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.
Meredith Arksey, associate professor, music, performed as first violinist with the Silver Bay String Quartet in concerts in Hague and Silver Bay, NY. She will also present an invited session at the 2016 American String Teachers National Conference in Tampa, Fla., this spring.
Kristin Arola, associate professor, English, presented “Slow Composition” at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at Arizona State University in Phoenix.
Nancy Bell, associate professor, and Stephen Skalicky, MA ’12, English, and a colleague coauthored “The functions of ‘just kidding’ in American English” in Journal of Pragmatics.
Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, English, presented “It’s Not Just ‘Read This’: Approaches to Social Justice in the English Language Arts that Move Beyond Text Selection” at the annual conference of the American Educational Studies Association in San Antonio, Texas. She also presented “Young Adult Texts in Conversation with Disabilities Studies: Complicating Narratives of Construction and Distraction” and was a respondent for the session “The Future is Now: Exploring Twenty-first Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers” at the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English in Minneapolis.
G. Leonard Burns, professor, psychology, coauthored “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and sluggish cognitive tempo throughout childhood: temporal invariance and stability from preschool through ninth grade” in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Kimberly Burwick, clinical assistant professor, English, authored the poetry collection Custody of the Eyes to be published by Carnegie Mellon University Press.
Christopher Dickey, clinical assistant professor, music, released a new compact disc Just a Thought on Albany Records. This spring he will present an invited performance at the 2016 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and guest performances at Washburn University and the University of Kansas in Topeka.
Hergen Eilers, senior scientist and associate director, and Benjamin Anderson, postdoctoral research associate, shock physics, coauthored “Effect of experimental parameters on optimal reflection of light from opaque media,” in Physical Review A.
Benjamin Gonzales, assistant clinical professor, music, was awarded a certificate of merit for “Support of New Works” by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Candice Goucher, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received the Pioneer in World History Award from the World History Association in honor of her innovative approach to identifying ancient sources of metals through lead isotope analysis. Goucher also co-edited The Cambridge History Vol.2: A World with Agriculture (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Yogendra Gupta, Regents professor and director, and Marcel Lucas, senior research assistant, shock physics, coauthored “Sound velocities in highly oriented pyrolytic graphite shocked to 18 GPa: Orientational order dependence and elastic instability” in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Rachel Halverson, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, co-edited Taking Stock of German Studies in the United States: The New Millennium (Camden House), for which she authored a chapter and coauthored the introduction. Halverson also presented the session “Vincent will Meer (2010) und Oh Boy! (2012): Film als Sprechanlass und ‘Techanlass’” at the Washington Association for Foreign Language Teaching in Wenatchee.
Will Hamlin, professor, English, delivered a plenary address at the Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland conference at Durham University, England.
Ryan Hare, associate professor, music, composed Bachalicious, an adaptation of J.S. Bach’s Fugue in D Major, published by TrevCo Music.
Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, criminal justice and criminology, was selected to receive the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Founders’ Award for “outstanding service during one’s career to the discipline and ACJS.”
Laci Hubbard-Mattix, graduate student, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, presented “Pregnant with Biopower: A Foucauldian discourse on womanly life” at the Northeastern Political Science Association’s annual meeting, where she also served as chair and discussant on the panel “Contemporary Anarchist Thought: Philosophy, Politics, and Social Movement Theory” and co-discussant on “The Rebellion against Capitalism.”
Jolyon T. Hughes, professor and chair, foreign languages and cultures, co-edited two recent volumes of Trans-Lit2. He also presented “ETA Hoffmann’s Visual Light-Near Dissociation—Prostitute’s Pupil” at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Santa Fe, NM, and was translator/interpreter for “Persistence and Change in the Black Forest Ethnic Dress Tradition” in International Journal of Costume and Fashion.
Joanna Kelley, assistant professor, biological sciences, coauthored “The time scale of recombination rate evolution in great apes” in Molecular Biology and Evolution.
Michael Knoblauch, professor, biological sciences, coauthored “Think outside the sieve element!” in Plant Cell and Environment.
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, coedited Handbook of the Life Course, Volume 2 (Springer).
Theresa Jordan, associate clinical instructor, history, demonstrated her mastery of matters medieval by tying for first place in University of Toronto Press’s Year-end Medieval History Quiz.
Tim Kohler, Regents professor, and R. Kyle Bocinsky, PhD ’14, anthropology, coauthored “The Social Consequences of Climate Change in the Central Mesa Verde Region” in American Antiquity.
Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey, graduate student, English, presented “‘Another Bloody Spectacle’: Excessive Violence in Christopher Marlowe’s Dramatic Corpus” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Vancouver, BC. She also chaired a panel on Gender and Early Modern Drama and presented “Virgin Martyrs: Chaucer’s ‘The Physician’s Tale’ and R.B.’s Apius and Virginia”at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Santa Fe, NM, and presented “Taking Her Exit: Execution and Identity in The Duchess of Malfi” at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Portland, Ore.
Francisco Manzo-Robledo, professor, foreign languages and cultures , authored two short stories, “Era un día gris y lluvioso” and “Anthony Queen,” both in Agitadoras. His essay “Los informed de la prohibición,” which deals with the Archive de Indias in Seville, Spain, and his short story “Cuento del SIN#3,” about undocumented immigration, were accepted for publication in Border Lines (University of Nevada). In addition, his book manuscript El tumulto del pulque de 1692: Sor Juana, el Virrey y la Iglesia (The Pulque tumult of 1692: Sor Juana , the Viceroy and the Church) was accepted for publication by Juan de la Cuesta Historic Monographs (Georgia Southern University).
Amy Mazur, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, co-presented “Toward a Feminist Measure of Gender Equality: Lessons from the Gender Equality Policy in Practice Project” at the American Political Science Meetings in San Francisco.
Courtney McAlister, graduate student, and Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, professor, psychology, coauthored “Examination of variables that may affect the relationship between cognition and functional status in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis” in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Kirk McAuley, associate professor, English, embarked on a six-month Fulbright residency at the National Library of Scotland, where he is examining 18th– and 19th-century texts relative to contemporary ecological issues, such as biological invasion, crop monoculture, and soil erosion and depletion. This spring he will deliver a public lecture “Walking and Weeding in a Shrinking World: The Strange Case of Robert Louis Stevenson” at the library in Edinburgh and will discuss his first book, Print Technology in Scotland and America, at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for the History of the Book sponsored by the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
Xiaohan Mei, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored two papers: with Ruibin Lu, doctoral student, and a colleague, “Acceptance of Prostitution and Its Social Determinants in Canada” in International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; and, with Mary Stohr, professor, Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, and colleagues, “Confirmatory Analysis of an Organizational Culture Instrument for Corrections” to appear in Prison Journal.
Zarah Moeggenberg, doctoral student, English, authored To Waltz on a Pin (Little Presque Books, 2015), which includes a poem nominated by Diverse Voices Quarterly for Best of the Net 2015.
Amber Morczek, doctoral candidate, criminal justice and criminology, received the WSU Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award; she will be honored at the University’s MLK Celebration on January 28.
Vilma Navarro-Daniels, associate professor, foreign languages and cultures, presented about contemporary theatrical representations of Saint Teresa de Jesús at the 25th Annual Conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women Literature and Culture at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. Navarro-Daniel’s research paper about neo-Nazi juvenile groups that arose in Spain during the 1990s, “Del mesías fascista a la prostituta redentora: Iniciación y transfiguración en Cachorros de negro mirar, de Paloma Pedrero” (“From the Fascist Messiah to the Redeemer Prostitute: Initiation and Transfiguration in Paloma Pedrero’s Puppies of Dark Gaze”), was accepted for publication in Contextos.
Christopher Nelson, MA ’15, music, composed two new works, Wayfaring Stranger and Legacies, published by C. Alan Publications. Wayfaring Stranger recently was professionally recorded by the Musashino Academy of Music Wind Ensemble in Japan.
Chung-Min Park, research assistant professor, chemistry, and Ming Xian, professor, chemistry, coauthored “Proline-based phosphoramidite reagents for the reductive ligation of S nitrosothiols” in the Journal of Antibiotics.
Kirk Peterson, professor, chemistry, coauthored “Structures and properties of the products of the reaction of Lanthanide atoms with H20 dominance of the +II oxidation state” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Travis Ridout, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, presented an “ad watch” workshop at Texas A&M University in College Station and delivered the Aggie Agora Marquee Lecture about issue overlap between candidates and interest groups in political advertising.
Danh Pham, assistant professor and director of bands, music, will conduct a concert in Vietnam performed by the Saigon Wind Ensemble with soloists Gerald Berthiaume, professor, on piano and Christopher Dickey on low brass.
