Publications, Grants, Conferences, and Awards

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:55am

Professor Brent Mallinckrodt, Department of Psychology, is recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award from the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association. The citation award citation reads: For exceptional scholarship in the areas of application of attachment theory to psychotherapy process and outcome, stress buffering effects of social support in cancer patients, and coping resources available to racial/ethnic and sexual minority persons.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:36am

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) will honor Bentley University Dean of the Business School & McCallum Graduate School of Business Donna María Blancero and Western Washington University’s Professor Emeritus of Management Joseph E. García with the 2018 Presidential Service Awards at its 45th annual conference centered around science, mentorship, professional development, and networking. SACNAS Presidential Service Awards recognize members based on their years of continued contributions to SACNAS. This year’s…

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:13am

Huxley faculty member Erika McPhee-Shaw invited to be the keynote speaker for the international Canyon symposium in China. ​

4th International Submarine Canyon Symposium (INCISE2018) 5-7 November 2018, Shenzhen, CHINA Keynote speaker for the day-long session on ‘Canyon processes in the space-time continuum (formation, evolution, circulation)’ Website:


Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University’s Joseph Trimble has won the University of Oklahoma 2019 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Trimble, a distinguished university professor of Psychology and a research associate at Western’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research, will be honored during University of Oklahoma’s Kaleidoscope Evening on March 8, attended by students, faculty and alumni. He will also be invited to speak briefly on the importance of his educational experience.

Trimble received his bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg College (now University) in…

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:03am

Brian J. Bowe, associate professor of journalism, co-authored "Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Accreditation: Quality or Compliance?" which was published online Oct. 10, 2018 by the journal Journalism Studies. 

The study, co-authored by Robin Blom of Ball State University and Lucinda D. Davenport of Michigan State University, explores whether U.S. journalism programs plan to apply or reapply for accreditation in the ACEJMC and potentials for membership growth in the organization. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:48am

Portrait Shot of Asche Rider

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Asche Rider has completed the Washington State SBDC Network certification process.

“Our statewide network of SBDC centers requires business advisors to complete a rigorous 6-month long certification process. Advisors work through 13 different business topical modules where knowledge and skills are assessed to show that the advisor can adequately serve the diverse needs of our small business owner communities, “ said CJ Seitz, Director of the Small Business Development Center at…

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:10pm

Brian J. Bowe, an associate professor of journalism at Western, recently published with Jennifer Hoewe of Purdue University "Magic words or talking point? The framing of 'radical Islam' in news coverage and its effects" in the academic journal Journalism.

Bowe and Hoewe's study examines the use of the term "radical Islam" in news coverage, particularly The New York Times and the Washington Post, and tracks its rapid rise in the public lexicon. The authors also report on a study in which reading about a perpetrator associated with "radical Islam" (as opposed to "…

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:43pm

Redemption in ’64: The Champion Cleveland Browns

Associate Professor of Journalism John M. Harris' book, "Redemption in '64: The Champion Cleveland Browns" was published Oct. 15, 2018, by The Kent State University Press/Black Squirrel Books. 

The book follows  the Browns' road to the 1964 National Football League championship by focusing on four people: owner Art Modell, head coach Blanton Collier, running back Jim Brown and quarterback Frank Ryan. That year's championship game is still considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of professional football. 

Harris, who grew up in Ohio and…

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:29pm

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see for the next five years.

Founded in 1979 and published by Michigan State University Press, Northeast African Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on northeast Africa – including the Horn, the Nile Valley, and the Red Sea region. It publishes scholarly contributions from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including interdisciplinary…

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:42pm

WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports.  The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability.  Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar.