Latest faculty news

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
February 8, 2021

John Armstrong, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, was featured in “How Solar Power and City Ecosystems Can More Effectively Co-Exist” for Solar Magazine.

Caitlin Carlson, PhD, Associate Profesor, Communication and Media, was interviewed about Former President Trump's removal from Twitter.

Mark Cohan, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Anthropology and Sociology, gave a talk in support of Clean Greens Farm & Market (CSA) at their annual Harvest Dinner. Clean Greens is a Black-owned CSA that he volunteered with throughout last summer. After that work, they asked him to give the talk at their annual harvest dinner. Watch the video here; the talk begins at 1:21:00.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, was interviewed by the New York Times for “Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy.” Her op-ed, “Five ways MacKenzie Scott’s $5.8 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors” appeared in publications across the country, including the Houston Chronicle and Greenboro News and Record.

Theresa Earenfight, PhD, Professor of History, Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program was interviews for “Experts Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends” for Zippia.

Anne Farina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Work, presented the poster titled: "'Boss called me his China doll': Utilizing intersectionality to analyze gender and sexuality stereotypes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the #thisis2016 hashtag" at the Society for Social Work and Research 25th Annual Conference online.

Steen Halling, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, published the article, “On the nature of phenomenology and its relevance for forgiveness” (translated into Japanese) in the Japanese journal Jijitsu to Sojo [Fact and Creation], vol. 475, pp. 2-16.

Kimberly Harden, EdD, Instructor, and Ruchika Tulshyan, MS, Distinguished Professional-in-Residence, Communication and Media, were feature in Crosscut’s “Companies often want consultants' help with diversity — for free.

Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, Professor, Criminal Justice, and Director, Crime and Justice Research Center, was interviewed by KUOW for “How a pandemic and social unrest possibly drove up Seattle homicides in 2020.”

Michael P. Jaycox, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, published a book chapter, which had previously been released in e-book format but is also now available in print: Michael P. Jaycox, “Emotions and Christian Ethics,” in Tobias L. Winright, ed., T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021), 91-101. It is also available in e-book format to the SU community here.

Sonora Jha, PhD, Professor, Communication and Media, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, wrote the op-ed, “Juneau, Best, Durkan and the limits of representation,” for Crosscut. Her new book, “How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family,” received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. The book will be released April 6.

Olha Krupa, PhD, Associate professor and Director, Master of Public Administration Program, was named Associate Editor for the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

Marco Lowe, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Service, was interviewed by KING5 for “How does the 25th Amendment work?”

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, and her my colleague, Dr. Tona McGuire were awarded the 2020 Washington State Distinguished Psychologist Award (together) by the WSPA (Washington State Psychological Association) for their work on the COVID response. She was interviewed by Q13 News for “Mental health in the time of Covid.” She was also interviewed by StorageCafé for an article about the pros and cons of shared living and the best cities for roommates.

Sean H. McDowell, PhD, Associate Professor, English and Director, University Honors Program, has been part of an international team of scholars working on The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne since 2013. The goal of this edition, which was begun in the mid-1980s, is to recreate as closely as we can the original texts of English poet John Donne’s poems, based on all extant manuscript and early print evidence, and to present a comprehensive commentary on all published scholarly criticism from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. “The Divine Poems, volume 7.2 of the Variorum edition”, has been published by Indiana University Press. McDowell co-authored this volume as both a textual and commentary editor with scholars from the U. S., Canada, Switzerland, Finland, and Japan. He also serves as member of the John Donne Advisory Board.

Additionally, on December 11, 2020, McDowell gave a presentation on “Donne’s Hymns as Invitations to Write” as part of a John Donne Society webinar on “Teaching Donne in Emergent Occasions.” The purpose of this webinar—and of McDowell’s presentation—was to stimulate discussion about how Donne’s responses to illness and epidemics can speak to our responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic in ways that lead to new understanding.

Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, published a new book, Telltale Women: Chronicling Gender in Early Modern Historiography” with Nebraska Press.

Susan Meyers, PhD, Associate Professor, English, and Director, Creative Writing Program, published a story, "Visiting the Grand Canyon" in The Moving Force Journal.

Quinton Morris, DMA, Director, Chamber and Instrumental Music; Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership; and Associate Appointment, Global African Studies was feature in the Seattle Time in "Classical KING FM takes steps to address issues of equity and inclusion." As the first artist scholar in residence with KING FM, he is working on a new show for radio and podcast, “Unmute the Voices,” featuring music by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) composers and performances. He intends to reach out to composers and performers across the country to ask for recordings to include on the show.

Alexander Mouton, MFA, Chair and Associate Professor, Art, Art History and Design, published an article, “Extending Literature Through the Artist Book,” in the College Book Art Association’s Book Art Theory blog.

Wingate Packard, MA, Adjunct Faculty, English, published a book review in the Seattle Times, “‘The Doctors Blackwell’ tells the story of 2 sisters who blazed a trail for women in medicine.”

Christopher Paul, PhD, Professor, Communication and Media, presented a talk about his latest book, "Free-to-Play: Mobile Video Games, Bias, and Norms," and the video will be available soon. Read a new review in First Person Scholar.

Alfred G. Pérez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work was recognized by the Child Welfare League of America as a “champion for children [and youth!]” during their centennial anniversary. The award was originally going to be presented in March 2020 but was delayed because of the Covid19 pandemic.

Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, Instructor, Political Science, was featured in a number of TV news interviews:

Aakanksha Sinha, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, opened a second location of the restaurant she and her husband own, Spice Walla, featured by Seattle Met Magazine.

Charles Tung, PhD, Professor and Chair, English, was invited to present his paper, “Mutant Formations for Rethinking Human and Humanist Bodies,” in response to the panel on Speculative Orientations: Reshaping Bodies in Contemporary Science Fiction and Fantasy, at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7–10, 2021. He also participated a podcast conversation, “Time and the interplay between human history and planetary history,” for the University of Minnesota Press with Carolyn Fornoff (U Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Jen Telesca (Pratt), and Waichee Dimock (Yale), as part of the December 2020 release of the collection, Timescales: Ecological Temporalities across Disciplines, edited by Bethany Wiggin, Patricia Kim, and Carolyn Fornoff.  Tung’s chapter in the volume is “Time Machines and Timelapse Aesthetics in Anthropocenic Modernism.”

Brittany Heintz Walters, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, presented her research at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference in January. Her presentation was titled, "Visual feedback and attentional deficits are associated with altered visual strategy during a pinch force steadiness task in some older adults.”