Matthew Alan Redinger graduated from the University of Montana with a master's degree in history in 1988. His master's thesis was entitled The Civilian Conservation Corps as a tool of the National Park Service: The Development of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, 1933-1942. Redinger studied under H. Duane Hampton in the history department. Upon graduation Redinger moved to Seattle to continue his studies at the University of Washington. He completed his Ph.D. in 1993.
From the guide to the Matthew Redinger Papers, 1933, 1986-1988, (Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections)