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Adjunct Faculty


Contact Information

Areas of Interest

Neil Abercrombie, MPA
Director of Government Relations, Utah State University

Budgeting & Finance, Local Government & Higher Education

Chyleen Arbon, Ph.D.
Utah Board of Pardons and Parole Appointed Member

Foundations of Public Administration, Administrative Theory

*Abdul Baksh, Ph.D.
Retired Human Resource Executive, State of Utah

Public Administration, Human Resource Management

*Nancy Basinger, Ph.D.
President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Utah

Nonprofit Governance, Fundraising and Resource Development, Partnerships, Nonprofit Finance and Budgeting, Research Design

Jerry Benson, Ph.D.
President/CEO, Utah Transit Authority

Program Evaluation, Organization Communication, Performance Management

Anne Burkholder, MA
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Salt Lake City

Nonprofit Organizations, Strategic Planning & Ethics

Jill Carter, MPA
Principal HR Consultant of Jill E. Carter Consulting

Human Resource Management, Compensation

Richard Catten, JD
Retired City Attorney, West Valley City

Local Government Law, Administrative and Constitutional Law

*Catherine Chambless, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Center for Public Policy & Administration, The University of Utah


Health Policy & Disability Studies

Mark Christensen, MPA
Saratoga Springs City Manager

Local Government Administration

Sophia DiCaro, MPA
Elected representative for Utah House of Representatives

Public Budget & Finance

Gary Edwards, MS
Executive Director, Salt Lake Valley Health Department

Health Policy and Administration

Ken Embley
Research Associate, Center for Public Policy & Administration, The University of Utah

Adaptive Leadership

Pam Gardiol, MA
President, Gardiol & Associates

Organizational Change, Organizational Behavior and Theory

Jeff Herring, JD, MBA
Chief Human Resource Officer at The University of Utah

Human Resources Management

Rebecca Chavez-Houck, MPA
State Representative, Utah State Legislature

Volunteerism, Nonprofit Management & Boards, & Ethics

David Litvack, MS
Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Advisory Council Director

Nonprofit and Grassroots Advocacy



Jason Mathis, MPA
Executive Director, Downtown Alliance

Negotiation, Communication and Public Participation

Ed McConkie, JD
Bureau Chief, Bureau of Criminal Identification

Criminal Justice Policy & Juvenile Justice Policy

Scott Mietchen, MPA
President, Fund Raising Counsel

Developing Revenue in Nonprofits

*Steve Nelson, JD, Ph.D.
U.S. Attorney's Office

Administrative Theory, Administrative and Constitutional Law, & Immigrant Policy and Law

*David Patton, Ph.D.
CEO, Molina Healthcare 

Human Resources Management, Health Policy, Leadership and Organizational Theory

*Sandi Pershing, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Continuing Education at The University of Utah
Leadership Theory, Practice of Public Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory

K. Martin Ricks, MPA
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Public Budgeting & Finance

Robert Spendlove, MPA
State Representative & Zions Bank Policy Coordinator Public Policy Theory & Analysis

Dr. Tim Tingey
City Manager, Cottonwood Heights

Local Government Economic Development, Finance & Governance, Ethics, Capstone

Juliette Tennert, MS
Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at The University of Utah Policy Institute Public Budgeting & Finance,  Economics

Nate Talley, MPP
Budget & Policy Economist, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget Public Budgeting & Finance

Phil Dean, MS, MPA

Chief economist and public finance senior research fellow at the Gardner Institute  Public Budgeting & Finance

*Denotes Major Research Paper professor/instructor



Last Updated: 4/8/24