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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Scott Munro, Engineering

For more than 25 years, Dr. Scott Munro has been developing new aerospace technologies. His work has included test-cell acoustics, advanced resonant liner research, cutting torch technology, and jet and airframe noise.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Tyler Stillman

By Cami Mathews on August 10, 2017

in Faculty, Faculty Friday

Originally from Salt Lake City, Dr. Tyler Stillman has always been fascinated by people. He enjoys watching and understanding how/why people are driven to make sense of their environment.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Janice Scarinci, Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management

You would be hard pressed to find a Professor with a greater diversity of experience than Dr. Janice Scarinci. Scarinci is a professor of Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management at Southern Utah University and loves to travel and experience different cultures. Scarinci’s education and career has taken her all over the world, which led to a variety of positions in the hospitality and tourism fields. 

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lynn White, Psychology

As a graduate student, Dr. Lynn White was required to teach a few undergraduate classes, a hoop she needed to jump through in order to get on with her research as she fully intended on becoming a research psychologist. However, White was pleasantly surprised by the adrenaline rush that accompanied her first day in class and discovered how much she loved teaching.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lynn Vartan

Known for her energetic performances, percussionist Dr. Lynn Vartan is an international performer and educator. With a portfolio of professional experience, she enjoys sharing practical knowledge in her teaching at Southern Utah University.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Professor Karen Houser, Education

After a successful phone interview, twenty-one-year-old Karen Houser packed her things and moved across the country from Massachusetts to rural, Utah to teach elementary school. She was homesick, cried some, and learned a lot. She also met her husband and fell in love with Utah and her teaching career.

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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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