Candice Goucher, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received the Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence.
Avantika Bawa, associate professor, fine arts, WSU Vancouver, is exhibiting “Parallel Faults” at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery.
Clayton Mosher, professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, received the Vancouver Police Department’s Team Commendation for his service on the Community Resource Team.
John Barber, instructor, English/creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, created the sound installation “A Mighty Span” at the Clark County Historical Museum.
Carolyn Long, professor, political science, philosophy, and public affairs, WSU Vancouver, was honored by Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., with an Iris Award, which recognizes outstanding women in Southwest Washington.
Alair 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.
Laurie Mercier, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, organized a series of public events to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the 1965 Voting Rights and Immigration acts, “Race, Immigration, and Citizenship,” featuring discussions with actors, filmmakers, and playwrights.
Thabiti Lewis, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored “How Fresh and New Is the Case Coates Makes?” in African American Review. Lewis’s edited book Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in May.
Wendy 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.
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.