Matthew E. Archibald, Ph.D.

The Director of the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Matthew E. Archibald, Ph.D. holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Sociology. He brings broad experience to the Fishlinger Center that spans academic, private, and public sectors. Prior academic appointments include Emory University, Bates and Colby Colleges, and Michigan State University. Private and public sector positions include the Massachusetts’ Department of Education and the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, as well as, Hornby Zeller Associates and the Public Consulting Group.

Dr. Archibald has served in leadership roles on the Colby College Health Committee and as an advisor to the Science, Technology, Society, and Global Studies programs. At Emory University, he helped coordinate the Center for Health, Culture, and Society in the Rollins School of Public Health, as well as its Graduate Fellowship Program. In the sociology department, he served as the director of the undergraduate Certification Program in Social Research and Data Analysis, the co-director of Emory Study Abroad Program, Comparative Health Care Systems, and as the director of the department’s graduate seminar.

Dr. Archibald’s teaching and scholarly work addresses public policy, medical sociology, health, illness and healthcare, and organizations. One strand of his current work focuses on disparities in healthcare. In this area, he and his colleagues and students examine local characteristics of behavioral healthcare networks. Another area of scholarship investigates minority participation in HIV/AIDS vaccine trials.

Dr. Archibald received his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Washington, Seattle. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.