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Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta

Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta has been elected to serve as president of the Caucus for Women in Statistics in 2021. This is an international, professional statistical society formed in 1971, for the education, employment and advancement of women in statistics. Dr. Dasgupta is a delightful person and it's easy to see why she was elected to serve as society president.

Shared by Terry Wagoner

Sean Robertson

Sean Robertson

CAS Communications

Thank you for your creative work on the annual CAS awards posters and the website, particularly under such challenging circumstances and with so many competing priorities!

Shared by Joanna Steward

Adrian Aumen

Adrian Aumen

CAS Communications

Once again, your outstanding writing skills and keen eye for detail played a critical role in creating the annual CAS awards posters. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Shared by Joanna Steward

CAS Advisors

CAS Advisors


In honor of NACADA’s Global Advising Week, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of the professional and faculty advisors. Thank you for helping students reach academic success and realize their dreams. Thank you for advising virtually and reassuring students when everything is changing. Your impacts are felt far and wide. Our advising system is amazing because of the work you do!

Shared by Yung-Hwa Anna Chow


WSU Tri-Cities


Congratulations to WSU Tri-Cities CAS faculty on their selection to the President’s Teaching Academy. Katie Banks, School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; Stephanie Bauman, Department of Psychology, Vanessa Cozza, Department of English, Lori Nelson, School of Biological Sciences, and Janet Peters, Department of Psychology. We are grateful to have such a dedicated and creative group on our campus.

Shared by Kate McAteer


William Hall

Mathematics and Statistics

Assistant Professor Will Hall receives WSU New Faculty Seed Grant

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Will Hall who has received a WSU New Faculty Seed Grant for proposed research in mathematics education! Dr. Hall’s project will connect preservice secondary mathematics teachers’ with education professionals and by will investigate their developing professional identity by conducting an autoethnography on what it means to be a mathematics teacher. Kudos to Will Hall!

Shared by Terry Wagoner


Julie Kmec and Sarah Whitley


Congratulations to Julie Kmec and Sarah Whitley on their selection to the President’s Teaching Academy.

Shared by Monica Johnson


Bala Krishnamoorthy

Mathematics and Statistics

A special shout out to Professor Bala Krishnamoorthy on being selected as a new member of the WSU Provost’s Teaching Academy!  We all appreciate the extra steps you take in your teaching, research, and service to the university!

Shared by Terry Wagoner & Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics


William Hall

Mathematics and Statistics

Congratulations to Assistant Professor William Hall on his selection as a new member of the WSU Provost’s Teaching Academy! Dr. Hall motivates and inspires young students to do their best and exemplifies success. He was a first-generation college student who went on to complete his PhD in mathematics education. He clearly loves teaching and loves working with all students. Kudos!

Shared by Terry Wagoner & Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics


Elissa Schwartz

Mathematics and Statistics; Biological Sciences

Kudos to Associate Professor Elissa Schwartz who has been awarded funding for this coming summer from the Douglas J. Epperson Social Justice Fund from the WSU Center for Arts and Humanities for her proposed work on remedying the “Leaky Pipeline” of women in STEM. Her plan includes development of a workshop and forum to connect underrepresented trainees from WSU and abroad (particularly Africa) with professional development opportunities. This joint venture leverages the interdisciplinary faculty of the WSU Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, faculty and researchers at WSU with expertise in mathematics and science, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Shared by Terry Wagoner & Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics


Tabitha Espina

Multicultural Student Services Academic Enrichment Center

Congratulations to our very own Tabitha Espina, now Dr. Tabitha Espina, for defending her dissertation, “Unsettling the Rhetorics of the Politics of Filipinos on Guåhan,” and passing with distinction! Congratulations for her many awards: The 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Doctorate Student Achievement Award in the Humanities, the Nancy Van Doren Dissertation and Defense Award, and the Alexander Hammond Professional Development and Achievement Award! We are so proud of you! – The Staff and Tutors of the AEC (shared on Instagram @AECWSU)

Shared by Haixia He


2020 CAS Award Recipients


Congratulations! These 29 individuals embody the spirit of our shared commitment to change the world through discovery, creativity, education, and collaboration.

Shared by Matthew Jockers, dean


Susannah Terry

Data Analytics

Great job, Susannah! Thank you for creating a video for our alumni and donors and sharing your student perspective on how you are managing the transition to online classes

Shared by Don Shearer


WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Thank you @WSUArtMuseum and @CASatWSU for your support and helping make [the online MFA exhibition] happen! So proud of the creative adaptability of the @wsufinearts MFA students!
Shared by Reza Safavi (via Twitter)


CAS IT Group

Thank you to the CAS IT group! They have been working tirelessly to get the right equipment into the right hands, keep our networks secure, and support our students. They’re our tech “first responders,” and we couldn’t be prouder to have Wade, Duke, Jim, Stephen, and Jeff on our team.
Shared by Todd Butler


All faculty & staff

TGIF! A Friday S/O to our outstanding WSU Faculty & Staff for making it through Week Two of our on-line course delivery. You all continue to do amazing things working with our students to ensure they make needed academic progress towards completion of their degrees! #GoCougs
Shared by Kirk Schulz (via Twitter)


Chemistry instructional staff

Undergraduate chemistry is set. All of our remaining labs for the term have been converted to an online format. All of this in just one week. Our instructional staff members are amazing.
Shared by Greg Crouch (via Twitter)


Academic advisors

Kudos to all our amazing CAS, MEAP, and HPSC advisors for ensuring our students have the guidance and access to resources they need, and for being there for them in these stressful times. Go Wazzoomer warriors!”
Shared by Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi


Digital Technology & Culture

The best part of my job is being able to work with a committed, caring, group of faculty and staff.
Shared by Kim Christen (via Twitter)


Peter Mills

Center for Institutional Research Computing

Many thanks to our great staff @CIRC_hpc (Peter Mills), for installing @foldingathome to scavenge unused resources from the WSU Kamiak cluster. Here's to helping learn more about #COVID19!
Shared by Aurora Clark (via Twitter)