Dr. Kyle William Bishop is a third-generation professor at Southern Utah University. He has worked here since 2000, taking two years off along the way to complete a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona. Dr. Bishop currently teaches courses in American literature, film studies, fantasy and Young Adult literature, and composition; he was awarded an SUU Distinguished Educator award in 2010. In addition to his accomplished teaching, Dr. Bishop has also published articles in a variety of journals on horror cinema and cultural studies, as well as his 2010 book American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture. As the Director of the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Bishop is engaged in the training of new faculty, arranges pedagogical and student-learning centered workshops and events, and oversees the Faculty Development Support Fund.
Dr. Michiko Kobayashi is originally from Japan and has been a faculty member at Southern Utah University since 2006. She has earned her Ph.D. in instructional design and technology from Virginia Tech. Her specializations include distance education, technology integration, ESL, and multicultural education. Dr. Kobayashi has been involved in distance education programs for more than 10 years and taught high school students Japanese via interactive television and also various online courses at college level.
Dr. Shalini Kesar has an Masters of Science in information systems (London School of Economics), an Masters of Philosophy in information systems security (DeMontfort University), and a Doctorate in information systems security (Salford University). Her two specific areas of research and expertise are in information systems security and gender in information technology. Dr. Kesar is the recipient of two prestigious SUU awards: Outstanding Scholar for the College (2009-2010) and Outstanding SUU Scholar (2010-2011). She is the first woman faculty to represent her College in the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP) initiative.