Center of Excellence for Teaching & Learning

CETL Director

Dr. Grant C. Corser, now in his 9th year at Southern Utah University, has a sincere, dedicated passion for promoting excellence in teaching and learning, and fostering educational experiences so learning can take place. He earned his Ph.D. in Personality and Social Psychology from The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he first started studying principles of effective pedagogical practices. Never far from a learning environment, as a faculty member in the Psychology Department, Dr. Corser teaches several classes, such as Motivation and Emotion, Theories of Personality, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Research Design. At the forefront of his teaching and research interests, is a focus on promoting learning and education among students. In the brief time since merit pay has been in place, at SUU, he has twice earned this honor.  Grant is active in campus and community service, and is the proud father of three.  

CETL Associate Director and Experiential Education Specialist

Dr. Johnny MacLean has taught general education and upper level geology courses at Southern Utah University since 2010.  After teaching at the high school level, he completed a dissertation at the University of Montana regarding an ancient plate tectonic supercontinent reconstruction.  At SUU, he relies heavily on field trips and undergraduate research to support students’ learning.  Southern Utah provides a uniquely advantageous setting for these experiential education opportunities, and Dr. MacLean continues to pursue new avenues to engage students. 

CETL Associate Director and Innovative/Interdisciplinary Teaching Specialist

Deborah K. Snider holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art Education, Drawing, and Design and a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts. She has directed three community art centers; taught art at all age levels; and administered diverse programs in higher education. Deb is an award-winning visual artist in drawing, mixed-media, and art quilt/fabric collage whose work has been published, exhibited, and collected world-wide. Since 2012, Deb has been committed to designing collaborative and educational programming with students around the featured exhibitions at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery/Southern Utah Museum of Art. These programs include working with faculty from SUU's five colleges, who find innovative curricular connections with work in the gallery. She is Associate Professor and Area Head for the Department of Art & Design's Art Education major and Museum Studies minor. Deb is immediate past-president of the Cedar City Arts Council.