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Meet Our Professors: Wendy Sanders, Theatre Arts

Wendy Sanders found her love for costume design early in her life. She sees this field as a problem to solve and with many possible solutions. In the nine years she’s been with SUU, she’s been able to work closely with her colleagues and see the results of her work with the students, from thread to stage.

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Meet Our Professors: Russell Wrankle, Art and Design

Russell Wrankle took his first ceramics class as an undergraduate and he was hooked. Working as a studio artist was his passion and then decided that SUU gave him exactly what he needed as a teacher. His office features his art as well as the student’s projects. Russell spends much one-on-one time with his students working on 3D art.

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Meet Our Professors: Andrew Marvick, Art and Design

Dr. Andrew Marvick has been a professor at SUU for 12 years for University Department of Art & Design. Art has “always been a defining part” of his life and now, he is able to teach students of the “magic of visual culture”.

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Meet Our Professors: Lawrence Johnson, Music

Starting out as a computer science major, Lawrence Johnson discovered that he didn’t have time for it on top of his  practicing for theater and musical performances. So he made the switch to follow his passion , and has n ever looked back. He now loves teaching students how to perform and being able to see the end results of all of their practice and hard work.

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Meet Our Professors: Adam Lambert, Music

Adam Lambert has been surrounded by music his entire life, so it was no surprise when he decided to make it his career. Dr. Lambert can be found regularly with a trumpet or baton in hand leading music, no matter the occasion. Helping conduct SUU productions have been a highlight for him and he continues to be a great professor to the students at the University.

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Meet Our Professors: Ben Sowards, Illustration

Associate Professor Ben Sowards dropped out of preschool so he could have more time to draw. He is now a successful artist creating works and illustrations for a variety of clients and is also teaching students at SUU. For the last 16 years, he has shown his passion for learning and illustration with his students, always inspiring them to do their best and find their creativity.

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Meet Our Professors: Thomas Herb, Music

Thomas Herb found his love for teaching music while in high school, that passion continues as he teaches students who are preparing to become music teachers themselves. In his words, he is able to, “teach students about thinking” along with creating music.

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Meet Our Professors: Megan Brunsvold, Dance

For Megan Brunsvold, the intersection between science and art is dance. With her passion of dance behind her, Brunsvold teaches and instructs her students to help encourage the growth of the discipline.

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Meet Our Professors: Jana Lunt, Math Education

Dr. Jana Lunt has been teaching others math since high school when she got her first taste as a tutor. With an ability to explain complicated problems, Dr. Lunt continues to educate students on how to understand the numbers. Now, she is able to help students learn how to teach others math here at SUU, specifically students wanting to become math teachers themselves.

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Meet Our Professors: Dean Winward, Agriculture

Dean Winward has been at SUU for 27 years teaching students what makes the world go around: agriculture. Growing up in northern Utah with farms all around him, Dean enjoyed the outdoors and the hands-on nature of agriculture, giving him the knowledge and passion to be teaching students about the field and how necessary it is to us.

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