Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 145 undergraduate programs* and 18 graduate and certificate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market. Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s safe, residential campus allows students - more than 10,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.
A leader in higher education specializing in creating transformative learning experiences and achieving high-quality outcomes.
Higher Education Access and Affordability Organizational Changes in Higher Education Dual Enrollment in Higher Education Law Campaigns and Elections American National Government Domestic Violence (Partner and Victim) Sexual Violence Enrollment Planning Ethics Education Research Higher Education Administration General Education Reform Legal Practice Strategic Planning Fundraising and Business Development Academic & Administrative Leadership Dating Violence State and Local Government Higher Education Policy University Campus Safety Student Success Strategies Higher Education Innovation
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Boreen is a strong advocate for the humanities and social sciences with two decades of higher education service.
Methods of Teaching Literature in Higher Education Methods of Teaching English Female Protagonists in Adolescent Historical Fiction Student Teaching, English Education Teaching Literature to Adolescents Language Arts First Three Years of Teaching Young Adult Literature Mentoring New Teachers Methods of Teaching Literature Teaching Young Adult Literature
Associate Professor of Humanities
Specializing in diversity and inclusion in higher education, transnationalism, and middle eastern studies
Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education English as A Second Language Diversity and Inclusion in Utah Global Diversity Social Justice Muslim Communities Humanities Transnationalism Diversity & Inclusion Multicultural Education Equality Education Middle East Diversity in Rural Communities Arab and Islamic Studies Gender Equality in Higher Education
Professor of Communication, Department Chair
Specializing in rhetoric and persuasion in public discourse, communication theory, and critical thinking
Communication Theories Professional Writing and Presentations Public Discourse Teaching Communication Theory Conflict and Communication in Relationships Persuasion Public Speaking Communication Rhetoric Public Apologies Health Communications Image Repair Health Industry Communication Teaching Critical Thinking in Higher Education Qualitative Communication Research Interpersonal Communication
Assistant Professor of Political Science / Provost Faculty Fellow
Dr. Bennett joined SUU after a successful career in D.C., specializing foreign commerce, trade, and product liability
Crisis Management for Corporations North American Free Trade Agreement Third Party Liability Insurance Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy U.S. Politics Product Liability Trade and Globalization Lobbying Automobile Safety Standards Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Interstate and Foreign Commerce Comprehensive Product Liability Reform Public Relations for Corporations
Director of the Leavitt Center for Politics
Specializing in U.S. campaigns and elections, government relations, and public policy and advocacy
Utah Political Candidates Utah Legislative Body Political Communication Congressional Campaigns Regulatory Policy for Financial Industries Lobbying Strategic Planning Government Relations Legislative and Regulatory Policy Outreach Education Public Affairs Political Education Programs Legislation for Financial Industries Auditing Public Companies Securities and Exchange Commission Utah Politics Political Associations Women in Public Service
Vice President of Alumni & Community Relations
Mindy Benson, Vice President of Alumni & Community Relations, shares the importance of storytelling to the identity of an organization.
Higher Education Community Patnerships Alumni Relations in Higher Education Event Planning, Concerts Event Planning, Presidential Inaugurations Alumni Relations Event Management & Production Student Advancement Community Outreach Alumni Outreach Special Events Event Planning Rural Health Event Planning Curriculum Event Planning, University Commencement History of Southern Utah University Outreach in Rural Communities
Professor of Economics
Specializing in evaluations of players and coaches in sports, gender issues in sports, and competitive balance in sports
Distrubution of Wealth and Power Unpaid Athletes in the NCAA NBA Salary Caps Sports Economics NCAA Gender Wage Gap in Sports Gender Issues in Sports Evaluation of Players and Coaches in Sports Economics Competitive Balance in Sports Pay Equality in Sports Gender Wage Gap in Professional Basketball
Professor of English
Specializing in British Gothic literature, film and television studies, cinematic adaptation, and pop culture
Video Games Visual Literacy Saxophone American Studies Music Composition American Literature Film and Television Studies British Gothic Literature Film Studies Zombie Literature
Associate Professor of Biology
Specializing in sharing the complexities of biology and how all living forms are connected
Evolutionary Biology Medical Ethics Environmental Adaptation Biomedical Ethics Education Evolution Animal Behavior Biology Writing & Editing Biochemistry Evolutionary History Natural Selection Theory
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