Matthew Lees

Department Head

BS Physics, MS Applied Physics


Matt holds a BS in Physics from Trinity College in Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Applied Physics from Georgia Tech. He is also a certified ScrumMaster in the Agile Scrum software development methodology.


Matt taught physics and astronomy at the Pomfret School in Connecticut, helped build an education-focused start-up in the dotcom era, and trained colleagues and business partners while working at several global high-tech corporations.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Constructs crossword puzzles, which have been published in the NY Times and Los Angeles Times
  • Met his wife at a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium
  • Saw Halley's comet in 1986 through his 6-inch Newtonian telescope