Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. In this interview on NPR, University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank reviews Huntsman’s record and governing style during his five-year tenure at Utah’s helm.
Matthew Burbank earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. Prior to coming to the University of Utah, he taught for two years at Washington State University in Pullman. He is the co-author of two books, Olympic Dreams: The Impact of Mega-events on Local Politics and Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Political Campaigns. Professor Burbank’s current research examines the effect of information and citizen deliberation on individual attitudes on complex policy issues. Professor Burbank teaches courses on American politics, public opinion and elections, and research methods.