CHRISTOPHER A SIMON

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

CHRISTOPHER A SIMON portrait
  • Professor, Political Science Department, University of Utah

Biography

Education

  • BS 1991, History, Oregon State University
  • BS 1991, Political Science, Oregon State University
  • MA 1994, Political Science, Washington State University
  • Ph.D. 1997, Political Science, Washington State University

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, 08/30/2010
  • Technology Educator of the Year. Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, 10/21/2008
  • Mentor to Senior Scholar (summa cum laude) . College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Reno, 12/2005
  • Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award, Senior-Class Recipient. For scholarship and leadership achievements. Oregon State University, 05/22/1991

Biography

Christopher A. Simon (Ph.D., 1997, Washington State University) is Professor of Political Science and a former Director of the MPA Program at The University of Utah.  He conducts research in alternative energy policy; civic community and volunteerism; education policy; criminal justice policy; Homeland Security policy; land use policy; public administration; and military sociology.  He is co-author (with Brent Steel and Nicholas Lovrich) of State and Local Government: Sustainability in the 21st Century (Oxford, 2011); Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes (Longman, 2007, 2010); and To Run a School: Administrative Organization and Learning (Praeger, 2001; Mandarin edition, 2005).  He has published articles in Administration & Society, American Review of Public Administration, Armed Forces & Society, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Technology Transfer & Society, Educational Research Quarterly, Land Use Policy Journal, Policy Studies Journal, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Review of Public Personnel Administration; and Social Science Quarterly.

Languages

  • Modern Greek (1453-), basic.
  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Asia
  • Greece
  • Western Asia