WSU Honor/Award

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 […]

Boyd and de Vries selected as research faculty fellows

The Office of Research is proud to welcome two new faculty fellows for the 2023 academic year. Ashley Boyd, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English, and Tor de Vries, assistant professor in the Department of Digital Technology and Culture, have both been selected to assist in furthering the Office […]

Seed Grants for CAS faculty

Five College of Arts & Sciences received a 2023 New Faculty Seed Grant from the WSU Office of Research. The grant program supports junior faculty in developing research, scholarly, or creative programs that lead to sustained professional development and external funding. The program is sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of the […]

Historian honored for Fallen Cougars project

For his role in introducing Washington State University students to World War II library archival research, Associate Professor of History Raymond Sun has been named the 2023 recipient of the WSU Libraries’ Excellence Award. The award recognizes a non-library WSU faculty or staff member who has shown consistent support for the WSU Libraries. Recipients are […]

History senior to speak at World War II conference, travel to Normandy

History scholar and 2023 WSU graduate Alicia Callahan’s Honors College thesis about the heroic efforts of World War II soldiers has drawn national attention, earning her a summer speaking engagement in Washington, D.C., and a trip to Normandy, France. Callahan, who was honored as this year’s Department of History Outstanding Senior, will present her thesis about the U.S. Army’s heroic 6th Armored Division’s service […]

Students honored for impact

As in many prior years, the WSU Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award highlights the importance of students who work while attending college and their role in the success of the university. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding dedication and dependability, and made a positive impact on the offices where they work. While all WSU […]

History prof received teaching award

Shawna Herzog, assistant professor for Washington State University’s Department of History, is the winner of the 2022-23 Excellence in Online Teaching Award. The student-nominated annual award is sponsored by WSU Global Campus. The award, now in its seventh year, seeks to acknowledge and reward WSU faculty members teaching Global Campus courses who employ best practices […]

Butterfly researcher to present Distinguished Faculty Address

Cheryl Schultz helped put the Fender’s blue butterfly on the road to recovery, from a low of about 1,000 butterflies in its Oregon habitat to 20,000 to 30,000 butterflies today. It’s a rare success story of an insect that has been downlisted from endangered to threatened, made possible, she said, by science, partnerships, and time.  Schultz, […]

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, […]