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Jennifer Bodine

Sustainability Specialist

College: Administrative Services
Department: Facilities Management
Expertise: Sustainability, renewable energy, energy management, energy efficiency, water conservation, and recycling


Sarah Steimel

Associate Professor, Master of Professional Communication program director

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Communication
Expertise: communication, nonprofit organizations, human resources, diversity in the workplace


Sheree Josephson

Chair/Professor/Communication

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Communication
Expertise: Journalism
Media Law
Visual Information Processing
Eye Tracking
Eyewitness Identification
Social Media
Internet Usability


Jean Norman

Student Newspaper Advisor

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Communication
Expertise: Journalism, journalism history, student media adviser, social capital


Drew Tyler

Instructor of Digital Media

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Communication
Expertise: Digital media, multi-media journalism, social media, youtube, video production, teaching with tech, final cut pro x, video editing, storytelling, 3d printing, filmmaking, documentary production, content creation, blogging, live streaming


Becky Johns

Professor/Communication/Coordinator

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Communication
Expertise: Gender, women and religion, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


Brent Warnock

Instructor

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Department of Communication
Expertise: I have extensive knowledge in Interpersonal and Family communication. I have research, studied and taught these subjects for over 15+ years.
I also have bought and sold several multiple million dollar businesses over the past 20+ years so I have extensive experience in business, entrepreneurship and business communication as well.


Matthew Choberka

Chair and Professor of Visual Art and Design

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Department of Visual Art and Design
Expertise: Visual Art, Contemporary Art, Painting, Drawing, Art History.


Kathleen "K" Stevenson

Professor of Art

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: DOVAD Department of Visual Arts & Design
Expertise: visual arts, printmaking & contemporary printmaking, art education, "arts integration"


Siân Griffiths

Director of Creative Writing

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: creative writing, fiction writing, contemporary American fiction, Victorian novel, Charlotte Bronte


Laura Stott

Instructor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: Poetry; Creative Writing; Literary Editing; Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society; Composition; Collaboration; Wilderness guide.


Sylvia Newman

Instructor

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: composition, writing, grammar, language trends and questions, literature, fiction, short story, freshmen, student trends


Becky Jo Gesteland

Professor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: engaged learning series, service learning, assessment, immigration in American Literature, frontier in American Literature, critical theory, grant writing, content management


Hal Crimmel

Brady Distinguished Professor and Chair of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: Sustainability. Conservation. Environment. Stewardship.
Environmental issues. Water issues. Rivers. Wilderness. Air quality.
Teaching outdoors. Place-based teaching.
Dinosaur National Monument.


Mike Vause

Professor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: Mountaineering and Exploration History and Literature, Environmental Literature, The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British and American Romantic Literature, British Victorian Literature. I'm a working poet with four published collections and a fifth forthcoming as well as individual poems published in various journals regularly.


Michael Wutz

Professor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: - modern and contemporary American literature
- print and postprint culture
- Editor, Weber - The Contemporary West (http://www.weber.edu/weberjournal)


Becky Marchant

Instructor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: Developmental reading and writing, professional and technical writing


Christy Call

Assistant Professor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: American Literature; English Pedagogies; Environmental Humanities; Cormac McCarthy; New Materialisms; Posthumanism; Agency and Ethics in Literature; Interdisciplinary Studies; Honors.


Mark LeTourneau

Professor of English

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: English
Expertise: linguistics, English and Arabic


Isabel Asensio

Associate Professor of Spanish

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Foreign Languages
Expertise: Spanish language and cultures, translation and interpreting studies, bilingualism, Hispanic women's writing, community engagement (service and research).


Kacy Peckenpaugh

Assistant Prof. of German and French

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Foreign Languages
Expertise: Study Abroad and Intercultural Competence (the ability to suspend judgment and act appropriately when dealing with other cultures)


Tom Mathews

Professor of Spanish

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Foreign Languages
Expertise: Second Language Acquisition
Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages
Spanish Linguistics and Phonology


Shannon Roberts

Assistant Professor of Music

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Music
Expertise: Music Theory & Composition, Jazz, Concert and Marching Bands, Music Education.


