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
Professor

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Bates, Anthony
Adjunct Professor

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Blum, Eric
Adjunct Professor

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Brown, Karee
Program Manager

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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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Canlas, Carl
Adjunct Professor

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Chewning, Heather
Associate Director

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Christensen, Robert
MPA Director & Professor

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Clarke, Shayne
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Dixon, Liz
Adjunct Professor

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Dixon, Heidi
Adjunct Professor

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Edwards, Kerstin
Adjunct Professor

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Faulconer, Kacy
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Galli, Laurel
Adjunct Professor

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Hansen, Jana
Adjunct Professor

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Hanson, Robert
Adjunct Professor

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Harmon, Jim
Adjunct Professor

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Hart, David
Associate Professor

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Heist, Dan
Assistant Professor

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Hernandez, Carl
Adjunct Professor

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Hulterstrom, Bill
Adjunct Professor

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Johnson, Janell
Adjunct Professor

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Johnson, Jeffrey
Adjunct Professor

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Lloyd, Kim
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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Mann, Jaclyn
Adjunct Professor

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Matkin, David
Associate Professor

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McIntire, Alicia
Adjunct Professor

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Middleton, Valene
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Miller, Aaron
Associate Teaching Professor

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Miller, Duane
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Murdock, Rick
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Newell, Karmel
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Okerlund, Vicki
Alumni Relations Administrator

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Olsen, Adam
Adjunct Professor

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Ordaz, Francisco
MPA Career Services Director

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Owens, Brad
Professor

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Pack, Heather
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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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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Ritter, Kelli
Adjunct Professor

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Ruddle, Travis
Assistant Professor

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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 of Management Communication

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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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Walker, Jason
Adjunct Professor

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Wallentine, Melissa
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Wightman, Breck
Assistant Professor

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Willardsen, Crickett
Adjunct Professor of Management Communication

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Witesman, Eva
Associate Professor

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