Who is Matthew Facciani?
Matthew Facciani is currently working on his PhD in sociology at the University of South Carolina. He completed his undergraduate education at Westminster College, PA receiving a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in sociology at the University of South Carolina. Facciani is now studying how self-esteem and personal networks influence political polarization. Before switching into sociology, Facciani was working on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, which led to publications in Human Brain Mapping and Quantitative Methods in Psychology. He has also been an instructor at the University of South Carolina where he taught psychological statistics.
Facciani currently writes for Patheos with his blog According to Matthew. Facciani's writing has also been featured on Free Inquiry, Faith Street, The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, The Good Men Project, and others which are linked in the writing section of this site.
Facciani is also involved with various organizations and projects which promote gender equality and religious tolerance. Facciani also travels around the country to give talks about psychology, sociology, and his activism work.
Once Facciani finishes his PhD, he plans to become a college professor and science communicator.