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Written by Karen L Bystrom

John C Bean, PhD, Professor Emeritus of English, and June Johnson, Associate Professor of English, recently conducted a two-month series of Zoom consultations for a five-person faculty team at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), Uzbekistan. The team’s goal was to create a new undergraduate course focused on sustainable development in Uzbekistan using American pedagogical strategies to encourage critical thinking and reasoning. Using reverse design principles, the faculty team will employ pedagogical strategies modeled in Johnson’s textbook, Global Issues/Local Arguments, and Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. The request for these advisory sessions came from Uzbek professor Zilola Ijobat, who participated in the 2019 Seattle University United States Institute study funded by the US Department of State and led by Dr. Charles Tung (English) and Ken Allan (Art History). Professor Ijobat’s original request was that either Bean or Johnson spend a month in Uzbekistan offering workshops on cross-curricular writing, active learning pedagogy and course design. Due to Covid, Professor Ijobat’s inquiry was put on hold until 2022 when, under the direction of Dr. Tung was redesigned as a consulting aid for the design of the new course. At the same time, Bean’s 3rd Edition Engaging Ideas co-author (Dan Melzer of UC Davis) offered six 50-minute digital workshops on full-curriculum writing to a larger group of professors at WIUT.

Andrew G. BjellandPhD, professor emeritus of philosophy, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune entitled “Tolerance to American Corporate Religious Alignment.”

Kathryn L. Bollich-ZeiglerPhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology interviewed Laurie Santos, host of the happiness lab Podcast for “What happened to happiness?” as part of the Crosscut Festival.

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Associate Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, published a chapter on “LGBTQ Philanthropy” in “Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 5th Ed.” It is the leading publication of its kind in teaching fundraising theory and practice, and marks the second time she has this chapter written for the textbook.

Theresa EarenfightPhD, Professor, History and Director of the Studies Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality appeared on the Talking Tudors podcast and spoke about her book Catherine of Aragon: Infanta of Spain, Queen of England.

Christie EpplerPhD, LMFT, Program Director and Professor, Couple and Family Therapy, has been appointed Associate Editor of Springer’s forthcoming text, Stepping into Socially-Just Teaching: Lived Experiences of Family Therapy Educators (2023).

Rob EfiredProfessor of Anthropology and Asian Studies, gave an invited talk at Willamette University on April 15 entitled “Nature to Nurture: Nature Education and Urban Chinese Childrering”.

Maureen Emerson Feit, PhD, Director and Assistant Professor, Nonprofit Leadership, published The Dissonance of ‘Doing Good:’ Fostering Critical Pedagogy to Challenge the Selective Tradition of Nonprofit Management Education. Read more here.

Gabriella Gutierrez and MuhsPhD, Professor, Modern Languages ​​and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, published a chapter in Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s The Many Voices of the Los Angeles Novel.

Haejeong Hazel Hahn, PhD, Professor, History and Associated with Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies and Film Studies, publishes “Feminism and Empire” in The Routledge Global History of Feminism, edited by Bonnie Smith and Nova Robinson, Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge , 2022.

Jacqueline HelgottPhD, Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensics and Director of the Crime & Justice Research Center, co-author of “Measurement of Potential Over- and Under-Policing in Communities”. Loren T AtherleyMACJ and members of the Faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensic Science Matthew J HickmanPhD and William S Parkin, PhD, published in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Loren Atherley, the lead author, is also director of performance analysis and research at the Seattle Police Department and a graduate student in the Cambridge University Department of Criminology.

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She was featured in KING 5 News for “Victims say Seattle-based bail charity group should stop rescuing people charged with violent crimes.”

She also appears in Crime is Up in Seattle. Then why are city dwellers less afraid?” in the Seattle Times.

Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Matteo Ricci Institute, contributed to the analysis and writing of “Análisis de contexto migratorio – Primer semestre de 2021”, a report prepared by the Investigativo-Teórica Dimensión by and for the Red Jesuita Con Migrantes Centroamérica -Norteamérica was created. The report was published on October 6, 2021 and is available here.

