Dr. Colpitts has served at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School as the Director of Residence Life since August 2017 leading the educational, operational, and student support aspects of the boarding program. He also has the additional role as Safety and Security Coordinator. In this expanded role, Dr. Colpitts works closely with school administration, local authorities and security experts to support emergency management preparedness and ensure a safe and secure school environment. Dr. Colpitts serves as chair of Léman's Security and Emergency Management Committee and recently earned his Doctorate of Education from Fielding Graduate University, where he researched emergency preparedness in educational institutions. Dr. Colpitts has been an educator, administrator, and leader in higher education and K12 independent schools for over 10 years serving in the areas of residence life, university housing, student conduct, campus safety and security, emergency management, enrollment management, and student affairs. Dr. Colpitts has also served in educator-leader roles at diverse educational institutions including Clark University, Landmark College, Southern Oregon University, Utah State University, and Interlochen Center of the Arts. Most recently, he was the Dean of Students for the Academy at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also an independent risk and safety management consultant.
A first-generation college student from rural Maine, Matthew is a proud graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. He holds a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) where he researched emergency management in educational institutions. Outside of school, Dr. Colpitts enjoys reading, traveling, and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.