Matheson is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. He completed a Master’s degree at Kennesaw State University, where he conducted and published research pertaining to juvenile programming and recidivism. After working for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice as a probation officer, Matheson began attending Georgia State University in 2017. Since then, he has published research on college student cyberbullying, and presented research addressing juvenile peer contagion in secure settings. Currently, his work delves into the concepts of moral panic and risk, tying both into the micro mobility phenomenon, with a special interest in electronic scooters. Matheson teaches undergraduate criminological theory and corrections courses. He is also a mentor in the AYS Pipeline Project, where he works closely with undergraduate students who have graduate school aspirations.