Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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Why I chose WOUI believe in its mission of access and personalized support, and this was a great opportunity to live out my commitment to advocating for the liberal arts and sciences. I also love this location and I'm happy to return to the Pacific Northwest after 25 years away.
At WOU since08/16/2017
HobbiesPlaying piano, violin and lever harp; nature photography; travel; reading; writing; cooking; sewing, crafting and scrapbooking; travel
Fun factMany years ago I competed on Jeopardy, with some success (though not to the Ken Jennings level).
Favorite book/movieBooks: Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro), Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie), Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbon) Movie: Educating Rita, The King's Speech
Areas of responsibility
Oversee all programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Ph.D., English: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2005
M.A., English: University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1997
B.A., English (Summa Cum Laude): University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1994
Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Western Oregon University: 2017-present
Interim Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Hawai'i Pacific University: 2016-17
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of English, Hawai'i Pacific University: 2005-2017
Chair, Department of English & Applied Linguistics, Hawai'i Pacific University: 2014-2016
Chair, Writing Program, Hawai'i Pacific University: 2005-2008
Coordinator of First-Year Writing, Hawai'i Pacific University: 2005-2016
Awards and honors
Phi Beta Kappa: 1994
Challenge Grants: National Endowment for the Humanities: 2008, 2012
Best of the Independent Journals in Composition/Rhetoric Award: 2014
Murphy Prize for Outstanding Nonfiction Essay: 2010
International Anglo-Indian Prize for Fiction: 2004
Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Conference on College Composition & Communication
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
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