Dr. Matthew Pistilli is a Research Scientist for Teaching and Learning Technologies at Purdue University. For over 14 years, Matt has focused on creating and assessing conditions and environments that positively affect college student success. Over his career, he has worked with summer bridge programs, residence life, learning communities, orientation programming, supplemental instruction, and low-income student scholarship and support programming, and has presented numerous times on these topics. After studying the impact of learning communities on women in STEM majors for his doctoral dissertation, Matt began examining the intersection of technology and student success. Currently, Dr. Pistilli is the principal investigator for an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation looking at the process for building capacity for using analytics at eight institutions around the United States in an effort to impact student success. The grant effort is also focused on expanding the use of Course Signals and analytic technology at Purdue. Matt was a part of the Indiana Access and Success Network conference planning committee and also served on the ACPA-College Educators International Commission for Admissions, Orientation and the First-Year Experience. He has presented and published on learning communities, college seniors, and low-income student success programming, and has co-edited two annotated bibliographies – one on the first-year experience in American higher education, and a forthcoming volume on the various transitions students face while in college. Dr. Pistilli also serves on the editorial teams for two academic journals: International Journal of Learning Analytics and Journal of The First-Year Experience and
Students in Transition.
Matthew D. Pistilli, Ph.D.
Research Scientist for Teaching and Learning Technologies
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