Faculty

New leadership for WSU undergraduate research efforts

An experienced researcher, instructor, and student advisor and mentor, Jeremy Lessmann has been appointed as the director of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research. Faculty-mentored research activities benefits students in all majors and helps them engage deeply in their education. In any field, research can take the form of seeking resolutions to contested questions, creating […]

Fueling course material innovation

WSU’s Affordable Learning Grants are helping boost course engagement and saving students thousands of dollars in textbook costs each semester. Faculty grant recipients Johanna Phelps (English), Collin Shull (Spanish) and Paul Buckley (chemistry) each took different approaches to developing open educational resources (OER), with each project proving highly beneficial to students.

NEH essay sheds light on 1921 Tulsa Massacre

Shock, horror, shame, disgust, sadness, inspiration, appreciation… Thabiti Lewis’ essay on the 1921 Tulsa Massacre elicits a gamut of emotions throughout its 3,500 gripping words. The WSU Vancouver professor of English and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs co-authored the piece on an overlooked series of historic tragedies that he hopes can help spur change […]

Q&A with Troy Bennefield

An advocate for new and diverse music, Troy Bennefield is an associate professor of music, director of athletic bands, and associate director of bands in the School of Music. He is active as a guest-conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and percussionist, and has commissioned or joined consortia for projects, including a collaboration for wind band and wind […]

Q&A with Lisa Guerrero

An interdisciplinary scholar interested in the impact of intersectionalities and the relationships between culture and power, Lisa Guerrero is a professor of comparative ethnic studies in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race at WSU Pullman and also serves as associate vice provost for inclusive excellence.

Q&A with Yoon-Wha Roh

An active chamber musician and a celebrated piano soloist with philharmonic and symphony orchestras from New York to Saint Petersburg to Seoul, Yoon-Wha (Yuna) Roh is a recent addition to the WSU School of Music. She has presented solo and chamber recitals at venues around the world and appeared in major music festivals such as the […]