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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Honors and Achievements


Greg YasinitskyGreg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, was nominated by two independent musicians for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Yasinitsky’s recent commissions include Partial Eclipse for the 25th anniversary of the Las Vegas Academy and his arrangement of Creepin’ for an upcoming recording by the Colorado Repertory Jazz Orchestra featuring the music of Stevie Wonder.


Tevor Omoto
Nathalie Wall
Nathalie Wall
Gannon Parker
Donald Wall
Donald Wall
Mitchell Frienc






Trevor Omoto (PhD ’17) and Nathalie Wall, associate professor, chemistry, coauthored “Evaluation of Vanadium(IV) as a Non-radioactive Surrogate for Technetium(IV) by Comparison of Stability Constants for Polyamino Polycarboxylate Ligand Complexation” in Journal of Solution Chemistry.

Nathalie Wall also coauthored with Gannon Parker, post-doctoral researcher, and Donald Wall, director, WSU Nuclear Science Center, and others “Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Volatile Neptunium(IV) β-Diketonates” in Inorganic Chemistry; and with Mitchell Friend, graduate student, she presented “Complexation Thermodynamics of Oxalate with Hf(IV) for Application to Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing” at the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

English/Creative Media and Digital Culture

John BarberJohn Barber, instructor, English/creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, authored “Imaginative Radio Plays” which was selected for exhibition in the Helicotrema Festival 2017, part of the Venice Art Biennale in Venice, Italy.

Foreign Languages and Cultures

Vilma Navarro-DanielsVilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, was elected vice president of the International Association of Women’s Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture (Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica-AILCFH), whose members/voters are from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Navarro-Daniels also recently presented “Suicide as Cultural Resistance: Sebastián Sepúlveda’s film, ‘The Quispe Girls'” at the 71st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA).


Amy Nusbaum
Carrie Cuttler
Alex Spradlin
Ryan McLaughlin
Paul Whitney
John Hinson






Amy Nusbaum, graduate student; Carrie Cuttler, clinical assistant professor; Alexander Spradlin, instructor; Ryan McLaughlin, assistant professor; and Paul Whitney and John Hinson, professors, psychology, coauthored “Altered attentional control strategies but spared executive functioning in chronic cannabis users” in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.