Jeffrey J. Matthews



George F. Jewett Distinguished
Professor of Leadership

School of Business and Leadership



Ph.D. (American History), University of Kentucky
MBA & MA (History), University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.S. (Business Administration, Finance), Northern Arizona University

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. A recipient of multiple teaching honors, he has twice earned the Thomas A. Davis Teaching Excellence Award and in 2009 was the recipient of the President's Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Matthews has published dozens of articles and three books, including Blacksheep Leadership: A story about a Leadership Challenge and the nature of Transformational Leadership (2012) and 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, 2010), remains required reading at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the book has been translated into Chinese for officer training in the Taiwanese Department of Defense.

Dr. Matthews is the former Risk Manager at Wells Fargo Bank of Nevada, and the former Vice President and General Manager of Kennelly Mortgage & Investment in Nevada. Currently, he is a founding partner and Business Director of the Camouflaj game studio, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Fall Semester 2017

BUS 385a Paradigms of Leadership BLP, TTh 9:30-10:50, McIntyre 307
BUS 385b Paradigms of Leadership, TTh 11:00-12:20, McIntyre 307