A high research institution, the university is renowned for first-rate undergraduate research and creative work—meet the people who are making a difference in this field.
Nadine Barlow is a leading Mars researcher who actively involves her
undergraduate students in her research.
An expert in wildlife corridors, Paul Beier has helped establish conservation projects worldwide.
A researcher at the University of
Arizona Cancer Center, Monica Yellowhair helps those affected by
Jennifer Denetdale completed her dissertation and became the first
Navajo to earn a history PhD.
his research on health care policy, Professor of History Paul V. Dutton
demonstrates how the past informs the present.
David Engelthaler leads TGen North in developing ways to better diagnose and
treat deadly diseases.
her Congressional seat in 1994, Karan English now works to get the campus community involved in conservation.
Ciarra Greene took advantage of undergraduate opportunities to
lead a research project as a freshman.
professor George (“Wolf”) Gumerman is the principal investigator of a project that aims to preserve
Nancy Johnson advocates for underrepresented students as
the director of the Undergraduate Mentoring in
Paul Keim utilizes his knowledge and experience to track the source of infectious
Mangelsdorf is now making discoveries that could yield treatments
for serious health conditions.
Graduate student Robert Miranda works with undergraduate and
high school students to share the value of science.
Assistant Professor Priscilla Sanderson works to make
health care information accessible to all.
professor Abe Springer works with students to research and find sustainable solutions.
her success to the work ethic she developed at Northern Arizona University.
Faculty advisor to Engineers Without Borders, Professor
Paul Trotta helps students become part of a global community.
Tom Acker is a leading researcher in sustainability who involves
undergraduate students in research projects.
Alumnus Ellie Moon works to improve the lives of children in her second career as a speech therapist.
Heidi Wayment studies how demonstrating compassion can affect their levels of
Emeritus Michael Wagner fosters student experiences abroad, while contributing
scientific research on forests in Africa.
Emeritus Bill Auberle used Northern Arizona University’s location on the
Colorado Plateau to expose his students to environmental challenges and
a child, alumna Susannah Tysor was fascinated with her grandmother’s flower
gardens, cultivating a passion for botany and ecology that drove her
Arizona University alum Lance Price now teaches at George Washington
University, and leads two centers at TGen in Flagstaff. He does ground-breaking
work in the research of disease genomes.