Matthew Cole’s varied academic and professional career began in 1985 when he received a Bachelor of Music degree from Cleveland Institute of Music at Case Western Reserve. With degree in hand, Matthew moved to New York City and spent the next ten years trying his hand at a career in the music industry. Being in the right place at the right time, Matthew arrived in NYC during the infancy period of the MTV era. It was then that his entrepreneurial spirit revealed itself with the creation of Soundtrack City, his music and video production company, with clients ranging from Atlantic Records to Saatch & Saatchi Advertising. At the same time, he also continued to work as a freelance musician playing the trumpet, keyboards and guitar.
A life altering moment happened while playing music for older adults at a local hospital in the Bronx—Matthew was introduced to the gratifying world of music therapy. Having grown up in Southfield, he returned home to Michigan to pursue specialized training at Eastern Michigan University and completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology in 1999. Matthew worked as a limited licensed psychologist performing neuropsychological evaluations and offering cognitive-behavioral therapy to children, adults and older adults with traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities and chemical dependency for Ann Arbor Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. and the Wayne County Juvenile Assessment Center.
As Matthew continued his clinical work in neuropsychology, he quickly developed a passion for learning more about the brain, behavioral neuroscience, and biostatistics. Matthew decided to continue his graduate studies at Wayne State University when he was offered a National Institute on Drug Abuse predoctoral training grant to investigate the behavioral effects of opioid tolerance and dependence in the behavioral pharmacology laboratory of Alice M Young. Matthew was also awarded a graduate teaching assistantship to run the undergraduate learning and memory laboratory, and in 2002, was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Biopsychology, with a minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
With the blending of his clinical and experimental skills, Matthew continued graduate studies in psychology and completed a research assistantship at the Pediatric Prevention Research Center from 2003-2005, under the supervision of Bonita Stanton, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. It was during this time that Matthew began teaching as an adjunct professor of psychology for WSU, and was awarded the Heberlien Award for teaching excellence, in 2005, by the WSU Department of Psychology.
While working on multiple research projects at the Prevention Center in collaboration with Dr. Stanton and colleagues, Matthew published several peer-review journal articles and research presentations on adolescent sex and drug risk behaviors. Under the supervision of Dr. Ty Partridge, Matthew completed his dissertation in 2008, "Investigating the Cognitive Processes That Mediate Protection Motivation Theory: A Parallel-Process Latent Growth Modeling Analysis." The dissertation received the best dissertation award in the “Social Sciences” from the Graduate Council.
In 2005, Matthew began his association with Lawrence Tech as an adjunct professor for the department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication. From 2006-2008, and 2008-2012, Matthew served as Senior Lecturer of Psychology, and Assistant Professor of Psychology, respectively, teaching Animal Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Cognitive Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, and Sensation and Perception. From 2006-2012, Matthew was the psychology program director, helping to shape the program with strong foundations in biostatistics, life sciences, and research methods.
As an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Matthew played a prominent role in establishing the Lawrence Tech Institutional Review Board (IRB) and serves as the IRB chair, reviewing all student and faculty research with human participants. As co-chair of the Research Support Services Committee (RSSC), Matthew has been a strong proponent of inter-disciplinary collaborations, working closely with staff, faculty and students from Advancement, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Management, on contracts, grants, and research projects.
Matthew’s collaborations with the College of Management grew steadily from 2010-2012 as a committee member on over twelve doctoral dissertations for the DBA program, and teaching the graduate course RES 7033, Research Design-Quantitative Methods. This relationship culminated with a new position at Lawrence Tech as Assistant Professor of Management. Matthew is looking forward to serving as a dissertation chair, and teaching graduate management courses in business statistics, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and research methods. Matthew’s research agenda will focus on the science of teams, entrepreneurship, and social media.
In 2011, Matthew rekindled his entrepreneurial mindset and started PRONEWS LCC, a full service company offering profesional editing, writing and statistics by top scholars in the field. PRONEWS LCC specializes in biostatistics, research and survey design, grant and RFP writing, and preparation of white papers and strategy reports.
Ph.D., 2008, Wayne State University, Cognitive and Social Psychology Across the Lifespan, Advisor: Dr. Ty Partridge.
