Dr. Ruth Alminas
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Interests

  • Armed Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Internal Displacement
  • Nongovernmental Organizations
  • Organizational Theory
  • Social Network Analysis

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona, 2012
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Arizona, 2008
  • M.A., Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2005
  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000

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Dr. Carolina Alonso
Assistant Professor of Borders & Languages, Sociology & Human Services, and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

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Bernice Asante
Visiting Instructor of Mathematics

Area of expertise

  • Application of statistics to financial industry

Education

  • M.A. Statistics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2019

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Dr. Rebecca Austin
Professor of Anthropology & Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies

Expertise 

  • Environmental anthropology 
  • Applied anthropology 
  • Cultural ecology 
  • Community-based conservation 
  • Environmental impacts 
  • Southeast Asia 
  • Public involvement 
  • Social impact assessment 
  • Curriculum design 
  • Program evaluation 
  • Environmental justice 
  • Environmentalism  

Education 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Georgia, 2003 
  • M.A., Applied Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, 1989 
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1980 

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Aaron Ball
Operations Coordinator & Lecturer of Adventure Education

Expertise and Interests

  • Snow and avalanche education
  • Risk management
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Wilderness medicine
  • Rock climbing
  • River running
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Alpine mountaineering
  • River and technical rope rescue 
  • Inspiring outdoor leaders

Education

  • Ph.D., Education: Adult, Organizational Learning, and Leadership, University of Idaho, (in progress)
  • M.A., Adventure Education, Prescott College, 2012
  • B.S., Environmental Science, California State University, 1999

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Dr. Ishani Banerji
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human decision making

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Indiana University, 2013
  • M.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University, 2008
  • B.A., Psychology and Cinema, Cum Laude, Denison University 2006

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Dr. Mark Beattie
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Current Issues & Trends in the Sports Industry

Education

  • Ph.D, Sport Management, The Ohio State University, 2019
  • M.S., Sport Management, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.S., Business Administration, Seton Hall University, 2008

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Dr. Jared Beeton
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Expertise

  • Environmental geography

Education

  • PhD in Geography, University of Kansas
  • MA in Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
  • BS in Park Resource Management

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Dr. Andrea Berghoff
Lecturer of Teacher Education

Education

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, 2014
  • M.A., Special Education, West Virginia University, 2010
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Fort Lewis College, 2005

Expertise

  • Identifying and Serving Gifted Students
  • Visual Spatial Engagement and Learning

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Lauren Berutich
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

Expertise

  • Conservation & stewardship coordination
  • Sustainable community development
  • Grassroots organizing

Education

  • Master of Arts, Sustainable Communities, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Geography, Northern Arizona University

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Dr. David Blake
Professor of Biology

Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology 
  • Pulmonary toxicology 
  • Cellular and molecular biology

Education

  • Ph.D., Integrated Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Montana, 2007
  • Master of Science, Biochemistry, University of Montana, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Pennsylvania

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Michelle Bonanno
Senior Lecturer of English

Expertise

  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Rhetorical power of mass media
  • Writing

Education

  • M.A., Communication, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004
  • B.A., Psychology, Fort Lewis College, 2001

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Paul Booth
Chair and Professor of Art and Design

Expertise 

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Communication design
  • Typography
  • Poster Design

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Communication Design, University of North Texas, 2006
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design, Texas Tech University, 1999

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Dr. Alex Borgella
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise

  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Consequences of disparagement humor
  • Stereotype threat
  • Diversity in higher education

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Tufts University, 2017
  • M.A., Psychological Sciences, James Madison University, 2012
  • B.A., Psychology, University of West Florida, 2010

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Dr. Majel Boxer
Chair & Associate Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation

Expertise

  • 19th and 20th century Native American history
  • Indigenous Women’s history
  • Native American oral and written traditions
  • Native American religions and spirituality
  • History of tribal museums and indigenous cultural centers
  • Fort Lewis Indian school
  • Fort Lewis College Tuition Waiver
  • Racial discourse and public spaces

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Washington State University, 2002

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Andrew Brackett
Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Production

Expertise

  • Technical Direction
  • Lighting Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Projection Design
  • Pyrotechnics

Education

  • B.A. Technical Theatre and Architecture, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008
  • M.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology – Lighting Design, Northern Illinois University, 2018

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Dr. Colin Bradley II
Visiting Instructor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Electron-Selective Interfacial Layers
  • Solar Energy Materials, Organic Photovoltaics 
  • Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Techniques

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2017
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Oregon, 2013
  • B.A., Chemistry, Carroll College, 2011

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Dr. Keri Brandt Off
Chair and Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • Human animal studies
  • Feminist/queer studies
  • Social theory
  • Agriculture and Regenerative Food Systems

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2005
  • B.A., Fort Lewis College, 1995

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Dr. Brian Burke
Professor of Psychology

Expertise 

  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Terror management theory

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, 2003
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, 1999
  • B.S., Psychology, McGill University, 1997

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Dr. Shere Byrd
Professor of Biology

Interests

  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Cell and systems physiology
  • Natural products and alternative cancer drugs

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Physiology, University of Oregon, 1987
  • Master of Science, Applied Physiology, University of Oregon, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Western State College, 1980

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