Mark Maxson

technology specialist/adjunct music instructor

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Performing Arts
Expertise: Music Technology, Guitar, Rock, Jazz, Live Performance, Sound, Mac, Rock n' Roll History


Jessica Greenberg

Assistant Professor of Theater Design

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Performing Arts
Expertise: Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design for Theatre


Amanda Sowerby

Professor of Dance

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Performing Arts
Expertise: Dance performance, technology and education, non-profit organizations for dance, dance anatomy and kinesiology


Thom Priest

Professor of Music and Chair of Performing Arts

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Performing Arts
Expertise: Fascinated by effective methods to nurture learners' creative and critical thinking skills, Dr. Priest has pursued a research agenda focused on helping music teachers develop their students' abilities to think creatively and critically in music learning environments. Students may demonstrate their knowledge through analyzing and describing music, singing or playing instruments and through improvisation or composition. Dr. Priest is well versed in many approaches to teaching music that are practiced today in a variety of instructional settings. Additionally, Dr. Priest is an avid bassoonist and instructor of bassoon. His compositions for bassoon and other instruments are published by Trevco-Varner.


Catherine Zublin

Professor of Theater

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Performing Arts: Theatre
Expertise: Costume Design
Costume History
Costume Technology


Naseem Banerji

Professor of Art

College: Arts & Humanities
Department: Visual Art & Design
Expertise: Art & History of India


Randy Boyle

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technologies

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration
Expertise: Randall J. Boyle is an Associate Professor at Weber State University in the Goddard School of Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University in 2003. He also has a master's degree in Public Administration and a B.S. in Finance. His research areas include deception detection in computer-mediated environments, data breaches, secure information systems, the effects of IT on cognitive biases, the effects of IT on knowledge workers, and e-commerce.

He has published in several academic journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems and Journal of International Technology and Information Management. He has authored several books including Using MIS 9e, Experiencing MIS 7e, Corporate Computer and Network Security 4e, Applied Information Security 2e, and Applied Networking Labs 2e.

He has received university teaching awards at Longwood University, the University of Utah, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has taught a wide variety of classes including Cyber Security, Advanced Cyber Security, Telecommunications, Networking & Servers, System Analysis and Design, Decision Support Systems, Web Servers, and Introduction to MIS.


David Read

Associate Professor/Business Administration

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration
Expertise: My expertise is in the area of law and ethics, including business law, divorce law, employment law, and business ethics.


Shaun Hansen

Associate Professor of Business Administration

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration
Expertise: Business Ethics (including the Social & Environmental Responsibilities of Business), Business Leadership and Strategy, Management of Stakeholder Relationships, Corporate Branding & Reputation, Ethical/Unethical Work Climates & Cultures, Strategic Human Resource Management (especially Employee Selection, Training & Development).


Jeffrey Clements

Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Technologies

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration: IS&T
Expertise: Technology Addiction
Habit
Social media addiction
Techology craving and withdrawl
IT & Network Security
Cybersecurity
Cyberwar
3-D Pinting


Skyler King

Assistant Professor of Marketing

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration: Marketin
Expertise: non-profit marketing, consumer financial decision making and consumer time orientation


Clinton Amos

Associate Professor of Marketing

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration: Marketing
Expertise: Consumer behavior
The effects of emotional influences on decision making


Jennifer Anderson

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Administration; MBA Program faculty
Expertise: Organizational behavior (psychology applied to the workplace), fairness in organizations, counterproductive / deviant workplace behaviors, applied business ethics, social dilemmas, judgment and decision-making, greed


Taowen Le

Professor of Information Systems & Technologies

College: Business & Economics
Department: Business Adminstration
Expertise: Software Development, Database Design & Implementation, IT in Business, Global Issues in IT
Citizen Diplomacy, Legislative Exchanges, US-China Relations


Jeff Steagall

Dean and Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Dean's Office & Economics
Expertise: "Economics
International business
International trade
Economics & politics
Business
Leadership
Higher Education
K-12 Education
Entrepreneurship
Study Abroad"


Andrew Keinsley

Assistant Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Monetary Policy
Macroeconomics


Jennifer Gnagey

Assistant Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Labor Economics
Refugee Resettlement


Doris Geide-Stevenson

Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Global Macroeconomics
Labor economics


Nazneen Ahmad

Associate Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Macro Economics, International Finance


Therese Grijalva

Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Environmental Economics, Nonmarket Valuation, Time Preferences and Social Discounting, Survey and Experimental Social Science Research, Pollution and Externalities, Waste, Recycling.


