Assistant Professor, Coordinator for Non-Profit Leadership Minor
Dr. Matthew Jerome Schneider earned his B.S. (2013) in Sociology and History from Illinois College, a small liberal arts college in Jacksonville, IL, before earning his M.A. (2016) and Ph.D. (2020) in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work is situated in the areas of race and racism, environmental sociology, community and civic engagement, and homelessness. A simple but central narrative in his academic work is that justice, antiracism, and even service are easier said than done. His current book project, Serving the Street (University of Georgia Press), for example, explores how homeless service volunteers in St. Louis, Missouri both undermine and (re)produce problems related to homelessness.
On campus, Dr. Schneider takes an active role in promoting social justice efforts, creating a more inclusive campus, engaging students in the community, and finding innovative ways to teach and use sociology.
To read more about Dr. Schneider’s work, visit https://www.mjschneider.net/