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.
Associate Professor of Psychology / Chair of Psychology Department
Specializing in empirical social psychology research, stigma against mentally ill, and dark triad traits
Cognitive Psychology Culture and Cognition Dark Triad Traits Ethics Forensic Psychology Moral Judgements in Relationships Statistics in Psychology Stigma Against Mentally Ill Bicultural Identity Ignorance Towards Atheists Morality and Religion Political Psychology Social Norms
Associate Professor of Biology
Specializing in bat research, collegiate program development, STEM education, and professional development
Herpetology Impact of Biological Problems on Human Affairs Collegiate Program Development STEM Education and Policy Biological Education STEM participation Bat Research Bat Behavior General Education Design and Implementation Evolutionary Biology
Vice President for Student Affairs
Specializing in student retention, organizational changes, and administration in higher education
Retention of First Year College Students Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education Student Involvement in Higher Education Organizational Change in Higher Education Management Systems Student Retention Student Affairs Student Success Leadership Higher Education Administration Higher Education Student Retention Student Mental Health in Higher Education
Professor of Music
Known for her dynamic athleticism and exciting energy on stage, Dr. Vartan brings that same passion for music into her classroom.
Percussion Music Drumline Conducting Percussion Pedagogy Percussion Literature Project Management Music Performance
Associate Professor of Biology / Director of the CETL
Specializing in neuroethology, brain behavior, and neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience Human Pathophysiology Fish Audiology Communication & Behaviour Audition Pathophysiology Physiology Animal Behavior Cardiovascular Physiology Neuroscience Brain Behavior Human Physiology Biology Lateral Line Neuroethology Effects of Plants on Cardiovascular System Vertebrate Physiology
Provost / Vice President of Academic Affairs
Specializing in strategic management and organization behavior and theory
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
Professor of Sociology
Specializes in gender and labor, comparative family and community, migration, globalization, and transnationalism, and civic engagement.
Global Civic Citizenship Human Rights and Social Justice Gender and Labor Studies Immigrant, Migrant, and Refugee Community Gender and Society Human and Sex Trafficking Globalization and Transnational Studies Stratification and Intersectionality Global Popular Culture
special assistant to the provost
Specializing in science and science education, and the intersection of science and society.
Community-based Learning and Research Higher Education Retention Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education Physical Science for Elementary School Teachers Minority Student Mentoring Sustainable Use of Oceans Engaging Students in STEM Careers Geology of National Parks Geology of Southern Utah Under-Represented Students in STEM Protection of Oceans and Coasts Paleoceanography Higher Education Access
Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Specializing in Action Research applied to school settings, promoting teacher autonomy, and democratizing teacher knowledge.
Educational Policy and Reform Educating Diverse Populations TESOL Educational Leadership Program Development Educational Psychology Curriculum Development and Assessment Family and Parent Involvement in Education Teacher Professionalism
Lecturer in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Specializing in biological anthropology and primatology
Physical Anthropology Wildlife Conservation Social Psychology Primatology Biological Anthropology Wildlife Documentaries Behavioral Ecology Wildlife Ecology
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