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Jon Anderson - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Jon Anderson

Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs | Southern Utah University


Specializing in strategic management and organization behavior and theory


Dr. Jon Anderson serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Southern Utah University. As SUU’s provost, Dr. Anderson will oversee university matters that affect academic programs, scholarly and creative efforts, and outreach involving faculty, students and staff. He will provide leadership for academic quality, academic appointments, tenure and promotion, as well as fostering a positive learning environment.

Dr. Anderson comes to SUU from Middle Georgia State University where he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Bringing 15 years of experience in higher education administration to SUU, he has previously filled the roles of deputy provost, associate vice president of academic affairs, accreditation liaison, associate dean, and director of the MBA program at the University of West Georgia.

Originally from Utah, Dr. Anderson has spent the majority of his adult life in Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration: Management from the University of Kentucky, a Master's in Business Education from what is now the University of West Georgia, and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Utah State University.








Industry Expertise (3)


Business Services

Human Resources

Areas of Expertise (11)

Online Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Higher Education Leadership

Entrepreneurship Management

Organizational Theory

Marketing Research

Small Buisness Management

Strategic Management

Organizational Behavior

Human Resources Management

Administration in Higher Education

Higher Education Curriculum Development

Education (4)

University of Kentucky: Ph.D., Business Administration: Managment

University of West Georgia: M.Ed., Business Education

Utah State University: B.S., Sociology

Ricks College: A.A.S., General Studies

Accomplishments (3)

Georgia WebMBA Annual Faculty Teaching Award


Richards College of Business Faculty Research Award


Richards College of Business Faculty Service Award


Media Appearances (6)

SUU celebrates 125 years of history as it honors a record 2,408 graduates

Cedar City News  online


Following Woodbury’s remarks, SUU Provost Jon Anderson proclaimed the degree recipients as having been officially graduated. The actual awarding of diplomas was scheduled to occur later throughout the day, during the various college commencement ceremonies around campus.

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Utah professor who refused to use certain pronouns sues SUU leaders over sanctions

KSL  online


In response to his appeal, SUU Provost Jon Anderson added an additional sanction, stating that Bugg "must review, and edit as necessary, his syllabus language to ensure it aligns with department guidance related to gender pronouns, and submit the syllabus for approval by the department chair two weeks before the start of the fall 2022 semester."

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Southern Utah University has created a scholarship for survivors of human trafficking

The Salt Lake Tribune  online


SUU Provost Jon Anderson added that the scholarship is meant to help students who are part of a vulnerable population but who aren’t typically assisted by other available awards applying to college. Applications for school obviously don’t ask about that kind of difficult experience. And it means those survivors can slip through the cracks, he said.

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A public university bachelor’s degree for $9,000? They’re not kidding

Deseret News  online


“We’re trying to reach a population we’re currently not reaching, a population that just doesn’t have a lot of funding,” says Anderson. “How can we deliver high-impact quality education to them at a price point that doesn’t dilute the product?”

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What are public universities doing to expand mental health care access in Utah?

KSL  online


"Graduates of this program will provide greater access to mental health care, particularly in rural Utah. The faculty have been working toward this degree for many years and are prepared to deliver a high quality curriculum. We look forward to the good this program will do," Anderson said in a statement.

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Southern Utah University names new provost

KUTV  online


Dr. Jon Anderson has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Southern Utah University.

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Articles (3)

Building an awareness-centered information security policy compliance model

Industrial Management & Data Systems

Alex Koohang, Jeretta Horn Nord, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, and Jonathan Anderson


The purpose of this paper is to build an awareness-centered information security policy (ISP) compliance model, asserting that awareness is the key to ISP compliance and that awareness depends upon several variables that influence successful ISP compliance.

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Strategic networks of discovery and creation entrepreneurs

European Management Journal

John Upson, Naga Damaraju, Jonathan Anderson, and Jay Barney

2017 Current research favors diversity within strategic networks as a source of idea generation and opportunity pursuit. However, diversity may not always be advantageous.

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Managing employees in the service sector: A literature review and conceptual development

Journal of Business and Psychology

Jon Anderson

Our economy is slowly shifting from a manufacturing base to a service base. Yet, management literature has been slow to respond. We know little about the unique challenges faced by managers in the service sector. This paper reviews literature on research on management practice and employee perceptions that lead to positive customer outcomes.

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Courses (3)

MGMT 4195 Strategic Management (Middle Georgia State University)

A capstone course designed to integrate knowledge gained in the various functional business areas and to exercise the student's analytical skills.

MGNT 6660 Strategic Management (University of West Georgia)

An integrative approach to the study of the total enterprise from the executive management's point of view.

BUS 367 Marketing Research (Brea College)

Introduces the various research methods used to collect and evaluate information for marketing design making.