Matt Saleh

Research Associate

308 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (203) 722-2826

Matt Saleh

Matt's research focuses on career pathways for youth with disabilities and barriers to employment, such as justice involvement. At Cornell, Matt teaches undergraduate courses in the disability studies and a course in the Government Department on mass incarceration in the United States. Matt is Co-PI on a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council focused on developing county-level collaboratives to support re-entry of justice-involved youth with disabilities, and PI on a new program called “Pro Se: Empowering Justice-Involved Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities through Speech and Debate Training,” which provides a 3-month of virtual certificate program in “Speech and Debate” to justice-involved youth and young adults with disabilities. Matt is faculty advisor for the Cornell Undergraduate Mock Trial Association, and was a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar in Barbados through the U.S. Department of State. 


PhD 2015 - Columbia University
JD 2011 - Syracuse University
B.A. 2008 - Union College