Faculty and Staff News

Keep track of news and information about Western’s faculty and staff here. Have a news item to submit, from a professional milestone to a conference to a new publication? Send it to Western Today editor John Thompson.

WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise recently published "Decolonisation or Redemption? The One State Solution: 'Unsilencing Gaza' and 'Liberating Palestine'" in Arena Quarterly, No. 7 (2021).

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Design Austin Shaw was invited to speak at Camp Mograph 2021, in Portland, Oregon on Sept. 9-12.

Leonard wears a yellow tie with dark blue suit jacket, and poses near the Sehome arboretum

The Association of College and University Housing Officers‐International (ACUHO‐I) is proud to announce that WWU director of University Residences Leonard Jones has been honored with the 2021 Parthenon Award.

WWU Assistant Professor of Management Meg Warren recently published a new article in The Conversation, "Why women need male allies in the workplace – and why fighting everyday sexism enriches men too," at https://theconversation.com/why-women-need-male-allies-in-the-workplace-and-why-fighting-everyday-sexism-enriches-men-too-164384.

Roberta D. Kjesrud of Western Washington University recently published a new book, Learning Enhanced: Studio Practices for Engaged Inclusivity, which presents an equity-based studio approach to coaching student growth in academic literacies, especially research, reading, and writing.

WWU Assistant Professor of Art Ryan Kelly recently spoke about his artwork with Ben Carter, curator of the "Tales of a Red Clay Rambler" podcast. Links to the interview are below.

Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Studies Michael Medler testified before a hearing on “Forest Resilience and Management for Wildfire” at the State of Oregon's Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Wildfire Recovery on March 15. The minutes of his testimony, and his prepared preparation, are attached below.

WWU Assistant Professor of History Christine Johnston’s new edited collection, "The Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment" was just published by the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections. The contributors offer studies on the cultural and environmental impact of the Nile on the people of ancient Egypt. 

Babafemi Akinrinade, a professor in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, has recently published a new book as well as a chapter in other book:


Book Publication:

Babafemi Akinrinade, ATROCITY CRIMES, ATROCITY LAWS AND JUSTICE IN AFRICA (The Hague, Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, 2021), published December 2020. The book cover image is attached.


Book Chapter Publication: