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Matthew L. Bishop

Associate Vice President

Matt Bishop serves as associate vice president for Public Service & Outreach (PSO) at the University of Georgia (UGA). Bishop works to connect UGA’s schools and colleges with PSO’s extensive network of expertise in leadership, government, business, service, and nonprofits to enrich UGA’s education and research missions. He promotes UGA’s capacity to address societal and workforce needs locally and globally through technical assistance, service learning, continuing education, and applied research. He also oversees several PSO programs, such as Faculty Promotion, Faculty Fellowship, and Graduate Student Assistantship.

Previously, Bishop served as director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of Public Service and Outreach. He guided the institute’s strategic direction and programmatic operations to fulfill its mission to strengthen communities, organizations and individuals through leadership development.  He also served as coordinator of operations for UGA’s Archway Partnership, playing an instrumental role in Archway’s expansion from three to eight communities. His UGA career also includes serving as faculty at the Fanning Institute and Carl Vinson Institute of Government and as principal investigator for UGA’s Initiative on Poverty and the Economy. Before joining UGA, Bishop served as associate director of the Governor’s Rural Development Council and as regional resource coordinator for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Bishop earned a B.A. in political science from Presbyterian College and an M.P.A and Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Georgia.

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