Research Associate, Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Matthew A. Hidek is an affiliated research associate at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, where he focuses on issues related to strategic planning and community-based service delivery. Hidek holds a range of professional expertise in disaster preparedness, community planning, urban studies, and geopolitics. His professional career includes service in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer as well as various positions in both the U.S. intelligence community and higher education. In addition to his work with the IVMF, Hidek is also a business owner and a recipient of multiple research grants for individual and team projects, including the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. He holds a Ph.D. in social science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a M.S. in community and regional planning from Temple University.