David “DJ” Benway is a research analyst, working in economic and higher education policy. Benway provides statistical and economic analyses for various research projects, including the Regional Analysis of Impediments & Fair Housing Equity Assessment for the Wasatch Front, An Analysis of a Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah, Characteristics of Wasatch Front Public Schools and the Utah Construction Information Database. He assists on Convention Visitors Bureau impact surveys, the Salt Lake County Consortium Strategic Plan and other projects focused on economic and education data in Utah.
In addition to his research work, Benway works with the Utah Community Data Project, providing social media support and assisting with the design, development and management of UCDP’s website. This includes search engine optimization, analytic information and analysis, mailing list management, information dissemination through weekly UCDP highlights including Weave Wednesdays and UCDP’s Fun Fact Friday, both of which are weekly features data on various levels of Utah communities from the Utah Community Database. Benway has presented his work at various conferences and has drafted several working papers for publication.
Benway earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah.