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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Julia Combs, English

“If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life” is a common saying proved true by Dr. Julia Combs. An Assistant English Professor and the Director of the SUU Writing Center, Combs loves her job and appreciates the opportunity to spend so much time with inspiring young people in her work.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Artis Grady, Nutrition

By Lexi Carter on June 23, 2017

in Faculty Friday

Artis Grady is an associate professor of human nutrition at Southern Utah University and has been a registered dietitian since 1976. She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at Brigham Young University and a master’s in education at Utah State University.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kelly Goonan; Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism

Dr. Kelly Goonan developed a passion for the outdoors while working at summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. For ten summers during her high school and college years, she worked at the Boy Scout camp, Sabattis Scout Reservation. Her duties included teaching outdoor skills such as swimming, snorkeling and lifeguard certification and taking scouts on wilderness trips.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Johnny MacLean, Geology

As an associate professor of geology at Southern Utah University, Dr. Johnny MacLean takes his students outside to learn from nature and to see concepts come to life. His authentic teaching style and passion for the outdoors creates a curriculum based on the ideals found in SUU’s mission: to engage students in experiential education leading to personal growth, civic responsibility, and professional excellence.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Rosa Perez

To Dr. Rosa Perez language is culture. She firmly believes learning a new language is a worthwhile experience because it opens your mind to something different; something you aren’t used to. Language is important for communication but, more importantly, it’s a door to new ideas, understanding and ways of life.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kyle Bishop, Honors & English Professor

An avid zombie expert, Dr. Kyle Bishop had one goal in mind when he went to study music at Brigham Young University: become a university professor. It didn’t take long for him to realize he wanted a broader education so he changed his major from music to humanities in order to study art, literature, music and film.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Cecily Heiner, Computer Science

Dr. Cecily Heiner is an assistant professor of computer science at Southern Utah University. With research interests including intelligent tutoring, educational data mining, and computer science education, Heiner brings passion and expertise into her classrooms. She has trained students of all ages in computer science and has been involved with the SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning, leading the Tech Ambassadors program and launching the first ACM-W Chapter

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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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