Matthew TenEyck

Dr. Matthew

Research Center Director
Director/Assistant Scientist
Senior Lecturer
Office: Old Main 301D


Matt earned his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and his M.S. degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He earned his Ph. D. while investigating the role of propagule pressure of zooplankton in ballast water discharge in the Water Resources Science program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Matt has served as principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI on several sediment and water-only toxicology studies, as well as aquatic invasive species-related projects.  

Matt’s hobbies include brewing wine, roasting coffee, chopping wood, and an occasional canoe trip.

Research Interests

After spending more than a decade as a research toxicologist on topics such as additive toxicity of chemicals to freshwater species, the toxic effects of several ballast water treatments systems to freshwater species, and conducting multiple bioaccumulation studies, it’s safe to say Matt’s research interests are wide and varied.  He is currently working on projects related to aquatic invasion ecology.


  • 2018 – Non-instructional Academic Staff Award for Excellence, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents


  • 2015 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • 2001 – Master of Science (M.S.) – Zoology, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater
  • 1998 – Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Biology, University of Wisconsin-Superior