Matt Townsley
Full Name
Matt Townsley
Job Title
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Matt Townsley is an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Northern Iowa and has authored multiple books including Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC at Work (2020, Solution Tree) and Using Grading to Support Student Learning (2022, Routledge). As a former district administrator and teacher in the Solon Community School District (Solon, IA), he has firsthand experience implementing and leading lasting grading reform. District Administration magazine named Solon Community Schools a district of distinction, and Solution Tree recognized multiple buildings in the district as model professional learning communities during his tenure. Through conferences, professional development and workshops, Dr. Townsley has consulted with thousands of educators and parents across the globe on the topics of assessment and grading.