DR MATT BATEMAN earned his bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004, studying philosophy and developmental psychology. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the history of thought in philosophy and psychology, as well as conducting research in cognitive science. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy. In 2014 he joined LePort Schools as its Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy, overseeing research and development of the school’s approach to education. In 2016, Dr Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground. He is the Vice President of Content, providing intellectual and pedagogical guidance across the organisation. Dr Bateman ensures depth, quality, and consistency across curricular development projects, training, educational technology partnerships, and even strategic growth and messaging. He is closely involved with the development of new programming, such as language immersion and high school and is involved in writing position papers, engaging with researchers, giving lectures, and engaging with the larger educational community.