Finding the right speaker for your event is not a minor detail – your decision can make or break the success of your event. As a former university dean, I was responsible for finding speakers for a variety of events and so I know it is a task that comes with plenty of responsibility. What I have found is that the success of the event is directly linked to the quality of the speaker. If a particular speaker nailed it, we had a great event. If they didn’t, well…..the results weren’t nearly as positive.

I created this page to hopefully save you some time as you look for the right speaker for your next event. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the specifics of what I can offer for your event and I look forward to working together for positive outcomes.

Thank you for visiting my page and thank you or considering me.

My Specialty Speaking Topics

I speak on topics related to P-20 education. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

Keep in mind that I can present my talks as a keynote or a workshop. Also, I have a half-day, and in some cases, a full-day seminar version.

Speaking Fees

Call for a quote.

What You Can Expect

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

1. Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
2. A personal phone consultation with a member of my team prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
3. An announcement about your event on my blogs and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
4. A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.

Dr. Matthew Lynch’s Biography

I am an award winning writer, activist, and the Dean of the School of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Virginia Union University. I spent seven years as a K-12 teacher – an experience that gave me an intimate view of the challenges facing genuine education reform. Before my current role, I was the chairman of the Department of Elementary/Special Education at Langston University and an Associate Professor of Education. Before assuming my position at Langston, I spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Secondary and Social Studies Programs at Widener University.

Now that I have reached such a position of leadership, I’ve focused the second stage of my career on researching topics related to education reform, the achievement gap, and teacher education. What I’ve found is that improving teacher education is an essential component in closing the achievement gap.

In terms of my platform, I am an established expert in the areas of education policy and reform. Since 2013, I have written the blog “Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12” for Education Week. The blog chronicles and reports on educational innovations, technologies and reforms. My blog is widely read and my posts normally receive an average of 100,000 views. Education Futures can be accessed by clicking this link.

I am the owner and editor of an online P-20 education magazine entitled The Edvocate. The Edvocate website features P-20 education news and opinion that is updated daily, and an opt-in email newsletter (120,000 subscribers). The Edvocate can be accesses by clicking the following link. Its readership includes 100,000 unique visitors per month, 340,000 visits per month, and 4,800,000 million page views per month.

The Edvocate is the fastest growing online destination for the P-20 market. Our readers are:

• Highly educated and place a premium on quality education
• Professionally upwardly mobile
• Socially committed men and women engaged in their communities
• Decision-makers in both the public and private sector
• Passionate advocates for equality, access and opportunity for all

In January of 2013 I created an interview series for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education called “Diverse Conversations.” It serves as a mechanism for discussing pressing issues in higher education with scholars, professors and administrators who are considered to be avant-garde in their fields. Most notably, I have interviewed Dr. Charlie Nelms, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University; Dr. John Ebersole, president of Excelsior College; and Dr. Angela Franklin, the first female and African-American president of Des Moines University. My Diverse blog can be accessed by clicking the following link.

I have been published in more traditional ways too. My in-print publications include:

It’s Time for a Change: School Reform for the Next Decade, Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories, Routledge, 2012
Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction, 2012
The Call to Teach: An Introduction to Teaching, Pearson, 2014
Reimagining School Reform and Innovation, Peter Lang, spring of 2014

Click here to view my books on Amazon.

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My Commitment to You

Select me as a speaker, and I will give you a 110% effort. I will act as a catalyst, helping you achieve the goals you’ve set for your event. When you win, I win. It’s as simple as that.

Next Steps

Thank you for considering me as a possible speaker for your event. Email me at lynch39083@gmail.com or call me at (601) 630-5238 to receive more information about my availability and fee schedule.