Dr. Matthew Hale is MPA Program Chair for the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs.
I'm currently an Associate Professor and MPA Program Chair for the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University.
My research focuses on
how the media covers the public and nonprofit sectors. Recently, my articles
have appeared in The International Journal of Press Politics, Nonprofit
and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Mass Communication Society, and the
Stanford Law Policy Review.
At Seton Hall, I have
taught many courses in our M.P.A. program including the Environment of Public
Service, Public Policy Analysis, Public Sector Leadership, Public Sector
Ethics, Financial Management and Budgeting, Research Methods, and Strategic
Management and Governance.
My interest in
politics precedes my academic life. I worked as an aide to California Senator
Barbara Boxer and in the press and candidate advance operations for several
local, state and national political campaigns. I met my wife Jane during the
1992 New Hampshire presidential primary. We live in central New Jersey with our
two children, Eva and Zach. When I am not teaching, writing or chasing after
the children, I play catcher and bat clean-up for the Somerville Rays, an
over-28 baseball team.