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University educator , writer

Matthew S. Carroll is an American writer and university professor.


Mr. Carroll was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States, on February 18, 1955. He is a son of James J. (a telephone company construction supervisor) and Margaret (Healey) Carroll.


Matthew Carroll graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, receiving Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in 1977. In 1979 he finished West Virginia University with Master of Science. In 1984 he obtained Doctor of Philosophy from University of Washington, Seattle.


Since 1975 he worked as a seasonal forestry aide at Black Hills National Forest, Rapid City, SD. During the period of 1976-1977 Mr. Carroll held the post of a research technician at Forest Insect and Disease Laboratory at U.S. Forest Service, Northeast Forest Experiment Station, Hamden, CT.

In 1982 he was appointed instructor in forest resources at University of Washington, Seattle, Resources for the Future fellow in forest economics and policy, 1982-1983, research analyst in Cooperative Park Studies Unit, College of Forest Resources, 1983-1985. From 1985 to 1987 Matthew Carroll served at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, as a postdoctoral research associate. Since 1987 he held the position of an assistant professor of natural resource sciences at Washington State University, Pullman, since 1991 assistant resource sociologist. Later he served as a consultant to President Clinton’s Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team and Upper Columbia Basin Ecosystem Assessment Team.

He was a contributor to books, including Community and Forestry: Continuities in the Sociology of Natural Resources, edited by Robert G. Lee, Donald R. Field, and William R. Burch, Jr., Westview, 1990. Persistent Poverty in Rural America, Westview, 1993; and Search for a Solution: Sustaining the Land, People, and Economy of the Blue Mountains; A Synthesis of Our Knowledge, edited by Raymond Jaindal and Thomas Quigley, American Forests (Washington, DC), 1995. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Western Journal of Applied Forestry, Journal of the American Planning Association, and Journal of Forestry. Associate editor, Society and Natural Resources, 1991-1994.


  • Matthew Carroll is a talented educator and author, whose works are widely known.


  • Rural Sociological Society , United States

  • Consortium for the Social Values of Natural Resources , United States

  • chairperson of National Task Force on Community Stability

    Society of American Foresters , United States

    1987 - 1989

  • policy chairperson

    Inland Empire Society , United States

    1991 - 1992

  • Xi Sigma Pi , United States


  • Politicians

    Herbert Blumer, William Foote Whyte

  • Writers

    John Steinbeck, Merle Haggard


Mr. Carroll married Denise Konetchy (a veterinarian) in 1992 (marriage ended in 1995).

James J. Carroll

Margaret (Healey) Carroll

Denise Konetchy - American - Veterinarian