About Matthew

Matthew Pellish is the Managing Director of Strategic Research and Education and a national meeting speaker with EAB. In this capacity, he is responsible for the creation and delivery of strategic and custom research on such industry-spanning topics as higher education business models, online education, strategic enrollment management, student success, labor costs, efficiency and effectiveness engagements, career services, social media and marketing, campus IT services, and the future of academic libraries.

Prior to joining EAB, Mr. Pellish’s professional and educational endeavors were focused throughout higher education. Most recently, Mr. Pellish served as director of continuing education at Wheelock College in Boston, Mass., founding this new division with unique models for curriculum delivery and business operations, as well as marketing and student recruitment. At Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass., Mr. Pellish served the education of non-traditional students through several divisions including policy, research, communications, international programs, the doctor of education program, and as an adjunct faculty member in undergraduate programs. He has direct experience in executive administration as an executive assistant to the president, a special assistant for board relations, and a director of new initiatives and program development.

Mr. Pellish received his undergraduate degree in English and political science from Saint Joseph’s University. His master’s degree is in education with a focus on higher education from Harvard University, where he worked in student activities for the office of the dean of Harvard College.

Areas of Expertise

Academic Affairs, Online Education Strategy, Student Retention and Success, Academic Planning and Performance Measurement, Enrollment Management, Cost Savings, Administration and Finance, Library, Marketing and Branding, Strategic Planning,

Matthew Pellish

Managing Director of Strategic Research and Education

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