Midland University - Fremont, Ne

Dr. Spencer Mathews

Dr. Spencer Mathews

Adjunct MS AOL Instructor
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Dr. Spencer Mathews has served as an adjunct instructor in the Master of Science in Adult and Organizational Learning program at Midland University since 2015. His primary teaching load includes Foundations of Adult Learning, Understanding Educational Research, and Cultural Foundations of Adult Learning.

Dr. Mathews received my BA and MA in History from the University of Northern Iowa, MS in Counseling from Creighton University, and EdD in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. His dissertation explored how harmed parties at two American public universities experienced Restorative Justice Circles. 

Currently Dr. Mathews is the Director of Residence Life at Iowa Western Community College and was previously the Director of Advising. Prior to his tenure at IWCC, he served in multiple student affairs leadership roles at Bellevue University and Creighton University. In addition to teaching at Midland University, he taught high school social studies, student development courses at IWCC, and online counseling classes at Bellevue University. His research interests include the impact of restorative sanctions on recidivism rates among adjudicated community college students, leadership development of undergraduate students, and interdependent relationships between ethical behavior and leader effectiveness.