College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Promotions

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
May 10, 2022

Headshot of Sean McDowellDr. Sean McDowell in the English Department is promoted to Full Professor.

Dr. McDowell joined Seattle University in 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 is a scholar of early modern works, particularly metaphysical poetry and is a publishing poet himself. Among many roles at Seattle U, he served as Director of the University Honors program from 2012-2021, leading during the development of and transition to the three-track model we have today.

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Dr. Hidy Basta, also in the English Department and Director of the Writing Center, is promoted to Senior Instructor.

Dr. Basta joined Seattle University as the Writing Center Director in 2017. She led the Writing Center in enhancing services for graduate students through the pandemic, and serves as Board Member of the Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association.

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