News Release

Bestselling author Dr. Arthur Brooks named Gardner Institute Impact Scholar

October 27, 2022 (Salt Lake City) – Bestselling author and social scientist Dr. Arthur Brooks has been named an Impact Scholar at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, where he will spend 3-4 days each semester participating in guest lectures, roundtable discussions with state and local officials, and consult with university and community leaders.

His first visit (Oct. 25 – 28) includes time with university trustees, Gardner Institute staff, and state and local officials. Dr. Brooks will visit campus Fall and Spring semester for the next three years, sharing insights on leadership and personal well-being.

“We welcome the opportunity to bring the unique expertise and insights of Arthur Brooks to Utah,” said University of Utah President Taylor Randall. “As an Impact Scholar, Dr. Brooks will share real-life strategies for bringing people together to have a positive impact our campus, community and state.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to spend a few days at the University of Utah as a visiting Impact Scholar,” said Dr. Brooks. “Utah and Salt Lake City are leaders in policy, culture, and higher ed. I’m honored to establish more connections with this wonderful community.”

Dr. Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, Ph.D. social scientist, bes