College of Arts and Sciences

Awards honor outstanding faculty, staff, and students

Undergraduate awards Twenty-three outstanding seniors, each representing a degree program offered in the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Pullman, will be honored at a separate medallion ceremony on Friday, May 3, the day before commencement. By College of Arts and Sciences for WSU Insider.

Group photo of College of Arts and Sciences award winners on stage.

The 2024 Seattle Experience highlights resiliency

After a successful pilot launch in 2023, the Seattle Experience, a faculty-led alternative spring break program hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, kicked off the first of a three-year donor-funded series this March. This year’s cohort brought together 12 undergraduate students from several majors across five WSU campuses. The students spent five days in […]

Seattle Experience students pose for a picture in March.

Service-learning helps improve grades and retention

A partnership between Washington State University’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the LAUNCH Program is bringing service-learning into the classroom, with positive impacts on student success. During the fall 2023 semester, CCE and LAUNCH (part of the Transformational Change Initiative in the provost’s office) collaborated on an effort to include service-learning in Psychology 105 […]

Students holding bins of fruits and vegetables at a community garden.

2024 Tenure and Promotion

Congratulations to the 41 College of Arts and Sciences faculty who were awarded promotion and/or tenure for the coming academic year. Tenure Track Faculty Promotion to Regents Professor Nairanjana Dasgupta (math & stats, data analytics) Promotion to Professor Aaron Blackwell (anthropology)Ashley Boyd (English)Laurie Drapela (criminal justice)Luz Maria Gordillo HistoryErik Johnson (sociology)Louis Kirk McAuley (English)Squeak Meisel […]

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]

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In the name of art

Following a thorough vetting by faculty members and the Faculty Senate, and approval by the president and Board of Regents, the WSU Department of Fine Arts is now the WSU Department of Art. The name change reflects the breadth and depth of the artistic areas available at WSU, yet the use of the singular “art” is […]

Various kinds of brightly colored artwork hanging from a ceiling.

Expert in temperament development to chair psychology department

Professor Maria “Masha” Gartstein has been appointed to serve as chair of the WSU Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) beginning August 16, 2023. Gartstein, an expert in developmental psychology, currently directs the Clinical Training Program in psychology and heads the Infant Temperament Laboratory while also teaching graduate and undergraduate […]

New CAS associate dean to focus on equity, outreach

Bringing deep and wide-ranging experience in the promotion of equity and inclusion in higher education, Henry Evans joined the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) on July 1 as its first associate dean for equity and outreach. “I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to join a fantastic team of colleagues in the College […]

Inaugural class of distinguished alumni

Washington State University Global Campus inducted the first five members of its Society of Distinguished Alumni, all of whom earned degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences. “Over the past 30 years, WSU Global Campus has been a part of the educational and career journeys for many accomplished and influential people,” said Dave Cillay, […]

From left to right, Shelley Broader, Gary Rubens, Lisa King, Nancy Krook, and Katey Koehn.

Global Campus: 30 years of opportunity

In 1992, Washington State University extended its land-grant mission by launching one of the nation’s first opportunities for students to pursue a degree from anywhere on the globe through distance delivery. Today, our Global Campus is the second largest campus by enrollment in the WSU system with more than 4,000 students enrolled in one of […]