Administration Biographies

Interim/Executive Director, Scott Paul

Scott Paul

Scott Paul has been involved with the Center since its inception. Before being named Executive Director of the Center, 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 such as the Center. Scott came to UVU from Brigham Young University where he studied law. His research centered on domestic and global religious liberty issues. He worked with Cole Durham and Brett Scharffs on Law and Religion: National, International, and Comparative Perspectives (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 2010). Scott 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.

Associate Director, Andrew Bibby

Andrew Bibby

Andrew Bibby teaches introductory classes in Political Science, Political Theory, and American Heritage. He is the recipient of major research awards, including a SSHRC Masters scholarship and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the James Madison Program for American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton. He is the author of Montesquieu's Political Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). His writing on American Political Thought has appeared in various news and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal. His next book, Reading Montesquieu in America explores Montesquieu's legacy and impact on the evolution of constitutional thought in the early American republic.

Marketing and Events Manager, Kari Dennis

Kari Dennis

Kari Dennis came to UVU as a Non-Traditional student in 2013 to study Criminal Justice. As a student, she served as the UVUSA Student Senator for the College of Health and Public Services for two years.  Kari also sat on different committees, including EPAC and Advisement Leadership Council, while attending UVU. 

While serving in these positions, Kari fell in love with UVU and campus life. These experiences impacted her so much that she gained employment in 2017 with the Career Development Center as the Events and Marketing Coordinator. Kari loved interacting with the employers that came to campus for various events and connecting students to them. She has a passion for wanting people to feel valued and always looks for ways to build unity, teamwork, and making people feel welcome. 

Kari currently works for the Center for Constitutional Studies as the Events and Marketing Manager. 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. She loves to help her students find their goals, passions, and interests as they navigate their next steps after graduation. 

She looks forward to continually getting involved on campus, being part of, and supporting Wolverine pride!