16-17: Excellence of Faculty and Staff

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Chemistry John Gilbertson has been named a 2017 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, an award that comes with a $60,000 research grant.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award provides an unrestricted research grant to faculty at…

Western Washington University’s wind quintet, Fifth Inversion, will be featured at the 2017 National Flute Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, performing five new, five minute compositions by five Western faculty composers.

Fifth Inversion is comprised of Western…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research predictive modeling of photoactive materials.

Kowalczyk’s group is creating computer simulations that have…

Casey Mullin, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Western Libraries, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee. The PCC, headquartered at the Library of Congress, focuses on creating and refining library metadata that…

WWU Professor of Management Joe Garcia has been named thew 2017 David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS). The award acknowledges one person or teaching team with consistently demonstrated achievement over a lifetime.

"Joe has…

Erika McPhee-Shaw, director of Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, is vice chair of the Gordon Research Conferences on Coastal Ocean Dynamics from June 11-16 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, joining co-chairs Ruoying He of North Carolina State University…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robert Berger received the Cottrell Scholar Award, a $100,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), to conduct computational research on how to make chemical materials perform better in energy…

This year’s Innovative Teaching Showcase theme, “Critical Thinking,” features instructors who guide discussions, demonstrate strategies, and craft learning experiences that take critical thinking beyond typical boundaries into abstract, creative, ethical, and independent…

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