Professor Elizabeth Matto is an Associate Research Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Director of the Institute’s Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP). She earned her doctorate in American Politics at the George Washington University. As director of CYPP, Matto leads research as well as educational and public service efforts designed to further the political learning of high school and college students and civic action among young adults – including those holding and running for office. Matto edits the web-based companion to the American Political Science Association’s publication Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen, a resource for educators who want to include political learning techniques into their curriculum. She also is the lead editor on the forthcoming APSA text Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines. She currently is completing the book Citizen Now: Engaging in Politics and Democracy to be published by Manchester University Press. Dr. Matto recently was awarded the Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship by the American Political Science Association. This award is given to faculty members who demonstrate commitment to and excellence in encouraging and developing scholarship among undergraduate students and in mentoring undergraduate students in preparation for graduate school or public affairs related careers.