Amelia Brown

Amelia is a graduate student in the MPA program. She is studying local government and nonprofit management. In addition to her responsibilities as a research associate, she is currently serving as the Development Director for the BYU Grantwell program and as a lead advisor in the MPA student mentorship program. She is passionate about the community and promoting change. Her experiences working in the nonprofit,…

Jordan Hunter

  Jordan Hunter is an MPA candidate of the class of 2018 at BYU. He attended BYU-Idaho, where he earned his B.S. in psychology with an emphasis in I/O psychology. He also completed a minor in statistics. He currently assists Dr. Christensen in researching prosocial behavior differences between private and public sectors. His other research interests also include quantitative measures in the workplace, organizational behavior, and data…

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a second-year JD/MPA student at Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to BYU, Evans received a B.A. in philosophy from Southern Virginia University. His current research includes measuring the impact of religious law schools in future public service and professional ethics. His other interests include criminal justice reform, intergovernmental relations in urban and rural communities, and service-learning in higher education. Evans serves…

Breck Wightman

Breck Wightman is an MPA candidate at the Romney Institute of Public Management, emphasizing in PhD preparation and public resource development. He is currently assisting Dr. Robert K. Christensen with a book project with that seeks to answer the question, “Do Courts Matter?” The study incorporates both quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the impact of court administrative action on social policy. Breck plans on…

Dr. Christensen

Dr. Christensen is associate professor in the MPA Program at the Romney Institute of Public Management in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He specializes in public and nonprofit management and is interested in (1)  public service employees and (2) public service organizations. At the employee level he is interested in the impact of antisocial and prosocial motives and behaviors. The former…

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