Faculty

The respected faculty at Southern Utah University is committed to helping students develop the skills and habits that promote personal growth, civic responsibility, and professional excellence. Our respected educators bring years of experience and knowledge to the table in order to foster your success.

MBA Faculty


Dr. Azmi Ahmad

Associate Professor

"Teaching gives me the opportunity to continuously learn and get paid for it."

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Dr. Lamar D. Brown

Professor

"I want my students to be able to take what they have learned and apply it to their everyday lives in real-world applications."

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Dr. David Christensen

Professor of Accounting

"I enjoy teaching and helping students prepare for their careers."

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Dr. Bruce Haslem

Associate Professor of Finance

"I teach the same material on campus that I do online, and nothing is left out. You will be pressed for time, and that is normal. But in the end, you didn't buy a degree; you earned it."

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Katherine Hill

Lecturer of Economics

"I want students to learn economic concepts and be able to use those concepts to make better decisions."

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Jacob Miller

Professor of Analytics and Finance

"I would like students to understand that competency comes from mastery, not just a passing familiarity, of the tools and frameworks within strategy. Once you develop a mastery of the tools, you can select the right frameworks and approach that is suitable for your organization's challenges and situation."

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Dr. Courtney Paulson

Assistant Professor, Business Analytics

"I love working with students and helping them achieve their goals. Oftentimes I learn as much from them as they do from me, but there's nothing as rewarding as seeing students master a subject they thought would crush them."

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Dr. Travis Simkins

Assistant Professor

"One of the most important learning objectives of my courses is for students to gain an understanding and appreciation of various facets of the human consumption experience."

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Professional Communication


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Dr. Braden Bagley

Assistant Professor

"It is easy to do things the way they have always been done, but if you can learn to be creative and think of new ways to approach opportunities, you'll separate yourself from others."

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Dr. Matthew H. Barton

Professor

"I want students to learn to think with the material, which means they need to read the content more deeply than typical reading habits allow. Once they begin to think with the material, the world starts to look differently."

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Jonathan Holiman

Assistant Professor

"Take a proactive role in your learning. Since you are not restricted to a classroom and time for course management, you'll need to be more engaged in the process of the learning. Don't hesitate to ask for help."

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Dr. Jon Smith

Professor of Communication

"SUU's Master of Arts in Professional Communication is an applied program. We help students use information and research to make informed decisions that will lead to effective message design."

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Dr. Kevin Stein

Professor of Communication, MAPC Director

"I would like my students to learn the basic theories and research methods in our field and to apply those skills in professional communication industries."

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Dr. Danianese Woods

Assistant Professor

"I believe the experience and expertise of our faculty will prepare students to become communication professionals in any field possible."

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Dr. Lijie Zhou

Assistant Professor

"Asking questions and communicating frequently with professors are important for finding success in online learning."

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Interdisciplinary Studies


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Dr. David Des Armier, Jr.

Adjunct Faculty

"Be prepared to deal with technology and keep an open mind about using new technologies to learn in the online environment."

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Dr. Anthony Beal

Instructor

"Online education has been a huge career accelerator for me. You have to be disciplined to make it work, but it's worth it!"

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Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis

MIS Program Director

"This degree gives students the opportunity to address the rapidly evolving demand by employers for knowledge and skills that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries."

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Alexis Jones Haws

Adjunct Faculty

"If students are considering Interdisciplinary Studies, I'd love for them to know that they have more options than they realize. SUU provides a wonderful opportunity to turn their interests into their dream major"

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Dr. Michael F. Killeen

MIS Adjunct Professor

"Being able to clearly articulate one's plans, ideas and thinking will make students successful in this field. What makes people universally successful is their ability to communicate effectively and to build relationships."

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Julie King

Adjunct Professor

"To make the most of this opportunity, in addition to studying, set aside time to connect with peers and instructors online. Creating and maintaining a sense of belonging will open doors of understanding and networking that will serve you well."

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Matthew Smith

Adjunct Instructor

"Always keep a positive mindset and feel free to lean on faculty for support. We are here to help you learn. Additionally, try to have a professional goal in mind. The more professionally clear-minded a student is, the more they will get out of our courses."

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Dr. Darin 'Dutch' Workman

Adjunct Faculty

"I think it is most important to learn how to learn and gain a thirst for knowledge."

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Music Technology Faculty


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Dan Anderegg

Professor, M.M. Music Technology Program Director

"Students in my courses will be able to use their newly acquired technical knowledge to produce recordings and assets or their professional portfolio."

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Ted Kocher

Adjunct Instructor

"I want to give back and teach others the things I wish I knew when starting out in my field."

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Michael Reola

Adjunct Faculty

"One major advantage of an online program is that you’re working with a very diverse group of faculty and students not bound by location. … The SUU online student body is full of working professionals which creates unique learning and networking opportunities."

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Nursing Faculty


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Suzie Campbell

Assistant Professor

"I fell into teaching without looking and loved it. I was asked to apply for a teaching position and realized that I loved teaching. "

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Christine Harrington

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing

"I want students to learn about the foundations of our profession—from the history to the essential elements of modern-day practice—so that they can be prepared to enter their careers as informed, empowered professionals."

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Dr. Selwyn Layton

Assistant Professor of Nursing

"If you stay focused and organized, the learning is endless and you will grow in the profession."

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Shelley Toole Sanderson

Professor of Nursing

"The program will give the rigor you need to build strong assessment and care muscles for your nursing education."

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Shane Yardley

Assistant Professor of Nursing

"Quality online education is a reality in today's world. This degree program will enable you to continue practicing in your current role while pursing the next level in your nursing career"

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