People of SU

Q&A with Eduardo Peñalver

Our new president, who began his tenure July 1, shares some thoughts as he settles into his role leading Seattle University into the future.   

July 14, 2021

How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens from COVID-19 hibernation

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2021

Gates Divorce Speeds Divergence of Separate Investing Goals

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, Phd, associate professor in Nonprofit Leadership.


June 28, 2021

Coronavirus and 4th of July: 36% of Americans Will Spend More Money This Year

Story includes a "Meet the Experts" Q&A with Mathew Isaac, PhD, professor of Marketing.


June 28, 2021

Text that reads "To Our SU Grads, Congratulations" above a Redhawk graphic.

Celebrating the Class of 2021

A virtual commencement ceremony and events organized by various departments across campus celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class.

June 17, 2021

Father Stephen Sundborg stands inside his office door

Legacy of Leadership: A Presidency in Pictures

Reflecting on highlights of Father Steve’s tenure at Seattle U

Ask the Experts: Car Insurance

The story features a Q&A with Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.


June 16, 2021

5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors

Story is by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor of Nonprofit Leadership.

The Conversation

June 16, 2021

Artist rendering of lab in the new Sinegal Center.

Boost for Undergraduate Research

Junior Shefali Menezes is first recipient of new Peter L. and Patricia A. Lee Fellowship for Excellence in Student Research.

June 15, 2021

2021-2022 Naef Scholarship Recipients Named

The Naef scholarship program, made possible by an endowment from the estate of Sue M. Naef, recognizes outstanding students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate schools and programs of the university. 

June 10, 2021

Exit Interview

Father Sundborg reflects on his 24-year presidency and looks ahead in a wide-ranging Q&A.

June 2, 2021

Bannan Scholars 2021-2022

Dean Michael Quinn of the College of Science and Engineering announces the 2021-2022 recipients of the Bannan Scholarship.

May 25, 2021

During labor shortage, many businesses now offer hiring incentives, bonuses and pay raises

Story features interview with Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics.


May 20, 2021

The pros and cons of returning to 'normal'

Audio story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.


May 20, 2021

A photograph of Father Steve and Seattle University community members leading Mass of the Holy Spirit.

A Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve steps out of the role of Seattle U’s president and into a new phase of his life this June.  

May 18, 2021

There's a database whose mission is to stop problematic police officers from hopping between departments. But many agencies don't know it exists

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice program.


May 16, 2021

Lessons from America’s Chinatowns

Story features the work of and an interview with Professor Emerita Marie Rose Wong, PhD, formerly with Seattle U's Institute of Public Service, Asian Studies, and Public Affairs.


May 13, 2021

Katjarina (Katja) Hurt, ’13 MAPS in the outdoors.

A Compassionate Hand

Alumna combines faith with healing as a chaplain for first responders.  

May 12, 2021

Melore Nielsen, photographed on the staircase in the library.

Mapping a Changing Higher Ed Landscape

As the new Vice President for Enrollment Management, Melore Nielsen is leading efforts on a comprehensive enrollment plan that aligns with Seattle U's mission and strategic directions.

May 12, 2021

Interview with Dr. Maylon Hanold

Maylon Hanold, PhD, is director of the Master in Sport Business Leadership Program.

May 10, 2021

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First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 2021

How to Raise a Feminist Son

The publication interviewed Sonora Jha, PhD, about her new book How to Raise a Feminist Son. Dr. Jha is professor in the Department of Communication.

Psychology Today

May 4, 2021

2021 Faculty Emeriti Conferrals

Provost Shane P. Martin today announced the faculty members who are being granted the rank of Professor Emeritus/Emerita.

May 4, 2021

A portrait of Fr. Steve, who leaves the university in June, after serving as its longest president.

Legacy of Leadership

Father Steve, Seattle U's longest-serving president, helped guide many of the university’s greatest transformations.

May 3, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates file for divorce

Story includes comments by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, associate professor in the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University.


May 3, 2021

State Sen. Joe Nguyen announces run for King County executive

Senator Nguyen is a 2006 graduate of Seattle University and is the 2020 Alumnus of the Year.


