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Dr. Davina Two Bears
Visiting Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies and Mellon Scholar

Areas of expertise: 

  • Navajo Historic Preservation
  • Navajo and Federal Indian Boarding Schools
  • Navajo Cultural History
  • Indigenous Archaeology
  • Contemporary Native American Music

 

Education: 

  • BA Anthropology, Dartmouth College 1990
  • MA Sociocultural Anthropology, Northern Arizona University 2002
  • PhD Anthropology (with an emphasis in Archaeology) & PhD Minor in Native American Indigenous Studies, Indiana University 2019

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Dr. Michelle Larkins
Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Justice
  • Gender and Environment
  • Community Engagement and Community-based research
  • Sustainable Agrifood Systems
  • Teaching and Learning of Sustainability

Education

  • Ph.D. Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, 2017
  • M.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2011
  • BA: Environmental Policy, Michigan State University, 2005

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Dr. Renee Beeton
Lecturer of Chemistry

Areas of expertise

  • Analytical and environmental chemistry
  • Chemical education
  • Culturally responsive teaching/professional development
  • Implicit biases in STEM

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Education, University of Northern Colorado, 2007
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Northern Colorado, 2004
  • B.S., Chemistry, North Dakota State University, 2002

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Brian Mazur
Assistant Professor of Physics & Engineering

Areas of expertise

  • Star formation
  • Low-mass Stars
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Astrophysics

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Toledo
  • M.S., Physics, University of Mississippi
  • B.S., Physics, University of Michigan
     

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Melissa Sclafani
Assistant Professor of Art and Design & Gallery Director

Expertise

  • Sculpture
  • Installation
  • Performance
  • Arts Administration

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice, University of Colorado Boulder, 2018
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2009

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Dr. Carma Claw
Assistant Professor of Management

Expertise

  • Business policy and strategy
  • Indigenous business management
  • Business ethics
  • Tribal sovereignty and enterprises

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, New Mexico State University
  • M.B.A., New Mexico State University
  • B.S., Business Information Systems, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

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Dr. Brandon Christensen
Adjunct Instructor

Expertise

  • Violin and Viola Pedagogy
  • Viola and Viola Performance

Education:

Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University

Other:

20 years in higher education as former professor of violin at the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.

International performing career includes festival appearances at the Banff Centre in Canada, the Settembre in Musica and Suoni d'Abruzzo festivals in Italy, as well as world premiers of concertos by Dzubay, Blatti, and Scaltritti.

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Dr. Jeff McFarlane
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Expertise

  • Biochemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Structural Biology
  • Science Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2019
  • M.A., Education, Park University, Parkville, Kansas, 2003
  • B.S., Biology, Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas,1997

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Dr. Benjamin Waddell
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • International migration
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Crime
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Research methods

Education

  • 2013    Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Mexico
  • 2009    M.A., Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico
  • 2005    B.A., International Relations, University of Colorado

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Dr. Gwang-Yon Hwang
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Expertise

  • Adapted Exercise
  • Exercise Program for General and Special Populations
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Disability Sport and Studies
  • Research Design & Development

Education

  • Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2015
  • M.S., Korea University, 2005
  • B.S., Hallym University, 1997

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Dr. William Mira
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise

  • Teaching and learning
  • Human development 
  • Acculturation
  • Heritage language issues
  • Bilingualism
  • Achievement gap
  • Tutoring and mentoring

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May, 2017
    Advisor: Pedro R. Portes, Ph.D.
    Committee: Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, Ph.D; Louis Castenell, Ph.D; Stephen Cramer, Ph.D.
    Dissertation: The Impact of Spanish First Language Proficiency on English Second Language Achievement: The Development and Pilot Validation of the CLASE Language Assessment Inventory-Spanish.
     
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, Applied Cognition and Development Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, December 2011
    Advisor: Paula Schwanenflugel, Ph.D.
    Thesis: The Impact of Expressiveness on the Comprehension of Storybooks by Prekindergarten Children.
     
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May, 2006

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Katherine Smith
Lecturer of Sociology

Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Social Psychology
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Education

  • M.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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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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Dr. John O'Neal
Associate Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Jazz instruction
  • Percussion instruction
  • Percussion performance

Education

  • D.M.A., Percussion Performance, University of North Texas, 2015
  • M.M., Florida State University, 2005
  • B.M., University of Kansas, 2003

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Dr. Katherine Jetter
Associate Professor of Music

Expertise

  • Cello pedagogy
  • Cello performance
  • Contemporary techniques in string literature
  • Music theory

Education

  • D.M.A., The Florida State University, 2002
  • M.M., The Florida State University, 1993
  • B.M., East Carolina University, 1991

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Dr. Suzanne Null
Professor of Education

Expertise 

  • Curriculum and instruction 
  • Teacher education 
  • Professional development 

Education 

  • Ph.D, The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010 
  • M.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997
  • B.A., The University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994

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Dr. Erich McAlister
Professor of Mathematics

Expertise 

  • Operator theory, frames, and wavelets 
  • K-theory of C* algebras 
  • Innovative practices in undergraduate mathematics education 

Education 

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder  
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder

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Dr. Michael Martin
Professor of History and
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • History of early medieval preaching and sermons
  • History of the church and the Middle Ages
  • Medieval history
  • Early medieval Ireland
  • Early medieval Irish biblical commentary texts
  • Gender and queer studies

Education

  • Ph.D., History, Western Michigan University, 2005
  • M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1996
  • B.A., English, University of Iowa, 1989

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Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady
Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Expertise

  • Critical thinking about ethics
  • Political philosophy
  • Theories of justice
  • Medical ethics

Education

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2000
  • B.A., Linfield College, 1994

2017 Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Michael Fry
Professor of History

Expertise

  • Latin American history
  • Central American history
  • 18th and 19th century Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica

Education

  • Ph.D., History, Tulane University, 1992
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1985
  • B.A., History and Spanish, Westminster College, 1983

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