Matthew McConeghy has been at Johnson & Wales University since
1987, and has served as Chair of the Mathematics Department, the
Science Department, the Computer Applications Department, and as Acting
Director of the School of Technology. He has taught more than 30
different courses in undergraduate and graduate programs in the School
of Arts & Sciences and the Hospitality College, in Providence and
overseas and currently teaches Environmental Science and History of
In pursuit of his interests in environmental issues McConeghy has traveled widely in the Caribbean and Central America, to Iceland, Hawaii, the Aleutians and other remote areas. For 15 years he has been associated with glaciology projects monitoring rapid climate change in Alaska. In Rhode Island he has studied the history of urbanization in the Providence area, particularly along the Woonasquatucket River.