Matthew Mehan began teaching at liberal arts boys prep school, The Heights, in 2000. He currently teaches History of Western Thought and the Sophomore U.S. History and American Literature, a.k.a. “AmCore.” Matthew is also the director of the Jackson Scholars senior thesis program. Matthew also served as Director of Admissions from 2003 to 2006, before leaving for graduate work. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dallas and the valedictorian of his class, he holds a B.A. in politics, an M.A. in English, and he earned a Ph.D. in Literature for his dissertation on Shakespeare, Thomas More, and the education of leading citizens. Matthew is also a fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies, and he holds the dual posts of Director of Academic Programs and Worsham Teaching Fellow for Hillsdale College’s Washington DC Allan P. Kirby, Jr., Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Matthew has been awarded the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Fellowship, the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellowship as well as two fellowships from the Earhart Foundation. Matthew has worked as an editor for both academic and popular publications. And he recently published his illustrated book of poetry, Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals. His wonderful wife Molly and he have seven children.