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Executive Committee

Dean Brigitte Madrian - Chair

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Brigitte C. Madrian is the Dean and Marriott Distinguished Professor in the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business where she has a joint appointment in the Department of Finance and the George W. Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Before coming to BYU, she was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (2006-2018), the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (2003-2006), the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1995-2003) and the Harvard University Economics Department (1993-1995). She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as co-director of the NBER Household Finance working group from 2010-2018. Dr. Madrian received her Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied economics as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University.

Michael A. Jensen

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Michael A. Jensen received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and since then he has been at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at BYU, where he is currently a University Professor and Dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering. He has published nearly 300 articles and book chapters on his research interests that include radar systems and multi-antenna wireless communications. He is Past-President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and was previously the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He is a fellow of the IEEE and has been the recipient of the Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award from BYU, the Ernst and Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a number of other recognitions from the university and his professional community. Dr. Jensen has provided expert consulting to some of the world’s largest and most influential technology companies. He is also a co-founder and Director of Wavetronix, a company that designs, manufactures, and markets radar solutions for motorways.

Jane Lassetter

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Jane Lassetter is the Dean in the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. Her contributions include regional and international leadership, and promotion of cultural sensitivity and improved health for underserved populations often overlooked in healthcare policy and research. She currently serves as the president of the Western Institute of Nursing and past-president of the International Family Nursing Association. Lassetter received a doctor of philosophy degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2008 and a graduate certificate in healthcare ethics from Creighton University in 2016. She is proud to have received her associates, baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing from BYU.

In addition to her leadership positions, Dr. Lassetter is an active researcher and educator. She was honored with BYU’s Muriel Thole Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship in 2016 and received the university’s Alcuin Fellowship in general education in 2011.

Dr. Gordon Limb

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Dr. Gordon Limb is director of the School of Social Work in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. He received a bachelor of science in psychology from BYU, a master of social work from the University of Utah, and a PhD in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he taught at Arizona State University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Limb’s research involves examining policy and practice issues that impact Native American families and children. He is married to Erika Lundgren, and they have five children.

Carolina Núñez

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Carolina Núñez is the Charles E. Jones Professor of Law at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. She researches and writes about immigration law, citizenship, and immigrant rights, with a specific emphasis on undocumented immigrants. Professor Núñez’s articles have been published in various journals, including the Southern California Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and the Boston College Law Review. Her most recent scholarship explores the early history of U.S. immigration law, including the era of Chinese exclusion, as a context for analyzing the trajectory of constitutional immigration law. Her commentary on immigration-related current events has appeared in the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, on BYU Radio, and KUER.

Professor Núñez has taught a variety of courses, including Immigration Law, the Plenary Power Colloquium, Immigrant Rights, Torts, and Professional Responsibility. As part of the Law and Social Change Initiative, she works with colleagues to invite speakers, develop courses, and create opportunities for students interested in law’s potential to effect social change and improve lives. Professor Núñez also co-founded the J. Reuben Clark Law School’s Refugee and Immigration Initiative, through which law students provide legal assistance to women and children detained in an immigration detention center in southern Texas. In 2017, second- and third-year law students recognized Professor Núñez as Professor of the Year.

An active member of the legal academy and her local community, Professor Núñez participates in many organizations. She is on the executive committee for the AALS section on immigration law, sits on the governing board of the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion and is the vice chair of the Utah Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

A summa cum laude graduate of the Brigham Young University Law School, Professor Núñez clerked for the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She subsequently practiced commercial litigation at Stoel Rives LLP in Salt Lake City, Utah, and joined the BYU law faculty in 2008.

Richard Osguthorpe

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Richard Osguthorpe is a life-long fan of Brigham Young University. He worked as a French teacher following his graduation from BYU, but even as an undergraduate, he was drawn to the research side of education and what he calls “the moral work of teaching.” He received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, then spent nearly 15 years at Boise State University, preparing teachers and exploring (among other topics) his research interests in how teachers teach morality and also teach morally. He eventually served as dean of Boise State’s College of Education. Osguthorpe brought that leadership, influence, and perspective to the McKay School in 2019, continuing his research, teaching an influential undergraduate education class, and indulging his bone-deep devotion to BYU sports. He misses his regular access to rafting Idaho’s Payette River but continues to seek time on flowing water wherever he finds it. He and his wife, Gwen, also a BYU graduate, have four children.

Mike Roberts

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Mike Roberts is the managing director of BYU Alumni and External Relations. Since 2013, Roberts has been the assistant dean and director of the Business Career Center in the Marriott School of Business where his responsibilities have included managing career development, experiential learning and networking for all graduate and undergraduate programs. Before his role at BYU, Roberts was a vice president at Hewlett Packard with more than 25 years of executive management experience in the high-tech industry. During his career, he has held executive leadership roles in marketing, finance, corporate strategy, research and development and operations. Roberts earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from BYU and Oregon State University, respectively.