Professional Service

  • Administration & Society Journal. Role: Associate Editor. Participate in reviewing direction, policies, and mission of the journal. Review article submissions as assigned by the editor. Participate in all meetings/panels sponsored by the journal at conferences. 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2021
  • Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Role: Instructor. Service to IPIA: 2013-14 Adjunct Professor, Zayed University Executive MPA Program, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Designed and taught EMPA 510 Practice of Public Administration course to 26 Emirate' administrators. 10/01/2013 - 02/21/2014

Internal Service

  • UROP mentor for undergraduate student, Dallas Blackburn. Helped student design, propose, and carry out student research project on the constitutionality of executive orders. Student won a UROP project award for Spring Semester, 2019. 12/01/2018 - 05/01/2019. Hours Served: 22 . Helped student design, propose, and carry out student research project on the constitutionality of executive orders. Student won a UROP project award for Spring Semester, 2019. , 12/01/2018 - 05/01/2019. Department service.
  • Chair, RPT Committee. Supervised formal and informal reviews of 7 faculty members for reappointment, promotion, and tenure., 04/05/2018 - 11/04/2018. Department service.
  • Interim Director, Public Affairs Programs Unit. Oversee all administrative processes of the unit, , 01/01/2018 - 08/15/2018. College service.
  • Assemble and convene Practitioner Alumni Advisory Committee for purposes of re-accreditation. Oversee RPT process to completion of 7 faculty formal and informal reviews, 2 for promotion , 01/01/2018 - 05/31/2018. Department service.
  • Member, Dept of Poli Sci Executive Committee. Advises the Department Head on departmental policies. Committee Member, 08/2017 - 08/2018. Department service.
  • Interim Director, Public Affairs Programs, CSBS – stepped into this role while Dr. Svedin completed a full year research sabbatical. Oversee operation of three graduate professional programs, the MPA, MPP, and MIAGE. The MPA program is housed in Political Science, the other two are CSBS interdisciplinary programs. Interim Director, 08/2017 - 08/2018. College service.
  • Chairs & Directors committee. Attend meetings convened by the Dean for addressing college-wide issues, policies, and governance matters. member, 08/2017 - 08/2018. College service.
  • PhD/MA Admissions Committee. Review admissions files for MA/PhD applicants. Committee Member, 08/2017 - 08/2018. Department service.
  • 2014: (May-December) Chair, MPA Search Committee - successfully recruited Dr. Sharon Mastracci, Assoc. Prof. to the Political Science Dept. Search Committee Chair, 05/01/2014 - 12/31/2014. Department service.
  • Served on MPA Admissions and Scholarships committees. Committee Member, 01/06/2014 - 06/30/2014. Department service.
  • Served as member of promotion and tenure review committee in Political Science Department. subcomittee chair, 08/2011 - 04/2014. Department service.
  • RPT Department Subcommittees. Served on RPT subcommittees responsible for conducting external reviews, reviewing faculty files, writing draft review of two faculty members, one for tenure and promotion, another for promotion to Full Professor. Helped draft and present reviews of two faculty members to department advisory committees, 08/2011 - 12/2012. Department service.
  • Successfully gained full re-accreditation of MPA Program through national accrediting body (Commission on Peer Review & Accreditation working through the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration). Served as Co-chair of the re-accreditation effort with Dr. Chris Simon. Co-chair, 08/2010 - 05/2012. Department service.
  • Co-chair of NASPAA MPA Re-accreditation effort with Chris Simon. Conducted self-study report over the 2010-11 academic year, and prepared MPA facutly, staff, students, and alums for site visit in February 2012. Co-chair, co-writer of self-study, 07/01/2010 - 05/30/2012. Department service.
  • Serve on admissions and scholarship committees of the MPA Program. committee member, 08/2001 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Assist with maintaining internship and hiring prospects for MPA students by liaising with employers, alums, etc. 08/2001 - 08/2018


  • Recruiting efforts with staff for hiring adjunct faculty, attracting potential students, maintaining alumni relationships - alumni supply about 80% of our applicants. 08/2017 - 08/2018

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service in Education Award, Utah Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration. Utah Chapter, American Society of Public Administration, 05/02/2011