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.
Ryan Boyd and Anthony Gandin, doctoral candidates, and Asaph Cousins, assistant professor, biological sciences, coauthored “Temperature response of C4 photosynthesis: Biochemical analysis of Rubisco, Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase and Carbonic Anhydrase in Setaria viridis” in Plant Physiology.
Leonard Burns and Craig Parks, professors, psychology, coauthored “An application of analyzing the trajectories of two disorders: A parallel piecewise growth model of substance use and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder” in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
“Custody of the Eyes,” a poetry manuscript by Kim Burwick, instructor, English, was named runner-up for the University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series.
Matthew Carroll, professor, environment, coauthored “Re-envisioning community-wildfire relations in the U.S. West as adaptive governance” in Ecology and Society.
Michael Delahoyde, clinical professor, English, made an archival discovery in northern Italy concerning the Earl of Oxford (and his “using the pen-name ’Shake-speare’”) which he presented at the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship conference in Ashland, Ore., where he also presented on Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
Seved Ebrahim Gharashi, doctoral candidate, physics and astronomy, coauthored “Tunneling dynamics of two interacting one-dimensional particles” in Physical Review.
Caren Goldberg, assistant professor, environment, with Emily Hall, doctoral candidate, and Erica Crespi and Jesse Brunner, assistant professors, biological sciences, coauthored “Evaluating environmental DNA-based quantification of ranavirus infection in wood frog populations” in Molecular Ecology Resources.
Ryan Hare and Keri McCarthy, associate professors, music, were featured performers at the conference of the International Double Reed Society in Tokyo.
Bobbi Johnson, doctoral candidate, biological sciences, was awarded the Best Student Paper for her presentation at the annual meeting for the American Fisheries Society in Portland, Ore.
Michael Johnson Jr., instructor, critical culture, gender, and race studies, authored the chapter “Pedagogical Success and Racial Pulchritude: Teaching While Ugly” in On the Politics of Ugliness (Palgrave Macmillan). Johnson also authored “The Promise and Perils of UltraViolet Technology” in The Journal of New Media & Culture; and he received a Lifetime Honorary Membership in Gamma Iota Omicron fraternity at WSU.
Michael Klein and Brandon Bang, graduate students, with Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored “Mr. State Trooper, Please Don’t Stop Me: The Supreme Court Gets It Wrong in Navarette v. California” in Criminal Law Bulletin. Klein and Hemmens also coauthored “Criminal Justice Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 2013 Term” in Criminal Justice Review.
Julie Kmec, professor, sociology, and Edward R. Myer Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, was appointed section editor of Sociology Compass. Her article “The ‘State’ of Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Managerial Gender Diversity” was among 10 finalists for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
Alair MacLean, associate professor, sociology, WSU Vancouver, began serving on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Strengthening Data Science Methods for Department of Defense Personnel and Readiness Missions.
Xiaohan Mei, graduate student, Mary Stohr, professor, and Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored, with colleague J. Yoo, “Rapists’ Parental Rights: Adding Insult to Injury” in Criminal Law Bulletin.
Amber Morczek, graduate student, criminal justice and criminology, authored “Pornography: The Mass Production of Sexual Violence” in Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly.
Michael Myers, professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs, authored The Pacific War and Contingent Victory (University Press of Kansas). He also authored “Monotheism, Nondualism and Henotheism: A Reply to Ramakrishna Puligandla” in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, and presented “The Thesis of Japan’s Inevitable Defeat: Tracing the Roots” at the Society for Military History’s annual meeting in Montgomery, Ala.
A coauthored essay by Pavithra Narayanan, associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver, and Clare Wilkinson, associate professor, anthropology, WSU Vancouver, “Urban Dreams: Sudhir Mishra’s representations of social and political change,” is to be published in the forthcoming Contemporary Bollywood Directors (Sage Publications).
Kenneth Nash, professor, chemistry, coauthored “The effect of alkyl substituents on actinide and lanthanide extraction by diglycolamide compounds” in Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange.
Chung-Min Park, assistant research professor, chemistry, coauthored “SIRT3 mediates the anti-oxidant effect of hydrogen sulfide in endothelial cells” in Antioxidants & Redox Signaling.
Caitlyn Placek, graduate student, anthropology, coauthored “Fetal protection: The roles of social learning and innate food aversions in South India” in Human Nature.
Brian Ploeger, graduate student, music, won Down Beat magazine’s 2015 award for Outstanding College Soloist on Trumpet/Flugelhorn.
Ellen Preece, doctoral candidate, environment, coauthored “Cyanotoxin bioaccumulation in freshwater fish, Washington State, USA” in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Joshua Premo, doctoral candidate, biological sciences, coauthored “Computational modeling of teaching and learning through application of evolutionary algorithms” in Computation.
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, professor, psychology, coauthored “Automated Detection of Activity Transitions for Prompting” in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
Baitian Tang, research assistant, and Guy Worthey, associate professor, physics and astronomy, coauthored “On disentangling IMF degeneracies in integrated light” in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Andrea Walker, doctoral student, Mary Stohr, professor, and Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored “The Consequences of Official Labels: An Examination of the Rights Lost by the Mentally Ill and Mentally Incompetent Since 1989” in Community Mental Health Journal.
Brian Ward, instructor of piano, music, released Palouse Skies, a new album produced by WSU Recordings.
Roger Whitson, assistant professor, English, delivered an invited talk in the Humanities Speaker Series at Drury University in Springfield, Mo. He delivered another at Union College in Schenectady, NY, in a celebration of the college’s new makerspace.
John Wolff, professor, environment, coauthored “Remelting of cumulates as a process for producing chemical zoning in silicic tuffs: A comparison of cool, wet and hot, dry rhyolitic magma systems” in Lithos.
Youngki Woo, graduate student, Mary Stohr and Faith Lutze, professors, Zachary Hamilton, associate professor, Craig Hemmens, professor and chair, criminal justice and criminology, coauthored, with colleague O.K. Yoon, “An Empirical Test of the Social Support Paradigm on Male Inmate Society” in International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; and “An Empirical Test of the Social Support Paradigm on Male Inmate Society” in Criminal Law Bulletin.