Jehad Matariyeh

Dean of Students
Class of 1995
Matariyeh, the first in his family to attend college, has an Associate of Arts degree from Moraine Valley, a bachelor’s degree in political studies from the University of Illinois in Springfield, a master’s degree in political and justice studies from Governor’s State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Concordia University Chicago. While at Moraine Valley, he was a student trustee and earned a leadership award from the Illinois Community College Board for his leadership and dedication to the Student Advisory Board. Matariyeh is employed at the Universal School in Bridgeview where he serves as dean of students and teaches American history and American government. He also takes students to volunteer at homeless shelters, arranges student-led interfaith activities and has volunteered for Sanad Social Services, an organization that provides food and clothing for people in need in the Chicago area.