Western People

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.
Kristi Lewis Tyran

Kristi Lewis Tyran (Management) has been elected to the board of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society through 2012.

At the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, held from June 10 to 13, Tyran presented “What new and experienced faculty can teach each other” with Tracey Honeycutt Sigler (Northern Kentucky University).

Jay Teachman

Jay Teachman (Sociology), along with Lucky Tedrow, director of WWU's Demographic Research Laboratory, has been awarded a $74,785 grant from the National Science Foundation American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to study the impact of military service on health.

Jeffrey Grimm (Psychology) has been awarded a $39,925 supplemental grant to fund undergraduate summer researchers in his ongoing project on the "Incubation of Craving." The award comes from the National Institutes of Health through the American Recovery and Investment Act. Dates for the award are June 1, 2009, to Oct. 31, 2010.

Michael Grimes (Anthropology) has received a $36,701 grant (second-year allotment) from Washington State University for his project "Biodemographic Tools for Investigating Postpartum Amenorrhea."

Charles J. "Jerry" Flora (Biology, emeritus), with Philip S. Ely and Amelia R. (Rosemary) Flora, has published "Microatoll Edge to Enso Annulus Growth Suggests Sea Level Change." It is No. 571 in the Atoll Research Bulletin of the Smithsonian Institution. The ARB Web site is http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/atollresearchbulletin/.

Joseph Trimble (Psychology, Assessment, WCE) recently was selected to be a distinguished member of the External Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Collaborating Research Centers to Reduce Oral Health Disparities by the National Institute of Health's National Institute of Dental and Cranofacial Research. His appointment is for four successive years with the possibility of  a renewal.

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poem "Old Postures" published on page 3 of "The Silt Reader," No. 11 (2009). Also, his poem "Morning and Afternoon" was published in "North American Review," Vol. 293, No. 5, p. 37.

Paul Piper (Library) had his poem "Art in America" published in "Off the Coast," Vol XV, No. 2 (Summer 2009).

Joseph E. Trimble (Psychology, Assessment, WCE) presented the keynote lecture at the biennial 5th Critical Multicultural and Diversity Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference sponsored by the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The address was titled "Bear Spends Time in Our Dreams Now: Magical Thinking, Ritual, and Spiritual Considerations in Counselling Theory and Practice." In addition, he participated in a personal "In the Therapist Chair" interview with one of the senior conference coordinators.

Paul Piper (Library) had his poem "Camp French Toast" published in "Raven Chronicles," Vol. 14, No. 2 (2009). He also had his poem "Triangular Sail" published in "The Unrorean," Vol. 9, No. 1 (Summer/Fall 2009).