David P. Carter portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Professional Service

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management annual meeting. Role: Discussant . Panel discussant. 11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

Internal Service

  • Master of Public Policy Admissions Committee. 01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Master of Public Administration Evening Admissions Committee . 08/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee. 08/2017 - 02/2018. Department service.
  • Public Administration Committee (PAC). 08/21/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Global Change and Sustainability Center. Member, 08/21/2016 - present. University service.

Community Partnership

  • I am a member of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Board of Directors. As part of this role I help design, execute, and analyze an annual survey of Utah climbers, collecting data on climbers' perceptions related to stewardship, advocacy, and local climbing organizations. 11/2018 - present
  • I am a member of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance's Policy and Conservation Committee. In this role, I help advise the organization on matters related to organizational policy, interactions with land managers (e.g. the Forest Service) and positions on land management/public policy issues. 06/23/2017 - present

Honors & Awards

  • School of Public Affairs’ Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award . School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, 03/25/2017
  • Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Colorado Denver. University of Colorado Denver, 03/25/2017
  • ASPA Founders' Fellow, 2017. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 12/07/2016
  • Staats Emerging Scholar Award, 2015. Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), 10/2015


  • Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC), Affiliated Faculty, 08/01/2016 - present