M.A., 2002, Wayne State University, Biopsychology (minor Pharmaceutical Sciences), Advisor: Dr. Alice M. Young.
M.S., 1999, Eastern Michigan University, Clinical Behavioral Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Marilyn K. Bonem.
B.S., 1997, Eastern Michigan University, Psychology.
B.M., 1985, Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve.
2012, Member, Academy of Management. Research Methods and Organizational Behavior Divisions
2012, Member, Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters
2012, Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
2011, Dean's Award For Academic Excellence, Lawrence Technological University College of Arts & Sciences.
2008, Graduate Council Best Dissertation Award “Social Sciences” 2006-2008, Wayne State University.
2008, Dean’s Award For Teaching Excellence, Lawrence Technological University College of Arts & Sciences.
2005, Heberlien Award For Teaching Excellence, WSU, Department of Psychology.
2002, NIH Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award.
1999, Graduate Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
1999, ABA Student Committee Paper Contest Winner, Association for Behavior Analysis, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1999, Graduate Student Poster “First Place Award,” Michigan Psychological Association, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
1998, Graduate Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
1997, Barton Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
16. Plowright, P. D., & Cole, M. (2012). Bringing structure to judging success in architectural design: The 'TIOSE' qualitative measure. Archnet-IJAR, International Journal of Architectural Research, 6(3), 7-19.
15. Konyu-Fogel, G., & Cole, M. (2011). Analyzing the effects of demographic and organizational factors on global mindset of business leaders: An empirical multi-industry study from five continents. The Journal of International Business Research and Practice, 5, 4-35.
14. Sprangel, J., Stavros, J., & Cole, M. (2011). Creating sustainable relationship using SOAR, trust and environmentalism: A research-based case study of program managers and customers in the Hass TCM group. International Journal of Training and Development: Special Issue on Organization Development, 15(1), 39-57.
13. Mitchell, S., Bevans,M., Wehrlen, L., Cole, M., Silverman, L., Prachenko, O., Koklanaris, E., & Wallen, G. (2010). Symptom profiles in survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT). Annals of Behavioral Medicine,38,(Supplement 1), s201.
12. Mitchell, S. A., Hakim, F. T., Baird, K., Mooney, K. H., Rehman, N. K., Dickinson, J., Palit, P., Beck, S. L., Leidy, N. K., Cole, M. L., et al. (2009). Plasma cytokine levels distinguish chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) symptom profile groups. Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation, 15(2), 118-119.
11. Pendleton, S. M., Stanton, B., Cottrell, L. A., Marshall, S., Pack, R., Burns, J., Gibson, C., Wu, Y., Li, X., & Cole, M. (2007). Teens in the twenty-first century still prefer people over machines: Importance of intervention delivery style in adolescent HIV/STD prevention. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 8, 95-115.
10. Cole, M., Stanton, B., Devieaux, L., Harris, C., Lunn, S., Cottrell, L., Clemens, R., Li, X., Marshall, S., & Baine, R. M. (2007). Latent class analysis of risk behaviors among bahamian youth: Relationship between values prioritization and latent class. Social Behavior and Personality, 35, 1061-1076.
9. Stanton, B., Cole, M., Li, X., Kaljee, L., Galbraith, J., Cottrell, L., & Harris, C. (2007). Prevention and risk reduction among adolescents: A 16 year community-research partnership. In T. C. Rhodes (Ed.), Focus on adolescent behavior research. New York: Nova Publishers.
8. Yang, H., Stanton, B., Cottrel, L., Kaljee, L., Galbraith, J., Li, X., Cole, M., Harris, C., & Wu, Y. (2006). Parental awareness of adolescent risk involvement: implications of overestimates and underestimates. Journal of Adolescent Health, 39, 353-361.
7. Stanton, B., Harris, C., Cottrell, L., Li, X., Gibson, C., Guo, J., Pack, R., Galbraith, J., Pendleton, S., Wu, Y., Burns, J., Cole, M., & Marshall, S. (2006). Trial of an urban adolescent sexual risk-reduction intervention for rural youth: A promising but imperfect fit. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 55.e25-55.e36.
