Honors and achievements
Members of the College of Arts and Sciences community do excellent work that is recognized across the University and around the world.
Jana Argersinger, publications editor, English, authored an invited bibliographic essay on Sophia Peabody Hawthorne for Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford University Press).
Jenifer Barclay, assistant professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, was an invited speaker at the Disability Studies Symposium at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. She also was selected to serve on the Disability and Disability History Committee for the Organization of American Historians, 2016–2020.
Clifford Berkman, professor, chemistry, coauthored “A method to determine the mode of binding for GCPII-inhibitors using bio-layer interferometry” in Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry.
Yvonne Berliner, instructor, history, presented “Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century” at the Colloquium on Mexico at Eastern Washington University, Cheney.
Sukanta Bose, professor, Nairwita Mazumder, postdoctoral researcher, and Bernard Hall and Ryan Magee, graduate students, coauthored with colleagues “Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger” in Physical Review Letters.
Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, English, coauthored “Engaging Students in Autobiographical Critique as a Social Justice Tool: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Narratives of Meritocracy and Privilege with Pre-service Teachers” in Educational Studies.
Joe Campbell, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, will chair the special session “The Varieties of Free Will Skepticism” at the Society for the Philosophy of Agency Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco.
Matthew Carroll, professor, environment, coauthored “Re-conceptualizing community in risk research” in Journal of Risk Research.
Karoline Cook, clinical assistant professor, history, authored Forbidden Passages: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America (University of Pennsylvania Press). She also presented “Constructing ‘Spanishness’ through Empire: Representations of Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Histories” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Vancouver, BC, and authored the article “De los Prohibidos: Muslims and Moriscos in Colonial Spanish America” in Crescent Over Another Horizon: Islam in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino U.S.A. (University of Texas Press).
Omar Cornejo and Joanna Kelley, assistant professors, biological sciences, coauthored “GBStools: A statistical method for estimating allelic dropout in reduced representation sequencing data” in PLoS Genetics.
Eric Dexter, graduate student, environment, WSU Vancouver, received WSU’s Ann Chittenden Holland Master’s Thesis Award for Graduate Student Excellence for AY 2016-17.
Andrew Duff, professor and chair, anthropology, coauthored “The role of a Chaco-Era great house in the Southern Cibola Region of West-Central New Mexico: The Largo Gap great house community” in Journal of Field Archaeology.
Jessica Fales, assistant professor, psychology, coauthored “Problem solving skills training for parents of children with chronic pain: A pilot randomized controlled trial” in Pain.
Jamie Gehring and Kimberly Rigano, graduate students, and Charlie Robbins, professor, biological sciences, coauthored “A protocol for the isolation and cultivation of brown bear (Ursus arctos) adipocytes” in Cytotechnology.
Candice Goucher, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, won the 2016 Gourmand Award for Best Book on Caribbean Food (National Category). Her book Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (Routledge, 2014) is now a contender for the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards Global Finals held in Yantai, Shandong, China.
Will Hamlin, professor, English, was awarded an Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship at the Lilly Library of Indiana University, Bloomington, for the (merry) month of May.
Leeann Hunter, clinical assistant professor, English, authored “The Embodied Classroom: Deaf Gain in Multimodal Composition and Digital Studies” in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Her assignment “Digital Poster on Hard Times” was selected for inclusion in the Modern Language Association’s Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments.
The Bulgarian-to-English translation by Elitza Kotzeva, doctoral student, English, of Emiliya Dvoryanova’s Concerto for Sentence was published by Dalkey Archive Press.
Richard King, professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored Redskins: Insult and Brand (University of Nebraska Press).
An essay by Annie Lampman, instructor, English, “The Joints That Hold Us Together,” was selected for a Pushcart Prize nomination by the Massachusetts Review. Her poem “War and Surgery” won first place in the Everybody Writes contest; her poem “Everything You Are” is forthcoming in The Meadow; and her poem “Passage” was selected to the 2016 anthology Poetry & Place. Lampman’s essay “Moving Out” is forthcoming in Mothers Always Write, and her essay “Into the Desert” is forthcoming in High Desert Journal.
