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David Wells

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Lecturer Sr
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

Dave Wells teaches Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) , Organizatinal Leadership (OGL) and Political Science (POS) courses, primarily based at the Downtown Phoenix campus.  

From 2004 to 2010 he authored more than 100 op-ed pieces on public policy that has appeared in places like the main pages and community editions of the Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Tucson Citizen, Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Guardian, Arizona Daily Star and other papers throughout the state.  

Since then he's had fewer op-eds and more in depth policy analyses. He authored an analysis of Prop. 123 to end the education lawsuit that was passed by voters in May 2016.  He also analyzed Prop. 206 to raise the minimum wage and provided the first estimate of the revenue gains from what became Prop. 205 to legalize recreational marijuana in August 2015.  

He formerly served on the board of the Tempe Community Action Agency and helped found the Grand Canyon Institute, for whom he now also serves as research director. As research director, he has also appeared on numerous public affairs programs.

He is also Arizona State University's representative at the state fiscal policy roundtable for the Western Political Science Association. Besides presenting at the annual meetings of the WPSA, his annual state budget reports are published in the Callifornia Journal of Politics and Policy.

Research Interests: 

Dave Wells focuses primarily on public policy issues, especially those related to state fiscal policy.  He's done research on the effectiveness of lowering business tax rates, private school tax credits, and the distribution of taxes.  

 

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 484Internship
IDS 484Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110American Government & Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 401Integration: Experiential
IDS 484Internship
OGL 484Internship
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110American Government & Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 484Internship
OGL 484Internship
IDS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LST 484Internship
BIS 484Internship
OGL 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110American Government & Politics
POS 434Media and Politics
OGL 484Internship
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110American Government & Politics
POS 310American National Government
OGL 484Internship
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 484Internship
OGL 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
POS 434Media and Politics
OGL 484Internship
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 310American National Government
BIS 402Senior Seminar
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 402Senior Seminar
BIS 484Internship
BIS 493Honors Thesis
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction