Cheryl Schultz, associate professor, biological sciences, WSU Vancouver, received a 2018 Project of the Year award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program for her project “Endangered Butterflies as a Model System for Managing Source‑Sink Dynamics on Department of Defense Lands.”
David Leonard, professor, languages, cultures, and race, co-edited Woke Gaming, recently named by The Guardian as among “Six of 2018’s best new books about video games.”
Kayo Niimi, instructor, languages, cultures, and race, received the United Greek Council’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the 2018 Arete Awards presented by the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Claudia Leeb, assistant professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, received the 2018 Austrian Scientists in North America Junior Faculty Award for Research Excellence from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research for her book Power and Feminist Agency in Capitalism: Toward a New Theory of the Political Subject (2017, Oxford University Press).
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received Yale University’s Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation in a field of history outside the United States or Europe for her work, “Vehicle of Progress: The Santiago Metro, Technopolitics, and State Formation in Chile, 1965-1989.”
Zachary Hamilton, associate professor, criminal justice and criminology, received the 2018 American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing’s Distinguished New Scholar Award.
Ken Faunce, instructor, history, and Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, and Susan Ross, professor, English, individually received WSU Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning awards. Dee Posey, clinical associate professor, and Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor, psychology, were jointly awarded.
Francisco Arrellano-Serratos, instructor, languages, cultures, and race, WSU Tri-Cities, received the Guillermo Rousset Banda literary Award from the Universidad Autónomoa de Ciudad Juárez for his book Breve contrahistoria de la democracía (Brief Counter-History of Democracy).
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor and chair, sociology, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her “distinguished contributions to research on life course development focusing on how adolescents transitioning into adulthood is impacted by different social relationships and economic resources.”
Sergey Lapin, clinical associate professor, mathematics and statistics, received an Arete Outstanding Faculty Award from the WSU Greek community: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, and United Greek Association.