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Faculty Friday; Meet Mary Pearson

Mary Pearson is an accounting guru and always has been. Teaching, however, was not always her passion. But she first became interested in teaching when she found she could balance it all: a career, her skills, and raising a family.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Lawrence Johnson

Dr. Lawrence Johnson is a tenor who has sung extensively throughout the Midwest and Southwest, as well as diverse venues in Munich, Germany and Disneyworld. He has had many operatic roles but his favorites include Rodolfo in La Boheme and Tamino in The Magic Flute. This professional artist now teaches at Southern Utah University as the Associate Professor of Music.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Abigail Larson

Dr. Abigail Larson’s passion for sports began early in her life. By the age of 16, she was already ski racing. Abigail raced for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats from 1997 - 2001 and was a four-time All-American. To help pay her way through graduate school, she raced the American Marathon Series circuit for the Subaru Factory Ski Team. She won the U.S. Cross Country Skiing National Championship in 2005. From 1999 - 2006 Larson participated in competitions all

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Jacqualine Grant

Dr. Jacqualine Grant brings her world travels and diverse research background into the classroom as an assistant professor of biology at Southern Utah University. She also serves as Director of the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, and collaborates with the Southern Utah Museum of Art with students in the Arts Administration program to develop a K-12 education program based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principles.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Todd Mack

Dr. Todd Mack loves languages. As a Spanish and Humanities professor at Southern Utah University since 2013, Mack instills his passion for language and culture in his students as he leads study abroad trips and encourages learning immersion.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Bruce Haslem

By Cami Mathews on December 02, 2016

in Faculty, School of Business, Faculty Friday

Bruce Haslem was surprised when he found himself falling in love with the idea of teaching while earning his Ph.D. in finance at Indiana University. As part of the degree requirement, Haslem had to complete one semester of student teaching and after positive feedback from his students, quickly realized that teaching was his true passion.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Megan Brunsvold

Megan Brunsvold has been teaching, choreographing, and performing throughout the country for the past seventeen years. Now, Brunsvold has taken her talents to Southern Utah University to be an assistant professor of dance in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance. Her experience and talents have landed her this position where she is able to work with students day in and day out, making art through the form of dance.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Michiko Kobayashi

Dr. Michiko Kobayashi is an associate professor of education at Southern Utah University. Her specializations include distance education, technology integration in the classroom, second language acquisition, and multicultural education. In addition to face-to-face instruction, she also investigates innovative course designs to maximize student learning in online classrooms.

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Faculty Friday: Meet Dr. Jason Kaiser

Straight from earning his Ph.D. in 2014, Dr. Jason Kaiser came to Southern Utah University with a literal understanding of the world and how it works. As an Assistant Professor of Geology in the Department of Physical Science, Kaiser's classroom is rich and dynamic, incorporating his global research into the curriculum.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Ravi Roy

For Dr. Ravi Roy, teaching political science is a family business. His father taught the subject for over 50 years, instilling in him a love for American Government. Roy is an assistant professor of political science at Southern Utah University and serves as the W. Edwards Deming fellow in public affairs.

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