Kevin Mattingly has been a science teacher, administrator, and coach for 35 years in day and boarding schools. Before becoming the current director of the co-curriculum at Riverdale School (NYC), he was dean of faculty and then director of teaching, learning & educational partnerships at the Lawrenceville School (NJ). Over the years he has helped start a school (Mountain School in VT), been a consultant to several systemic school reform initiatives and worked with over forty schools on curriculum design, teaching strategies, assessment, and professional learning programs. He has been involved with a variety of summer academic programs for students including the New Jersey Scholars, Vermont Governor's Institute on Science and Technology, Hotchkiss Summer Portals and a number of summer enrichment programs for public school students from New York City, Philadelphia and Trenton. Dr. Mattingly also has a background in experiential education and has led students and faculty on trips around the world. He was a lead teacher in the Klingenstein Center's (Columbia University) Summer Institute for 17 years and has taught in their year-long and summer master’s leadership programs for the past 15 years. For the Center he was the primary content author of the edX MOOC, The Science of Learning--What Every Teacher Should Know, and has most recently worked with schools in China, Vietnam, Tanzania, and India incorporating best practice instructional and assessment strategies based on cognitive science research. He holds a Ph.D. in ecology and a B.A. in biological sciences from Indiana University.


Program Leadership (ORLA 5052), The Practical Implications of Learning Theory for Leadership in Schools (ORLA 4199).