Rob Matchett is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU). Within Sociology, Rob specializes on research related to social psychology, disability, gender, and sexuality.  At LSU Rob has served as a graduate assistant for various faculty members, assisting with research and undergraduate courses. Rob also currently serves as an officer on the Sociology Student Government Association (SGSA). Along with his Masters Rob is also hoping to achieve his Doctorate.

Matchett is also an alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he obtained a B.A. in Sociology, and a B.S. in Disability Services. Driven by his passion for social justice he has been an advocate for individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. During his time at IUP, Rob’s focused on creating original programming for students and faculty aimed at awareness. Matchett’s Master’s thesis, “Constructing Disability: Exploring Disability Attitudes of University Faculty” explores disability attitudes of university faculty using cross-sectional survey methods. Matchett is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, the 2016 Chacvity Award, and the 2015 Ray Coppler Disability Awareness Award.

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