March Arts and Sciences Faculty Update

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
March 10, 2021

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, is the recipient of the 2021 AFP Early Career Emerging Scholar Award by the Research Council of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  The Emerging Scholar award was established by the AFP Research Council in 2013 to honor an emerging scholar or scholar-practitioner whose research has and will continue to shape the discourse on philanthropy and fundraising. The award is given for a significant body of scholarship or a single extraordinary research achievement and in recognition of potential for future research. Jurors rate the nominated scholars on their record of scholarship, demonstrated evidence of a further promising career as an academic researcher or scholar-practitioner, demonstrated impact on the state of scholarship or advancement of knowledge, and evidence of impact on fundraising practice. The Emerging Scholar jury recognized Dr. Dale’s extremely impressive training and experience.  Her research provides a greater understanding of philanthropic behavior and the context promoting philanthropic behavior.  Her work will further enhance fundraising strategy development for the field and will provide insights regarding donor motivations and giving trends. Her research is cited here, “MacKenzie Scott’s Remarkable Giveaway Is Transforming the Bezos Fortune." She co-authored “What the $25 billion the biggest US donors gave in 2020 says about high-dollar charity today

Brooke Gialopsos, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, recently released an article, “Countering the Media Narrative: Positive Outcomes of an Active Assailant Protocol,” in Campus Security and Life Safety magazine. Based on a research study that she co-authored in 2020, this magazine article provides key findings and places them in a broader context that is useful for school safety personnel in primary and secondary schools. 

Audrey Hudgins, EdD,  Associate Clinical Professor, Matteo Ricci, attended the 2021 meeting of the Mexican Jesuit Migration Network – a part of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks -- while conducting research with colleagues at Ibero Puebla. The two-day conference was attended by representatives from Jesuit universities and non-profits across Mexico with the goal of synchronizing work across three dimensions, research, pastoral care, and advocacy. She was also an invited commentator in a Spanish language webinar sponsored by Universidad Iberoamericana featuring a discussion with the author, Adam Goodman, of his book “The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants.” She was on a panel for La Maquina de Deportaciaon in February.  You can watch it here. 

Naomi Hume, PhD, Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Design, whose exhibition, “Unsettling Femininity,” at the Frye Museum has been extended to the end of May because of the pandemic, wrote a piece recalling the physical feeling of being in the museum for their Frye from Home website. She also developed a virtual tour of the show and a discussion with Negarra Kudumu, which can be viewed here.

Nalini Iyer, PhD, Professor, English, Asian Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Theiline Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities, gave a talk, “Narrating Partition in South Asian Diasporic Writing” at McMaster University on February 25, 2021. The talk was sponsored by the Aditi Foundation as part of their South Asia Speaker Series.

Russell Lidman, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Public Service, U.S. and Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange participated in the Selection Committee for Fulbright-García Robles grantees of the 2021-22 US Student Researcher.

Jasmine Mahmoud, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arts Leadership, published “Ijeoma Oluo on the Pervasive Impact of White Mediocrity, on Literary Hub.

Kira Mauseth, PhD, Senior Instructor, Psychology, was hired by the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) to develop a community-based resilience campaign. “Practice the Pause” kicked off last week and the materials will be provided to 3 ESDs, and more than a hundred thousand teachers and students as well as to the general public. Read this article in the Yakima Herald. She was also interviewed by KOMO News for “Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic.”

Quinton Morris, DMA, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership, moderated Navigating Race on the Road to Leadership with Ronald A. Crutcher for Town Hall Seattle. You can watch the program here. On March 3, he participated in a preconference presentation, “Teaching Musical Diversity: The Step-by-Step Guide,” for the American String Teachers Association.

David Moser, MPA, Adjunct Faculty, Social Work, was interviewed for “Mandated homeless shelters draw criticism,” which appeared in several publications.

Alexandar Mouton, MFA, Associate Professor and Chair, Art, Art History, and Design, published “Non-Linearity and the Hyperlink” for the College Book Art Association's Book Art Theory blog.

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, published “Things to Come: Teaching Film Studies for our Scientific Future” in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies' online Teaching Dossier series.

Sharon A. Suh, PhD, Professor, Theology and Religious Studies elected as President of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, the largest international organization dedicated to the well-being and flourishing of Buddhist nuns and laity. Most of the biennial meetings take place in Asia and usually have participants from 40 countries. On February 18, she co-delivered the Goodspeed Lecture at Denison University along with three Asian and Asian American feminist scholars who are contributors to the 2020 edited volume, Asian and Asian American Women in Theology and Religion (Palgrave, 2020). On April 5, 2021 at 6 pm I will be interviewed by author E.J. Koh through Elliot Bay books for her memoir, Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir. On April 9, she will be a respondent for the "The Roundtable on Ethics and Practices of Self-Care: Sharon Suh's Occupy This Body: A Buddhist Memoir" for the Association of Asian American Studies annual conference. On April 16, 2021, she will present a workshop on "Embodied Mindfulness" at the Pacific Asian and Asian North American Women in Theology and Ministry annual conference.

John Trafton, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Film Studies, is teaching “Outlawed Festival Fims,” a virtual class for Seattle International Film Festival on March 9. Other online classes have included “The Hunt for Dr. Lecter” and “Cinema DNA: Parasite.”

Ruchika Tulshyan, MS, Distinguished Professional-in-Residence, Communication, co-authored “Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome” for the Harvard Business Review.

Matt Whitlock, PhD, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, presented at the annual Society of Biblical Literature international conference. He presented on "Teaching St. Paul’s Theology and The Matrix." He developed this course with the help of Seattle University’s Center for Digital Learning and Innovation.