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Don C. Larson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and has a teaching assignment on the Blanding Campus. Dr. Larson also has adjunct appointments in the departments of Psychology, History, and FCHD. His courses are broadcast on the USU system to education sites throughout Utah and Colorado. The majority of Dr. Larson's students on the Blanding Campus are Native American from the Navajo and Ute nations. He is currently on the USU Faculty Senate and is the chair of the Blanding Campus commencement committee.
Dr. Larson has a M.S. and a Ph.D. in sociology from USU and a B.S. in sociology from BYU. He has also studied at Arizona State University and the Population Institute of the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii. Prior to coming to USU, Dr. Larson did social and demographic research for a private firm, was a continuing education administrator, and was Dean of Instruction for the Blanding Campus of the College of Eastern Utah. He has also been a Chaplain at a Scout Camp for the past seventeen years and is a BSA national camp inspector. He and his wife Rebecca – an elementary school teacher – are the parent of nine children and the grandparents of twenty-four superb and intelligent children.