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.

Brad Agle

Professor

Dave Hart

Professor

Catherine Cooper

Associate Director BYU MPA

Ray Nelson

Professor

Heather Chewning

Program Manager BYU MPA

Vicki Okerlund

Director of Alumni Relations

Aaron Miller

Professor

Brad Owens

Professor

Lori Wadsworth

Director BYU MPA Program

Eva Witesman

Professor

Chris Silvia

Professor

Jeffery Thompson

Professor

Rob Christensen

Professor

Tanya Harmon

BYU MPA Career Services Director

Rex Facer

Professor