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Alair MacLeanAlair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, was elected chair of the American Sociological Association section on Peace, War and Social Conflict. She presented several papers at the ASA and Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meetings in Seattle, including “Historical Changes in the Context and Impact of Military Service” and “Started from the Bottom: Globalization, Welfare, and Cross-National Variation in Poverty and Inequality.”

Numerous other accomplishments by sociology faculty and graduate students can be found in the department newsletter.


johnson_wendy-daslerWendy Dasler Johnson, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored Antebellum American Women’s Poetry: A Rhetoric of Sentiment (Southern Illinois University Press), which was nominated for four awards: Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award, the Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics Gary A. Olson Award, the Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award, and the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award.

Psychology, CAS

Bill Griesar
Bill Griesar
Jeff Leake
Jeff Leake

Bill Griesar, instructor, psychology, and Jeff Leake, outreach coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, WSU Vancouver, presented unique arts-integrated approach to neuroscience education at the White House Frontiers Conference hosted in Washington, D.C., by President Obama and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.

English/Creative Media & Digital Culture

Dene GrigarDene Grigar, associate professor, English, and director, creative media & digital culture, WSU Vancouver, authored Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing to be published by MIT Press in early 2017. This summer, Grigar was re-elected pesident of the Electronic Literature Organization and chaired its 2016 conference and festival at the University of Victoria, BC. This fall, she will present the keynote address at the International Conference on Digital Media and Textuality at the University of Bremen, Germany, and at the International Digital Media Arts Association conference at Winona (Minn.) State University.

Environment; Mathematics and Statistics

Nikolay Strigul
Stephen Henderson

Stephen Henderson, associate professor, environment, and Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, coauthored “Efficient three-dimensional reconstruction of aquatic vegetation geometry: Estimating morphological parameters influencing hydrodynamic drag” in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences.