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Honors Council Description and Members

The MSU Denver Honors Council is a council of faculty, staff and student members that includes: faculty representatives from each of the Colleges and the School of Education, the Honors Program Director and Associate Directors, the Program Coordinator, at least one student representative, and a staff member from Student Services. All members of the Honors Council are voting members. The Honors Council participates actively in the development and administration of Honors Program policies and curriculum and serves as an advisory board to the University Honors Program Director. The council meets on a monthly basis throughout the academic year.

Members of the Faculty Honors Council stand together outside of the Honors House


Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
NP

Office Number:
1033-202

Office Hours:

Please contact Dr. Hughes-Zarzo for all appointments. 

Campus Box Number:
64

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Position Role:
Part-Time Staff

Office Location:
NP

Office Number:
1033-101

Office Hours:

Jennifer is in the office 7:30-4:30 M-F, please contact to set up appointments. 

Campus Box Number:
64

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
240

Campus Box Number:
33

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Bio:

My name is Jennifer Bolton, PhD, RDN. I am a Registered Dietitian with a PhD from Colorado State University. This is my 16th year teaching at MSU Denver.

I love hiking, skiing, cooking, and doing anything outdoors with my family and friends.

I teach Maternal and Child Nutrition, Introduction to Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
525 G

Campus Box Number:
78

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Bio:

Dr. Cynthia L. Sutton was raised in Boulder, Colorado and attended classes at Metro State College (now University) prior to completing a B.S. in Business Administration (with a concentration in Marketing) and an M.S. in Management at Colorado State University (CSU; Fort Collins, Colorado). Her Ph.D. in Administrative Management (with an emphasis in Human Resource Management) was awarded by Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona).

Dr. Sutton also was employed by several organizations (e.g., Hewlett-Packard and COBE Laboratories) and consulted for various organizations (e.g., Colorado State Forest Service and I/N Tek—a steel mill).

In 2000, Dr. Sutton left a tenured position at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) to join the Management Department at MSU Denver.

In addition to teaching for IUSB and MSU Denver, she has taught at Arizona State University, CSU, and the College of St. Francis. Dr. Sutton teaches Organizational Management and Human Resource Management.

In recognition for her teaching skills, Dr. Sutton has received several university-wide teaching awards from Indiana University and a President's Performance Award for Teaching-related Service from MSU Denver.

Currently, she also is the Associate Director of MSU Denver's Honors Program (representing SCOB).

Professional Affiliations

She also has served in various leadership roles. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at CSU, she held several offices in the Delta Delta Delta sorority including Chapter President. Her recent leadership roles have included the Vice President of the Faculty Senate, Chair of Faculty Senate’s Teaching Excellence Committee, and Chair of the Management Department Curriculum Committee. She is the continuing Chair of the School of Business Scholarship Committee, and Course Coordinator for MGT 3000. She serves as one of the advisors to the student Management club.


Professional Affiliations

Mentoring new and inexperienced faculty members is another passion as well as continued participation in her professional organizations. For instance, she chaired the Board of Directors of the Midwest Academy of Management (MAM) for three of the six years she served on the Board.

At the national level, she is actively involved in the prestigious Academy of Management chairing and presenting at sessions. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Mile High SHRM (Denver chapter of HR professionals).


Research Areas/Interests

Much of Dr. Sutton’s research addresses job values, performance appraisals, assessment centers, romance in the workplace, learning styles, and generation-related differences of employees.Dr. Sutton has published in various outlets including The Academy of Management Executive, The Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Quality Management, Public Personnel Management, and professional organizations. Several of her manuscripts have received Outstanding Paper Awards.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
21

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Educational Biography

2013 PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

2010 MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

2003 MA in Public Administration and Public Policy
(with Police Studies), University of Exeter, United Kingdom

1997 BA in Public Administration, Korea National Police University, South Korea

Selected Presentations

2012 Investigating the effect of a community policing unit on partnership formation by local police departments. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Chicago, IL.

2011 How do organizational and environmental factors affect the behavior of police agencies?: Determinants of a formal partnership formation with local community groups. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, Washington, DC.

2010 Exploring the role of different policing models of school-based prevention efforts on changes in youths’ attitudes towards the police. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference, San Francisco, CA.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
SI 2050

Campus Box Number:
22

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Bio:

I hold a PhD in Forest and Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have over 15 years of years of teaching experience and 10 years of research experience in ecology, earth science, and educational pedagogy.

