Faculty Recognition

We are proud of the faculty at USU Statewide Campuses. The quality of instruction and the impact of your work provide tremendous value to our students and communities. Please share with us any grants, awards, and research happenings to help spread the word about your work.

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Awards

Charlie Bayles

Clinical Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Blanding
Social Work Department

Department Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year
College Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

Bruce Boucher

Professional MHR Program Director / Lecturer
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business | Salt Lake
Management Department

Department Teacher of the Year

Sunshine Brosi

Associate Professor
S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources | Eastern
Wildland Resources Department

College Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

Noel A. Carmack

Associate Professor
Caine College of the Arts | Eastern
Arts and Design Department

College Faculty University Service Award

Mike Christiansen

Associate Professor
College of Science | Uintah Basin
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

USU Uintah Basin Outstanding Faculty of the Year

Amanda Deliman

Assistant Professor
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services | Salt Lake
Teacher Education and Leadership Department

Department Teacher of the Year

College Teacher of the Year

Maria Givler

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences | Salt Lake
Dietetics Program

Outstanding Dietetic Education in the Graduate Program Category from Nutrition and Dietetics NDEP West Coast Region

Vonda Jump

Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Brigham City
Social Work Department

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Association for Infant Mental Health

Steven Merrill

Adjunct Instructor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Uintah Basin
English Department

Department Adjunct Instructor of the Year

Gustavo Ovando-Montejo

Assistant Professor
S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources | Blanding
Environment and Society Department

College Teacher of the Year

Jason Olsen

Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Eastern
English Department

Department Researcher of the Year

Lacie Peterson

Clinical Associate Professor / Director of Dietetics Internship
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences | Salt Lake
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department

Department Faculty University Service Award

Jeremy Rickets

Lecturer
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Eastern
English Department

Department Lecturer of the Year

Rachel Turner

Assistant Professor
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services | Eastern
Teacher Education and Leadership Department

Department Graduate Teacher of the Year

Becky Williams

Associate Professor
College of Science | Uintah Basin
Biology Department

USU Uintah Basin Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Grants

Don Busenbark

Lecturer / Assistant Head of Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Statewide Campuses
Mathematics & Statistics | Uintah Basin
  • 2024-2030: National Science Foundation Noyce Grant: “Community Impact with Teacher Leaders in Data Science and Math Modeling”: $3,000,000
    • (Senior Personnel): Provides comprehensive support and training for Master Teaching Fellows to enable them to become local teacher-leaders in mathematical modeling and data science and bring learning opportunities in these blossoming fields to students in rural Utah.

Seth Lyman

Associate Professor / Research Professor and Director
Bingham Research Center | Uintah Basin
  • 2021-2024: Uinta Basin Air Quality Research. Funded in annual contracts by Uintah Special Service District 1 (formerly Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District). $1,000,000.

  • 2023-2026: Methane Emissions from Energy Production to Consumption: multiscale test bed in the Uinta and Salt Lake Basins. Funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. $73,361.

  • 2023-2026: Collaborative Research: Verification of Atmospheric Mercury Redox Reaction Rates. Co-investigator with Colleen Jones, USU, as lead investigator. Funded by National Science Foundation. $585,000.

  • 2021-2024: Collaborative Research: Development of a Better Understanding of Ambient Reactive Mercury Chemistry. Funded by National Science Foundation. $403,000.

Brooke Osborne

Assistant Professor
Environment and Society | Moab
  • 2023-2028: S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Science: “Incorporating above- and below ground carbon into terrestrial dryland state and transition models to better understand, predict, and manage for carbon”: $492,749.
    • (PI): Proposed research to provide novel, actionable science in partnership with the NRCS to directly address ongoing management questions related to carbon sequestration.
  • 2022-2028: Bureau of Land Management, Rangeland Management Program: $250,000.
    • (Co-PI): Collaborative effort to inventory and scale soil carbon stocks on Utah’s BLM lands and identify management practices to sequester carbon and increase forage and drought resiliency. This work aims to help build a framework with which the U.S. can sequester carbon on public lands.

Tim Riesen

Research Assistant Professor / Director of Research and Training
Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice | Salt Lake

Eric Rowley

Clinical Professor / Director of the Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project
Mathematics & Statistics | Blanding
  • 2024-2030: National Science Foundation Noyce Grant: “Community Impact with Teacher Leaders in Data Science and Math Modeling”: $3,000,000
    • (Senior Personnel): Provides comprehensive support and training for Master Teaching Fellows to enable them to become local teacher-leaders in mathematical modeling and data science and bring learning opportunities in these blossoming fields to students in rural Utah.

Brian Droubay

Assistant Professor
Social Work | Brigham City

Seth Lyman

Associate Professor / Research Professor and Director
Bingham Research Center | Uintah Basin
  • 2022-2023: The Salt Lake Regional Smoke, Ozone and Aerosol Study. Funded by Utah Division of Air Quality, Chevron, and Big West Oil. $125,000.

  • 2022: Measurement of Organic Compound Emissions from a Produced Water Disposal Facility. Funded by a produced water disposal company (subject to a non-disclosure agreement). $68,000.

  • 2021-2022: Analysis of Glycols in Water Samples. Funded by a private company (subject to a non-disclosure agreement). $10,000.

  • 2021-2022: Development of Top-down Hydrocarbon Emission from Oil and Gas Production in the Uinta Basin. Funded by the Utah Division of Air Quality. $38,000.

