Honors and achievements
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Cristopher M. Campbell, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, received a 2015 WSU President’s Award for Leadership.
Donna Campbell, associate professor, English, presented “Batterman Lindsay and Pacific Northwest Culture” in the special session “Pacific Northwest Regionalism” at the Modern Language Association conference in Vancouver, BC.
Romain Chareyron, assistant professor, foreign languages and cultures, authored an essay about Agnès Varda’s documentary Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (The Gleaners and I) appearing in a new anthology The Cinema of Sensations (Cambridge Scholars Publishing.) Chareyron will present about representation of the queer child in Céline Sciamma’s film Tomboy at the 2015 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Toronto.
Anna Chow, instructor and academic advisor, general studies, was appointed to serve on the Emerging Leaders Advisory Board for the National Academic Advising Association.
Sabine Davis, instructor, foreign languages and cultures, will present “Les grands absents du développement du français dans le monde,” an analysis of the development of French throughout the world, at the annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French in Saguenay, Quebec.
Michael Gaffney, director, and Christina Sanders, associate director, governmental studies and services, are part of the WSU Extension SR530 Mudslide Recovery Team honored by the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals with national and regional awards for “Excellence in Teamwork.”
Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, assistant professor, anthropology, authored “Early evidence for the use of wheat and barley as staple crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau” in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more about it in CAS Connect.
Alexander Hammond, associate professor emeritus, English, presented “Poe and the Silver Fork Novelists: Fictions of Authorship and Publication in the Folio Club Tales” at the Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference in New York City, where he was also named honorary member of the Poe Studies Association.
Joanne Harkins, assistant to the dean, dean’s office, and Gary Thorgaard, professor and former chair, biological sciences, celebrated 42 and 35 years, respectively, of service to WSU before embarking upon their respective happy retirements.
Kerry Hipps, chair, Ursula Mazur, professor, and Ashish Bhattarai, graduate student, chemistry, coauthored “Desorption kinetics and activation energy for cobalt octaethylporphyrin from Graphite at the phenyloctane solution–graphite interface: An STM study” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Debbie Lee, professor, English, published a review essay, “Ode to Animals,” discussing Allison Hawthorne Deming’s Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit, in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Lee’s essay “Voices of Wilderness” appears in the spring 2015 issue of Washington State Magazine, and her creative nonfiction essay “The 99,” originally published in Vela Magazine online, appears in its annual print magazine, The Best of Vela, featuring the year’s most popular essays.
Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey, doctoral student, English, presented “Without a Groan or Reproach: Eighteenth-Century Slave Executions” at the 2015 Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Ti Macklin, doctoral student, English, received the Charles Davis Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boise, Idaho. An article version of her winning presentation, “Beyond Best Practices: The New Frontier of Responding to Student Work,” was featured in Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First Year Composition (Cambridge Scholars).
Jeanette Martin, senior instructor, mathematics, received the 2015 Richard G. Law Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching.
Carey McCormack, doctoral candidate, history, received a CAS Graduate Student Professional Development Award to present her research “Collection and Discovery: Joseph Hooker and the Exclusionary Act of ‘Discovery’ in Northern India” at a conference on Ecological Networks and Transfers in Colonial Contexts, c. 1850-1920 at the University of Kassel, Germany.
Chung-Min Park, assistant research professor, chemistry, coauthored “Functional analyses of the diels-alderase gene sol5 of ascochyta rabiei and alternaria solani indicate that the solanapyrone phytotoxins are not required for pathogenicity” in the journal Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.
Donna L. Potts, professor, English, presented “There’s a Policy for that: The AAUP’s Policies on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault” and “Workshop for Contingent Faculty” at the Modern Language Association conference in Vancouver, BC. She also authored “Our Collective Apathy about Gang Rape” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Sanne A.M. Rijkhoff, doctoral candidate, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, received a 2015 WSU President’s Award for Leadership. She also received the Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award through the WSU Graduate School and the Association for Faculty Women.
Justine Rupp, academic coordinator senior, biological sciences, won a regional Excelling in Advising certificate of merit from National Academic Advising Association.
Brian Sharpless, assistant professor, psychology, coauthored “Interpersonal factors are associated with lower therapist adherence in cognitive–behavioural therapy for panic disorder” in the journal Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.
Pip Sherwood, doctoral candidate, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, received the WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association’s Graduate Student Instructor Award of Excellence.
David Turnbull, professor, music, was featured as a solo cornetist with the Fountain City Brass Band, which recently won its fifth North American Brass Band championship.
Charles Weller, clinical assistant professor, history, presented “The Impact of the Crimean and Ukrainian Crises on the Central Eurasian Islamic World” at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.