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CAS Connect March 2016

Honors and achievements

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Robert AckermanRobert Ackerman, professor emeritus, anthropology, was selected to receive the 2016 WSU Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award and to present his address, “Digging in Alaska and Beyond.

Ernesto Martinez BaezErnesto Martinez Baez, doctoral candidate, chemistry, coauthored “Structural environment and stability of the complexes formed between calmodulin and Actinyl Ions” in Inorganic Chemistry.

Christopher BarryChristopher Barry, associate professor, psychology, coauthored “‘You can’t sit with us:’ Gender and the differential roles of social intelligence and peer status in adolescent relational aggression” in Personality and Individual Differences.

Cliff BerkmanClifford Berkman, professor, chemistry, coauthored “Tunable pH-sensitive linker for controlled release” in Bioconjugate Chemistry.

Leonard BurnsLeonard Burns, professor, psychology, coauthored “Trait and state variance in multi-informant assessments of ADHD and academic impairment in Spanish first-grade children” in Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Donna CampbellDonna Campbell, associate professor, English, has been named one of three WSU Humanities Fellows for 2016-17 for her project “Digital Wharton, The House of Mirth, and Wharton’s Other America.” She also was honored as Provost’s Featured Faculty Member at a recent WSU basketball game.

Lisa CarloyeLisa Carloye, clinical assistant professor, biological sciences, will be honored with the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-tenure Track Faculty during WSU Showcase on March 25.

Stefani CrabtreeStefani Crabtree, postdoctoral researcher, anthropology, authored “Simulating littoral trade: Modeling the trade of wine in the bronze to iron age transition in southern France” in Land.

Michael DelahoydeMichael Delahoyde, clinical professor, English, authored a chapter in Contested Year: Errors, Omissions and Unsupported Statements in James Shapiro’s ‘The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606.’

Joyce EhrlingerJoyce Ehrlinger, assistant professor, psychology, coauthored “Understanding overconfidence: Theories of intelligence, preferential attention, and distorted self-assessment” in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Xin Tao
Yi Gu

Yi Gu, associate professor, and Xin Tao, research assistant, physics and astronomy, coauthored “Thickness-dependent thermal conductivity of suspended two-dimensional single-crystal in 2 Se 3 layers grown by chemical vapor deposition” in Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Zachary HamiltonZachary Hamilton, assistant professor, criminal justice and criminology, authored “The Impact of Swift and Certain Sanctions: An Evaluation of Washington State’s Policy for Offenders on Community Supervision” to appear in Criminology and Public Policy.

Lawrence HatterLawrence Hatter, assistant professor, history, received the 2016 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize from the University of Virginia Press for “an outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies” for his book Citizens of Convenience: Empire, Nationhood, and the Northern Border of the American Republic, 1783-1820.

James Brozik
Sara Humphreys

Sara Humphreys, doctoral candidate, and James Brozik, associate professor, chemistry, coauthored “Substrate dependent native luminescence from cytochromes P450 3A4, 2C9, and P450cam” in Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Kristen JonesKristen Jones, assistant professor, psychology, coauthored “A socioecological approach to relational demography: How relative representation and respectful coworkers affect job attitudes” in Journal of Business and Psychology.

Pamela Thoma
Richard King

C. Richard King, professor, and Pamela Thoma, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, each received a Fulbright Scholar Award for 2017. King will teach at the University of Graz in Austria and conduct research into ethnic, racial, and religious difference. Thoma will teach American Studies courses at the University of the Ryukyus and Meio University in Okinawa, Japan, and will work on her project “Gender and Citizenship in Asian American Literature and Culture” and her co-edited book Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita.

David LeonardDavid Leonard, associate professor and chair, critical culture, gender, and race studies, coauthored “Black Lives Matter: Post-Nihilistic Freedom Dreams” in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric: Understanding the Rhetoric(s) of Race. He also authored “Illegible Black Death, Legible White Pain: Denied Media, Mourning, and Mobilization in an era of ‘Post Racial’ Gun Violence” in a special issue on gun violence in Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies; and “Grand Theft Auto: Post Racial Playground of Racial meaning” in The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, and Culture Online (Peter Lang).

Chris LupkeChristopher Lupke, professor, foreign languages and cultures, authored The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion (Cambria Press).

Kirk McAuleyKirk McAuley, associate professor, English, presented on the poetics of biological invasion and crop monoculture in early Caribbean literature at the University of Glasgow’s Solway Centre for Environment and Culture in Dumfries, Scotland. He also led a series of research seminars at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Pavithra NarayananPavithra Narayanan, associate professor, English, presented “John Abraham: An Artist and A Revolution” in the “Revisiting Politics in Indian Film” seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2016 meeting at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Cristina Wilson
Kayela Robertson
Molly Perchlik

Molly Perchlik, doctoral candidate, biological sciences, won the 2016 CAS Three-Minute Thesis semi-final competition and advanced to the WSU finals. Psychology doctoral candidates Kayela Robertson and Cristina Wilson won runner-up and people’s choice honors, respectively.

David Moffett
Adelina Petrova

Adelina Petrova, postdoctoral researcher, and David Moffett, professor, biological sciences, coauthored “Comprehensive immunolocalization studies of a putative serotonin receptor from the alimentary canal of aedes aegypti larvae suggest its diverse roles in digestion and homeostasis” in PLOS ONE.

Lisa Johnson Shull
Anna Plemons

English instructors Anna Plemons and Lisa Johnson-Shull, associate director of the WSU Writing Program, coauthored “A Pedagogy for the Commons: Rhetorical Listening, Collaborative Learning, and Student Retention” to appear in a special edition of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. Plemons also delivered a keynote presentation about stereotype threat and student retention at Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Travis SeabornTravis Seaborn, postdoctoral researcher, biological sciences, coauthored “Abiotic microhabitat parameters of the spruce” in Southeastern Naturalist.

Nishant ShahaniNishant Shahani, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored “How to Survive the Whitewashing of AIDS: Global Pasts, Transnational Futures” in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking.

Michael SkinnerMichael Skinner, professor, biological sciences, was selected to deliver the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Address as part of WSU Showcase 2016. He will talk about “Ancestral Ghosts in Your Genome: Environment and Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance Impacts on Disease and Evolution” on March 24.

John StreamasJohn Streamas, associate professor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored “Not Same, Not Different: Counting Temporalities in Peter Malekin’s Alchemy of Time and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being” in a festschrift for Peter Malekin (Brill). He also authored “A Mottled Minority” in the forthcoming From the Outside: Narratives from the Othered in the Academy; and the forthcoming “The Real War That Got into the Movies: Eastwood and Spielberg in the Pacific” (University of New Mexico Press).

Jeff VervoortJeff Vervoort, professor, environment, coauthored “Redefining the metamorphic history of the oldest rocks in the southern Rocky Mountains” in the Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Brian WardUnder the direction of Brian Ward, instructor, music, the WSU Jazz Big Band received an Outstanding Performance award and presented an invited performance at the 2016 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

Youngki Woo

Youngki Woo, doctoral student, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored “A comparison of attributions, self-esteem, anxiety, and parental attachment in sexually abused and non-abused Korean children” forthcoming in Journal of Child Custody.