Teaching Philosophy

My expertise is in environmental science and ecology, but I have a very broad background and am comfortable teaching classes in a variety of subject areas. Since beginning my work at MSU Denver in the fall of 2011, I have taught 12 different classes: Landscape Ecology, Mountain Environments, Food, Farms, and the Environment, Wetlands, Soil Resources, Environmental Field Studies, Introduction to Environmental Science, Oceanography, Integrated Natural Science, Integrated Earth Systems, Weather and Climate, and Physical Geography.

Research

Over the last three years, I have supervised numerous students conducting research projects on topics ranging from aquatic chemistry to plant community health and stability. In my discipline-specific research, I investigate large-scale ecological processes including biogeochemistry, plant community dynamics, and plant-soil interactions. I am also interested in K-12 teacher education and pedagogy. I am currently working on three research projects. 1) I am investigating carbon cycling in the alpine ecosystem in Rocky Mountain National Park. 2) I am assessing water quality in the South Platte River as it flows through the metro area. 3) I am working with faculty from the School of Education to assess K-12 teacher attitudes about writing in science.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
3033

Campus Box Number:
38

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Bio:

My name is Mandi Schaeffer Fry.  As of August 2014, I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics (tenure-track) at Metropolitan State University of Denver!  

In 2013, I finished my Ph.D. in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona under the direction of Pham Huu Tiep. In my time as a graduate student, I was a National Physical Science Consortium Fellow.  I defended my dissertation on April 3, 2013.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, I was a visiting assistant professor (postdoc) in the Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AR

Office Number:
190

Campus Box Number:
59

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Bio:

Born in Ethiopia in 1966, Tsehai Johnson received degrees from Reed College, (BA Art History) Massachusetts College of Art (BFA Ceramics), and the University of Colorado (MFA Ceramics). Exhibitions include Plus Gallery, Denver; Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, Magnelli Museum, France; Denver Art Museum, White Columns, New York; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; and the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea. Collections include the Museum of Ceramics, New York; Museum of Outdoor Arts, Colorado; and the Reyzjanesbaer Art Museum, Iceland. She received a Colorado Council on the Arts fellowship in 2003 and completed an Art in Architecture commission for the Rogers Federal Building in Denver in 2013.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
540C

Campus Box Number:
13

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Bio:

A native Coloradan and former debate champion, Dr. Herman has taught at Colorado State, Hunter College CUNY (where he earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor), NYU, and Fordham University. His research has won several awards and been published in highly competitive journals in both communication and law. He is the author of The Fight over Digital Rights: The Politics of Copyright and Technology (2013, Cambridge).

 

Teaching Philosophy

public speaking, business communication, media industries, audience measurement, media policy, internet and society.

Research

media law and policy, copyright law, net neutrality, privacy and big data, teaching diversity and inclusion

Education

PhD,  Communication,  University of Pennsylvania ,  Philadelphia, PA,  With honors.  2009.

MA,  Speech Communication,  Colorado State University,  Fort Collins, CO,  2002.

BA,  Philosophy,  Colorado State University,  Fort Collins, CO,  Cum laude.  1999.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
540-C

Campus Box Number:
77

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Bio:

Rey Hernández-Julián (PhD Economics, 2005) is a professor of economics. After receiving tenure, he became chair of the University's Curriculum Committee until 2013. Throughout his entire time at MSU Denver, he has remained academically qualified, publishing peer-reviewed journal articles on the economics of education, religion, demography, and health. Of these, 2 have been published in the last 2 years. He has also had over 15 conference presentations. Dr. Hernández-Julián has served as a referee for several journals, serves as a Peer-Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accreditation agency, and is a FINRA arbitrator. His professional activities since the fall of 2013 can be summarized as: -8 refereed journal articles -2 refereed journal articles in the last 2 years -Over 6 conference presentations, including one at a highly-selective NBER conference. 



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
SI

Office Number:
2062

Campus Box Number:
53

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Bio:

My lab applies genetics and cell biology to study developmental processes. Students can learn molecular biology techniques, including nucleic acid purification, PCR (RT-PCR and qPCR), cloning, in situ hybridization, genetic modification and microinjection.



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