6. Kaljee, L, Genberg, B., Riel, R., Cole, M., Huu Tho, L., Thi Kim Thoa, L., Stanton, B., Li, X., & Tan Minh, T. (2005). Effectiveness of a theory-based risk-reduction HIV prevention program for rural Vietnamese adolescents. AIDS Education and Prevention, 17(3),185-199.
5. Wu, Y., Stanton, B., Li, X., Galbraith, J., & Cole, M. (2005). Protection motivation theory and adolescent drug trafficking: Relationship between health motivation and longitudinal risk involvement. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30,127-137.
4. Stanton, B., Guo, J., Cottrell, L., Galbraith, J., Li, X., Gibson, C., Pack, R., Cole, M., Marshall, S., & Harris, C. (2005). The complex business of adapting effective interventions to new populations: An urban to rural transfer. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(2), 163.e17–163.e26.
3. Stanton, B., Cole, M., Galbraith, J., Li, X., Pendleton, S., Cottrel, L., Marshall, S., Wu, Y., & Kaljee, L. (2004). Randomized trial of a parent intervention: Parents can make a difference in long-term adolescent risk behaviors, perceptions and knowledge. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 158, 947-955.
2. Chen, X., Li, X., Stanton, B., Fang, X., Lin, D., Cole, M., Liu, H., & Yang, H. (2004). Cigarette Smoking Among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in Beijing, China. Preventive Medicine, 39, 666-673.
1. Cole, M. L., & Bonem, M. K. (2000). The A-B-C’s of smoking cessation: Using behavioral strategies to help undergraduates stop smoking.The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 89-101.
Gatling, A. R., Castelli, P. A., & Cole, M. L. (2012). Authentic leadership: The role of self-awareness in promoting coaching effectiveness. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
Munevar, G., Cole, M., Ye, Y., Yang, Y., & Haccke, M. (2013). fMRI study of self vs. others’ attributions of traits consistent with evolutionary understanding of the self. Manuscript in preparation.
Cole, M., & Plowright, P. D. (2013). Project sucess in architecture design teams: Influence of cognitive style, personality, and cohesiveness. Manuscript in preparation.
Beal, L. B., Stavros, J. M., & Cole, M. L. (2013). The moderating effect of resistance to change on the ability of psychology capital to impact positive organizational change in the U.S. Army human resources command. Manuscript in preparation.
12. Munevar, G., Cole, M., Ye, Y., Yang, Y., & Haccke, M. (2012). fMRI study of self vs. others’ attributions of traits consistent with evolutionary understanding of the self. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Chicago, Illinois.
11. Yono, C. J., Peltier, B. M., & Cole, M. L., (2012). Generalization of acute ethanol withdrawal (“hangover”) to the stimulus effects of pentylenetrazole in a discriminated taste aversion procedure. Poster presented at Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan. Ypsilanti, Michigan.
10. Mitchell, S.A. , Bevans, M., Wehrlen, M., Cole, M., Silverman, L.Prachenko, O., Koklanaris, E., Prince, P., Cook, L., Shelburne, N., Krumlauf, M., Blacklock-Shuver, C., Stewart, D., Fowler, D., Barrett, A. J., & Wallen, G. (2010). Symptom Profiles in Survivors of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (aHSCT). Oral paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Seattle, Washington.
9. Cole, M. L. (2008). Using Blackboard in an Online Course: Examples from an Introductory Psychology Course. Breakout session paper presented at The Educational Technology Organization of Michigan 2008 Fall Conference. Southfield, Michigan.
8. Bush, R., Castelli, P., Lowry, P., & Cole, M. L., (2008). Improving teaching presence in a virtual classroom. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Business. Honolulu, Hawaii.
7. Bush, R., Castelli, P., Lowry, P., & Cole, M. L., (2008). Improving teaching presence in a virtual classroom. SoTAL Educational Research, Poster Session Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Lawrence Tech, Southfield, Michigan.
6. Cole, M., Stanton, B., Galbraith, J., Li, X., Pendleton, S., Cottrel, L., Marshall, S., Summers, Y., Kaljee, L., & Feigelman, S. (2005). Positive relationship among adolescents between self-efficacy, sexual negotiation skills and protective sexual behaviors. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.
