Dr. Matthew Mehan

Dr. Matthew Mehan is the Director of Academic Programs for Hillsdale College in Washington D.C. and Assistant Professor of Government for the Van Andel Graduate School of Government. He has been teaching and designing humanities curricula for twenty years. He is on the Hillsdale College K-12 Board of Advisors, which oversees school formation and curricular development for schools across the country. Dr. Mehan is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the valedictorian of his class. He received a B.A. in politics, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in Literature (with honors) for his dissertation on Shakespeare, Thomas More, and the education of leading citizens. For the last five years, he has also taught for the College’s Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program for undergraduates.

He has consulted for national leaders and heads of state. He has written for various outlets both scholarly and popular, including Moreana and The Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals, an illustrated, best-selling book of poems that Catholic poet and literary scholar James Matthew Wilson called “a new classic” in children’s literature. His lovely wife and their eight children live in Virginia.

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