Cheryl Hanewicz

Faculty Member

Dr. Cheryl Hanewicz


Dr. Cheryl Hanewicz has been the Dean of the College of Health and Public Service at Utah Valley University (UVU) since January 2021. Previously she served as UVU’s interim Associate Provost of Engaged Learning. She holds the rank of Professor in Technology Management, where she started teaching in 2005. In that role she taught technology-related courses and completed two terms as Department Chair. Before working at UVU, Cheryl taught at Eastern Michigan University and has over 20 years of technology and management experience. In addition to teaching, she has published technology-related books and articles as well as participated in grants and professional conferences. She received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Technology Studies, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.


EDD, Eastern Michigan University, 2007

Major: Educational Leadership

Master of Technology Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 1997

Major: Technology

BS, Eastern Michigan University, 1995

Major: Individualized Interdisciplinary Concentration


PAS 6762

Personal and Clinical Leadership, Fall 2022


Hanewicz, Cheryl (Panelist), Goetz, Tami (Panelist), Kathy, Einhorn (Panelist), 2016 NAPE National Summit for Educational Equity, "Ensuring Equity in State STEM Initiatives for Sustainable Change_ The Utah STEM Equity Pipeline", National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Alexandria, VA. (April 12, 2016)
Hanewicz, Cheryl , Allison, Chuck , Debry, Roger , K-16 Alliance Conference, "Building Alternative Career Pathways for Post-secondary Students", K-16 Alliance , Utah Valley University. (October 22, 2015)
Hanewicz, Cheryl , NAPE STEM Equity Showcase, "Utah STEM Equity Pipeline Showcase", National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Govenors Office of Economic Development. (September 18, 2015)
Hanewicz, Cheryl , Horns, Daniel , Thackeray, Susan , 2015 Faculty Convocation, "Attracting Students into STEM Degrees", UVU, Orem, UT. (August 19, 2015)
Hanewicz, Cheryl , TEDxUVU, "Storing & Tracking Your Life Using GIS Technology", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (April 1, 2015)
Hanewicz, Cheryl (Panelist), Curtis, John (Panelist), Nielson, Rick (Panelist), Kirkham , Alisa (Panelist), Egbert, Jessica , Bateman, David , Women's Business Network, "Increasing STEM in our Community", Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce , Scera Theatre, Orem, UT. (October 17, 2013)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Hanewicz, Cheryl , Thackeray, Susan , (2013) "Utah Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)" . Office of the Utah Women & Education Project.
Hanewicz, Cheryl , (2012) "Geographic Information Systems and the Political Process" . Portland, OR: Western Political Science Association 2012 Proceedings.
Hanewicz, Cheryl , Madsen, Susan , (2011) "The College Attendance Decisions of Young Women in Utah. " (Issue: 12). Orem, UT: Office of the Utah Women & Education Project .
Madsen, Susan , Hanewicz, Cheryl , (2011) "The Influence of Other Significant People on a Young Woman’s College Decision" (Issue: 11). Office of the Utah Women & Education Project.
Madsen, Susan , Hanewicz, Cheryl , (2011) "The Influence of Religion and Values on a Young Woman’s College Decision" (Issue: 10). Orem, UT: Office of the Utah Women & Education Project .
Hanewicz, Cheryl , (2009) "Identifying Student Retention Patterns Using GIS Technology" . Portland, OR: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, 2009 Proceedings.


Utah Women's Walk

UVU Women's Success Center - March 31, 2016

To recognize the lives of notable women who have made significant contributions to life in the state of Utah over the past 150 years.

Engaged Learning - Grant Writing

Sponsored Programs - March 30, 2016

Award for efforts and achievements in grant writing for "Creating Pathways for Technology Education Through Grants."

Board of Trustees Award of Excellence

UVU - April, 2013

Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees annual Trustees Awards of Excellence is given to faculty for making a sustained and significant contribution to advancing the mission of the University.

Student Advocate Award

Student Success & Retention - June, 2012

Given in appreciation for my service as the Title III Activity Director from 2007-2009

Faculty Excellence Award, College of Technology & Computing

Faculty Senate - February, 2010

The Faculty Senate Faculty Excellence Award is to recognize faculty who have made significant contributions to UVU's mission through demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.