John Mukum Mbaku

Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: Economic development, African political economy, governance issues in Africa, rule of law in Africa, management of natural resources in Africa, corruption in Africa; democracy and institutional reforms in Africa, international political economy, global governance.


Alvaro La Parra-Perez

Assistant Professor of Economics

College: Business & Economics
Department: Economics
Expertise: My fields of interest are Economic History, Political Economy, and Institutional Economics. My research focuses on the interaction of politics and economics and the determinants of political violence and conflict. Currently, I study how elites’ professional and economic incentives affected development and the stability of institutional arrangements in Spain. Specifically, I work on political violence and elites during the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939).

I am also interested in American Economic History. I am currently teaching "American Institutions, Economic History of the United States" at Weber State University.


Brandon Stoddard

Director

College: Business & Economics
Department: Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, small business, investment capital, small business loans, small business growth, business start up, growth, new venture


Jeffrey Clements

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

College: Business & Economics
Department: Information Systems and Technology
Expertise: Technology Addiction, Habit, social media addiction


Wendy Fox Kirk

Assistant Professor of Management

College: Business & Economics
Department: Management
Expertise: Women and leadership, leadership identity, women in higher education


Matthew Mouritsen

MBA Program Director, Professor

College: Business & Economics
Department: MBA Program, School of Accounting & Taxation
Expertise: MBA education, including the development of certificates in contract management and aerospace management. Managerial/Cost accounting. Managing Information Technology. Project Management. E-business. Assessment of learning.


David Ferro

Dean of the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department:
Expertise: Computer & Engineering, Engineering in society, engineering issues for k-12 education, computer science specifically in user interface design


John Kelly

Professor of Automotive Technology

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Automotive Technology
Expertise: Alternative Energy, Alternative fuel vehicles, (electric, hybrid, natural gas), Automotive laws, regulations & standards, Automotive service & repair


Hugo Valle

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Computer Science
Expertise: data collection, data analysis, data visualization, enterprise computing, microcontrollers


Luke Fernandez

Dr., Instructor of Computer Science

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Computer Science
Expertise: digital humanities, computer science, online development


Brian Rague

Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Computer Science
Expertise: Computer Science, Computer Programming, Parallel Computing, Computing and Gender, Computing Systems, The Future of Computing Technology, Computer Engineering


Josh Jensen

Instructor of Computer Science

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Computer Science
Expertise: Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Video Game Development, User Experience Design.


Kyle Feuz

Associate Professor of Computer Science

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Computer Science
Expertise: Computer Science, security and privacy, artificial intelligence and smart environments.


Steve Peterson

Professor of Construction Management

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Construction Management Technology
Expertise: construction, construction economy, highway construction, UDOT


Desiree Cooper

Professor of Professional Sales

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Department of Professional Sales
Expertise: Professional Selling, Sales Presentations and Strategies, Branding, Professional Etiquette, Professional Image, Professional Dress


Fon Brown

Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Electrical Engineering
Expertise: Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Programmable Logic, Computer Programming


Kirk Hagen

Department Chair and Professor of Engineering

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Engineering
Expertise: thermal science, power plants, renewable energy, heating, AC, aerospace


Christopher Trampel

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Engineering
Expertise: Dr. Trampel's area of expertise is electromagnetics. As the term suggests, this discipline subsumes any phenomena that involve either an electric or magnetic field. Antennas, magnets, sensors, microwave imaging systems, radio telescopes, and lenses all rely on electromagnetic fields.


Jeremy Farner

Assistant Professor of Design Engineering Technology

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Engineering Technology
Expertise: Green Building, LEED, National Green Building Standard, RESNET, ENERGY star, Architectural design & engineering, BIM, vuilding science, and energy efficiency.