April 27, 2021

Connor O'Brien carries on the family legacy on the Seattle University baseball team

During the 1950s, Seattle U alums Johnny and Eddie O’Brien became the first twins in Major League Baseball history to play for the same team in the same game.


April 23, 2021

The insurance industry is extremely competitive so even small gains in consumer brand awareness can have substantial effects on firm profitability

Alber's Mathew S. Isaac, PhD was featured in WalletHub's piece for his expertise in consumer behavior.


April 20, 2021

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“Unmute The Voices,” led by Dr. Quinton Morris

This June, Seattle’s Classical KING FM and Dr. Quinton Morris, their inaugural Artist-Scholar in Residence, launch Unmute The Voices, a new audio and video project celebrating the music and performances of BIPOC composers and performers with dedicated space for BIPOC artistry.

April 19, 2021

Should Washington’s public statues reflect who we are now?

Professor emeritus at Seattle University, Russell Lidman, co-authored an Op-Ed.

The Olympian

April 19, 2021

Are democracy vouchers enough to keep Seattle elections local?

The 2019 election cycle was a warning sign about big spending. Small donor matching programs could bolster our democracy.


April 19, 2021

We need to be creative and tenacious in helping homeless into housing

Alumnus Op-Ed penned by Derrick Belgarde,'13,'15. Belgarde is a Siletz and Chippewa/Cree and the deputy director of the Chief Seattle Club.

The Seattle Times

April 19, 2021

Former NFL Star Jordan Babineaux's New Book Becomes An #1 International Bestseller

Jordan Babineaux, an NFL star, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and soon to be Seattle U MBA grad is now making his mark as an author.

South Carolina Magazine

April 9, 2021

SU alum Alan Yu, ’17, sitting outside Microsoft offices

Career Builders

With leading industries in our backyard, Seattle U is a destination for professional aspirations.

April 8, 2021

Memoir Offers Advice On 'How To Raise A Feminist Son'

Book author is Sonora Jha, PhD, professor of communication.


April 6, 2021

Seattle author, professor Sonora Jha explains ‘How to Raise a Feminist Son’

Dr. Jha is a professor in the Department of Communication and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences.

The Seattle Times

March 31, 2021

What are the signs of economic recovery? Seattle expert weighs in on Phase 3

Story features an interview with Vladamir Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics. 

KING 5 News

March 22, 2021

In Seattle as everywhere, hope is ahead — but we haven’t hit the ‘post’ in post-traumatic stress from COVID-19

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead of the state’s Strike Team.

The Seattle Times

March 20, 2021

Seattle law professor: Asian-American history often viewed as ‘side subject’

Interview is with Robert Chang, director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University.

March 19, 2021

Racist, colonialist and misogynist narrative abets violence against Asian women

Guest op-ed authored by Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, chair of the Department of Social Work. 

The Seattle Times

March 18, 2021

Seattle experts: Anti-Asian hate crimes in focus after high-profile incidents

Chair of the Department of Social Work Hye-Kyung Kang, PhD, was interviewed for this story.

KING5 News

March 17, 2021

Elizabeth Dale receives 2021 Emerging Scholar Award

Elizabeth J. Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership program, is the recipient of the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which honors an early-career scholar or a scholar-practitioner whose research has and will continue to shape the discourse on philanthropy and fundraising.

March 17, 2021

Marketing Professor Debuts Blog at Psychology Today

In "All Things Numbered," Mathew Isaacs, PhD, the Genevieve Albers Professor of Marketing in the school of Albers School of Business and Economics, will write about the psychology of numbers, categories and lists.

March 12, 2021

London Jones in graduation cap and gown.

Networking Leads New Grad to Internship and Employment

When it came time for alumna London Jones, ’20, to find an internship, she started with the Career Engagement Office at Seattle University, which supported her initial journey through access to networking events and providing unique internship opportunities for consideration.  

March 4, 2021

KIRO 7 investigates vaccine vacations

Story includes interview with Jeffrey Smith, PhD, professor of Management and the Boeing Frank Shrontz Chair of Professional Ethics.


March 3, 2021

A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Story includes comments from Mary Alberg, PhD, professor of Physics.


February 28, 2021

Profile of Seattle U women's basketball player McKenzi Williams

Williams, '22, is a nominee for the 86th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards.


February 24, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health practitioners urge people to "practice the pause"

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in psychology, was hired by the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health to develop a community-based resilience campaign.

Yakima Herald

February 19, 2021

Dr. Gayle Robinson Receives Community Health Excellence Award

Dr. Robinson is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

The Seattle Medium

February 17, 2021

47 Million Americans Expect to Miss a Credit Card Due Date in 2021

Story includes Q&A with Nick Huntington-Klein, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Economics, Albers School of Business and Economics.


February 17, 2021

Lincoln Vander Veen

Redhawks in the Legislature: Representative Debra Entenman, '03, 47th Legislative District

“I want everyone in the legislature to think of their constituents as lifelong learners," explains Entenman, a proud mother and grandmother. “Whenever you want to increase your education, the paths should exist to pull it off. Education is a continuum. A non-traditional student just means a student didn't take the traditional path.”  

February 16, 2021

COVID crisis: After losing jobs and homes, more people are living in cars and RVs and it's getting worse

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University.

USA Today

February 12, 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s Remarkable Giveaway Is Transforming the Bezos Fortune

Story includes comments from Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership.


February 11, 2021

2021 Super Bowl Ads: Hits and Misses

Segment features interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac, PhD.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 11, 2021

New York City Looks To Wring More Money Out Of Residents By Grabbing Property And Handing Out Tickets

Story includes details of a study on forfeiture by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.


February 11, 2021

What the $25 billion the biggest US donors gave in 2020 says about high-dollar charity today

Story includes interview with Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in Nonprofit Leadership.

The Conversation

February 9, 2021

How to make effective feedback your superpower

Story features an interview with Therese Houston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Center for Faculty Development.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 5, 2021

Classical KING FM takes steps to address issues of equity and inclusion

Story includes mention that Quentin Morris, associate professor of music, was hired as an artist scholar in residence to create 10 to 12 programs featuring composers of color.

The Seattle Times

February 3, 2021

Far-right extremist violence and American presidents: The pattern isn't what you'd think

Guest column co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Seattle University and co-investigator for the U.S. Extremist Crime Database.


January 30, 2021

Biden’s Catholic roots may help him unify the nation

Guest op-ed by Mark Markuly, PhD, former dean of the School of Theology and Ministry and a professor of religion and education.

The Seattle Times

January 30, 2021

"Free to Play"

Communication Professor Chris Paul’s latest book examines a growing, but often disparaged, segment of the video game industry.

January 27, 2021

'A return to normalcy': Former press secretaries weigh in on Psaki

Among those former presidential press secretaries is Scott McClellan, vice president of university affairs. 

CNN Reliable Sources

January 24, 2021

Gov. Inslee, business leaders applaud Biden decision to step up COVID-19 response

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of marketing.


January 22, 2021

Ask the Experts: Car Insurance

Story includes Q&A with Nick Huntington-Klein, PhD, assistant professor of economics.


January 22, 2021

Concern for US homeless population as street counts cancelled amid pandemic

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in the Seattle U School of Law.

The Guardian (UK)

January 21, 2021

Residents demand answers from Seattle City Hall about ongoing violent protests

Story includes comments from Patrict Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.


January 21, 2021

'He’s like Tony Stark and she’s like my mom’: How workplace praise diverges between men and women

Article is by Therese Huston, PhD, faculty development consultant in the Center for Faculty Development.

Fast Company

January 21, 2021

Examining Digital Ethics at Seattle University

Three leaders in the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle University talk about digital ethics and their work in the intersection between technology and ethics.

January 20, 2021

Inslee's plan: 45,000 people vaccinated daily but vaccine providers face challenges

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of markerting.


January 19, 2021

Brother and sister from King County cancel inauguration plans to DC

Story includes comments by Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

Q13 Fox Seattle

January 19, 2021

Career Clinic: How to give constructive feedback

Story features advice from Therese Huston, faculty development consultant in the Seattle U Center for Faculty Development.

Harper's Bazaar

January 18, 2021

Biden's Recovery Plan to offer aid to Americans, unemployed workers, and small businesses

Story includes interview with Vlad Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.


January 15, 2021

What does President Trump's impeachment mean this time? A Seattle political scientist explains

Story features interview with Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.


January 14, 2021

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