Matt Mayhew is interested in how collegiate conditions, educational practices, and student experiences influence learning and democratic outcomes, including moral reasoning; pluralism; productive exchange across worldview differences; and innovation capacity. To support the study of college and its impact on student development and learning, Mayhew has been awarded over $16 million in funding from sources including but not limited to the United States Department of Education, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Andrew C. Mellon Foundation, the Fetzer Institute and the Merrifield Family Foundation. Mayhew has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in journals, including Research in Higher Education; Journal of Higher Education; Review of Higher Education; the Journal of College Student Development; and the Journal of Moral Education. Complementing these peer-reviewed journal articles are other empirical works, including How College Affects Students: Volume 3. Mayhew has won many awards for his research and teaching. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2004.