Yvonne received a PhD in History from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile in 2006 and an M.A. in History of the Americas there in 1999. She also holds an M.Ed. from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile and began teaching at WSU in the Spring of 2009. Her areas of expertise include Latin American History, World History and a special interest in Latin American Women's History.
Roger is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Roger's teaching and research interests are centered on late Imperial China, modern China, modern Japan, and Western legal history. In addition to courses in Asian studies, Chan teaches world civilizations in the General Education Program.
Dr. Sung Choi completed her Ph.D. in Modern European History at UCLA. Her specialization is in French Empire, French North Africa, and Decolonization. She is currently a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues in World History course.
Ken received his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. He spent years working for the federal government as a historian and archaeologist.
Ken is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Ken's main areas of research are nineteenth and twentieth century U.S. history with an emphasis on globalization. His primary area of research is gender studies and race/ethnicity. He has taught at WSU since 2000.
Katy earned her Ph.D. in American History at Washington State University in 2011. Her research fields include labor, immigration, and race. Her teaching fields are Women's history, Immigration, Writing, and Roots of Contemporary Issues.
Frank has been attending or working at WSU since 1987. After earning three degrees at the University of Idaho, he transferred to WSU where he completed his Ph.D. in American History. Although Frank generally teaches freshmen-level history classes, he also teaches upper-division courses related to sports history.
Mary is a full-time instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) program.
Jon S. Middaugh
Jon teaches Latin American, world, and military history courses at Washington State University, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. His research focuses on the cultural connections that form at the intersections of state, migrant, and corporate efforts. His dissertation posited the concept of a transnational cultural market to explain why select areas of Mexico and the United States began to appear more culturally alike in the decades between the world wars. Currently he is revising his dissertation with the goal of publishing it in manuscript form. His most recent publication is a 2010 study guide for the world history textbook, Traditions and Encounters.
Clif received his Ph.D. in transnational U. S. and world history from Georgia State University in Atlanta in 2010. In his current research project, he is expanding and revising his dissertation entitled "The Path of Good Citizenship: Race, Nation, and Empire in United States Education, 1882-1924". Clif teaches summer upper-level courses in transnational U.S. history.
Scott received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in Early and Modern U. S. and Public History Concerning current research, he is expanding his original dissertation topic "The World's Greatest Air Race: Airmindedness and the Role of the Macrobertson International Air Competition of 1934." Another current research project analyzes counterculture protest at two universities for comparison in the late 1960s: San Francisco State University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Scott also teaches upper division courses on the American CIvil War, American Popular Culture, the senior-level 469 seminar on the 1960's counterculture era, as well as a class that focuses on the use of historical memory and legacy studies in relation to the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Assassination.
Charles received his Ph.D. from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, working entirely in the Kazakh language. His life’s work includes over 20 years of focus upon Central Asia, with eight total years of residence in-country engaging in research, teaching and translation. He has published numerous articles in both English and Kazakh, including multiple contributions on cultural-national reform and renewal movements and crosscultural encounters in Central and South Asia and the Middle East. Before coming to WSU, Charles was on faculty at Yale University as a visiting fellow.
Cherri received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington in July 2012. Cherri’s primary research interests include Ethiopia, the League of Nations, Imperialism, and World History. Her dissertation examined world opinion during the Italo-Ethiopian Dispute before the League of Nations (1934-1938). Cherri’s teaching focus includes World Civilizations, Modern Imperialism, and World Trade. She is currently revising her dissertation entitled “Making their Voices Heard: Expressions of World Opinion to the League of Nations during the Italo-Ethiopian Dispute (1934-1938)”.
Aaron Whelchel (Ph.D. '11) teaches Roots of Contemporary Issues (RCI) and Modern Britain at Washington State University Vancouver.