Alexander Moutons, MFA, Chair and Associate Professor, Fine Art, Art History and Design, attended the CODEX VIII International Art Book Fair & Symposium in Berkeley, CA. His artist book Reconfigured Families (2020) was acquired for the Rhode Island School of Design’s Fleet Library. A second artist book, To A Place of Time, Held Within Four Walls (2022), was acquired for Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Redesigned Families follows the experience of a 21st century family, sometimes referred to as a ‘postmodern family’ or even a ‘brave new family’, and uses my family as a case study. The sequence of images was created over a period of six years from 2009 to 2015. During this time, I also learned about other parent-child configurations that move between Seattle and Hong Kong to balance career and family; Berlin and Bonn; Columbus, OH and Melbourne, Australia; Los Angeles and London; and Boston and Berkeley, CA to name a few configurations.

To a place in time held within four walls is a limited edition set of thirteen different related photo books, each exploring the unique possibilities of combining and juxtaposing images and text according to its particular structure. How can new historical perspectives on the synergy between Hitler and Stalin’s terror resonate in the present? In 2016, my personal experience of loss prompted me to seek a deeper understanding of this story through a direct experience of selected locations in Eastern Europe. Photographing sites of mass killings, such as the Bikernieku Forest near Riga, Latvia, and the Ponary Forest south of Vilnius, Lithuania, I was struck by the way the Soviet and Nazi intersections spilled over into the physical environment. It was as if on the Bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow, where millions were being killed, socialist block structures were springing up like mushroom rings to support the utopian vision of a new “socialist man”. But that vision, itself now fifty years old, is an ideological ruin in the flesh of the built environment. And new nationalisms are on the rise. In fact, given the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 and the attack on the US Capitol in 2021, this question is more relevant than ever.

Carmen RiveraMA, Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensic Science, was featured in 425 Magazine’s The List.

Nova RobinsonPhD, Associate Professor, International Studies and History, co-edited the volume The Routledge Global History of Feminism, edited by Bonnie Smith and Nova Robinson, Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge, 2022.

James SawerPhD, professor emeritus, Institute of Public Service, published “Are LDS ‘True Believers’ Rather Fall for Conspiracy Theories?”, an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.

tom taylor, PhD, Acting Chair and Associate Professor, History, and affiliated with International Studies, is publishing a new book in June entitled Modern Travel in World History (New York: Routledge, 2022). It is part of her Topics in World History series. This book focuses on both the development of travel, land and sea routes in the 15th century, the dominance of airplanes and automobiles in the modern world, and the important stories of the travelers themselves. From a global perspective, the text puts that in perspective Journey into the larger geopolitical, social, religious and cultural developments of history. It not only emphasizes the role of technological innovation in the way people travel, but also how these changes affect social structures and cultural values. Tom Taylor examines the travels of well-known travelers as well as ordinary people, each from different perspectives, through the lenses of gender, social class and cultural background, and examines how fictional travelers define the meaning of travel in the modern world. Why people embarked on their travels, what they experienced, who they met and how they understood these intercultural encounters is important not only for understanding the travelers themselves, but also the world in which they lived and the world that brought about by their travels. Several maps help illustrate important routes and destinations.

Kirsten Moana Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director, Film Studies, delivered an invited keynote address entitled “The Doors of Perception: Color, Surrealism and Disney Animation” at the Third International Symposium for Color, Science and Art, The International Research Center on March 12, 2022 . for Color, Science and Art, Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU), Japan. She also reviewed Deborah Walker-Morrison’s book Classic French Noir: Gender and the Cinema of Fatal Desire in Projections, 16.2 (August 2022).

Charles M Tung, PhD, Professor and Chair, English, presented the conference paper Modernist Clockwork and the Rescaling of Historical Possibility at the Modernist Studies Association Digital Conference on April 6, 2022. The paper was part of three panels on modernism and technology with contributions to the forthcoming volume , The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism and Technology.

Zachary D. Wood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Service, was interviewed for “‘Another Tool for the Toolkit: Can the Social Housing Initiative Help Make Seattle More Affordable?”. in the KIRO News Radio Podcast by Dave Ross. Read here or listen here.


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