Matthew Fowle’s research interests focus on the role of place, poverty, and housing insecurity in shaping household economic opportunity and social well-being. He is particularly interested in how changes in housing stability, residential mobility, and neighborhood quality interact with social safety net provision and how public policy affects the distribution and severity of housing insecurity and poverty for lower-income families and historically marginalized groups.
Matthew entered the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy & Management in 2017. He has served as a research assistant on projects investigating the prevalence and characteristics of University of Washington students experiencing housing and food insecurity, the effectiveness of financial counseling and employment coaching in mitigating court-ordered debt among low-income populations, the impact of criminal justice debt and financial stress on health outcomes, and the role of online gig work in households’ work-life decisions. Prior to joining the program, he earned an MPA from the Evans School. During this time, he worked for a local philanthropic organization investing in youth-serving institutions and served as a research assistant for the Evans Policy Analysis Research Group (EPAR) conducting research on behalf of the Gates Foundation. Matthew also holds a Master of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford.
Teaching Assistant for PUBPOL 512: Managing Organizational Performance (Winter 2018)
Teaching Assistant for PUBPOL 526: Program Evaluation (Spring 2018)