5. Cole, M., Stanton, B., Galbraith, J., Li, X., Pendleton, S., Cottrel, L., Marshall, S., Wu, Y., & Kaljee, L. (2004). Intervention trial finds parents affect long-term youth risk behaviors, perceptions, and knowledge. Poster presented at Promoting the Well-Being of Children and Youth in Urban America, Detroit, Michigan.
4. Cole, M. L., & Young, A. M. (2002). Conditional control of lithium chloride-induced taste aversion by naltrexone in rats treated with acute doses of morphine. Poster presented at College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Quebec City, Canada.
3. Cole, M. L., & Young, A. M. (2001). Discriminative stimulus effects of acute morphine dependence in a discriminated taste aversion assay: Preliminary results. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Michigan Chapter, East Lansing, Michigan.
2. Cole, M. L., & Bonem, M. K. (1999). Smoking cessation through functional analysis. Symposium paper presented at Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Illinois.
1. Cole, M. L., & Bonem, M. K. (1999).Self-reporting functional relation between substance use and environmental events. Paper presented at Assocation for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Illinois.
Lawrence Tech Faculty Seed Grant. “Subjective Effects of Acute and Chronic Ethanol Dependence in Rats.” Matthew Cole (P.I.), 2011-2012, $3,000.
National Science Foundation (NSF). “Renovation of Lawrence Tech’s Next-Generation Life Science Research Facility.” Hsiao-Ping Moore (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Co-P.I.), Julie Zweisler-Vollick(Co-P.I.), Jeff Morrissette (Co-P.I.), Shannon Timmons (Co-P.I.), 2010–2012, $1,361,832.
Lawrence Tech Faculty Seed Grant. “An fMRI Study of Self-Knowledge Structures in the Brain.” Matthew Cole (P.I.), 2010-2011, $3,000
Economic Development Administration (EDA). “Feasibility Study for a Collaborative-Based Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CCIE).” Mark Brucki (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Research Manager), 2009-2011, $146,000.
The Skillman Foundation. “The Osborn Entrepreneur and Microenterprise Development Program.” Robert Inskeep (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Project Evaluator), 2008-2010, $257,260.
National Science Foundation (NSF 11-525, ITEST). “I’M A STAR, Innovative Math and Science Learning Through Autonomous Robotics.” C. J. Chung (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Internal Evaluator), 2011, $1,350,000.
National Institutes of Health (NIH). “An fMRI Study of Executive Functions in Seizure Patients.” Matthew Cole (P.I.),
National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The Neural Correlates of Consciousness.” Gonzalo Munevar (P.I.), Matthew Cole (CoP.I.), 2009, $775,000.
National Science Foundation (NSF). “From LEGO to Nano: “Top-Down” Approach for Undergraduate Nanotechnology Education.” Dean Aslam, Lixin Dong (Co-P.I.), Matthew Cole (External Evaluator), 2009, $1,500,000.
The Edward Lifesciences Fund. “Development and Evaluation of a Computer Game for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease.” Matthew Cole (P.I.), 2008, $55,000.
National Science Foundation (NSF). “Design Course in Nano-Technology Using Robotic Probes and Van de Graaff Generators.” Dean Aslam (P.I.), Matthew Cole (External Evaluator), 2008, $1,500,000.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). “A Neuroimaging Investigation of Gamblers Playing a Video Betting Paradigm.”Kathy Tiell (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Co-P.I.), 2007, $150,000.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). “A fMRI Study of Executive Functions in Seizure Patients and Pathological Gamblers.” Matthew Cole (P.I.), 2007, $150,000.
National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Development and Validation of a Computer Game to Assess Pediatric Energy Balance.” Kathy Tiell (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Co-P.I.), 2007, $546,282.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Relationship between Perceptions of Objective Attributes of the Environment and Physical Activity.” Joon Kim (P.I.), Matthew Cole (Co-P.I.), 2007, $150,000.
“A Case Study of Evaluation of Two Corporate Employee Participation Wellness Programs: The Cessna Comprehensive Wellness Program Compared to The Kautex Non-Comprehensive Wellness Program.” Student: Erik Grant, Chair: Nadia Shuayto, 2012.
“Antecedents of Global Mindset: A Comparison between German and U.S. Leaders.” Student: Heike Matthes, Chair: Dr. Thomas Marx, 2012.
