Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences | Humanities and Social Sciences
Cedar City, UT, UNITED STATES
Dr. Boreen is a strong advocate for the humanities and social sciences with two decades of higher education service.
Ph.D., English Education
B.A., English/Secondary Education
Arizona English Teachers Association, 2005
Arizona English Teachers Association, 2008, 2016
Martin-Springer Institute, 2002
Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (CHOICE), 2001
SUU President's Podcast online
"I am actually an English Ed specialist and spent most of my career actually teaching people how to be high school and middle school English teachers, and I have loved that immensely and one of the major parts of my teaching background has been getting to teach people how to use literature effectively in the classroom. So, I have worked with my students over the years in teaching everything from young adult lit to the classics, and, in the case of Pride and Prejudice, which we’re going to be talking about today, I’ve actually used that in conjunction with young adult literature to help my students, my college students, understand how we can move from young adult literature to classic literature and often back again to better understand what some of our classic authors really were helping us to think through."view more
St. George News online
While many people have shared their top books to read in 2019, Jean Boreen of Southern Utah University is going beyond just the typical “to read” list to offer books that speak directly to youth and the unique world problems they face today.view more
Deseret News online
Southern Utah University has tapped Jean Boreen, an administrator at Northern Arizona University, to be the new dean for the College of Humanities and Social Science.view more
“I hope that I can serve as a role model for other women who aspire to be leaders at the university level,” Boreen said. “Mentoring has been one of my passions during my professional life. I hope that I can serve as an example and a support to those who would like to undertake professional development in the area of leadership.”view more
Arizona Board of Regents $75,699
Co-PI with Jim Blasingame (ASU). ITQ (Improving Teacher Quality) grant through the Arizona Board of Regents.
College and Career Readiness Partnership (ABOR) $29,939
Co-PI with Jim Blasingame (ASU). Delivery for a grant through the College and Career Readiness Partnership (ABOR).
Flagstaff/Arizona Community Foundation $4,000
PI and delivery for grant through the Flagstaff/Arizona Community Foundation with the CAL Secondary Faculty committee.
Arizona Community Foundation $7,500
PI and delivery for grant through the Arizona Community Foundation with the Northern Arizona Writing Project.
NAU Innovation Fund
With Eric Yordy, Denise Helm, Gypsy Denzine, Bill Huffman, and Debra Larsen from the NAU Innovation Fund and the President’s Office.
Arizona Community Foundation $4,000
Consultant for the GEOFund Grant through the Arizona Community Foundation with the Northern Arizona Writing Project.