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Today's big challenges require solutions where disciplines work together to meet human needs.

By bringing a community of faculty scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, community partners and policy makers together, the College of Social and Behavioral Science is producing knowledge and training that will provide lasting solutions to the world's toughest challenges.




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Men who avoid teen parenthood through partners’ use of abortion gain long-term economic benefits

Bethany Everett (sociology) said “It is important that we recognize the stigma women who have abortions and abortion providers face..."

Where the Jordan River’s water comes from

Jennifer Follstad Shah (geography) says “It already is an engineered river. I would say that we’re not going to get away from that.”

Past Climate Change: A Warning for the Future?

Mitchell Power (geography) said: "It’s kind of a one-two punch: if the climate doesn’t get you, it might be the thousands of bodies that show up that you have to feed because extreme drought forced them out of their homelands.”

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Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

Jane Watkins

BS Psychology

Owner & Educational Consultant
My College Advocate, LLC

Randy C. Emery

Friend of CSBS

Senior Vice President & Surety Division Manager
The Buckner Company

Misty Frost

BS Anthropology


Matt Lyon

BS Economics

Chief Operating Officer
WCF Insurance

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Last Updated: 7/15/19