Matthew Theriot News

Vox Uses Theriot’s SRO Research for Report on Police in Schools


Matthew Theriot, associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, professor, and PhD program director in the College of Social Work, conducts research on juvenile violence and delinquency, with a special interest in school violence and school security. In a Vox article called “Why having police in schools is a problem, in 3 charts,” Theriot’s 2009 study, “School resource officers and the criminalization of student behavior,” is cited in a section about students being criminally charged for disorderly behavior.

Theriot Named UT’s Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation


Associate Professor of Social Work Matthew Theriot, who successfully led the effort to develop UT’s new Experience Learning initiative, has been named associate provost for teaching and learning innovation. He will oversee implementation of Experience Learning and oversee the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Social Work

Get to know Matthew Theriot and John Wodarski from the College of Social Work. Theriot teaches a variety of courses, from undergraduate social work classes to honors seminars about gender roles on TV to freshman seminars about maniacs and psycho killers. Wodarski’s research focuses largely on the wellbeing of children and adolescents, especially those at risk for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.