David J. Leonard, associate professor and chair, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored the essay “Police shootings and the black community” on OUPblog: Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World.
Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, professor, and Cheris Brewer Current, PhD ’07, critical culture, gender, and race studies, coauthored “Las dos alas de un pájaro: The Cuban Refugee Program and Operation Bootstrap” on the Mujeres Talk blog.
Christopher Lupke, professor, foreign languages and cultures, received the Excellence in Leadership and Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Lupke also authored the survey “Chinese Literatures” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies; and 14 translations of work by Chinese poet Xiao Kaiyu in the journals Epiphany: A Literary Journal, E-Ratio, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Eleven Eleven, and Asymptote.
Faith Lutze, professor, criminal justice and criminology, was elected 2nd vice president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and will become president in 2018.
Courtney McAlister, graduate student, and Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, professor, psychology, coauthored “Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of everyday memory lapses in older adults” in Aging Neuropsychology and Cognition.
Kelsey Morrison, graduate student, William Siems, research assistant professor, and Brian Clowers, assistant professor, chemistry, coauthored “Augmenting ion trap mass spectrometers using a frequency modulated drift tube ion mobility spectrometer” in Analytical Chemistry.
Leonard Orr, professor, English, WSU Vancouver, authored a book of poetry, A Floating Woman (WordTech/Cherry Grove).
Chung-Min Park, assistant research professor, and Ming Xian, professor, chemistry, coauthored “9-Fluorenylmethyl (Fm) disulfides: Biomimetic precursors for persulfides” in Organic Letters.
Donna L. Potts, professor, English, authored “‘Room for Creatures’: Francis Harvey’s Bestiary” in Representing Animals in Irish Literature and Culture (Palgrave); and “Junction City: New and Collected Poems” in New Hibernia Review. She also presented a paper on sexual harassment for the Women’s Caucus at the Modern Languages Association conference in Austin, Texas, and “Francis Harvey’s Monument to Donegal” at the Association of CIS WEST in Rapid City, SD.
Travis Ridout, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, authored Political Advertising in the United States (Westview Press).
Casey Roulette, doctoral student, and Barry Hewlett, professor, anthropology, WSU Vancouver, coauthored “Teaching in hunter-gatherer infancy” in Royal Society Open Science.
Linda Russo, clinical associate professor, English, won the Besmilr Brigham Writers Award from Lost Roads Press for Participant, her third poetry collection.
Nishant Shahani, assistant professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored the essay “‘I have a Voice’: Speech, Silence, and the Rehabilitation of Empire” in Postcolonial Studies (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Online).
Raihan Sharif, doctoral student, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored three articles: “From Fragmented Resistance to Historical Riot” in Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory: Power, Violence and Non-violence; “Queering the Reform/Revolution Dyad: A Spatiotemporal Dialectic” in Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum (University of Tennessee); and “White Gaze Saving Brown Queers: Homonationalism Meets Imperialist Islamophobia” in Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies.
Brian Stack, doctoral student, history, won the WSU Charles Allen Award for his master’s thesis, “Sodomists and Citizens: The Washington State Sodomy Law at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”
Nick Strigul, assistant professor, and Jean Lienard, postdoctoral fellow, mathematics and statistics, coauthored “An individual-based forest model links canopy dynamics and shade tolerances along a soil moisture gradient” in Royal Society Open Science.
Jeff Vervoort, professor, environment, coauthored “Micro-sampling Lu-Hf geochronology reveals episodic garnet growth and multiple high-pressure metamorphic events” in Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
Sean Andrew Wempe, instructor, history, authored “From Unfit Imperialists to Fellow Civilizers: German Colonial Officials as Imperial Experts in the League of Nations, 1919–1933” in German History.
Ann Yasinitsky, clinical associate professor, music, is preparing to retire after 25 years at WSU. She will present her final solo concert as part of the School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series on March 22.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, presented the session “Improvisation 101: Major, Minor and Blues”—from his new book by the same name (Advance Music)—at the Washington Music Educators Association conference in Yakima, Wash.