Faculty Profile

Matthew Lautenschlager

Matthew Lautenschlager

Instructor of Physics

Email: lautem@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2298
Office: Otto Miller Hall 114


Education: BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2000; MS, University of Washington, 2004; MAT, Seattle Pacific University, 2007. At SPU since 2011.

Matt Lautenschlager grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an undergrad. He fell in love with Seattle while visiting as a prospective graduate schools and decided to make it his home. While a graduate student at the University of Washington, he developed an interest in teaching that would direct him along his current path.

After receiving a MS in physics from the UW, he began his relationship with SPU by attending as a student to receive a master's in teaching and teaching certification. Following a brief foray into teaching high school, he joined the faculty at SPU as an adjunct professor in 2009, and has been a full-time faculty member since 2011.


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Matthew Lautenschlager

Why I Teach at SPU

Matthew Lautenschlager, Instructor

“I teach because I love to help students develop new ways to understand and appreciate the world we live in. Seattle Pacific University provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with students in small groups and cultivate a community that enhances the learning of everyone involved.”

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