The university community includes top-notch scientists and provides learning experiences that integrate science, engineering, and mathematics—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
David Engelthaler leads TGen North in developing ways to better diagnose and
treat deadly diseases.
Ciarra Greene took advantage of undergraduate opportunities to
lead a research project as a freshman.
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.
Preston oversees the construction of affordable housing for tribal members.
Assistant Professor Priscilla Sanderson works to make
health care information accessible to all.
school teacher Mike Schmidt is an accomplished educator who can now add
“astronaut” to his resume.
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.
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.
and astronomy professor Kathy Eastwood is internationally recognized for
measuring the most massive stars in the universe, and locally known for her
support of undergraduate research.
John Wettaw taught at the university for more
than 40 years, and served on the Arizona state legislature for 28 years.