“A Quantitative Study In The Expression of Flow: Intrinsic Motivation In Developing Individual and Group Transcendence Within The Delivery of Complex System Integration Projects.” Student: Michael Glovis, Chair: Dr. Jackie Stavros, 2012.
“The Relationship between Psychological Capital, Dispositional Resistance, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors to Change during Organizational Transformation.” Student: Loyd Beal, Chair: Dr. Jackie Stavros, 2010.
“The Influence of the Government, Consumers, and Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers on Sustainability.” Student: Donald James, Chair: Dr. Jackie Stavros, 2010.
“Perceptions Of Instructor Charisma: An Analysis of Charismatic Leadership Attributes in Adult Learners Engaged In Classroom Instruction.” Student: Matthew Bennett, Chair: Dr. Patricia Castelli, 2010.
“Catholic Identity Inheritance and Sustainment: Implications for Catholic Healthcare Institutions.” Student: Maureen Johnston, Chair: Dr. Jackie Stavros, 2010.
“Global Mindset and Leadership Characteristics: An Empirical Study of Leadership Behavior In A Sample Of Business Leaders.” Student: Georgine Konyu-Fogel, Chair: Dr. Thomas Marx, 2010.
“An Investigation of the Moderating Effects of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the Relationship between Cross-Border M&A’s and Post-Acquisition Performance.” Student: Mariam Iskandarini, Chair: Dr. Patricia Castelli, 2009.
“A Study of the Direct and Mediational Effects of the SOAR™ Framework, Trust, and Environmental Management Systems on Chemical Management Services Supplier Performance at Haas TCM Group.” Student: Joe Sprangel, Chair: Dr. Jackie Stavros, 2009.
Cole, M. “Learn All About it Luncheon: Lawrence Tech’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).” Lawrence Tech, March 2011.
Cole, M. “Everything You Need to Conduct Research With Human Participants.” All Faculty Learn-All-About-It Luncheon, Lawrence Tech, January 2008.
Cole, M. “Active Listening.” New Faculty Orientation, Lawrence Tech, August 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
Cole, M. “The Informed Consent Process.” ZIMU International Graduate Students Learn-All-About-It Luncheon, Lawrence Tech, July 2010.
Cole, M. “Effective Communication for Conflict Resolution.” New Department Heads Training Workshop, Lawrence Tech, October 2008.
Cole, M. “Developmental Trajectory of Personal Values, Integrity, and Professional Ethics.” Assessment Day, Lawrence Tech, September 2007.
Cole, M. “Psychological Disorders in Children with ADHD and Autism.” 8th Annual Health FOCUS Conference, Health For Our Children in Urban Settings, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, October 2006.
Cole, M. “The Analysis of Behavioral Data Across Time Using Latent Growth Models.” College of Arts & Sciences Seminar Series, Lawrence Tech, November 2005.
Journal of STEM Education, 2012, P.K. Raju, Editor.
Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2009-2012, Fred Ashbury, Editor.
European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2010, Alexander Molassiotis, Editor.
Health Psychology, 2004, Seth Kalichman, Editor.
PSY1001 World of the Mind
PSY1213 Introductory Psychology (online)
PSY3113 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (hybrid)
PSY3213 Cognitive Psychology (hybrid)
PSY3221 Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
PSY3413 Sensation and Perception (hybrid)
PSY3421 Sensation and Perception Laboratory
PSY3613 Developmental Psychology
PSY4213 Behavioral Neuroscience (hybrid)
PSY4221 Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory
PSY4313 Drugs and Behavior (hybrid)
PSY4413 History and Systems of Psychology
PSY4513 Animal Behavior (hybrid)
MCS4993 Topics in Math: Biostatistics (hybrid)
MGT5013 Business Applications of Statistical Analysis (online)
MGT6143 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
RES7033 Research Design-Quantitative Methods (hybrid)
2012, Adam Poppe, “Electrodermal Activity, Heart Rate, and Hemispheric Electroencephalography as Biomarkers of 3-D Immersive Video.” Student Research Project.
2011, Kayla Dilts, “Perception of Satisfaction with Dining Services Among the Lawrence Tech Community.” Quest Research Project.
2011, Chris Yono, “Discriminated Taste Aversion of Acute Ethanol Dependence.” Quest Research Project.