Matthew Burfeind


Matthew is the Senior Manager of Business Process Improvement at Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that is the world leader in providing educational adventures to adult learners.

Matthew has over twenty years of experience in higher education and non-profits, as a Librarian and as an IT professional. He managed the Visual Resources Library and was Systems Librarian at the Boston Architectural College, where he later oversaw the college's administrative systems and, ultimately, directed the IT operations. At MIT, Matthew led a team of software developers and managed support and client relationships with key administrative areas, including the Registrar's Office, in addition to contributing to major student systems projects.

Most recently, Matthew served as Deputy Chief Information Officer at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where since 2012 he directly managed the Enterprise Services team, including infrastructure, enterprise applications, identity management, and web development. Matthew also served as Interim Chief Information Officer for a year, overseeing the use of technology at MassArt, including both strategic planning and operations, and managing a group of ~20 full-time staff in five functional teams.

For five years, Matthew was a member of the NERCOMP Program Committee, chairing the Systems and Solutions track for two years, and assuming the role of Vice-Chair for the Program Committee in 2013-2014. Matthew was the Chair of the Program Committee for the NERCOMP 2015 Annual Conference and was elected to the NERCOMP Board of Trustees for a three-year term. In addition, Matthew has acted as the Institutional Representative to NERCOMP for both MIT and Massachusetts College of Art and Design and presented at the NERCOMP conference in 2012 and 2013. For Educause, Matthew chaired the Administrative Systems Management Constituent Group, presented at the Annual Conference in 2013, and was a reader for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 conference programs.

Matthew holds a BA in History from Trinity College, a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study the architecture and design of the London Underground.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE 2015 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2015 - 2015
  • NERCOMP 2015 Program Committee
    • REGIONAL, 2014 - 2015
  • NERCOMP 2015 Program Committee
    • REGIONAL, 2014 - 2015
  • EDUCAUSE 2014 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2014 - 2014
  • Core Data Service Advisory Group
    • Working Group, 2013 - 2015