High-Impact Programs & Faculty Development

Organizational Chart


Dr. Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski

Associate Provost for High-Impact Programs & Faculty Development

High Impact Programs and Faculty Development supports Weber State University's mission and commitment to access, learning and community by engaging students and faculty in innovative curriculum that is interdisciplinary in nature and facilitates high-impact educational experiences.  The academic programs and offices are designed to support faculty in preparing students to invent creative solutions to complex problems and lead productive lives in the community and workplace.


Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)

Dr. Susan Matt

Director, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree helps students select three academic areas of study based on interests and future academic or career plans. BIS student selected three faculty members, one from each academic area, to serve as a mentoring committee for a senior capstone project. Research, community-based service learning, or creative projects are crafted to meld knowledge from academic areas into a cohesive whole for the project. 

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
147 Stewart Library
3921 Central Campus Dr Dept 2911
Ogden, UT 84408-2911
Phone: 801-626-7713




Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)

Dr. Katharine French-Fuller

Interim Co-Director of CCEL & Director of Community Research

Teresa Martinez

Interim Co-Director of CCEL

The Center for Community Engaged Learning engages students, faculty, staff members in service, democratic engagement, and community research to promote civic participation, build community capacity, and enhance the educational process.

Center for Community Engaged Learning
327 Shepherd Union Building
2113 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2113
Phone: 801-626-7737

Honors Program

Dr. Christy Call

Director, Honors Program

Weber State University’s Honors Program offers a combination of exceptional learning experiences in small classes and innovative seminars; flexible resources for commuter, non-traditional, and underrepresented students; leadership and community engagement activities; interdisciplinary projects and research opportunities; regional and global perspectives. We prioritize formal education, while valuing the importance of lifelong learning and growth. The WSU Honors Program is a home for inquisitive students of any discipline, regardless of prior GPA or academic history, looking for unconventional and supportive learning environments.

Our mission is to build and maintain an inclusive community of intellectually curious and academically adventurous students, faculty and staff where together we can explore our full intellectual, academic, and cultural potential, and cultivate a lifelong love of learning and civic engagement.

Honors Program
324 Stewart Library
3921 Central Campus Dr Dept 2904
Ogden, UT 84408-2904
Phone: 801-626-6230

Honors Program
Phi Kappa Phi

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

Dr. John Cavitt

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

Vision: To strengthen and enhance the learning environment at Weber State University by engaging and mentoring students as researchers and scholars within and across the disciplines while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Educators, employers and graduate and professional schools all understand the value of an undergraduate research experience. Consequently, the University's Undergraduate Research Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Research have worked to provide these experiences to students throughout Weber State University.

Office of Undergraduate Research
147 Stewart Library
3921 Central Campus Dr Dept 2912
Ogden, UT 84408-2912


Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC)

Dr. Alice Mulder

Director, Sustainability Practices and Research Center

The Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC) aims to further and facilitate sustainability education, research and very importantly, practice, both on and off campus.  It serves as an academic counterpart and partner with the Energy & Sustainability Office, and works closely with the Environmental Initiatives Committee, serving as a hub to connect campus activities, programs, departments and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.

Sustainability Practices and Research Center
147 Stewart Library
3921 Central Campus Dr Dept 2913
Ogden, UT 84408-2913
Phone: 801-626-6326


Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF)

Dr. Nicola Corbin

Director, Teaching and Learning Forum

The Teaching and Learning Forum promotes, supports and provides faculty development opportunities to strengthen the teaching and learning environment at WSU.

Teaching and Learning Forum
325 Stewart Library
3921 Central Campus Dr Dept 2910
Ogden, UT 84408-2910
Phone: 801-626-7667


Office of Community Development

Bill Cook

Executive Director, Office of Community Development

The Office of Community Development focuses on anchor-mission initiatives for the university and acts as a catalyst for convening anchor institutions to create civic action plans.  The first civic action plan, which began in February 2016, is the Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN).  Seven anchor institutions are combining their resources to strengthen a 10-by-10 block area of Ogden known as the east-central neighborhood.  The seven anchors along with six partner organizations serve as the 13-member board of directors.  The focus is on addressing the deeply-rooted poverty in this neighborhood through interventions pertaining to health, education and housing.

Office of Community Development
WSU Community Education Center
2605 Monroe Blvd
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-721-9382