Matt Clifford, EdD. Director of Residence Life. Matt joined the Wake Forest family in January 2010 as the Director of Residence Life. In that role, he supervises the Assignments, Residence Life, and Residence Education areas. Additionally, he assists with budget planning and serves as the human resources liaison for the department. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College, a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from the University of North Florida. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, he was the Director of Residential Life at Jacksonville University in Florida. He also worked in residence life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.