Matthew Wappett

Immediate Past President
Executive Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities
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Matthew Wappett is the Executive Director of the Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities (UCEDD). Dr. Wappett’s background is in special education and disability studies; most of his research has been focused on creating inclusive environments to accommodate the needs of diverse populations. Dr. Wappett has also been involved in many projects related to Medicaid self-direction, self-advocacy, and person centered planning for people with disabilities and their families. Dr. Wappett also conducts research and training about the effects of laughter and genuinely enjoys teaching people how to laugh! Dr. Wappett has earned his Ph.D. in Special Education, an M.Ed. in Educational Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah.