College of Liberal Arts

The Chronicle

A Newsletter of Research & Creative Activity, Scholarship, Teaching, & Service  |  Spring 2011

Faculty in Print & Practice


Kristin Arola (assistant professor, English) published "Listening to See: A Feminist Approach to Design Literacy" in the Journal of Literacy and Technology (12)1.

Nancy Bell (associate professor, English) published "Humor Scholarship and TESOL: Applying Findings and Establishing a Research Agenda" in TESOL Quarterly (45)1.

Kim Burwick's (instructor, English) essay "When the Mountains Waft: The Impact of 'When' on Poetic Process" appears in Rain Taxi Review of Books (16)1.

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Joseph Campbell (associate professor, philosophy) published Free Will (Polity Press, 2011) as part of the Polity Key Concepts in Philosophy series.

Teresa Cardon (assistant professor, speech and hearing sciences, WSU Spokane) is lead author of "Caregiver Perspectives about Assistive Technology Use with Their Children on the Autism Spectrum," published in Infants and Young Children (24)2.

Peter Chilson's (associate professor, English) essay "Sporting Lives: Travels with My Brother" was published in Ascent.

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Paula Coomer's (instructor, English) novel Dove Creek was published by Libertary Co.

Patricia Ericsson (associate professor, English) and Paul Muhlhauser (teaching assistant, WSU Tri-Cities) published "Techno-velcro to Techno-memoria: Technology, Rhetoric, and Family in the Composition Classroom" in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (15)2. The article includes invited insights by WSU professors Victor Villanueva and Barbara Monroe and former students Asao Inoue (Ph.D. '05, English) and Rachael Shapiro (M.A. '08, English), among others.

Alex Hammond (associate professor emeritus, English) published "Poe, Scott's Fiction, and the Holt Source Collection: The Example of Ivanhoe and 'The Fall of the House of Usher'" in Resources for American Literary Studies 34. The study draws on the Palmer C. Holt Poe Collection in WSU's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

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Barry Hewlett (professor, anthropology, WSU Vancouver) coauthored "Co-Residence Patterns in Hunter-Gatherer Societies Show Unique Human Social Structure" in Science (331) 6022.

Buddy Levy (clinical associate professor, English) has published River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon with Bantam Books.


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Thabiti Lewis's (associate professor, English, WSU Vancouver) new book Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America was published by Third World Press.

David Pietz (associate professor, history) published "Adaptation and Change in Yellow River Management" in Water Resources, Planning, and Management: Challenges and Solutions (Cambridge University Press) and "Researching the State and Engineering on the North China Plain" in Water History (2)1.

Nancy Potter (assistant professor, speech and hearing sciences, WSU Spokane) published "Voice Disorders in Children with Classic Galactosemia" in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease 34(2). She also coauthored "The Use of Simulation in Training Graduate Students to Perform Transnasal Endoscopy," published in Dysphagia (online first: doi:10.1007/s00455-010-9316-y); "Prevalence and Phenotype of Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Youth with Galactosemia," in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 54; and "Extensions to the Speech Disorders Classification System (SDCS)" and "Perceptual and Acoustic Reliability Estimates for the Speech Disorders Classification System (SDCS)," in Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 24(10).

Tahira Probst (professor, psychology, WSU Vancouver) published "On the Use, Misuse, and Absence of Theory in Stress and Health Research" in Stress & Health 27(1) and coauthored "A Swiss–U.S. Comparison of the Correlates of Job Insecurity" in Applied Psychology: An International Review 60(1).

Travis Ridout (assistant professor, political science) coauthored "Advertising Trends in 2010" in The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 8(4). Ridout and Jenny Holland (Ph.D. candidate, political science) published "Candidate Strategies in the Presidential Nomination Campaign" in Presidential Studies Quarterly 40(4).

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Anne Stiles's (assistant professor, English) article "Somnambulism and Trance States in the Works of John William Polidori, Author of The Vampyre" appeared in European Romantic Review 21(6).

Orlan Svingen (professor, history) edited Splendid Service: The Montana National Guard, 1867–2006, released recently by WSU Press. The book was written by 14 WSU graduate students.

Paul Whitney (professor, psychology) and John Hinson (professor, psychology) contributed "Measurement of Cognition in Studies of Sleep Deprivation" to Human Sleep and Cognition, Part 1 (Elsevier Science & Technology, 2011).

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Greg Yasinitsky (regents professor, music) is featured on four recent compact disc recordings: Fireflies, by the Free Range Saxophone Quartet on Origin Classical; The Music of Gregory W. Yasinitsky, by Advance Music (Germany); Journey, by saxophonist Cory Barnfield on New Dynamic Records; and Thought about You, by SJS Recordings.

Exhibits & Performances

Michelle Forsyth's (associate professor, fine arts) solo exhibition After: Works on Paper was on display February 26 through April 9 at the Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.

Kevin Haas' (associate professor, fine arts) large-scale print was included in the exhibition Tempting Equilibrium February 11 through March 19 at the Des Lee Gallery in St Louis. His work was also exhibited at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, and The ArtLab at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, from January through March.

Tim Doebler's (engineering technician, fine arts) installation The Past Is Prologue was on exhibit at the Center for Arts and History in Lewiston, Idaho, January 14 through March 16.

Faculty Professional Activities

Faith Lutze (associate professor, criminal justice) and Jacqueline van Wormer (clinical assistant professor, criminal justice) were invited to serve as advisors for the National Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project operated by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Otwin Marenin (professor, criminal justice) is one of four members to serve on the Australian Agency for International Development's High Level Assurance Group, which is tasked with monitoring and evaluating a review and evaluation of all foreign aid programs in the law, justice, and security domain. He will serve in this position through May 2011.

Dee Posey (psychology, WSU Tri-Cities) has been appointed to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Strengthening Psychological Literacy Taskforce.

Tahira M. Probst (professor, psychology, WSU Vancouver) was appointed to the steering committee of the United Nations International Labor Organization's Program on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SAFEWORK) to assist in the peer review and validation of the second edition of the SOLVE workplace training program, an interactive educational program designed to assist in the development of policy and action addressing health promotion issues in the workplace.


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