Menu Adam R Brown

I am an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University and a faculty scholar with BYU's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. I completed a PhD at UC San Diego in 2008.

My research leverages differences among the American states to draw broader inferences about governance. You may download my CV  or view my Google Scholar profile. I teach courses on state politics, public lands, Utah government, and American politics generally.

Utahns: Are you looking for my Guide to the Utah Legislature or my Guide to the Utah Constitution? I've also written a book on Utah politics.

My wife, Janelle, is a full-time mom, part-time harpist, and all-time rockstar. We have four boys whose awesomeness defies description. If I'm not in the office or wrangling the kids, you can usually find me wandering the mountains. Actually, usually you can't. That's sort of the point.

Email     brown@byu.edu
Twitter @poliARB
Office 772 KMBL
A long-awaited caboose (2020)
A long-awaited caboose (2020)
Quarantine hobbies (2020)
Quarantine hobbies (2020)
Strawberry (2020)
Strawberry (2020)
Yellowstone (2020)
Yellowstone (2020)
Back at the farm (2020)
Back at the farm (2020)
Hayden Lake (2020)
Hayden Lake (2020)
Landscape Arch (2020)
Landscape Arch (2020)
Shrike at Topaz (2019)
Shrike at Topaz (2019)
Great Basin National Park (2019)
Great Basin National Park (2019)
Utah Lake from Timpanogos summit (2019)
Utah Lake from Timpanogos summit (2019)
La Jolla Shores (2019)
La Jolla Shores (2019)
Cascade Springs (2019)
Cascade Springs (2019)
Western Meadowlark (2019)
Western Meadowlark (2019)
Nine Mile Canyon (2019)
Nine Mile Canyon (2019)
Lincoln Memorial (2019)
Lincoln Memorial (2019)
Harper's Ferry (2019)
Harper's Ferry (2019)
Corona Arch (2019)
Corona Arch (2019)
Antelope Island (2019)
Antelope Island (2019)
Tibble Fork (2019)
Tibble Fork (2019)
A ruby-crowned kinglet (2019)
A ruby-crowned kinglet (2019)
Rock Canyon (2018)
Rock Canyon (2018)
Mount Auburn cemetery (2018)
Mount Auburn cemetery (2018)
Flaming Gorge (2018)
Flaming Gorge (2018)
Ruth Lake (2018)
Ruth Lake (2018)
Battle Creek falls (2018)
Battle Creek falls (2018)
Yellowstone (2018)
Yellowstone (2018)
Bear River bird refuge (2018)
Bear River bird refuge (2018)
San Francisco (2018)
San Francisco (2018)
California redwoods (2017)
California redwoods (2017)
Old North Bridge: Where the Revolution began (2017)
Old North Bridge: Where the Revolution began (2017)
Canyonlands (2017)
Canyonlands (2017)
Frozen Utah Lake (2016)
Frozen Utah Lake (2016)
Mt Timpanogos: World's most majestic toilet (2016)
Mt Timpanogos: World's most majestic toilet (2016)
Shooting our pumpkins (2016)
Shooting our pumpkins (2016)
San Diego (2016)
San Diego (2016)
Backpacking the Uintahs (2016)
Backpacking the Uintahs (2016)
Philadelphia's Independence Hall (2016)
Philadelphia's Independence Hall (2016)
Bryce Canyon (2016)
Bryce Canyon (2016)
Sledding Big Spring (2016)
Sledding Big Spring (2016)
Drinking rain at Sundance (2015)
Drinking rain at Sundance (2015)
Snow Canyon (2015)
Snow Canyon (2015)
Seatbelts saved us in a rollover (2015)
Seatbelts saved us in a rollover (2015)
Mesa Verde (2015)
Mesa Verde (2015)
Hovenweep (2015)
Hovenweep (2015)
Flyfishing the Uintahs (2015)
Flyfishing the Uintahs (2015)
Capitol Reef (2015)
Capitol Reef (2015)
Bear Lake (2015)
Bear Lake (2015)
POLI 325 field trip to Arches (2015)
POLI 325 field trip to Arches (2015)
Springtime in Yellowstone (2014)
Springtime in Yellowstone (2014)
Fishing at Wasatch Mountain (2014)
Fishing at Wasatch Mountain (2014)
Little Wildhorse Canyon (2013)
Little Wildhorse Canyon (2013)
Sunset at Hayden Lake (2013)
Sunset at Hayden Lake (2013)
From Turret Arch to the South Window (2013)
From Turret Arch to the South Window (2013)
Buffalo Peak in autumn (2013)
Buffalo Peak in autumn (2013)
Rock Canyon in early spring (2013)
Rock Canyon in early spring (2013)
The Utah Capitol (2012)
The Utah Capitol (2012)
Autumn aspen behind Mt Timpanogos (2010)
Autumn aspen behind Mt Timpanogos (2010)
Site of the Boston Massacre (2010)
Site of the Boston Massacre (2010)
Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts (2010)
Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts (2010)
They grow so fast (2010)
They grow so fast (2010)