about Matt Bateman
That’s me in the corner. —>
Some salient highlights:
- I’ve studied psychology and philosophy.
I got my philosophy PhD from UPenn in 2013, focusing on the philosophy of science, especially cognitive science.
I also trained in and taught the history of philosophy, especially Early Modern.
I was briefly a visiting professor at Franklin & Marshall College, where I helped to run the joint philosophy-psychology program.
- Since 2014, I’ve been absorbed in studying Montessori’s work and aiding in its practice in Montessori startups.
I helped found Higher Ground Education, where I am now the VP of Pedagogy.
I am still very much a philosopher in my work—I think, teach, read, write, argue—and am immensely grateful to be able to do this sort of work in the context of the business of education reform.
- I’m shaped by a handful of intellectual giants whom I’ve at various stages of my life studied extensively.
The main ones, in no particular order, are Maria Montessori, Ayn Rand, James Baldwin, Aristotle, and James J. Gibson.
The common denominators that have congealed in my worldview include a reverence the individual life, a respect for the hard work of honesty, profound love of
humanity, an enthusiasm for knowledge of all sorts, and a penchant for intellectual radicalism.
- I live in New York.
I’m husband to Gena Gorlin.
We have a daughter who can be glimpsed on my Instagram.
- I’m a lapsed rock climber.
I’m an ossified computer person who still writes web pages by hand.
I read Housman to lift my mood.
I verify quotes obsessively.