My research emphasis has been on the impact of invasive species on ecosystems in the SW United States relative to fire frequency and soil chemistry. My current position emphasizes instruction and curriculum development.
Bobbi McKean is the associate director and director of graduate studies for the School of Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona. As associate professor, she teaches courses in improvisation and collaborative play development. She coordinates outreach activities for the School of Theatre Arts working with undergraduate and graduate students to provide theatrical experiences with schools and community organizations. Before teaching at the University level, she was a professional actress and teaching artist. She was director of education at the Seattle Children's Theatre for seven years and served as artistic director of the Seattle Peace Theatre, where she directed collaborations with young people and artists from Seattle; Moscow, Russia; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Zurich, Switzerland.
Sabrina Helm is currently associate professor of retailing at the Norton School for Retailing and Consumer Sciences and holds a courtesy appointment at the Eller School of Management, both at the University of Arizona. In her research, Dr. Helm is particularly interested in consumer behavior, consumer social responsibility, “green” marketing strategies, word-of-mouth, and reputation management. Her articles have been published in the European Journal of Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Relationship Marketing, among others. She is on the editorial board of Corporate Communications: An International Journal. She received her PhD in business administration from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. She also holds a post-doctoral degree granted by the University of Duesseldorf. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, she was full professor of marketing at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany’s premier private university.