World-Class Faculty and Staff

BYU Marriott MPA faculty represent a dynamic blend of experienced educators and internationally recognized practitioners.

Their passion for the program and commitment to the success of MPA students is evident inside and outside of the classroom. Our small cohort size enables faculty members to develop close working relationships with students and often collaborate with them on research projects and field studies. 

The faculty profiles below offer an inside peak at their diverse talents, interests, and achievements.

Lori Wadsworth

Director BYU MPA Program

Heather Chewning

Associate Director BYU MPA

Karee Brown

Program Manager BYU MPA

Vicki Okerlund

Director of Alumni Relations

Tanya Harmon

BYU MPA Career Services Director

Brad Agle

Professor

Rob Christensen

Professor

Dave Hart

Professor

Dan Heist

Professor

David Matkin

Professor

Aaron Miller

Professor

Brad Owens

Professor

Travis Ruddle

Assistant Professor

Chris Silvia

Professor

Jeffery Thompson

Professor

Breck Wightman

Professor

Eva Witesman

Professor