Getting to know Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre

Caroline Lee
Communications and Marketing intern

Title: Associate professor in the communication department

What do you love most about your department? “The congeniality between the faculty members and the ability to work together.”

Years at Western: Seventh year at Western

Originally from: New Jersey; moved to Bellingham in 2006.

Hobbies: Being outdoors, hiking, exercising, interior design, yoga, and spending time with her two dogs.

Favorite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

Favorite Restaurant: Pepper Sisters in Bellingham.

Favorite Bellingham location: The ridge on Skyline divide off Mount Baker Highway.

Most memorable vacation: Family beach trips to the east coast.

Favorite WWU memory: “The day when they [Western] called when I was in Iowa and told me I got the job here. I was elated.”

Currently Reading/Watching: She is currently reading post-colonial criticism of Children’s literature and watching “Nashville” and home improvement shows.

Projects currently working on: Schwartz-DuPre is currently writing a book called “Communication Colonialism: Postcolonial Theory and Contemporary Communication.” She is also on the search committee for the new Women’s Studies program and on the Board of Directors and Director of Development for The Women’s Debate Institute.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:45pm
Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre. Photo by Caroline Lee | Communications and Marketing intern

Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre. Photo by Caroline Lee | Communications and Marketing intern