Staff

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Susan Olson, Ph.D.
Executive Officer

801- 581-3219
olson@lawandsociety.org

Governing Committees
Policies and Bylaws
Elections
Law & Society Review Business

Susan Olson, Executive Officer, is also Professor Emerita of political science at the University of Utah. She has been a member of the Law and Society Association since 1984. Her research has investigated various ways that the legal system aggregates and transforms personal concerns into broader issues of public policy, including both individuals and groups that use law as well as legal and political procedures that structure such use. She also has strong interests in the future of higher education and the roles of faculty, stemming from eleven years as Associate Vice President for Faculty at the University of Utah, coordinating faculty personnel matters and participating in shared governance. She received her PhD in political science from Syracuse University and her B.A. from Pomona College.

   

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Megan Crowley
Communication Specialist

801-581-3219
crowley@lawandsociety.org

Membership Database
Website and Social Media
Branding and Communications

Megan came to LSA after eight years at the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, where she managed websites, social media, publications, and strategic communications. She started her professional career in the 1980’s as an IT Manager and moved into on-line and in-person training in the corporate sector. She has done extensive consulting with private sector, non-profit, and governmental organizations about systems implementation and infrastructure for remote collaborations. She has taught numerous short courses on technology and government and on social media and the law.

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Kris Monty
Meeting Manager

801-581-3219
monty@lawandsociety.org

Panel Submissions
Workshops
Annual Meeting Coordination

Kris has over 25 years of event planning, managerial and business leadership experience in higher education and the hospitality industry. Kris most recently worked for Salt Lake Community College where she was responsible for planning the all-college events such as the Commencement Ceremony, Convocation, and the Faculty & Staff Professional Development Day.  Previously as an Events Manager at Purdue University, Kris oversaw the Events Office for the Purdue University Memorial Union, which scheduled and planned over 17,000 events annually. The events ranged from high-profile university and community events to student organization meetings. She particularly enjoys the many logistical aspects involved with managing multiple events. Kris is originally from Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University.

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Heather Haley
Project Coodinator

801-581-3219
heather.haley@lawandsociety.org

Committees
Prizes and Awards

Heather brings to the Law and Society Association a background that has encompassed many aspects of coordinating various non-profit tasks including creating program policies, creating new grant systems, managing events and data organization. Starting out at the YMCA in Silicon Valley developing programs and seeking funds for a teen center, she moved to Utah in 2007,  working locally with Wasatch Community Gardens to expand community awareness of programs and strengthen their grant funding. Previously serving as a publication coordinator for academic conferences, Heather enjoys planning and mapping out projects as well as working with team members from around the globe to take an idea from vision to reality for the community it is serving to enjoy.

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Lisa Chandler
Accountant

801-581-3219
lisa.chandler@lawandsociety.org

All things money

Lisa has over 20 years of serving local community non-profits in accounting roles, including developing and teaching accounting curricula at Weber State University and serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Saint Benedict's Foundation. Lisa received her MPA from Weber State University and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the unique financial needs of the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience in managing contracts, revenue projections, grant contracts and supervising staff. Lisa loves using her skills for causes close to her heart and collaborating with close knit teams.