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The University of Utah MUSE Project


Sterling Sill Center, 195 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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Mark Matheson

Prof. Mark Matheson, Director

Phone: (801) 581-3677 | Email:

After almost thirty years of college teaching, Mark continues to be inspired by University of Utah students. He is a professor in the English Department and taught for many years in the Honors College. A native Utahn, Mark Received his M.A. from the U and his doctorate from the University of Oxford. In addition to working with MUSE and teaching Shakespeare courses, he serves as the director of the University of Utah-based Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Mark finds the work of MUSE greatly rewarding, and he especially enjoys providing educational opportunities for undergraduates and conversing with students from across the University.


Libby Henriksen

Libby Henriksen, Associate Director

Phone: (801) 587-3172 | Email:

Libby is a graduate in English from the University of Utah. After spending several years as a researcher and writer in the financial sector, she returned to the U and is proud to have contributed to MUSE’s mission for the past six years. Her priority is for all students—regardless of major, background, 6or current level of involvement—to feel seen, heard, and welcome, and to feel like this campus belongs to them. Libby loves that even though the U is a big place, MUSE serves as a friendly neighborhood that helps students meet each other, learn from faculty and staff in all different departments, and share in one-of-a-kind events throughout the year.


Izzy Fuller

Izzy Fuller, Intern

Izzy is a second-year student from Wisconsin pursuing a double major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Urban Ecology. She is interested in future work that addresses water issues and systemic environmental injustice, possibly through urban planning. She loves photography and traveling, and she is a proud Wisconsinite. After beginning to regularly attend MUSE Casual Fridays a few months into her first year, Izzy quickly found a strong community of students and faculty who drastically shifted the scale of the University and made it feel small and welcoming, alleviating most of her homesickness. She hopes she can create the same atmosphere for other students so that they can feel comfortable and supported, even on a campus of this size.

Last Updated: 5/28/21