Matt Seimears, Ph.D.

Matt Seimears

Dean, College of Education


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Seimears joined EOU as Dean of the College of Education on July 1, 2019. Matt brings more than 19 years of instructional and administrative experience to EOU. He served as a Professor of STEM and Science Education, and the Department and Associate Chair of the Elementary Education/Early Childhood Unified/Special Education Department at Emporia State University in Kansas. Dr. Seimears has experience in CAEP accreditation, planning, and assessment, faculty evaluation, strategic goal setting, external journal editing, and STEM lab management. He created a robotics competition for pre-service and in-service teacher networks in 22 USD’s in Kansas and national STEM industry partnerships. Throughout his career, he has successfully received 3.4 million in external grants, including a recent NSF STEM rural agricultural grant. His vision is to assist with growing teacher frameworks in the state of Oregon, and help ESD’s and SD’s create a network to help children of Trauma and provide a robust Resilience training partnership for everyone.