Geoffrey Gonsher

Professor of Practice
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720

Biography

Geoffrey Gonsher is a Professor of Practice in the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs and has been teaching undergraduate courses since 2010.  

Gonsher has had an extensive career in municipal and state government as a public policy advisor, cabinet member, agency executive, and speechwriter for over 30 elected officials. He has served four Arizona governors, several City of Phoenix mayors and city councilmembers, and other public officials.  

Gonsher has managed the operations of several state agencies. He served as Director of the Arizona Department of Racing and Boxing, Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery, Executive Secretary (Director) of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Acting Director of the Governor’s Division of Workforce Development, and Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. He has also been appointed to city and state advisory boards for arts and culture, public libraries, elected officials’ salaries, Major League Baseball expansion, Spring Training Baseball, and government productivity.

Gonsher earned his M.Ed. and B.A. in Political Science/Education from Arizona State University. 

 

Education

  • M.Ed. Political Science, Arizona State University
  • B.A. Political Science, Arizona State University

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 400Senior Capstone Project
PAF 484Internship
PAF 584Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 400Senior Capstone Project
PAF 420Public Leadership
URB 484Internship
PAF 484Internship
PAF 584Internship
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 400Senior Capstone Project
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
PAF 484Internship
URB 484Internship
PAF 584Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 400Senior Capstone Project
PAF 420Public Leadership
URB 484Internship
PAF 484Internship
PAF 584Internship
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
URB 305Urban Governance
PAF 400Senior Capstone Project
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 220Introduction to Urban America
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 420Public Leadership
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 305Urban Governance
PAF 420Public Leadership
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 421Leadership Capstone
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 305Urban Governance
PAF 420Public Leadership
PAF 421Leadership Capstone

Service

  • ASU School of Public Affairs, Arizona U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman Internships, Program Sponsor and Manager (2019-Present)
  • ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Learning Group, Member (2018-2019)
  • ASU School of Public Affairs Undergraduate Committee, Faculty Member (2014-2020)
  • ASU School of Public Affairs, “Public Policy Then and Now” Speakers’ Series, Program Manager, (2018)
  • ASU School of Public Affairs, "Meet the Chiefs” Speakers' Series, Program Manager (2015)
  • ASU Mandela Washington Fellowship Public Management Institute, Peer Collaborator (2016)
  • ASU Urban Governance Community Partnership Project, Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability, Coordinator/Professor (2016)
  • ASU Urban Governance Community Partnership Project, Phoenix Community Alliance, Coordinator/Professor (2017)
  • ASU Center for Organizational Research and Design, Post-Presidential Election Conference, Faculty Planning Committee (2016-2017)
  • ASU TurboVote Student Registration and Voting, Program Manager (2014)
  • ASU Ramsey Executive Education., Professional Mentor (2013 - 2015)