Faculty and Staff

BYU MPA faculty are passionate about the program. They represent a dynamic blend of experienced educators and internationally recognized practitioners. Our faculty are deeply committed to mentoring individual students in ways that are uncommon for graduate programs. Because the program size is small, MPA faculty develop close working relationships with students and often collaborate with them on research projects and field studies.

MPA faculty have expertise in areas such as city management, communications, international development, nonprofit management, career development, taxation and banking, community development, survey research, community health, legislative staff work, and management consulting.



Agle, Brad
George W. Romney Endowed Professor

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Bergin, Sue
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Blum, Eric
Adjunct Professor

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Brunson, Warren
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Butler, Matt
Adjunct Professor

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Cairns, Emilie
Adjunct Professor

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Chewning, Heather
Program Manager

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Christensen, Robert
Professor

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Clarke, Shayne
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Cooper, Catherine
Associate Director

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Dixon, Liz
Adjunct Professor

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Facer, Rex
Associate Professor

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Faulconer, Kacy
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Hanson, Robert
Adjunct Professor

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Harmon, Jim
Adjunct Professor

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Harmon, Tanya
Director MPA Career Services

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Hart, David
Associate Professor

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Hernandez, Carl
Adjunct Professor

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Hulterstrom, Bill
Adjunct Professor

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Loftis, R Chet
Adjunct Professor

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Lundell, Dean
Adjunct Professor

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Madrian, Brigitte
Marriott Distinguished Professor

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Matkin, David
Associate Professor

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Middleton, Valene
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Miller, Aaron
Assistant Teaching Professor

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Miller, Duane
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Mortensen, Jim
Adjunct Professor

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Murdock, Rick
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Nelson, Ray
Associate Professor

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Newell, Karmel
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Okerlund, Vicki
Alumni Relations Administrator

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Owens, Brad
Associate Professor

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Pack, Heather
Adjunct Professor

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Rayburn, Heather
Adjunct Professor

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Rellaford, Barry
Adjunct Professor

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Richardson, Marianna
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Sandberg, Rhonda
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Sandholtz, Kurt
Associate Teaching Professor

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Silvia, Chris
Associate Professor

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Smailes, David
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Smith, Kip
Branding and Marketing Manager

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Smith, Staci
Adjunct Professor

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Sorensen, Craig
Adjunct Professor

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Spackman, Andy
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Starks, Ryan
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Thomas, Lisa
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Thompson, Jeffery
Professor

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Wadsworth, Lori
MPA Director & Associate Professor

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Walker, Jason
Adjunct Professor

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Wallentine, Melissa
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Willardsen, Crickett
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Witesman, Eva
Associate Professor

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