Dr. Matthew Schure is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to Dr. Schure’s administrative officer role,
he serves as a Professor in the Department of Psychology, leading individual lectures
on strategic planning and counseling issues impacting Jewish Americans. Preceding
Dr. Schure’s appointment at PCOM, he oversaw critical organizational functions at
the New York Institute of Technology as President and Chief Executive Officer. From
1991-2000, Dr. Schure’s responsibilities included increasing new student enrollment
and retention, introducing technology as a major component of the instructional process,
as well as implementing a multiple liberal arts-based, interdisciplinary core curriculum,
which stressed writing skills, mathematical reasoning skills and technology literacy.
While at New York Institute of Technology (1969-1991), Dr. Schure’s additional posts
were as Chairperson and Professor of Community Medicine; Deputy Provost/Director of
the Human Resources Development Center for the administration of undergraduate and
graduate programs in Behavioral Sciences; Associate Dean for Academic Assessment;
and Professor of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Schure is also a Licensed New York State
Dr. Schure completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
and received his MA and MPh in educational psychology at Columbia University. Dr.
Schure fulfilled his doctoral studies in educational psychology at Columbia as well.
His clinical concentration has focused on the educational psychologist’s interest
in personality correlates of learning. Dr. Schure has also collected data and conducted
research on locus of control and the impact of a self-help/professional collaborative
model of human services delivery on individuals and community.
Dr. Schure has been active on a national level, chairing the Council on Pre-doctoral
Education of the American Osteopathic Association and the Board of Governors American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. In New York, he served as Chairman
of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and Policy Advisory Group
on Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness for the New York Education
Department. Dr. Schure is a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.
As recognition for his commendable service and accomplishments, Dr. Schure has been
presented with various awards and honors such as Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris
Causa, New York Institute of Technology; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition;
New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, President’s Citation; and Corning Higher
Education Leadership Award.
With A. Jeger and R. Slotnick, “Towards a Self Help/Professional Collaborative Perspective
in Mental Health”, in D.E. Biegel and A.J. Naparstek (eds.) Community Support Systems and Mental Health: New York, Springer, 1982.
"Coping With the Stresses of an Osteopathic Medical Education", Student Doctor, Volume 3, Number 1, Sept/Oct. 1981.
Slotnick, R.S., Jeger, A.M. & Schure, M., “The ecological perspective and the emerging
self/help professional collaborative model of human services delivery.” In E.J. Trickett
(Chair), Symposium on Social Ecology, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Design Research
Association, Charleston, South Carolina, March, 1980.
Keynote Address at Middle States Commission on Higher Education Virtual Library Services,
the Curriculum, and Accreditation Conference, “The Impact of Virtual Learning Technologies
on Campus-Based Institutions and the Importance of Information Literacy,” Philadelphia,
PA, March 29, 2000.
Keynote Address to the Math, Science and Technology Conference for the Chicago Public
School Systemic Initiative, February 17-18, 1995.
"How Will Today’s Technological Changes Impact on Tomorrow’s Training?" American Society
for Training and Development, Inc. Erie, PA, May 13, 1987.
Keynote address, "New York’s Lifelong Education Industry: It’s Good Business," to
the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education, May 6, 1985.
Jeger, A.M. Slotnick, R.S. and Schure, M., "The Long Island Self Help Clearinghouse:
A locus for community psychology practice.” Paper presented at the meeting of the
American Psychological Association, Montreal, Canada, September 1980.
Slotnick, R.S., Jeger, A.M. and Schure, M., "A Social Ecological Perspective on Participation
in Community Organizations." Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological
Association, Montreal, Canada, September, 1980.
Slotnick, R.S., Jeger, A.M. & Schure, M., "Self-Help/Professional Collaboration: Opportunities
for Behavior Analyis." Invited address, Annual meeting of the Association for Behavior
Analysis International, Dearborn, Michigan, May 1980.