Dr. Matthew T. Luth is an Assistant Professor of Management and teaches Introduction to Business in the Global Environment at PLU. He has also taught courses in organizational behavior and business ethics at the University of Kansas, where he was recognized for his excellence in teaching. His scholarship interests concern the study of positive behaviors, experiences, and attributes of organizations and their members. Specifically he conducts research in positive organizational scholarship, organizational ethics, and training and development. Dr. Luth has presented his research at academic conferences around the world including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His recent research has been published in Science and Engineering Ethics and recognized in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Luth worked for seven years as an environmental engineer, where he studied, designed, and built wetlands for an international consulting firm.
Dr. Luth has also consulted with a consortium of non-profit agencies located throughout the United States, where he helped design and implement training programs aimed at enhancing the work experiences of agency employees. Dr. Luth lives in Puyallup, Washington with his wife Jessica and their two sons. Together they live an active lifestyle and enjoy exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.