UMCA Institute & Academy at SUU

Keynote Presenter — Jeb Branin

Jeb Branin

John “Jeb” Branin began his career in higher education as a theatre instructor, director, and costume designer. In the mid-90s he spent two years teaching in the ETTI (English through the Internet) program as domestic co-instructor with Dr. Elaine Hoter from Talpiot Teachers College in Tel-Aviv, Israel; the first ever online course of its kind. He also taught college theatre in the Utah State Prison system. He designed, and currently serves as the director of, SUU’s “Theatre in London” program taking students and community members to London each year to study theatre.

In addition to the theatre, he has dedicated his career to working with students in transition through academic advising, orientation, and experiential education. He is currently Associate Dean of Southern Utah University’s School of Integrative and Engaged Learning and serves as the Executive Director of SUU’s Experiential Learning Leadership Institute. He was part of the team who created SUU’s EDGE Program which was recognized as the top experiential education program in the country. He also was part of the team that creates SUU’s popular Community On The Go program, that takes community members on educational trips around the world.

As a keynote speaker and program presenter, he has been featured at conferences across the U.S. Most recently he has taught pre-conference workshops in Texas, Florida, and Georgia.