David Wells

Principal Lecturer
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
0604
Principal Lecturer
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.  

 

Courses

Summer 2022
Course Number Course Title
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 484 Internship
Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 484 Internship
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 484 Internship
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
POS 310 American National Government
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 484 Internship
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 484 Internship
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
IDS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
IDS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
IDS 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
LST 484 Internship
BIS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
POS 434 Media and Politics
OGL 484 Internship
BIS 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 American Government & Politics
POS 310 American National Government
OGL 484 Internship
BIS 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIS 484 Internship
OGL 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 Government and Politics
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
POS 434 Media and Politics
OGL 484 Internship
BIS 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
POS 110 Government and Politics
POS 310 American National Government
BIS 402 Senior Seminar
BIS 484 Internship
BIS 499 Individualized Instruction

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