Rob Matchett is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Matchett is an alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he obtained a B.A. in Sociology, a B.S. in Disability Services, and a M.A. in Sociology. 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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