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Dr. Matthew Paul Cowley

Associate Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development

Executive Director

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Dr. Cowley joined Career and Professional Development in July 2023 to lead the work of our CPD team.

Dr. Matthew Paul Cowley began his career in higher education and career services at Auburn University, working as a graduate assistant in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business’s Office of Professional and Career Development. Since then, Matthew has been privileged to serve in several positions in the University of Florida’s Career Connections Center and, most recently, in Old Dominion University’s Career Development Services unit. Matthew is driven by the opportunity to provide positive postsecondary outcomes for all students with a focus on producing equity and justice, developing strategic partnerships, and executing innovative initiatives.


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Specializations: Social Foundations of Education and Critical Studies of Race, Ethnicity, & Culture in Education
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

B.A. Public Administration
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama