In addition to our team listed below, we have an extended network of affiliated consultants and subject area experts in campus safety, law enforcement, fire safety, student affairs, risk management, sexual misconduct, independent schools, boarding schools, higher education, and more!
Dr. Matthew Colpitts is the founder and Chief Safety Officer of GoodIvy Consulting, providing expert consulting and training on education safety, security, risk, and emergency management.
Dr. Colpitts has been an educator, administrator, and leader in higher education and K12 independent schools for over 15 years serving in the areas of residence life, housing, student conduct, campus safety and security, emergency management, and student affairs.
Currently, he is the Director of Residential Life and Campus Safety at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, the only boarding school in New York City. Prior to that, he was the Dean of Students for the Academy at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has also served in educator-leader roles at diverse educational institutions including Clark University, Landmark College, Southern Oregon University, Utah State University, and Interlochen Center of the Arts.
In addition to his doctoral work, Matthew is a proud alumnus of the National Fire Academy, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. A selection of his certifications include TEEX’s Infrastructure Protection Certificate, FEMA’s Professional Development Series Certificate, National Incident Management System All-Hazards Planning Section Chief, as well as advanced Incident Command Certifications.
As a campus safety and emergency management practitioner-scholar, Matthew has presented on emergency management and campus safety at higher education, independent school, boarding school, and risk management conferences. He has also written about emergency management and campus safety for student affairs professional publications and on education blogs. Additionally, he has also sat on national and regional advisory boards relating to safety and risk in higher education including on NASPA’s Culture of Respect Advisory Board.
A first-generation college student from rural Maine, Dr. Colpitts is a proud graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA with a BA in English and Philosophy. He also holds an EdD from Fielding Graduate University in emergency management in educational institutions. Additionally, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has an adorable family including a cat named Mrs. Scraggles.
Eesha Kashif is a rising senior at Clark University. She is pursuing a double major in Management and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She is from Lahore, Pakistan. She is trying to make a career in Business, particularly Marketing or Finance, upon graduation. Outside the classroom, she is a member of the Entrepreneurship Club as well as the South Asian Student Association at Clark. Eesha also works for the Career Connections Center and the Admissions Office. In her free time, she loves reading books and listening to music. She is super excited to be interning at GoodIvy Consulting as a Summer Associate. She is looking forward to polishing her skills and getting an in-depth understanding of how marketing and sales strategies are developed and executed, particularly within the consulting industry.
Theodora Ene is a rising senior at Clark University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She was born in Romania but has lived in New York City for most of her life. She speaks four languages and loves to read in her spare time. She was drawn to GoodIvy because she is curious to learn more about the world of consulting and risk management. Specifically, she is passionate about campus safety because it’s extremely relevant to her own life as well as her fellow students’ lives given the current time we live in.