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.
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 / Director of APEX Event Series
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 Agriculture
Dr. Violett specializes in natural resource and range management, livestock production, and secondary agriculture education.
Restoring and Reclaiming Disturbed Landscapes Ecology of Western Wildlands Southern Utah Plants Livestock Nutrient Management Career Development for Public Land Management Native Plant Identification Natural Resource/Range Management Youth Camps Rangeland Restoration Secondary Agriculture Education Livestock Management and Production Range Management for Youth Toxic Plants of the West Restoring and Reclaiming Disturbed Ecosystems
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
Dean of the College of Science and Engineering
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
Chair of the Department of Nursing
Specializing in nursing education and educational processes, rural health and current issues in nursing and health care.
Nursing and Health Care Long Term Health Care Historical Evolution of Nursing Coping with Acute and Chronic Illness Legal, Ethical and Moral Isssues in Health Care Rural Health Nursing Education Health Care in Rural Communities Mental Health Nursing Priciples of Health Promotion Learning Experiences in Nursing School Current Public Health Issues
Lecturer of History
Specializing in U.S. history, cultural history, and the beginnings of Utah's National Parks.
Utah National Parks History Utah Parks Company American History History Through Film Historic Preservation Utah National Parks Museums Local History Public History National Park History Utah Shakespeare Festival Cultural History DC Comics Iron County History
College of Health Sciences Interim Dean / Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Outdoor Recreation
Camille Thomas serves as the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences and is a professor of Kinesiology.
Biomechanics of Exercise Methods of Sports Conditioning and Nutrition Psychological Aspects of Sports Performance & Conditioning Sport Specific Conditioning Coping Strategies Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Exercise Prescription Disease Prevention Coaching Psychology Pathophysiology of Cancer Coaching Theory Physical Education Kinesiology Advanced Techniques of Sports Conditioning
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