George Comber

Professor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Manufacturing Technology
Expertise: Plastics & Composites, Boeing, ATK


Alex Lawrence

Assistant Professor of Professional Sales

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Professional Sales
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, startups, technology, innovation, software, social media, internet marketing, entrepreneurs, mobile apps, venture capital, crowdfunding, business ventures


Kristen Arnold

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Interior Design

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Professional Sales, Interior Design program
Expertise: Interior Design, Interior design program and accreditation, Interdisciplinary Design Charrette, Study Abroad, Fashion Remix, Charitable Chair, Curriculum Development, Interior Design Qualification for Licensing


Jacie Johnson

Instructor of Interior Design

College: Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Department: Professional Sales/Interior Design
Expertise: Interior Design, Commercial Interior Design, Interior Building Materials, Historic Architecture or Interior Design, Fashion Remix, Charitable Chair, Curriculum Development, Liscensing for Interior Designers, Interior Design Qualification for Liscensing, Building Codes, Reading Compliance/Motivation for College Students


Yasmen Simonian

Dean of the Dumke College of Health Professions and Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences

College: Health Professions
Department:
Expertise: My educational background is in Medical Laboratory Sciences with emphasis in Hematology and Hemostasis (which is the study of blood diseases like anemia, leukemia, bleeding and clotting disorders). I am passionate about patient education related to asthma and breast cancer. Higher education administration is my specialty and I am very enthusiastic about languages and cultures of the world .


Shelly Costley

Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

College: Health Professions
Department: Dental Hygiene
Expertise: dental disease, oral disease prevention, tobacco cessation, oral hygiene, bad breath, teeth whitening, teeth bleaching, periodontal disease, cavities, caries, fluoride, fluoridation, professionalism, teaching,


Bill Robertson

Assistant Professor

College: Health Professions
Department: Emergency Care & Rescue
Expertise: Emergency medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety, Global Health, Education, Hybrid Education, Distributive Learning, Online Education


Jim Hutchins

Professor of Health Sciences

College: Health Professions
Department: Health Sciences
Expertise: Neuroscience, brain science, how the brain works at the molecular & cellular level


Matthew Nicholaou

Assistant Professor and Chair of Medical Laboratory Sciences

College: Health Professions
Department: Medical Laboratory Sciences
Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Public Health Microbiology, HIV / AIDS, Genetics, Dyslipidemia, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, Epidemiology, & Immunology


Pamela Anderson

Assistant Professor of Nursing

College: Health Professions
Department: Nursing
Expertise:


Kathleen Paco Cadman

Assistant Professor of Nursing

College: Health Professions
Department: Nursing
Expertise: My background is in global health, gerontology, yoga and holistic/complementary/alternative approaches to health, interfaith theology, and evidence based practice (research).


Rex Christensen

Associate Professor of Radiologic Sciences

College: Health Professions
Department: Radiologic Sciences
Expertise: Radiography (x-ray), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS).


Janelle Gardiner

Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy

College: Health Professions
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Expertise: asthma education, smoking cessation, respiratory disease, respiratory illness


Paul Eberle

Professor & Department Chair of Respiratory Therapy

College: Health Professions
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Expertise: Lung health, smoking cessation, cardiopulmonary physiology


Sally Cantwell

Associate Chair, School of Nursing/Associate Professor

College: Health Professions
Department: School of Nursing
Expertise: Curriculum Specialist (Development and Assessment), Registered Nurse, PHD in Higher Education Leadership, Critical Care, Medical/Surgical, End of Life, Leadership, Advocate for faculty and students, Community Engagement/Service,


Valerie Gooder

Professor of Nursing

College: Health Professions
Department: School of Nursing
Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Disaster Preparedness, Critical Care, Informatics


Adrienne Andrews

Chief Diversity Officer

College: Office of the President
Department: Women and Gender Studies and Political Science
Expertise: social justice, diversity, inclusion, micro-aggressions, alley development and support, dynamics of power and privilege, conflict resolution, problem solving and large and small group facilitation.


Madonne Miner

Provost

College: Provost's Office
Department:
Expertise: Higher Education Administration, American Literature, 20th-century American Popular Culture, Feminist Theory


David Matty

Professor

College: Science
Department: College of Science
Expertise: My academic background lies in the field of Geology and I specifically study the chemical makeup of the plumbing systems of ancient volcanoes to help understand present and future volcanism. Related expertise includes topics such as: "Volcanism, Supervolcanoes, Granite, Geochemistry, Climate Change, and Plate Tectonics." In the last decade I have shifted my focus more towards improving science education in higher education and worked at the National Science Foundation before coming to Weber State. As such, I also have expertise in STEM Education, Science and Math Education, Research-based Disciplinary Education, Educational technology, Pedagogy, and to some extent, K-12 education. I have studied geology in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Utah. I have been involved in STEM education in Michigan and Utah, as well as nationally via NSF and through association with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.


Jean Kapenda

Criminal Justice Extension Program Director

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: Transnational Organized Crime, Criminal Justice Management, Community Policing, Intelligence, Counterintelligence


Brent Horn

Director of Forensic Science Programs, Associate Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: Forensic Science, particularly chemistry


David Lynch

Professor of Criminal Justice

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: Criminal Courts, Constitutional Rights of the accused


Mark Denniston

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: constitutional rights, state supreme courts


Molly Sween

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: Criminological Theory, Juvenile Justice


Monica Williams

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Criminal Justice
Expertise: Social, legal, and political responses to sex offenders, policing


Bryan Dorsey

Professor of Geography

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Geography
Expertise: Land use planning, transportation planning, transit oriented development, Sustainability issues, specifically in the context of SubSaharan Africa, food production and food security.


Alice Mulder

Associate Professor of Geography, Director of the Sustainability Practices and Research Center

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Geography
Expertise: General sustainability issues, campus sustainability, land conservation


Julie Rich

Professor of Geography and Associate Dean

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Geography
Expertise: Paleoclimatology, Climate, Geomorphology, Earth Science, Utah Geography, Deserts, Great Salt Lake


Eric Ewert

Professor and Chair of Geography

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Geography
Expertise: Environmental Studies/Impacts, Utah, the American West, Population, Historical and Economic Geography, as well as GeoSpatial Technologies (GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing)


Daniel Bedford

Professor of Geography and Honors Director

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Geography
Expertise: Climate change/global warming; public understanding of climate change; climate science communication.
Great Salt Lake.


Gene Sessions

Professor of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: History
Expertise: Utah, Mormonism, the American West, Africa


Sara Dant

Professor and Chair of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: History
Expertise: History of the American West, Environmental History of the American West, US Environmental History, Eenvironmental Politics, History of Weber River, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Idaho Senator Frank Church.


Vikki Deakin

Associate Professor of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: History
Expertise: Thomas Paine. American Revolution. Colonial America. History of the American Founding. 18th century U.S. Intellectual History.


Eric Swedin

Professor of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: History
Expertise: History of Science, History of Computers, Contemporary Issues in Computers, Information Security, Military History


Susan Matt

Professor of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: History
Expertise: I am an American historian who focuses on social and cultural history, and in particular, the history of the emotions. Key areas of research include the history of envy, the history of homesickness, and emotions and technology.


Kathryn MacKay

Professor of History

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: history/women & gender studies/honors
Expertise: History of the American West
Westerns -- film and literature
Native American History
Women in American History/ in Utah History
Folklore


Robert Hunter

Director

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service
Expertise: State and local politics, Internships, the American Presidency, Political theory


Robert Fudge

Associate Professor of Philosophy

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Poli Sci and Philosophy
Expertise: Philosophy, especially ethics and philosophy of art


Richard Price

Assistant Professor of Political Sciences

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Political Science
Expertise: Laws and Courts, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Politics, Supreme Court, Free Speech and Press, LGBT Rights


Leah Murray

Professor of Political Science

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Political Science and Philosophy
Expertise: My expertise is in American politics generally, specifically the national institutions, such as the Presidency, the Congress, and elections, specifically youth involvement in elections. I also have expertise in political engagement of young people, specifically how they behave politically on social media and how they behave in political discussions.


