LeaAnn Martin

Employee Wellness Program wins leadership award

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Western Today staff

The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program at Western Washington University was honored by Seattle Business magazine this week as a 2014 Leader in Health Care.

Western's program was the winner of the Achievement in Health Programs category.

The magazine honored 25 of Washington state’s health care innovators, CEOs, hospitals and other organizations at the sixth Leaders in Health Care Awards dinner Monday, Feb. 24.


CHSS dean balances love of work, handball

LeaAnn Martin, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University, poses for a portrait during a handball session at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on campus. Photo by Keegan Strandness / for Western Today

LeaAnn Martin, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University, plays a game of handball at the Wade King Student Recreation Center on campus. Photo by Keegan Strandness / for Western Today

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LeaAnn Martin was ready to begin her job as a graduate assistant teaching racquetball and balance her life as a graduate student at the University of Texas in 1981. She had played a good amount of racquetball before, and asked another instructor to show her how to teach it.

“He got in the court with me, and after hitting a few racquetballs with my racquet he told me to put my racquet down and use my hands. That started my handball career,” Martin said.


WWU names dean for college of humanities, social sciences

Bellingham Business Journal
LeaAnn Martin has been appointed to serve for a fixed term as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University. Next month, Brent Carbajal, the college’s current dean, starts a two-year fixed term as WWU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. He succeeds current provost Catherine Riordan, who is resigning in July.

WWU names dean for college of humanities, social sciences

Bellingham Business Journal
LeaAnn Martin has been appointed to serve for a fixed term as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University. Next month, Brent Carbajal, the college’s current dean, starts a two-year fixed term as WWU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. He succeeds current provost Catherine Riordan, who is resigning in July.

LeaAnn Martin named dean at WWU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Western Today staff

LeaAnn Martin has been appointed to serve for a fixed term as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University, Provost Catherine Riordan announced.

Next month, Brent Carbajal, current dean of CHSS, starts a two-year fixed term as Western’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. He succeeds Riordan, who is resigning from that position, effective in July.


Faculty attending commencement announced

Western Today staff

The following faculty should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at Winter Commencement, March 23, 2013:

Tilmann Glimm, Dave Hirsch, Carol Janson, Scott Linneman, LeaAnn Martin, John Miles, Jeff Purdue, Rachel Severson, Joan Stevenson, Elsi Vassdal Ellis and Sheila Webb.


Names of faculty attending commencement announced

Western Today staff

The following faculty members should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at fall commencement, set for Dec. 15:


COMMUNITY SPORTS: Martin honored for handball excellence

The Bellingham Herald
Fourteen national handball titles and six world four-wall championships could not prevent LeaAnn Martin from feeling some unexpected butterflies. But, like a quarterback whose pre-game nervousness vanishes with that first pass, her butterflies began to disappear with her first words during the Handball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Why this is relevant: 

LeaAnn Martin is a professor of kinesiology in the physical education, health and recreation department at Western Washington University.

Roberts wins World Handball Championship | Historic City News

Priscilla Proctor, Coordinator of College and Public Relations reported to Historic City News that Dr. Allison Roberts, Flagler College assistant professor of economics, now holds the title of 2009 Waterford Crystal World Handball Champion. Roberts is both the single and doubles champion in the senior women age division, 35 and over, which was held October 4th through October 11th in Portland, Oregon.