Board Member, Chair
Edwin Mathieu is a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University studying the impacts of implicit racial bias on students of African descent.
Mr. Mathieu currently manages New York University’s mobile platforms as their Mobile App Service Lead. He has served as an adjunct professor at St. Francis College and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, teaching courses ranging from World Civilizations to African American and American History. As a professor, he mentors and guides students in the classroom using technology to support research and learning.
Mr. Mathieu became interested in learning more about issues surrounding students of African descent and dyslexia when he and his wife discovered one of their sons had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia through a costly evaluation process. “We, as parents, felt that our son’s public school lacked the resources to help enhance his untapped potential. Our son’s ADHD should not be seen as a disorder but as an opportunity to develop better teaching strategies and environments.” As a parent and educator, he believes taxpayer-funded schools should change their focus from the deficit approach in education to an asset-based one, especially for students of African descent.
Mr. Mathieu has a Bachelor of Arts in history and communications from New York University, and a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean history from the City College of New York.