Beth Buyserie, clinical assistant professor, English, presented “Gender, Faculty Status, and Student Evaluations: Quantitative Perspective I” at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference in Raleigh, NC.
Kristin Arola, associate professor, English, was elected to a three-year term on the national Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee. Arola also coauthored with Lucy Johnson, graduate student, English, the article “Tracing the Turn: The Rise of Multimodal Composition in the U.S.” in the Polish Rhetoric Society journal Res Rhetorica.
David Makin, assistant professor, criminal justice and criminology, authored “When the Watchers are Watched: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Body Worn Cameras” in Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology. He also coauthored three publications: with Sanne Rijkhoff and Christopher Campbell, PhD ’15, “A rhetorical balancing act: Popular Punitivism in the Netherlands” in Punishment and Society; with Caroline Bye, MA ’16, “Commodification of Flesh: Data Visualization Techniques and Interest in the Licit Sex Industry” in Deviant Behavior; with Andrea Walker and Amber Morczek, doctoral students, “Finding Lolita: A Comparative Analysis of Interest in Teenage Pornography” in Sexuality & Culture; and with Michael Gaffney, director, governmental studies and services, and Gary Jenkins, “Civilizing Surveillance Practices: The Pullman Police Department Public Safety Camera Monitoring Internship Program” in Journal of Applied Security Research.
Makin was a featured presenter in the “Body Worn Camera and Wearables Panel” of the VQiPS workshop hosted by the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security in Seattle. He received the Outstanding Thesis Advisor Award from the WSU Honor’s College in May.
New poems by Kim Burwick, clinical assistant professor, English, are featured in the Summer 2016 issue of North American Review, along with a statement about her forthcoming book.
Peter Boag, professor, history, delivered an invited commencement address for the Department of History at his doctoral alma mater University of Oregon. Boag also was chosen to lead the inaugural “Pride Forever: Portland LGBTQ History Walking Tour” in Portland, Ore.; and he appeared in and provided historical consultation for the episode “Darcelle XV” of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s series The Oregon Experience.
Lori Wiest, CAS associate dean and professor, music, received the Washington Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association’s Leadership and Service Award at the group’s state conference in Tacoma.
Marina Tolmacheva, professor, history, presented “The Delhi Sultanate as a Muslim borderland: a snapshot from the Rihla of Ibn Battuta” at the 2016 Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast conference at California State University Northridge.
Xinmin Liu, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, published “Making an Ethical Choice in Planetary Habitation: Ecocriticism’s Roots in Existential Philosophies” in Siyi Journal, Critical Stimulations from Drifting Minds (online, Cardiff, UK).
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, was elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Don Dillman, Regents professor, sociology, was named a national associate of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in recognition of his service to the academies. Dillman also recently received the American Sociological Association’s 2016 Lazarsfeld Award for a career of distinguished contributions to the field of sociological methodology.