Publications, grants, conferences and awards

Mart Stewart, a professor of history at Western Washington University, has had his essay "Plantations, Agroecology, Environmental Thought, and the American South," published in "Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Cotton, Environmental Histories of the Plantation," edited by FrankUekotter (Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag; University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Mart Stewart, Department of History, received a 2014 China Residency Award from the Organization of American Historians to support a week-long seminar in environmental history for advanced graduate students and university professors from throughout China at the American Studies Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The award was announced at the April 2014 OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, and the seminar it supported, with 32 participants from 16 universities, was convened in Beijing in June. Stewart was one of three U.S.

Jonathan Miran, associate professor in the Western Washington University Liberal Studies Department, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship to spend fall term at the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies (part of the Asien-Afrika-Institut) in the University of Hamburg. In Germany, he is collaborating with colleagues on a project that focuses on the history of slavery and the slave trade in Ethiopia and on the Ethiopian diaspora in the western Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

Scott Miles, an associate professor of  environmental studies in Western Washington University's Huxley Colelge of the Environment, has been selected as a 2014 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow. He presented this video at the American-Indonesian Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Medan, Indonesia. The presentation, similar in style to a TED talk, is an overview of what disaster research is intended for a general audience.

Jill Mount, an assistant professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University, presented at the 5th International Nurse Education Conference June 22 to 25, 2014, in Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The title of her presentation, which she co-presented with WWU visiting professor Mary Baroni, was "Social Justice and Healthcare: Rigorous and Relevant Teaching Strategies."

Joseph Trimble, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University, presented papers at the 113th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., in August 2014. He presented “Forced Assimilation, Segregation, and the Indigenous Boarding School Experience” with Gayle Skawen:nio Morse and “Spirit Voice Calls: Death and Dying Among Some American Indians” with Jeff King.

Joseph Trimble, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University, has had several book chapters published recently:

Joseph Trimble, a professor of psychology at Western Washington University, has had a book published. Trimble wrote the book, "Diversity and Leadership," with Jean Lau Chin, from Adelphi University. The book was published by Sage Publications in 2014.

From the publisher's brochure about the book:

The second edition of "Contemporary Media Ethics," published in November 2013, includes a chapter written by Jennifer Keller, chair of the WWU Journalism Department, on corporate social responsibility, looking at Royal Caribbean and Haiti.

Jennifer Keller, chair of the Journalism Department, presented a paper titled "Using Group Projects in an Online Public Relations Course" at the Western Social Sciences Association conference in early April, 2014.