Contact Information

Office: General Classroom Building #005
Phone: 435-586-5451
Email: mcdonaldj@suu.edu

I have served as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2008 in what is arguably the most intellectually diverse college on the SUU campus. Our specialty is understanding the human condition from a wide variety of entry points and methods. Prior to coming to SUU, I worked at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at the University of Michigan-Flint. 

I am an applied cultural anthropologist who has 25+ years of fieldwork experience in rural Mexico and the Maya Western Highlands of Guatemala. His research centers on problems concerning rural life and economic development. He also served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Ecole de Gouvernance et’d Economie in Rabat, Morocco in 2013. Finally, I have conducted humanitarian aid work in Guatemala through Youthlinc.org, which focuses on engaged learning, participatory and sustainable development in Third World Countries.