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January 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Economics & Political Science Alum Becomes Executive Director at Coolidge Foundation

Ohio University alum Matthew Denhart ’10 joined the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in late 2013 as Executive Director leading operations at the foundation’s headquarters in Plymouth, VT. He previously helped launch and was an Immigration Fellow at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Matthew Denhart '10

Matthew Denhart ’10

Denhart double majored in Political Science and Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

“Coolidge is part of our history and more Americans, whatever their political party, should get to know this interesting national leader. The Foundation is excited to teach more Americans about President Coolidge through our new national initiatives,” Denhart said in a news release from the foundation in the International Business Times.

“Mr. Denhart and Miss (Amity) Shlaes (Chair and CEO) bring with them ample experience in national think tank work, having served together in the launch years of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Mr. Denhart served as Research Fellow at the Bush Center and is the author of many publications on immigration and education policy,” the foundation said.

“A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, Mr. Denhart is the author of “Growth and Immigration,” a handbook on the economics of immigration.

“If even just half of those eligible for citizenship would naturalize, it could add billions of dollars to the economy in the next decade,” said Denhart, an immigration fellow at the Bush center, referring to wage and skill gains associated with becoming a citizen in the article “Turning Permanent Residents Into Citizens” in the Wall Street Journal.

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