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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kevan Jacobson, Criminal Justice

As a retired army colonel who served more than 30 years as a lawyer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Dr. Kevan Jacobson’s expansive knowledge and experiences influences his approach to teaching.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Carl Templin, Business

A pivotal mentor in the lives of many students, Dr. Carl Templin managed eight undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, 26 faculty members, five staff, and an estimated 900 students. With his position as Dean of the School of Business, Templin looks to make a lasting impression on Southern Utah University.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Kay Andersen, Dance

Since 1997, Kay Andersen has played a pivotal role at Southern Utah University. WIth professional training and a dedication to his art, Andersen has been able to positively impact students and have fun dancing as the chair of the department of theatre arts and dance.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Donna Lister, Nursing

Donna Lister weaves her experience in clinical nursing and nursing education into every lecture and one-on-one student interaction. As an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing at Southern Utah University, Lister has grown the nursing program by 50 percent in the last two years and turns out 100 percent NCLEX-RN first-time pass rates for many graduating classes.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kris Phillips, Philosophy

To his students Dr. Kris Phillips is more than just an assistant professor of philosophy at SUU. He is engaging, hilarious, personable and is always there for them in and out of the classroom.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Josh Price, Economics

Dr. Josh Price epitomizes the definition of “my professor knows my name” at Southern Utah University. With a plate full of economics, and a love for music on Fridays, Price takes his teaching to the next level.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Tony Pellegrini, Elementary Education

Dr. Tony Pellegrini grew up on a farm digging ditches and growing wheat, beans and hay in Monticello, Utah. He didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew he didn’t want it to involve more ditches.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. David Tufte, Economics

Dr. David Tufte has been teaching for the past 27 years and continues to learn every step of the way.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Rachel Bishop, Arts Administration

Raised in a family of educators, Rachel Bishop always knew teaching was in her blood. Now at Southern Utah University, she is sharing her experience and talents to inspire the next generation of arts administrators.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Camille Thomas, Physical Education

Camille Thomas has always loved sports. She grew up competing and claims she has tried every exercise activity at least once. When she found out there was a college major that combined her passions, exercise and the medical field, she took immediate interest.

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