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The Department of Education, Culture and Society is located in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex (SAEC) on the campus of the University of Utah.

Department Chair

Veronica Valdez


SAEC 3285


Director of Graduate Studies
Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez
Associate Professor
SAEC 3295



Academic Program Coordinator
Jason Newnum
SAEC 3282



Administrative Assistant

Sarah Vorsheck

Administrative Assistant

SAEC 3284



Student Advisory Committee:

Ashley Engeler:

Beatriz Trejo: 

ECS Faculty:

Each  ECS faculty member maintains their own office hours. You can find contact information and office hours for ECS faculty on the ECS Faculty page.

Send mail to:

Education, Culture & Society
University of Utah
1721 Campus Center Drive SAEC 3280
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-7814

ECS Alum Line

ECS has initiated a campaign to generate funds for what we are calling the ECS Alum Line Teaching Assistantship. This assistantship is designed to be funded by our alumni with the belief that small contributions of many can build magnificent things. Just click the “Giving” link in our masthead at the top of this page or click HERE. Our goal is to raise $50,000 over the next three years. Once the goal is reached, we will convene a group of alums to select the first ECS recipient to receive this important support provided by you.


Last Updated: 1/12/23