David P. Carter is an assistant professor in the Programs of Public Affairs at the University of Utah's Department of Political Science and affiliated faculty with the University's Global Change and Sustainability Center. He was named an ASPA Founders' Fellow in 2017 and the 2015 NASPAA Staats Emerging Scholar.  


David's research examines public policy and administration across a range of contexts, from organic food regulation in the U.S., to child welfare services, and climbers' advocacy and resource stewardship. He is author of Regulation by Proxy: How the USDA Relies on Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Intermediaries to Oversee Organic Food in the U.S.


He teaches classes in public policy, policy analysis, research design, and the intersection of governance and the economy.

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