future pedagogic practices.
Matthew’s research interests include how education influences the development of a student’s racialized and ethnicity identity, and how that, in turn influences his or her conception of citizenship and democracy. He has completed an article, “Racialized Identity and Whiteness Among White and Non-White University Undergraduate Students,” which is under review; and he made three presentations at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference 2005 in Montreal, Canada on the same topic. Currently Matthew is working on a second journal article on a mixed method analysis of discourse,: an article analyzing the discourse in web logs (blogs) on race, class, and democracy; and a book on education, inequality, and the American dream.
In addition to his research and writing, Matthew is earning a single subject teaching credential in Social Science at UCI and looking forward to teaching at the middle or high school level.