Jill Baker

Jill leads the CAS CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) Study Group. This is a task which she has taken on as a kindness to the college and her peers to guide them in preparing for this test. Each week she ensures we have materials to review and guides us when we get stuck. She’s a fantastic […]

Joby Barron

We are so grateful to have Joby in the department – she’s a wonderful teacher, but also is always willing to give her time and expertise for the students. Before the Thanksgiving break she led a historical methods gilding and paint making workshop in conjunction with ArtX and Dr. Thrush’s Renaissance class, and it was […]

David Janssen Jr.

David brings innovation, creativity and heart to our department in immeasurable ways. He routinely goes above and beyond for our faculty, staff and students to make ideas come to life. He lifts up folks when they are falling behind or feeling down, and creates so many moments that bring folks together for the sake of […]

Andra Chastain

Andra made me feel welcomed and valued in my first semester at WSU. She nurtured my intellectual work by organizing a panel in the History of Science Society conference and made me feel part of a community organizing a meet and greet with the Vancouver faculty. She is a great mentor and an amazing colleague […]

John Silzel

He is helpful, knowledgeable, and always shows up with a smile. (even does house calls) John goes the extra mile to help find and fix problems with lab equipment. John’s style of devotion makes WSU a world class place to do research. The stress in my life is reduced just knowing WSU has a John […]

Sean Robertson

Sean Robertson is, and has always been, a great partner to the CAS Development Office. Sean helps us with creating donor collateral, editing our alumni webpage, giving day webpages, and many other projects! He is always timely, helpful and a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Sean – for your dedication, and professionalism, we appreciate […]

Carmen Lugo-Lugo

Carmen has recently wrapped up a five year stint as the inaugural director of our unit (SLRC). She has been a fearless leader who has unwaveringly supported our staff, faculty, and students through some tumultuous, as well as bright and exciting times. We are so grateful for her leadership and dedication to the continued wellbeing […]

Paula Scovell

Paula + Tom + Ann Marie + Jaime + Laura + Josh = AMAZING!! I started with Physics and Astronomy on August 1st this year. I have several years’ experience with WSU but not on the academic side of campus. I’ve had a lot to learn and thanks to these amazing people, I have been […]

Aaron Whelchell

Aaron Whelchel supports the history program in fundamental ways, from advising all of the Vancouver majors to tracking course scheduling and advising the History Club. He offers many useful insights and always considers the good of the team. Very grateful to have him as a colleague.

Sabine Davis

Sabine continues to amaze through her ability to not only take on so many tasks but do so with ease, brilliance, and ample success. Her commitment to the unit, to our students, and to the community is unmatched. There is not a day that passes where her brilliance, dedication, work ethic and care for others […]

Dawn Freeman

Dawn Freeman thank you for all you do. Your support of programs, classrooms, research, colleagues, and students is keenly felt and appreciated. Your friendly, pragmatic, and “can do” attitude make it a great pleasure to work with you to serve this university together. You have helped our lab and our students so many times in […]

Reho Abo

In between teaching several classes, facilitating conversation tables, and teaching overload, Professor Abo gives time and energy to her colleagues and our students. Whether developing curriculum, facilitating professional developments, assisting with recruitment or working to ensure students are able to apply for scholarships, Professor Abo makes this community possible. She does the work because she […]

Brandy Wiser

Brandy is a superstar. She is knowledgeable, supportive, and patient. She is able to help anyone and everyone. As a new director, she has offered advice, information, and support that has been invaluable. Daily, I find support, information, and assistance that allows me to do my job. She does the same for our faculty and […]

Pam Thoma

Pam reaches out regularly to our WGSS faculty, creating community even as we are all housed in different units. She checked on faculty mental health during the summer, offering to host a meet-up after the hate-motivated attack at University of Waterloo. Pam actively promotes WSU’s InQueery Symposium, making sure our undergrads and grad students feel […]

David Marcus

I appreciate David’s commitment to the psychology department in his time as chair. He advocated for the faculty, staff, and both the graduate and undergraduate programs. I know he worked hard for the department and I understand that much of that invisible labor goes unrecognized. Thanks David!