Faculty Experts A to Z

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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Tyson Atwell
Adjunct Professor

Expertise

  • Product design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Digital fabrication
  • Fine woodworking
  • Prototyping & model making
  • Ceramics

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Rhode Island of School of Design, 2012
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Product Design, California College of the Arts, 2004

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Dr. Rebecca Austin
Associate Professor of Anthropology &
Chair and Associate 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

  • Wilderness medicine
  • Rock climbing
  • River running
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Alpine mountaineering
  • River and technical rope rescue 
  • Inspiring new adventure educators and outdoor professionals to unleash their own potential
  • Risk management
  • Social justice

Education

  • M.A., Adventure Education, Prescott College
  • B.S., Environmental Science, California State University

Contact:

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Paul Bara
Adjunct Instructor, Applied Trombone & Tuba

Expertise

  • Professional and freelance music performance
  • Trombone instruction
  • Tuba instruction 

Education

  • B.M., Bachelors of Music, studied under Ardash Marderosian, Roosevelt University, Chicabgo, 1978

 

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Dr. Mark Beattie
Assistant Professor of Sports Administration

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

Contact:

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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

  • Ed.D., 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

Expertise

  • Conservation & stewardship coordination
  • Sustainble 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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