Dr. Matthew Callison is the Director of Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, and Instructional Technology for the South Fayette Township School District.
Dr. Callison is an educator, author, consultant, and entrepreneur who has worked in the field of education for over 20 years with learners of every age. Starting in 1998, Dr. Callison worked as an educator in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years. In 2005, Dr. Callison graduated from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). In 2007, Dr. Callison was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for the innovative and effective ways he uses technology for teaching and learning. In 2010, he moved to Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at Indiana University, where he co-founded an educational technology startup in 2015, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2017. In 2015, Dr. Callison earned his administrative license and MSEd in Education Leadership from Indiana University. His research primarily focuses on evidence-based instructional approaches, scaffolding, formative feedback, and student-centered learning approaches like project and problem-based learning. Dr. Callison also presents at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Dr. Callison comes to South Fayette Township School District from Indiana, where he was a manager of online instructional design for Indiana University. At Indiana University, he lead and managed a team of 14 instructional designers, developed policies and procedures for his department, and partnered with faculty, program directors, campus leadership, and members of teacher centers across the university’s seven campuses to support the design and development of online and hybrid courses, graduate certificate programs, and new online degrees in a multitude of disciplines. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Callison has taught a variety of courses in instructional technology and blended and personalized learning to preservice and in-service teachers at universities such as Indiana University and Texas Tech University. He also has acted as a consultant to Indiana Wesleyan University’s Doctorate in Business Administration. As a consultant, he trained faculty and staff on problem-based learning (PBL) and developed immersive learning experiences for the program’s doctoral students.