Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University Southern Utah University

351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, 84720, UT, US




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.



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Mark DeBeliso

Mark DeBeliso

Professor of Kinesiology

Focuses on sports medicine and athletic performance and the physiological effects of exercise

Sport Science Research Common Injuries in Athletics Stress Reduction for University Students College Sports Medicine Human Performance Nutrition Curriculum Development Ergonomics Biomechanics Exercise Science Sports Medicine Sports Performance Strength & Conditioning Athletic Performance Athletic Performance in Higher Education Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Profiling Cardiovascular Risk Sports Performance in Crossfit Athletes

Briget Eastep

Briget Eastep

Executive Director of Outdoor Pathways

Specializing in recreation program planning, wilderness first aid, and Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative

Travel Partnerships Wilderness Wilderness First Aid Utah National Parks Swift Water Rescue Tourism in Utah Tourism Recreation Program Planning Outdoor Leadership Outdoor Education; Higher Education Outdoor Education Leave No Trace Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative Communities of Practice

Jessica Kinsey

Jessica Kinsey

Director/Curator of the Southern Utah Museum of Art

Specializing in community outreach and engagement, museum exhibition curation, and collection management

Art as Architecture Experiential Learning - Arts Administration Community Outreach Through Arts K-12 Art Education Fine Art Visual Arts Arts Administration Museum Exhibition Curation Museum Administration Museum Education Art Exhibitions Project Management Fund Raising Corporate Sponsorship Community Engagement Higher Education Community Partnerships Arts Education in Rurual Communities

Kelly Goonan

Kelly Goonan

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Goonan shares her outdoor recreation expertise with tips to stay safe while hiking, visiting national parks & exploring the backcountry.

Americans in the Outdoors Climbing Human Dimensions of Ecosystems National Park Sustainability Outdoor Recreation Management Resource Management Natural Resources Outdoor Education Outdoor Recreation Recreation Ecology Recreation Impact Analysis Wilderness First Aid

Fredric Govedich

Fredric Govedich

Professor of Biology / Department Chair

Specializing in predator prey interactions, evolution of reproductive strategies, and leech systematics

Evolutionary Biology Population Biology Predator Prey Interactions Leech Systematics Animal Behavior Aquatic Ecology Biology Invertebrate Evolution Phylogeny Feeding Behavior Evolution of Reproductive Strategies

Jacqualine Grant

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation Southern Utah Plants Renewables and Environment Pollinators Native Plants Mammalogy Green Infrastructure Educational Outreach Ecological Restoration Conservation Biology

Michelle  Grimes

Michelle Grimes

Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology

A licensed psychologist specializing in clinical child psychology, principles of phycological assessment, and sibling conflict resolution

Caffeine and Depression Sibling Conflict Resolution Teaching Parents to Code Child Behavior Sibling Conflict School Concerns Psychological Evaluations Pediatric Sleep Disorders Parenting Disruptive Behaviors Clinical Child Psychology Child Development Behavior Disorders in Children Behavioral Health ADHD Principles of Psychological Assessment Caffeine and ADHD

Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen

Professor of Engineering Technology

Specializing in 3D drafting, engineering technology, CAD software, ​and vocational education

Industrial Technology Education for K-12 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3D Drafting Autocad Engineering Technology Vocational Education Engineering Industrial Technology Solidworks Engineering and Technology Design CNC Programming

William Heyborne

William Heyborne

Associate Professor of Biology

Specializing in reptile and amphibian natural history, biological pedagogy, and animal venoms

Ecology and Evolution of Insects and Arachnids Herpetology Entomology Zoology Amphibians STEM Teacher Leadership Biological Pedagogy Reptiles Biology Outreach Education STEM Education Classification of Amphibians and Reptiles

Howard (Shih-Ming) Hu

Howard (Shih-Ming) Hu

Professor of Hotel, Resort, Hospitality Management

Specializing in international cuisine, hospitality management, and culinary science

Food Service Preparation Techniques International Cuisine Culinary Tourism Culinary Programs Hospitality Management Food and Beverage Food Service Operations Catering Management Hospitality in Tourism Culinary Science and Technology International Cuisine; Flavor Profiles

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