Matthew Unruh was The Simpson Center's Administrator from 2020-2022, where he oversaw general operations and managed budgets and human resources. He worked with faculty members leading funded projects on budget matters and collaborated with staff on strategic planning and management of funding cycles. Matthew is currently the Administrative Services Manager for UW's Information School.
Matthew holds a BA in International Studies, with a focus on Europe, and a minor in Political Theory from the University of Washington, as well as an MA in Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy from The Queens University Belfast. Most recently, he served as Administrative Specialist for Research and Infrastructure in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington. In that role, among other major projects, he led the digitization and modernization of compliance processes to streamline workflows for the administrative staff.
Outside of his work at UW, he volunteers at the Burke Museum as a Gallery SPARK, at the Seattle Opera as an Usher, and with Seattle City Parks and Recreation in park reclamation. He is passionate about world history, and has wide-ranging intellectual interests in the humanities.