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. 

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. 

View Dr. Brogdon's CV here.


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 operations and fundraising. He launched and leads the Center's K-12 Consitutional Literacy Initiative.


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.

His writing has been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Political Science Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, Perspectives on Political Science, and The Forum, among others.

As an associate professor at UVU, he teaches courses on American politics, the U.S. Constitution, American political thought, and American political institutions. He earned graduate degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Virginia, and has held academic fellowships at Stanford University and Harvard University.

His recent co-authored book, The Myth of Left and Right, shows how the familiar left-right political spectrum harms America by undermining constitutional government in the United States.


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.



Robert Burton, Director of the Civic Thought & Leadership Initiative

Robert Burton

Robert John Burton is the director of the Civic Thought and Leadership Initiative at UVU's Center for Constitutional Studies. His research and teaching occur in the fields of constitutional law, American political thought, and political philosophy, focusing on civic education, the First Amendment, and the relationship between conscience and politics.

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Constitutional Studies and Political Theory from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A. in English and Politics from Southern Virginia University.

Prior to serving as director of CTLI, Robert was a civics-research fellow in CCS, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a human-resource manager for an international tax-law firm.

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 he 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 be at UVU once again.

Paige Larsen, Administrative Assistant

Paige Larsen

Paige Larsen is a graduate of the University of Utah. She has a B.A. in English Literature, a minor in French, and a minor in Music.

Her diverse experience includes working as paralegal, legal secretary, market researcher, manager for a medical office, licensed emergency medical technician (EMT), and chair of the Ohio Music Teachers Association scholarship program.

She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a gifted pianist, organist, and vocal performer. While a stay-at-home mom for 25 years she also operated Larsen Music Studio in Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah.

Of her four children, two are currently students at Utah Valley University. Paige loves cooking, reading, spending time with family, playing board games, music, hiking, camping, and watching movies.