Professor, Business and Leadership, and George Frederick Jewett Distinguished Professor
Jeffrey Matthews is the George F. Jewett Distinguished Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
An American historian and leadership scholar, Dr. Matthews has earned multiple teaching honors, including the Thomas A. Davis Teaching Excellence Award (twice) and the President’s Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Matthews has published dozens of articles and four books: Blacksheep Leadership (2012); Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era (2003); The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell (with Harry Laver, 2008, 2017); and Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot (2019). The Art of Command has been translated in Chinese for the Taiwanese military and has been adopted at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. The biography General Powell was a finalist for the U.S. Army Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award and won the Foreword INDIES 2019 Gold Prize for the best book in War and Military studies.
Dr. Matthews’ newest book project, Bad Generals, Bad Admirals: Criminal and Unethical Leadership in the U.S. Military, will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in early 2023.
Dr. Matthews is a founding partner of the Camouflaj game studio, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. He previously served as the Risk Manager at Wells Fargo Bank of Nevada and was the Vice President and General Manager of Kennelly Mortgage & Investment in Las Vegas, Nevada.