Thom Kuehls

Professor and Chair of Political Science

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Political Science and Philosophy
Expertise: Political Theory
The American Founding, particularly the drafting of the Constitution
The US Constitution


Gary Johnson

Professor of Political Science

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Political Science and Philosophy
Expertise: American Politics, Elections, Presidency, Environmental Policy, Public Administration


Aaron Ashley

Professor and Chair of Psychology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Expertise: I'm trained in experimental psychology with concentration in cognitive and social processes. My work focuses on language production and comprehension and how these are influenced by social and developmental factors. I'm also interested in how learning can be enhanced through the creation of different types of cognitive representations.


Eric Amsel

Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Assessment, Professor of Psychology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Expertise: My research addresses cognitive development from childhood to adulthood including hypothetical, imaginary, and formal thinking that is involved in such activities as pretend play, scientific reasoning, and mathematical reasoning. I also explore processes of teaching and learning in psychology and how students overcome misconceptions about the nature of human nature.


Shannon McGillivray

Assistant Professor

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Expertise: My Ph.D. is in Cognitive Psychology from UCLA. My main area of expertise involves memory and learning. Essentially, what are the factors that serve to promote or deter learning and memory formation. I also have a background in decision making biases. Lastly, a majority of my research has been on cognitive aging - how cognitive process change during the normal aging process.


Leigh Shaw

Professor of Psychology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Expertise: Developmental psychology, especially social development in childhood and adolescence.


Theresa Kay

Associate Professor of Psychology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychology
Expertise: Clinical Psychology
LGBT Issues


Barrett Bonella

Assistant Professor of Social Work

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Social Work and Gerontology
Expertise: Collaboration, police, therapists, therapy, probation, prison, drugs, alcohol, addiction, forensic social work, mental illness, mentally ill, community organizing, social science, research.


Marjukka Ollilainen

Professor of Sociology, Department Chair

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology & Anthropology
Expertise: Gender relations, work and organizations, consumption, social inequality, globalization


Carla Trentelman

Associate Professor of Sociology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology & Anthropology
Expertise: Great Salt Lake, water (social science/sociology), environmental and natural resource sociology, environmental justice, place attachment, sense of place, sociology of health/health care/medicine, sociology of education, community sociology


Huiying Wei Hill

Professor of Sociology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Expertise: Asian American issues, contemporary Chinese society and organization studies.


Pepper Glass

Associate Professor of Sociology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Expertise: An ethnographer and qualitative researcher, Dr. Glass’s teaching and scholarly interests include the topics of deviance, social psychology, social movements, race and ethnicity, and urban studies. He is currently researching the effects of immigration and the shifting racial color line on Ogden, UT.


Ronald Holt

Professor of Anthropology

College: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Sociology/Anthropology
Expertise: Middle East, Radical Islam, Ukraine, Utah indians, Military Strategy


Dianna Abel

Director

College: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Expertise: Trends in collegiate mental health, suicide prevention


Tamara Robinette

LCSW

College: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Expertise: Depression, anxiety, issues from childhood abuse, PTSD from adult violence or abuse, child development and parenting issues, marital and family relationships and addiction recovery.


Jamie Brass

Psychologist

College: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling and Psychological Services Center
Expertise: I am a generalist psychologists providing services to university students. I focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my work, and frequently work with students on depression, anxiety, stress management, and other presenting concerns. I also am knowledgeable about issues confronting early career psychologists (such as student loan debt).


Jayson Stokes

Coordinator

College: Student Affairs
Department: LGBT Resource Center, Access and Diversity
Expertise: I have expertise in gender, sex, and sexual orientation theory as well as in the special needs and concerns of sexual minorities. I am knowledgeable in community building and resources for LGBTQ individuals and I am an experienced educator in diversity related topics. I am also a student affairs practitioner with various expertise including student development theory, leadership development, institutional assessment, and program development.


Melissa Smith

Public Relations administrative specialist

College: University Advancement
Department: Marketing & Communications
Expertise: Online & print media coverage


Allison Barlow Hess

Public Relations director

College: University Advancement
Department: Marketing & Communications
Expertise: Public Relations: media, including print, TV, radio