Matthew Rigsby

Research Analyst



B.A. in Business Administration: Villanova University
Ed.M. in Education Policy: Harvard University


Matthew Rigsby is a Research Analyst at RFA; he joined the organization in August 2017. As a member of the quantitative team, Matthew conducts data analyses for a variety of projects, including RFA’s study of early childhood literacy and RFA’s evaluation of various arts and athletic after-school programs. Matthew’s work also focuses on understanding the obstacles minority college students face when entering the finance industry. As a quantitative researcher, Matthew excels at multiple regression analysis, multi-level modeling, implementation measurement and analysis, and survey design and implementation. Prior to joining RFA, Matthew worked at Research Schools International in Boston, where he worked on a project that studied the link between social-emotional learning and student stress levels. Matthew also worked abroad as a teacher and researcher, with stints in Durban, South Africa, and Seoul, South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University in 2010, and a master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard University in 2017.