People of SU

You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now

Story includes a project co-led by Mark Jordan, PhD, associate professor of Biology.


May 18, 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Story includes interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

PBS Newshour

May 18, 2020

How the pandemic impacts the mental health of local front-line workers

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor, Psychology.


May 14, 2020


Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Virus Talk Is Inescapable, 44% of Americans Tell Pew

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

Courthouse News

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Story includes comments and references research by Seattle U communications professor Caitilin Carlson.


May 12, 2020

The Presidential race, the race to reopen, and blowback for Inslee

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 New Day Northwest

May 12, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Opinion: Responsible AI starts with higher education

The guest op-ed is co-authored by the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Michael Quinn; and SU alumni and Microsoft employee Scott Hoogerwerf.

Puget Sound Business Journal

May 8, 2020

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology. 


May 7, 2020

Kenworth training program gives college engineering students real-world experience

Story is about long-running relationship between Kenworth and Seattle U whose students have done projects for as part of their undergraduate coursework in the sciences and engineering.

The Trucker

May 6, 2020

Farmers Market Program Funnels Fresh Produce to Local Food Banks

Samantha Kielty, programs manager at Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets, is a student in the Seattle U Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program.

South Seattle Emerald

May 4, 2020

Natasha Martin

SU’s Natasha Martin Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has selected 38 emerging college and university leaders for the 2020-21 class, including Natasha Martin, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University.

April 17, 2020

'I don't want my career to fade away' says one PNB dancer

Story is about Benjamin Griffiths, '19, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and an SU alumni.


April 14, 2020

Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.


April 14, 2020

Gratefully Remembering Father Peter Ely

April 13, 2020

Seattle University mourns the loss of Peter Ely, S.J., an extraordinary Jesuit, who passed away April 11.

Judge G. Helen Whitener appointed to state Supreme Court

Judge Whitener is an alumna of the Seattle U School of Law.

Associated Press

April 13, 2020

Coronavirus will trigger ‘staggering and unprecedented’ increase in number of homeless in US, say experts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

April 12, 2020

Can you find God in a Zoom call? How communities of faith are adjusting to COVID-19

Story mentions Seattle U Associate Professor Beatrice Lawrence, an expert in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics.


April 11, 2020

Decisiveness, Flexibility are Key in a Crisis

Essay by Kristen M. Swanson, dean and professor of nursing at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

April 11, 2020

Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Medical Group Chaplain Rev. Leah Klug is a Seattle U alumna (School of Theology and Ministry '08).

The New York Times

April 11, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.


April 10, 2020

Thousands of Washington students haven’t missed a day of instruction

Story features two College of Ed alumni: Monica Wingard, EdAd’13, Principal at St. George & St. Edward Catholic Schools; and David Watson, EdAd ’19, Assistant Principal and English Teacher at St. George School.


April 9, 2020

As virus batters government, US mutual aid groups step up

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Agence France Presse (AFP)

April 8, 2020

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

A Seattle U mechanical engineering undergraduate is a member of the 60-member research group that founded the website.

Stanford News Service

April 1, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is new for all of us’

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, a psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and psychologist.

The Seattle Times

March 29, 2020

Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12) and his family own Frelard Tamales are packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

Seattle Times

March 25, 2020

Deer, Bear and Everywhere: Animals Move Into the City

Story is about Seattle U associate professor of biology Mark Jordan and the Urban Carnivore Project he co-directs with Woodland Park Zoo.

The PEW Charitable Trusts

March 9, 2020

'The prettiest member of the team': how sexism pervades UK charities

The story was co-authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University.

The Guardian (UK)

March 4, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing will be a part of the regional broadcast as Seattle Sounders maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners.

OurSports Central

February 26, 2020

Senate candidate's platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal.

Coeur d'Alene Press

February 23, 2020

Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

The Seattle Sounders have re-signed Alex Roldan, ’18, who has switched positions from midfielder to defender with the professional soccer team.

The Seattle Times

February 18, 2020

My blessings have been abundant

February 7, 2020

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who has been visiting from Zimbabwe as LeRoux Chair, reflects gratefully on his time at SU.

After Judge’s ‘Troubling’ Behavior, Lawmakers Question Court Misconduct Rules

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

February 6, 2020

From Baby Nut to Loretta: Super Bowl's most powerful commercials

Story featured interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 3, 2020

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to add Washington state staff

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 News

January 9, 2020

Here's how homelessness in Seattle has changed over the decade

Story includes interview with Catherine Hinrichsen, project director for the Project on Family Homelessness at Seattle University.


January 8, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student and Army officer veteran Lauren Romero.

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

It’s our turn to fix the climate future we’ve inherited

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student Brandon McWiliams. 

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

Charity calculator

Story features a Q&A on charitable giving with Elizabeth Dale, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University.


December 12, 2019

Fall hits campus

Sustainability at Seattle U

Co-chairs of the President's Committee for Sustainability share their insights on SU's progress toward becoming an even greener university.

December 5, 2019

Let's Talk Politics: Local elections and impeachment

Story contains a pair of interviews with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe. 

KING TV New Day Northwest

December 4, 2019

In Grateful Remembrance of Patrick Howell, S.J.

December 2, 2019

Over the course of his many years at Seattle University, and through a variety of roles, Father Pat Howell was a blessing in the lives of many.

‘It's like glorified day care’: Washington parents demand rigor in special education for young adults

Story includes interview with Kris Hirschmann, MEd, director of Transition Services: Curriculum & Training, Center for Change in Transition Services.


November 25, 2019

Alvin Sturdivant

"I Am Enough"

Alvin Sturdivant kicks off Red Talks for 2019-2020 by sharing his story, discussing black men and higher education.

November 13, 2019

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