Matthew Schertz

Mailing Address:

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • Missoula, MT 59812


  • Ed.D. in Pedagogy - Montclair State University
  • M.A.T. in Philosophy for Children - Montclair State University
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts - St. John's College

Professional Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association of Moral Education
  • International Association of Philosophy for Children
  • Philosophy for Children Fellow
  • Montana Education Association

Current Projects

  • “Men of Strength” Currently creating an online module to address sexual assault. The module targets males with limited role taking abilities. 
  • History of Moral Education
  • Empathy


  • Schertz, M. (2012). The Temple School: Transcendentalist Pedagogy and Children’s Dialogues in Antebellum America. Childhood and Philosophy. 8(15), 174-194.
  • Schertz, M. (2011). The Mother’s Magazine: Moral Media for an Emergent Domestic Pedagogy” In J. R. Martin & J Goodman’s (Eds.), Women and Education. New York: Routledge. Invited.
  • Schertz, M (May, 2009). The Mother’s Magazine: Moral media for an emergent domestic pedagogy. Gender and Education. 21(3) 309-320.
  • Schertz, M. (June, 2007). Avoiding ‘passive empathy’ with Philosophy for Children, Journal of Moral Education 36(2), 185-198.
  • Schertz, M. (March, 2007). Empathy as intersubjectivity: Resolving Hume and Smith’s divide, Studies in Philosophy and Education 26(2), 165-178.
  • Schertz, M. (2006). Empathy, Intersubjectivity and the Creation of the Relational Subject: A New Vision of Empathy Warrants Critical Reflection on the Culture and Practice of Schooling, Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 18(1),10-17.
  • Schertz, M. (2006). Community of Inquiry and the Development of Empathy, Analytic Teaching 26(1), 8-14.
  • Schertz, M. (Winter, 2000). Moral Education, Empathy and the Community of Inquiry, Inquiry: Critical thinking across the disciplines 19(2), 36-44.

Extracurricular Interests

  • Herpetology at MPG Ranch
  • South Indian Classical Music
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Hunting