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Matthew Antonio Bosch (he/him)

Interim Academic Dean of SGPS & HESAA Program Director

Matthew Antonio Bosch


With degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Cornell University, Dr. Matthew Antonio Bosch (he/him) brings 20 years of professional experience in higher education spanning academic affairs, student life, graduate admissions, and diversity and belonging.  He has led multiple Diversity & Identity Campus Centers across race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality for public and private universities and also was a Chief Diversity Officer at a community college.

Dr. Bosch's teaching background stretches across multiple universities, and his academic research focuses on the career advancement and intersectional identities of LGBTQ+ professionals in higher education. 

His scholarly publications and presentations span the Journal of College and University Student HousingTrans People in Higher Education, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Professional and Organizational Development Conference, and the Annual Convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). 

Nationally recognized for his work on advancing the student experience, he has received ACPA's Diamond Honoree Award and is a recurring speaker on best practices in diversity and inclusion at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. A Mensa member and annual presenter at national conferences, he also raises money for important causes related to higher education and racial justice as a Foundation Board Trustee for ACPA. 

Matthew Antonio's teaching style incorporates gamification, where students digest complex concepts and facts through a fun array of games and team activities from Family Feud to Taboo to Pictionary to Pasapalabra to Each One Teach One to the newly famous HESAA Rap Battle.

A first-generation college student and graduate, Matthew Antonio continues to appreciate how people "took a chance on him" throughout his collegiate schooling and ongoing career. He strives to give back to the profession of higher education through his ongoing work with students on college campuses, igniting his passion to pay it forward so students and professionals feel validated, valued, and victorious. 

With a mix of authenticity, leadership, and humor, Matthew Antonio is thrilled to join the vibrant Rosemont College community with his husband, Justin, and their dog, Chipotle. 


Educational Background

  • Doctorate
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Higher Education Management
    • Dissertation: "Paving the Way: Advice from the Career Journeys of LGBTQ+ Professionals in Higher Education"
  • Masters
    • Harvard University
    • Higher Education Administration
    • Concentration: Diversity Affairs
  • Bachelors
    • Cornell University
    • Linguistics
    • Minor: Cognitive Studies
  • Adult Education Certificate
    • Peking University, China
    • International Perspectives in Higher Education Management
  • Adult Education Certificate
    • North Hennepin Community College
    • Entrepreneurship for Communities of Color

Courses Taught

  • Systemic Bias in Higher Education
  • Cultural Pluralism
  • Student and Identity Development Theories
  • Transition to Adulthood in the Context of College and Culture
  • Higher Education Capstone Seminar
  • Women's, Gender, & Sexualities Studies: Sex and Gender
  • Life Entrepreneurship:  The Sophomore Student Experience
  • Equity & Diversity:  Race, Power, Privilege 
  • Equity & Diversity:  Gender & Sexuality
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Leadership and Student Development

 Selected Publications

  • Rosemont's Unique Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) Program Stands Out Among U.S. Higher Education Degrees (Rosemont Magazine, Winter 2022 Issue)

  • Rising Like A Phoenix:  One Institution’s Journey through Trans & LGBTQIA Inclusion (Trans People in Higher Education, SUNY Press)

  • We’re Here, We’re Queer, We Persevere in this Career: Experiences of LGBTQ+ Housing Professionals (Journal of College and University Student Housing)

  • Paving the Way: Advice from the Career Journeys of LGBTQ Professionals in Higher Education (ProQuest Publishing)

  • Foreword. History of the Gay Movement in Minnesota & Role of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union  (University of Minnesota Press)

    Selected Presentations

  • Nobody Told Me:  Advice, Career Advancement, Strategies for LGBTQ+ Professionals (ACPA Convention, Nashville, TN)

  • Emerging National Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices (Harvard Alumni Speaker Series, Cambridge, MA)

  • Layered Identities:  Strength, Support, and Belonging (Mental Health Summit, Elon, NC)

  • Becoming a Scholar-Practitioner:   Doctoral Journeys of Queer and First-Generation Professionals (ACPA Convention, Boston, MA)

  • Creating an Inclusive Environment in the Classroom and Your Career (Stetson University College of Law, Stetson, FL)

Selected Awards

  • Diamond Honoree Award, American College Personnel Association 

  • Named in perpetuity, The Matthew Antonio Bosch Student Community Engagement Award, Elon University LGBTQIA Alumni Network

  • Professional Achievement Award, Elon University

  • Inducted into Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Breaking the Silence Award, University of Minnesota

  • Lud Spolyar Distinguished Service Award, Minnesota College Personnel Association

  • Top 25 Latino Leaders on the Rise, Minnesota Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

Professional Memberships

  • ACPA - American College Personnel Association (Foundation Board; Coalition for Sexual and Gender Identities; Commission for Professional Preparation; Latinx Network; Multiracial Network)
  • MENSA - High IQ Society
  • NASPA - National Association of Student Personnel Administrators