Matthew Roy, Ph.D.Assistant Provost
Dr. Roy is Professor of Management. He was awarded a Fellowship to complete his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Rhode Island. He joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2001. His primary research focuses on the effects of individual thinking styles on communication, trust, and performance in groups. He has expanded this research stream to include the development of learning organizations. These efforts have resulted in the publication and/or presentation of over 100 scholarly manuscripts. This record of publication has brought notoriety with several best paper nominations and three manuscripts winning Best Paper Awards. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students focusing on organizational behavior, leadership, and teamwork. He has been recognized for his teaching excellence at his two previous University appointments. In 2003, Dr. Roy won the Thomas Higginson award for teaching in the Charlton College of Business. That was followed in 2004-2005 by two University wide Teacher of the Year Awards: the Leo Sullivan Award (voted by faculty) and the Walter Case Award (from the graduating class). His service to the community portrays a legacy of excellence as he is the winner of the 2009 University of Massachusetts President's Public Service Award for his work leading a five campus collaboration to expand the breadth and depth of community service learning performed by University of Massachusetts students. In 2003, he won the Educational Leadership and Civic Responsibility Award given by the community in Southeastern Massachusetts.
The Assistant Provost provides academic and administrative leadership to meet key strategic planning goals. His particular focus has been on the "engaged and embedded" portions of the strategic plan through the expansion of service learning on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus. He is principle investigator on a 1.4 million dollar Corporation for National and Community Service grant designed to expand service learning throughout the state. He is the architect of the LEADS program which places university students in Urban middle schools to teach leadership and civic engagement through community service projects. Prior to taking on the Assistant Provost role, he was the Associate Dean in the Charlton College of Business.