Matthew J. Camp


Columbia University, New York, NY
Ph.D., Politics & Education, 2021
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Henig       

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Graduate coursework, Political Psychology, 2007

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
M.P.P, 2006

University of Delaware, Newark, DE
B.A. with Distinction. Double Major in Political Science & Psychology, 2002


Camp, Matthew, and Michael Schwam-Baird. 2022. Subsidizing Legislators: An Experiment in State-level Lobbying (under review).

 “No Longer Exempt: Higher Education's Entree into Lobbying". Dissertation. 2021. 
Money’s Best Colleges. 2015. Contributing author, statistical analysis.

Listokin, David, Ioan Voicu, William Dolphin, and Matthew Camp. 2006. Who Lives in New Jersey Housing? The Profile of the Occupants of Residential and Nonresidential Development. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

Listokin, David. 2006. Property Tax Base and Tax Rate Profile (State and NJMD). New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

Burchell, Robert, David Listokin, Michael Lahr, Stephen Finn, and Matthew Camp. 2006.
The Newport Master-Planned Community: History, Economic Impacts, and Fiscal Impacts. 2006. Center for Urban Policy Research.

Listokin, David, Carole Walker, Reid Ewing, and Matthew Camp. 2006. Infill Development and Policy Guide.  New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.


Teachers College Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2017. $6,000
Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research, 2017. $1,000
Columbia University Business Plan Award for VocabSlam, 2011. $3,000.


Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2022
Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2019
Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2019
American Education Research Association, 2018
Southern Political Science Association meeting, 2018
Southwest Workshop on Mixed Methods Research, 2017
Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2017
Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, 2017, 2018.


New York University, New York, NY
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service, 2020-present
Teach graduate-level capstone course in political action and advocacy

Columbia University, New York, NY
Teaching Assistant, Political Science, 2013-2016
Assisted Professors Justin Phillips and Michael Miller in their courses “Introduction to American Politics”

Columbia University Community Impact, New York, NY
English as a Second Language teacher, 2018. TASC high school equivalency teacher, 2015

Teachers College, Columbia University, Guest Lecturer, Social Policy, 2010-2018

SAT Classroom Instructor and Tutor
Aristotle Circle, New York, NY 2013-2015
TestTakers, Inc., and Kaplan Inc., New York, NY, 2004-2007


Citizens Committee for New York City, 2019-present
Young Citizens Committee member

Manhattan Community Board 9
Board Member; Economic Development Committee member, 2016-2017

Morningside Area Alliance, New York City
Board Member, 2017-present

Good Shepherd Services
SpringBoard Member, 2018

New York Cares
SAT tutor, 2017

Team Rubicon
Civilian Volunteer, 2018-present


City & State New York's 40 Under 40 Rising Stars, 2018
Fellow, Teachers College Education Policy Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2017
Recipient, Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research, 2017
Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Education Policy Academy, 2016
Recipient, Columbia University Business Plan Competition, 2011
Princeton University Employee Spotlight, 2008
Governors Executive Fellow, Eagleton Institute of Politics, 2006
University of Delaware Dean’s List, 2000-2002


Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Director of Government Relations, 2008-present            

Promote and protect College interests by seeking opportunities and avoiding threats in city, state, and federal governmental legislation and regulations. Notable successes include securing nearly $40 million in grants for the College in new programming in bilingual mental health, nursing education, veterans issues, LGBT and STEM education, and the Teachers College Community School.
Enhance the College’s profile and reputation by promoting Presidential and faculty views in public venues, engaging policymakers and media in high profile College events, and creating a grassroots alumni advocacy network.
Maximize College political impact by advising President and senior administration on city, state, and federal legislation, regulations, and elections, and strategically deploying a team of lobbying consultants.

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Legislative Assistant, 2006-2008                  
Strengthened University’s image as a key partner to the state and community by interacting with government officials, managing an unprecedented regional economic impact study, and developing new communication tactics.
Strategically advocated Princeton’s educational mission in state policymaking, allying with advocacy organizations and other universities to influence legislation and regulations.
Publicized University academic, cultural, and other events to local and regional constituencies.
Communicated relevant state legislation and regulations to top University officials.
Analyzed potential impacts and anticipate costs of legislation and regulations on the University including research funding, housing, environment, and pay-to-play issues.

U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine, Newark, NJ
Deputy Press Secretary, 2005
Communicated to external audiences by writing county briefs for Communications Director, tracking local news and providing policy briefs to other staff members.
Promptly responded to constituent concerns including federal-state issues such as Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war.
Researched critical state-federal issues including military base realignment, energy, education, and transportation.

New York Bankers Association, New York, NY
Public Relations Associate, 2003     
Supported media campaign to promote positive image of banks during a period of negative attention.
Served as Contributing Editor of NYBanker, the Association’s monthly trade journal.
Revamped Government Relations webpage with up-to-the-minute information for an audience of thousands.
Researched and presented key banking policy and legislation for General Counsel.
Contributed to Political Action Committee projects including grassroots fundraising.

U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper, Wilmington, DE
Intern, 2001                      
Reviewed and summarized policy/legislative initiatives and reported findings to Regional Director.
Researched federal, state, and local funding opportunities for a variety of Delaware community groups.
Responded to constituent concerns immediately following the 9/11 attacks.
Drafted speeches for the Senator and his representatives.
Accompanied the Senator at events across state of Delaware.

Campaign Volunteer, New Jersey

Campaign volunteer for various races (U.S. Senate, state legislature, and mayoral) throughout the state.