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The University of Utah MUSE Project

The MUSE Project Staff 2021

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 more than 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 eight years. Her priority is for all students 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 from all different departments, and share in one-of-a-kind events throughout the year.



Catherine Petersen

 Cat Petersen, Undergraduate Intern


Catherine is an undergraduate student in chemistry at the University of Utah. She has spent time working with vulnerable and underrepresented populations and is committed to promoting the opportunity to pursue higher education among all students. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking, and baking. Catherine loves MUSE because of the supporting and motivating atmosphere it provides. She loves how MUSE brings in students and faculty from a range of backgrounds and interests, while creating an environment where everyone feels welcome.


Last Updated: 6/1/22