Arts and Sciences Faculty News: February 2022

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
February 18, 2022

Kathryn L. Bollich-Zeigler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology, co-authored “Do Correctional Facilities Correct Our Youth?: Effects of Incarceration and Court-Ordered Community Service on Personality Development” in the American Psychological Association’s “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences.”

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Communication and Media, is a Center for Business Ethics Fellow in Albers. She led the conversation on ethics and the future of social media on January 27 with Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She had an article on First Amendment protections and gender pronouns accepted in the Civil Rights Law Journal. She was also an invited speaker at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication where she discussed the “First Amendment in the 2020s.”

Rashmi Chordiya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service, published the article entitled "A Study of Interracial Differences in Turnover Intentions: The Mitigating Role of Pro-Diversity and Justice-Oriented Management" in Public Personnel Management, a peer-reviewed public administration journal.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Associate Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, was quoted in the Bloomberg story, “MacKenzie Scott Keeps Donations Secret in New Giving Spree.” She was also quoted in the Forbes story, "How Melinda French Gates And MacKenzie Scott Are Shifting The Focus Of Philanthropy."

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics, co-authored an op-ed, “Mass shootings: We can prevent them, reduce harm” for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Elaine Gunnison, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics, and Director, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and MACJ alum, Andrea Giuffre, a current doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri, St. Louis published an article entitled, "Sorority Women’s Perceptions of Survivors’ Services and Justice on an Urban Campus.”

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, PhD, Professor, Modern Languages and Women Gender, and Sexuality Studies, participated in "Poetry // Poesía," a virtual poetry reading with Elliott Bay Book Company on February 7. Reading with her were Raúl Sánchez/Tlatecatl , Angela Trudell Vazquez and Edward Vidaurre.

Steen Halling, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Psychology presented a paper, entitled "Forgiveness as the manifestation of transcendence in human relations," at the Eastern American Philosophical Association Meeting  (in Baltimore) as a member of the Society for Phenomenology of Religious Experience panel on Phenomenology of Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Kimberly Harden, EdD, Instructor, Communication and Media, appeared on ABC24 in Memphis in “How to eliminate racism in the workplace?”

Matthew Hickman, PhD, Professor and Chair, Criminal Justice, Criminology & Forensics, was interviewed by KUOW for “Fatal police encounters in Washington fall to 5-year low.” He was also interviewed by WTSP in Tampa for ”Officers found guilty of excessive force in Florida doesn't mean they lose certification.”

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, resented as part of a panel titled Violaciones a DDHH y detenciones arbitrarias a personas en movilidad en Mexico / Human rights violations and arbitrary arrests of people on the move in Mexico at the V Congreso Internacional “Investigacion, Docencia y Practica Profesional de las Ciencias Sociales” / 5th International Congress "Research, Teaching and Professional Practice of Social Sciences” sponsored by the Red Internacional de Egresados de los Programas de Posgrado de El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (RedesCOLEF) in December 2021. She also held the first migration justice immersion program with Kino Border Initiative, a bi-national non-governmental organization (NGO) located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The experience immerses faculty, staff, and student participants in the complexities of migration in the borderlands, with a focus on making humane, just, workable migration between the US and Mexico a reality. Offered virtually this academic year due to COVID, in person immersions are planned for future winter breaks.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Community and Professor, Department of Communication and Media, and her book, “Raising a Feminist Son,” are cited in the Times News Network story, “This teenage boy wants to help your teen be vulnerable and fight toxic masculinity.” The book was also included in Seattle Met’s “A Big Seattle Reading List.”

Hye-Kyung Kang, MA, MSW, PhD, Chair, Social Work and Director, MSW Program, co-authored “Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions” (3rd ed).

Claire LeBeau, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology, co-authored “Levinas, King and the Fire Fable” with Kaleb Sinclair, MAP ’21, published in “Middle Voices Vol. II.” The manuscript represents the culmination of a collaboration between Dr. LeBeau, Sinclair, and Dr. Randy Horton during the 2020 and 2021 year following the death of George Floyd in May of 2020. This collaboration was presented on March 20, 2021 at the 17th meeting of the Psychology for the Other Conference at Seattle University under the title, “The Fire Fable: A vision of our shared vulnerability and humanity.” It will be available on the Middle Voices website soon.

Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, was named Chief Operations Officer to Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office.

Rachel Luft, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology, Seattle University was awarded a $396,805 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will provide support for From Transformative Practice to Transformative Movements, a project led by Dr. Rachel E. Luft, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, which will convene social movement leaders to strategize how to bring transformative practice to scale in movement training, strategy development and mobilization for racial and gender justice, and to inform philanthropic practice. Collaborating on the project with Luft will be Malkia Devich-Cyril, an activist, writer and public speaker on issues of digital rights, narrative power, Black liberation and collective grief. This is Luft’s third award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for a total of $685,364 of support since 2019.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, spoke about mental health and exhaustion in the workplace at the Bellevue Chamber Board of Directors meeting on January 24. She spoke with KIRO 7 for “Fatal care crashes are surging – psychologist explains why.”

Quinton Morris, DMA, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music; Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership; Associate Appointment, African and African American Studies, talked to Naomi Ishisaka for "Orchestrating social justice: Next steps for classical music in Seattle" in the Seattle Times.

Elise Murowchick, PhD, Instructor, Psychology, published “Observation, practice, and purpose: Recalibrating curriculum to enhance professional development.”

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication, published “Apple Arcade breaks free-to-play, but not how you'd think,” an op-ed for

Juan Carlos Reyes, MFA, Assistant Professor, English, published a short story, "Body at the Stairwell to the Waves," in the South Seattle Emerald.

James Sawyer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Public Service, publishes a blog on his website, “Joining the Nation.”

Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science, was interviewed by KOMO News for a story prior to the special election on recalling Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Randall Souza, PhD, Assistant Professor, History, spoke as the annual Faculty Lecturer for the Department of Classics at the University in Washington and the Puget Sound society of the Archaeological Institute of America. The lecture, titled "'Mixed multitudes': displacement and belonging in ancient Sicily," investigates why people moved and were moved around the island of Sicily, and shows how this mobility affected the nature of community and citizenship in the populations involved.

Donna Teevan, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, was interviewed by the "Catholic Sentinel," the Diocese of Portland newspaper for “Universities work to maintain Catholic identities in a secular world.”

Charles M. Tung, PhD, Professor and Chair, English, Charles Tung, professor and chair of English, had two chapters appear in books that came out in December 2021.  “Second Modernism and the Aesthetics of Temporal Scale,” appeared in "Modernism and the Anthropocene: Material Ecologies of Twentieth-Century Literature," edited by Jon Hegglund and John McIntyre, published in Lexington’s Ecocritical Theory and Practice series, 2021.  Tung’s essay, “Posthistory Today:  Historical Time and Virality after Flusser,” was published in Understanding Flusser, Understanding Modernism, edited by Aaron Jaffe, Rodrigo Martini, and Michael F. Miller, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2021.