Becky Williams

Associate Professor
Biology | Uintah Basin

Publications

Clayton Brown

Associate Professor
History | Uintah Basin

Sunshine Brosi

Associate Professor
Wildland Resources | Eastern

Benjamin Burger

Associate Professor
Geology | Uintah Basin

Don Busenbark

Lecturer and Assistant Department Head 
Mathmatics & Statistics | Uintah Basin

Noel A. Carmack

Associate Professor
Art & Design | Eastern

Mike Christiansen

Associate Professor
Organic Chemistry | Uintah Basin

Brian Droubay

Assistant Professor
Social Work | Brigham City

Kim Hales

Senior Lecturer
English | Uintah Basin

Colleen Jones

Lead Researcher
Bingham Research Center | Uintah Basin

Vonda Jump

Associate Professor
Social Work | Brigham City

David Law

Professor / Interim Associate Vice President
Human Development and Family Studies | Uintah Basin

John Lawson

Senior Air Quality Scientist Research
Brigham Research Center | Uintah Basin

Hannah Lewis

Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Mathematics & Statistics | Eastern

Seth Lyman

Associate Professor / Research Professor and Director
Chemistry & Biochemistry / Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center | Uintah Basin

Jason Olsen

Associate Professor
English | Eastern

Jim LaMuth

Director of Programs
Uintah Basin

Brooke Osborne

Assistant Professor
Environment & Society | Moab

Lacie Peterson

Clinical Associate Professor / Director of Dietetics Internship / Master of Dietetics and Food Sciences
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences | Salt Lake

Jeff Spears

Assistant Professor
Social Work | Eastern

James Y. Taylor

Associate Professor / Interim Vice President for Statewide Campuses
Sociology & Anthropology | Uintah Basin

Joseph Wilson

Associate Professor
Biology | Tooele

Martha Archuleta

Professor / Director of MDA Program
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences | Salt Lake

Sean Camp

Clinical Professor
Social Work | Tooele
  • Camp, S., & Egbert, S.C. (2022). Enhancing Technology-Based Distance Education Delivery Using Collaborative Team-Teaching Methods. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 5(3), 9-26.

  • Egbert, S.C., & Camp, S. (2021). Self-Care for the Caregiver: Trauma Stewardship for Foster Parents. Fostering Families Today, Nov/Dec, 34-37.

  • Egbert, S.C., & Camp, S. (2021). Teaching Trauma-Burdened Students: Life-Balancing and Self-Care Strategies for Educators. The Best of the 2021 Teaching Professor Conference, 36-42.

Mike Christiansen

Associate Professor
Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Education | Uintah Basin

Brian Droubay

Assistant Professor
Social Work | Brigham City

Pamela A. Dupin-Bryant

Professor / Vice Provost for Statewide Campuses
Data Analytics & Information Systems | Tooele

Susan Egbert

Clinical Profesor / MSW Program Director
Social Work | Kaysville
  • Camp, S., & Egbert, S.C. (2022). Enhancing Technology-Based Distance Education Delivery Using Collaborative Team-Teaching Methods. Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 5(3), 9-26.

  • Egbert, S.C., & Camp, S. (2021). Self-Care for the Caregiver: Trauma Stewardship for Foster Parents. Fostering Families Today, Nov/Dec, 34-37.

  • Egbert, S.C., & Camp, S. (2021). Teaching Trauma-Burdened Students: Life-Balancing and Self-Care Strategies for Educators. The Best of the 2021 Teaching Professor Conference, 36-42.

Maria Givler

Clinical Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences | Tooele

Vonda Jump

Associate Professor
Social Work | Brigham City

John Lawson

Senior Air Quality Scientist Research
Bingham Reserch Center | Uintah Basin

Seth Lyman

Associate Professor, Research Professor and Director
Chemistry & Biochemistry | Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center | Uintah Basin
  • Lyman, N., Tran, H. N. Q., O’Neil, T. L., Mansfield, M. L. (2022) Low NOX and high organic compound emissions from oilfield pumpjack engines. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10, 00064.

  • Dunham-Cheatham S. M., Gustin M. S., Lyman S. N. (2022) Comparison and calibration of methods for ambient reactive mercury quantification. Science of the Total Environment, 856, 159219.

  • Lyman, N., Elgiar, T., Gustin, M. S., Dunham-Cheatham, S. M., David, L. M., Zhang, L. (2022) Evidence against rapid mercury oxidation in photochemical smog. Environmental Science and Technology, 56, 11225-11235.

  • Lin, J. C., Bares, R., Fasoli, B., Garcia, M., Crosman, E., Lyman, S. (2021) Declining methane emissions and steady, high leakage rates observed over multiple years in a western US oil/gas production basin. Scientific Reports, 11, 22291.

  • Gustin, M., Dunham-Cheatham, S., Huang, J., Lindberg, S., Lyman, S. (2021) Development of an understanding of reactive mercury in ambient air: a review. Atmosphere, 12, 73.

  • Mansfield, M. L., Lyman, S. N. (2021) Winter ozone pollution in Utah’s Uinta Basin is Attenuating. Atmosphere, 12, 4.

  • Gustin, M. S., Dunham-Cheatham, S. M., Zhang, L., Lyman, S. N., Choma, N., Castro, M. (2021) Use of membranes and detailed HYSPLIT analyses to understand atmospheric particulate, gaseous oxidized, and reactive mercury chemistry. Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07876.

  • Lyman, N., Holmes, M. L., Tran, H. N. Q., Tran, T., O’Neil, T. (2021) High ethylene and propylene in an area dominated by oil production. Atmosphere, 12, 1.

Brooke Osborne

Assistant Professor
Environment & Society | Moab

Lacie Peterson

Clinical Associate Professor / Director of Dietetics Internships
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences | Salt Lake

Becky Williams

Associate Professor
Biology | Uintah Basin