Matthew Brogdon, Senior Director


Matthew Brogdon

Dr. Matthew Brogdon joined CCS  to assume the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation Endowed Directorship as its senior director in January 2023. 

Most recently, Dr. Brogdon was an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he taught broadly in the fields of American politics, constitutionalism and political philosophy. As a teacher, he has been recognized for excellence in service to students by the National Society of Leadership and Success and for his contribution to academic integrity by Baylor University, where he previously taught. 

Brogdon’s scholarship examines American constitutionalism with special attention to the federal judiciary. He has published on the constitutional origins of judicial federalism and the development of the federal courts, among other topics. His work on the constitutional debate over inferior courts in the First Congress was named Article of the Year by the American Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association.

His current book project, Constitutional Foundations of the Modern Judiciary, utilizes the Quill Project as a robust research tool to recover the institutional logic that animated the framing of Article III of the Constitution.

Brogdon earned his doctoral degree in Political Science from Baylor University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science at the University of West Florida. At Baylor, Brogdon held the R. W. Morrison Fellowship for Study of the Constitution and was named Richard D. Huff Distinguished Graduate Student. 


Scott Paul, Executive Director


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Scott Paul was named executive director of CCS in January 2023 after serving as interim director in 2020 and director from 2021 to 2022. He began at CCS in 2018 but has been involved with the Center since its inception in 2011.

Previously, Scott directed operations and strategy for UVU’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations. In that role, he worked with former UVU President Matthew Holland on national and international outreach for support of university priorities and initiatives, including CCS.

Coming to UVU from Brigham Young University, where he received his juris doctor, Scott’s legal studies centered on domestic and global religious-liberty issues. He also examined the relationship between famed jurist Sir Edward Coke and his one-time law clerk Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and early advocate for the liberty of conscience.

Scott oversees the partnership with the Quill Project at Pembroke College, Oxford University and is also responsible for CCS fundraising and is the project director of the Center's NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to study Western-state constitutions.


Andrew Bibby, Associate Director


Andrew Bibby

Andrew Bibby is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and History Department at Utah Valley University. He serves as Associate Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University and is the director of the Federalism Index Project.

He has published in various outlets, including the Wall Street Journal. Andy has taught classes in classical and modern political philosophy, American literature, and American political thought. He has research interests in modern political theory, political economy, and American federalism. He is the author of Montesquieu's Political Economy and Rival Visions: How Jefferson and His Contemporaries Defined the Early American Republic.



Verlan Lewis, David & Laurea Stirling Endowed Chair

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Verlan Lewis is the Stirling Professor of Constitutional Studies at UVU where he researches, teaches, and writes about American political thought, institutions, and development. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University where he is co-authoring a book on the rise of left and right in American politics.



Hank McIntire, Director of Engagement

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Hank McIntire served for 26 years (1988–2014) in the U.S. Army and Utah National Guard as a Military Intelligence and Public Affairs officer. He deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2004–2005 and to the Horn of Africa (Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti) in 2011–2012, both in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

From 2005 to 2014 he served as director of public affairs and full-time spokesman for the Utah National Guard. He retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Hank earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Communication from the University of Utah, Upon retirement from the military was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at UVU for five years, where he researched and taught public relations, corporate communication, social media, and crisis communication.

From 2019 to 2022 he worked in the private sector as a communicator in the nonprofit and health-tech spaces and is pleased to once again be at UVU.

Kari Dennis, Director of Marketing

Kari Dennis

Kari Dennis came to UVU as a nontraditional student in 2013. As a Criminal Justice major, she served as the UVUSA student senator for the College of Health and Public Services for two years. She was also a member of the Emergency Preparedness Advisement Committee and the Advisement Leadership Council.

During her university years Kari fell in love with UVU and campus life. These experiences affected her so much that she sought employment in 2017 with the Career Development Center as the events and marketing coordinator.

Kari loved interacting with employers who visited campus and connecting students with them. She has a passion for wanting people to feel valued and always looks for ways to build unity, teamwork, and make others feel welcome. 

As events manager for CCS she has gained a new appreciation for the Constitution and loves learning more and sharing what she has learned with others. 

Kari is an adjunct professor for the Criminal Justice Department teaching Career Strategies and Law Society.