About UsNexus Consulting was founded by Michael T. Matthews, Ph.D. Mike began working as an evaluation consultant while a graduate student in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. As a graduate student, he worked as a member of a consulting team and, later, as an independent consultant.
As a graduate student, he saw many organizations struggle to meet the demands of funders, who increasingly required more sophisticated data collection, program evaluation, and reporting. It was also during this time that he grew frustrated with what he perceived as a disconnect between academic research and practical research designed to address specific problems.
After he completed his doctorate, he continued to expand his individual consulting practice (see Experience) and founded Nexus Consulting to provide organizations with information they can use to make more effective administrative and programmatic decisions. He has also successfully helped agencies conduct needs assessments, gather information for strategic planning, and write and prepare grant proposals. He is currently a member of the American Evaluation Association.
For additional information about Mike, please see his Curriculum Vitae (PDF). You may also wish to download a brochure describing our services.
Nexus Consulting also collaborates with associates and sub-contractors as needed.