Matthew “Matt” Fridell

A professional head shot of Matt Fridell.

Assistant Director – Transition


Office: MHRA 3607A


  • M.S., Recreation and Parks Management: Therapeutic Recreation, UNC Greensboro
  • B.A., Sociology, UNC Greensboro


Matt began working with Beyond Academics in 2015 and has held various roles within the program, most recently working in student support. Matt is a certified and licensed recreation therapist. In his present role he coordinates career services, develops resources to assist students with transitioning from post-secondary education into employment, supervises career support staff, and coordinates student internship and volunteer service hours to meet their requirements for graduation.

Research Interests

leisure education, community engagement, underrepresented populations, social justice, inclusive recreation, post-secondary education & transition, self-determination & leisure