Dr. Matthew King is the Founder, President and Chairman of the COMMON Foundation. He is an American author, international consultant and “creative” residing in Boulder, Colorado with two decades of experience leading projects, strategy, and research in the fields of governance, sustainable development, and social and environmental entrepreneurship. He’s worked for the government, academia, non-profits and the private sector and advises leaders worldwide.
Matthew is a student of the world. He has traveled the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and hiked the Rockies, Alps, Andes, Great Dividing Range, Appalachians and the Cascades. He’s been to every continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica, completed learning expeditions to over 30 countries, lived in five, and studied in four—completing his Ph.D. in Political Geography at the University of Cambridge, England. He is a former US Presidential Management Fellow (Clinton and Bush Administrations); a Founding Member of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association; a post-graduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Kinship Conservation Fellow; Distinguished Alumnus Lecturer in Politics and Law, University of Tulsa; and a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. He’s available for writing assignments, to consult or conduct strategic research and development for clients focused on social or environmental challenges.