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Faculty Highlight: David Carter

 David CarterDavid P. Carter is an assistant professor for the Department of Political Science’s Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration programs, and an affiliated faculty member with the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC).  He received his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs in 2016, where he also served as Managing Editor of the Policy Studies Journal.  David is a 2015 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Staats Emerging Scholar.
     As an assistant professor of public policy, he teaches courses in theoretical approaches to understanding public policy processes, and in policy analysis.  Influenced by his background as an Outward Bound Wilderness instructor, he seeks to foster hands-on, interactive classroom environments.  David’s research focuses on the design and implementation of regulatory programs.  His current research project examines how organic food regulations are administered in the United States.  His work has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Sciences, Public Administration, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, and Urban Affairs Review. 
     As an avid rock and ice climber, peak bagger, and fly fisherman, David is enthusiastically exploring the recreational playground that the Wasatch Range and Uinta Mountains offer.  He looks forward to fall in Utah’s southeast desert and the sandstone towers around Moab.  

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Last Updated: 12/5/23