Daniel Reed, research associate, environment, coauthored “Shelf-to-basin iron shuttling enhances vivianite formation in deep Baltic Sea sediments” in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Susan Dente Ross, professor, English, and her coauthors of the The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication (Fifth Ed.) were named “Cornerstone Authors” by Sage Publishers in recognition of work that has become a “mainstay in the discipline.”
Shannon Scott, assistant professor, music, performed clarinet with the Scott/Garrison Duo at the Hawaii Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu. She will perform next month at the College Music Society’s Pacific Northwest Regional Conference at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Carol Siegel, professor, English and American Studies, WSU Vancouver, published Sex Radical Cinema (Indiana University Press) exploring the influence of sexuality in film on American culture.
Jesse Spohnholz, associate professor, history, authored The Convent of Wesel: The Event That Never Was and the Invention of Tradition to be published by Cambridge University Press. He is also co-editing Archaeologies of Confession: Writing Histories of Religion in Germany, 1517-2017 for publication by Berghahn Press.
Mary Stohr, professor, criminal justice and criminology coauthored Corrections: The Essentials, 2nd Edition (Sage Publications). She also authored “The hundred years’ war: The etiology and status of transgender women in men’s prisons” in Women and Criminal Justice Journal; and she coauthored four articles: with Melanie-Angela Neuilly, assistant professor, “The Art of Conferencing” in Journal of Criminal Justice Education; with Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, and colleagues, “Ethics in a mountain state county jail” in Criminal Justice Policy Review; with Douglas Routh, doctoral student, Gassan Abess, PhD ’15, David Makin, assistant professor, Hemmens, and Jihye Yoo, former graduate student, “The law and transgender inmates” in International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; and, with other colleagues, “Juvenile Evening Reporting Centers: A Research Note on an Emerging Practice” to appear in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
D. Clif Stratton, clinical assistant professor, history, authored Education for Empire: American Schools, Race, and the Paths of Good Citizenship (University of California Press).
Nathan Straub, graduate student, music, performed the role of Marco Palmieri in The Gondoliers with Utah Lyric Opera’s Studio Artist program in Provo.
Matthew Sutton, associate professor, history, led the editorial team for Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics (Oxford University Press). His book American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism was honored by the American Library Association as a “Choice – Outstanding Academic Title for 2015.”
Pamela Thoma, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, presented “Under Surveillance: US Women Writers of Color and Narratives of Self-Making in the Age of Global Media Capitalism” as part of a panel on Queer and Feminist Forms: Aesthetic Practices of Affiliation and Disidentification at the American Studies Association annual conference in Toronto.
Erin Thornton, assistant professor, anthropology, coauthored “The uncertain origins of Mesoamerican turkey domestication” in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.
Shannon Tushingham, assistant director, Museum of Anthropology, authored Hunter-Gatherers: Archaeological and Evolutionary Theory (Springer). She also coauthored with Colin Christiansen, graduate student, anthropology, “Native American Fisheries of Northwestern California and Southwestern Oregon: A Synthesis of Fish Bone Data and Implications for Late Holocene Storage and Socio-Economic Organization” in Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology.
Marina Tolmacheva, professor, history, authored “The Indian Ocean in Arab Geography: Transmission of Knowledge between Formal and Informal Geographical Traditions” in Terra Brasilis; and “Arab Navigation from a World History Perspective: Ahmad ibn Majid and the Transmission of Knowledge across Centuries” in Orientalistyka: Rozważania o nauce (Warsaw University Press).
Xueying Wang, assistant professor, mathematics and statistics, coauthored “Stochastic models for the Trojan Y-chromosome eradication strategy of an invasive species” in the Journal of Biological Dynamics.
Brian Ward, clinical assistant professor and jazz studies coordinator, music, released a new compact disc Palouse Skies on WSU Recordings.
Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored with, Faith Lutze, professor, Zachary Hamilton, assistant professor, Mary Stohr, Craig Hemmens, and a colleague “An Empirical Test of the Social Support Paradigm on Male Inmate Society” in International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. Woo also coauthored with Ming-Li Hsieh and Moana Hafoka, doctoral students, Jacqueline van Wormer, associate professor, Stohr, and Hemmens “Probation Officer Roles: A Statutory Analysis” to appear in Federal Probation; and, with Ruibin Lu, doctoral student, and Stohr, “Social Support and the Gendered Experience of Incarceration in South Korean Prisons” to appear in Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.
Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, authored the book Improvisation 101: Major, Minor and Blues (Advance Music, Germany). His composition The Big Beat, commissioned for The Little Big Band, recently was premiered at the Jazz Education Network international conference in Louisville, Ky.