Tim Chambless, PhD has taught seven different courses for the University of Utah's Department of Political Science since 1987. He has also taught courses for the U of U's Departments of Communication and History as well as the English Language Institute. He has worked for a mayor and governor in addition to a senator and congressman. He served over 20 years on Salt Lake City's Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, and participated in over 30 political campaigns. Tim emphasizes current events and contemporary world problems in the student of American government as both an experiment in democracy and as a tool for solving societal problems. He has taught for Osher since January 2007.