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David Wells

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Lecturer Sr, MY
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography

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

Since 2004, he has 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.

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.  

 

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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
POS 310American National Government
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
POS 434Media and Politics
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
POS 310American National Government
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 350Diversity and Organizations
OGL 484Internship
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
POS 310American National Government
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 300Theory Practice of Leadership
BIS 301Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 484Internship
BIS 499Individualized Instruction