Publications, grants, conferences and awards

07 28 15

Journalism professor Peggy Watt was selected to attend the Scripps Leadership Institute this summer, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Scripps Howard Foundation partners with a number of organizations to conduct leadership programs relating to journalism. Watt was one of 15 chosen nationwide for the event in Bellevue, which is aimed at professional journalists and leaders in SPJ chapters.

07 28 15

Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the English Department, has had her book "Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence" published by Cambridge University Press.

07 27 15

Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the Western Washington University English Department, and Kaitlyn Abrams, who graduated from Western with a degree in English in 2014, recently published a co-written article titled "Periodical Pedagogy in the Undergraduate Classroom."

This article appeared in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Victorian Periodicals Review" devoted to digital pedagogies.

07 21 15

An article co-authored by Stephen McDowall, a professor of mathematics at Western Washington University, was recently mentioned in an editorial by Michael Debije in the journal Nature.

07 20 15

Brittany Schade, an assistant professor of interactive design at Western Washington University, will present at the HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco Sept. 20 to 22. Schade serves on the Board of Directors of IXDA Seattle and consults as a product designer for tech start-ups.

07 17 15

Andy Klein, a new faculty member in the Engineering and Design Department at Western Washington University, has been doing some research in an area called "computational art history," which applies image processing techniques to help answer questions in art history and conservation (often attempting to validate the authenticity of a given piece of art).

06 24 15

Debra Salazar, a professor of political science and affiliate professor of Environmental Studies, and Troy Abel, an associate professor of environmental studies, recently had their collaborative research, "States of Environmental Justice: Redistributive Politics across the United States, 1993–2004," published in the Review of Policy Research journal with their former graduate student, Patricia Robert.

06 24 15

Steven Globerman, a professor in the Center for International Business, has published a study for the Fraser Institute on the economic impact of the Investment Canada Act.

06 24 15

Kaveh Askari, an associate professor in the English Department who teaches film studies, has been awarded a 2015-2016 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for his research on Global Hollywood and the New Iranian Cinema.

06 24 15

Allen Frost, a program coordinator in the Art Department, has published his 11th book, "5 Novels." The characters include a circus giant, clockwork animals, shapeshifters, detectives, movie stars and time travelers in a land that turns from Aztlan to America, past, present and future.

06 23 15

Craig Dunn, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University, spoke on ethical decision-making at the Association of Washington Cities' annual conference June 26 in Wenatchee.

06 23 15

"The Laurel Review" has just published two poems by Oliver de la Paz, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University: “Labyrinth 87” and “Labyrinth 88.”

06 23 15

Marie Eaton retired at the end of spring quarter.

She served in various roles at Western Washington University since she arrived nearly 40 years ago:

06 23 15

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of Early Modern Europe and the Iberian World in the Liberal Studies Department, delivered a paper at The Origins of the Inquisition in Comparative Perspective: An International Workshop, held at the University of York in the UK on May 21, 2015.

06 23 15

Senior instructor Nancy Pagh has had quite a few new poems published. “Trails” and “Fingertips” appear in Pif Magazine.

03 23 15

Oliver de la Paz’s latest poem “In Defense of Small Towns” has just appeared in the new collection "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation."

It has been added to the hallway display cases in the English Department. 

03 19 15

Julia Reinhardt, Consul for Cultural and Press Affairs at the German Consulate General in San Francisco, recently visited Western to present an award from Deutschland Magazine to Political Science Department Chair Amir Abedi

03 17 15

Kimberly Lynn, associate professor of early modern Europe and the Iberian world in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University, delivered a lecture at UCLA on March 11 on "The Worlds of Spanish Inquisitors."

Lynn's lecture was part of the Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series​, hosted by the Transnational Subjects and Early Modern Empire working group and sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.

03 16 15

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee's latest story, "With Sparrow,"  has appeared in "New South." Guess is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Magee is an associate professor of English at Western.