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Public management educator , leadership consultant

Robert Edward Matson, American Public management educator, leadership consultant. Recipient Sweeney Academy award International City and County Mgrs. Association, 1993. Served to 1st. Lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955; Korea; Member National Academy Public Administration.


Matson, Robert Edward was born on December 2, 1930 in Chauncey, Ohio, United States. Son of William I. and Mary Royal (Rivers) Matson.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1956. Master of Education, Ohio University, 1957. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1961.


Dean men, Carroll College, Wisconsin, 1961-1965; vice president student affairs, Kent State University, Ohio., 1965-1970; president, Ricker College, 1970-1974; senior professor, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1974-1980; academic dean, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980-1982; director, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1982-1987; senior professor, director emeritus, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1987-1989; professor, director leadership education program Center Public Svc.,, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1989; director Institute Government, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1994-1996, 98.


Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


Served to 1st. lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955. Korea; Fellow National Academy Public Administration.


Married Mary Athearn, June 27, 1954. Children– Laurie, Jeanne, Scott.

William I. Matson

Mary Royal (Rivers) Matson

Mary Athearn

Scott Matson

Laurie Matson

Jeanne Matson