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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Honors and Achievements

Creative Media and Digital Culture

John Barber.
Greg Philbrook.

John Barber, associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, technician, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, coauthored the multimedia exhibit Remembering the Dead, a memorial to victims of mass shootings across America, jury selected for presentation at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. They also coauthored the exhibit Sound Spheres, jury selected for the exhibition/creative track of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Hypertext 2019 Conference, Institute of Information Systems at Hof University, Germany.

In addition, Barber recently served as producer, dramaturge, and director of the live performance and online streaming of the five-part “Halloween Fright Night Live,” featuring episodes from Lights Out, Quiet Please!, and Suspense, for his Re-Imagined Radio project .

Biological Sciences

Alexandra Fraik.
Andrew Storfer
Joanna Kelley.
Corey Quackenbush.

Alexandra Fraik, doctoral candidate, Andrew Storfer, professor, Joanna L. Kelley, associate professor, and researchers Corey Quackenbush, Mark J. Margres, and Christopher P. Kozakiewicz, biological sciences, coauthored “Transcriptomics of Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) Ear Tissue Reveals Homogeneous Gene Expression Patterns across a Heterogeneous Landscape” in Genes.

Creative Media and Digital Culture/English

Dene Grigar.
John Barber.
Greg Philbrook.

Dene Grigar, professor, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, curated the exhibition “Tear Down the Wall: Hypertext and Participatory Narratives,” presented in conjunction with the 2019 ACM Hypertext conference at Hof University, Germany, and including work by John Barber, clinical associate professor, and Greg Philbrook, instructional technician.

Languages, Cultures, and Race

John Streamas.John Streamas, associate professor, languages, cultures, and race, authored the chapter “East by Northwest: Preserving Pacific War Memory at Hanford and Minidoka” in Dark Tourism in the American West (Palgrave Macmillan); and the article “A Vision for Scholar-Activists of Color” in Journal of Academic Freedom.


Sue Peabody.Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, was selected for an eight-week residency in Cassis, France, as a fellow at the Camargo Foundation to work on her creative nonfiction project, The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage. She will later travel to Paris and London for archival research and to Réunion Island for an exhibit opening at the Musée historique de Villèle dedicated to the subject of her previous book, Madeleine’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press, 2017), coinciding with the book’s release in French.