Provost Robert Bates approved 70 requests for professional leave for 2008-09. He said there will be no additional costs to WSU for this program. Recipients and topics, according to college, are:
Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
• Linda Arthur, apparel merchandising, design and textiles, Aug. 2008-May 2009, ethnic textiles in the American Southwest and Hawaii.
• Byung-Kee Baik, crop and soil sciences, July 2008-June 2009, collaboration with starch chemists at Korea University, Seoul.
• William Johnston, crop and soil sciences, July 2008-June 2009, warm-season turf studies at Auburn University, Alabama.
• Jolie Kaytes, horticulture and landscape architecture, Jan.-May 2009, applying ecological design principles at household and community scales in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest.
• Rodney Sayler, natural resource sciences, Aug.-Dec. 2008, study at selected U.S. academic institutions to develop a strategic master plan for the WSU Arboretum.
• Ken Butterfield, management and operations, Jan.-May 2009, work in Pullman on a book on student cheating and academic integrity in North American colleges and universities.
• Stergios Fotopoulos, management and operations, Aug.-Dec. 2008, collaborate on economic model for crop replacement, universities of Loannina and Athens in Greece.
• Jerry Goodstein, management and operations, WSU Vancouver, Jan.-May 2009, ethics violations and restoration of relationships, University of British Columbia.
• John Nofsinger, finance, insurance and real estate, Jan.-May 2009, work in Pullman on entrepreneurship and opportunities for WSU students with venture capital firms.
• Pamela Bettis, teaching and learning, Aug. 2008-May 2009, work, partly at University of Alabama, on the book, “Be Nice! Women and the Politics of Nice.”
• Phyllis Erdman, educational leadership and counseling psychology, July-Dec. 2008, write chapter and edit book in Pullman and Charlotte, N.C.
• Susan Finley, teaching and learning, WSU Vancouver, Aug. 2008-May 2009, education, poverty and homelessness collaboration with nonprofit groups in the western U.S.
• David Gruenewald, teaching and learning, Aug. 2008-May 2009, action research network on sustainability for teacher educators in Washington.
• Armando Laguardia, teaching and learning, Aug.-Dec. 2008, successful approaches in K-12 schools to educate under-performing sudents in the Northwest.
• Forrest Parkay, educational leadership and counseling psychology, Aug. 2008-May 2009, visiting professor at Beijing Normal University.
• Kelly Ward, educational leadership and counseling psychology, Aug. 2008-May 2009, write book, study community colleges in Washington and STEM education fields.
Engineering and Architecture
• Denny Davis, chemical engineering and bioengineering, July 2008-June 2009, collaborate with colleagues at Purdue University to advance WSU’s engineering education, research and graduate programs.
• Jose Delgado-Frias, electrical engineering and computer science, Aug. 2008-May 2009, work at Princeton University on the next generation of computer systems in the nanoscale range.
• Dan Dolan, civil and environmental engineering, Aug.-Dec. 2008, design and research with faculty at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.
• Chris Hundhausen, electrical engineering and computer science, Aug. 2008-May 2009, design and implement next generation of ALVIS programming environment at Open University, United Kingdom, and University of Auckland, New Zealand.
• Sankar Jayaram, mechanical and materials engineering, Aug. 2008-May 2009, work with three Washington companies on new technologies, software, virtual reality and virtual assembly.
• Marie Laborie, civil and environmental engineering, Aug. 2008-May 2009, collaborate with colleagues in Europe on nanotechnology and bacterial cellulose nanomaterials.
• Cecilia Richards, mechanical and materials engineering, Aug. 2008-May 2009, collaboration with universities in Chile and Mexico for research, graduate student exchanges and Hispanic student recruitment.
• Robert Richards, mechanical and materials engineering, Aug. 2008-May 2009, collaboration with universities in Chile and Mexico for research, graduate student exchanges and Hispanic student recruitment.
• Arian Rodriguez-Marek, civil and environmental engineering, Aug. 2008-May 2009, expanding research focus at the Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees in Paris.
• Russell Westphal, mechanical and materials engineering, WSU Tri-Cities, Aug. 2008-May 2009, will demonstrate and document recently developed research instruments for advanced flight testing at Northrop Grumman inCalifornia.
• Edward Adams, WSU Spokane, Jan.-June 2009, study quality-of-life evaluation, visit proponents in the United Kingdom and adapt the methodology for use at WSU.
• David Granatstein, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, July-Dec. 2008, seek new knowledge for Washington’s organic tree fruit sector at agrculture technology institute in Rio Negro, Argentina.
• Meredith Arksey, School of Music, Aug.-Dec. 2008, spend fall semester in Italy studying Italian baroque violin.
• Martha Cottam, political science, Aug. 2008-May 2009, complete books, conduct research on collaboration and write research grants in Washington state, Washington, D.C., Nicaragua and Guatemala.
• David Demers, School of Communication, Aug. 2008-May 2009, work in Spokane on a book tentatively titled, “The Ivory Tower of Babel: Why the Social Sciences Have Failed to Live Up to Their Promises.
• Brigit Farley, general studies, WSU Tri-Cities, Aug. 2008-May 2009, complete book and launch a new translation project in Pendleton, Ore., and Champaign, Ill.
• Michelle Forsyth, fine arts, Aug. 2008-May 2009, document One Hundred Drawings project in Northwest and eastern Canada; visiting artist-in-residence at the University of Southern Maine.
• John Garofalo, psychology, WSU Vancouver, Aug. 2008-May 2009, extend background stress research to influences on pain and cancer populations.
• Candice Goucher, history, WSU Vancouver, Jan.-May 2009, complete book, edit encyclopedia and initiate fieldwork on the history of women and resistance; work will be done in Trinidad/Guyana, Ghana, California, New York.
• William Hamlin, English, Jan.-May 2009, complete a book on social history of Renaissance literary translation of Montaigne’s Essays, in Pullman and libraries in the U.S. and United Kingdom.
• Richard Hume, history, Aug.-Dec. 2008, prepare a new course on Abraham Lincoln for the 2009 bicentennial of his birth and scheduled release date of a film about him.
• Lincoln James, School of Communication, Jan.-May 2009, write a proposal, pursue a book contract, update marketing strategy for Western Journal of Black Studies.
• David Jarvis, School of Music, Jan.-May 2009, update a class to a PowerPoint presentation; compose and seek publication for new work for percussion ensemble, working mostly in Pullman.
• Noriko Kawamura, history, Aug. 2008-May 2009, complete final archival research in Tokyo to finish writing book manuscript.
• Julie Kmec, sociology, Jan.-May 2009, analyze data in Pullman from survey of human resource managers in four industries.
• David Leonard, comparative ethnic studies, Aug.-Dec. 2008, work in Pullman on two research projects.
• Otwin Marenin, political science, Aug. 2008-May 2009, complete books on global security and the Nigeria police force.
• Lisa McIntyre, sociology, Aug. 2008-May 2009, investigate academic integrity violations and students’ excuses in Pullman.
• Laurie Mercier, history, Aug. 2008-May 2009, complete two book projects, an oral history reader and an edited collection of women’s oral narratives, in western states, British Columbia and Detroit, Mich.
• Bruce Pinkleton, School of Communication, Jan.-May 2009, work in Pullman on projects concerning political and health communication.
• Susan Ross, School of Communication, Aug. 2008-May 2009, work at the University of Calgary and University of Sydney on peace studies and communication.
• John Streamas, comparative ethnic studies, Jan.-May 2009, write book on racism and technologies of time and space, working in London, New York and Pullman.
• Raymond Sun, history, Jan.-May 2009, study links between reconstruction of Catholic churches in Germany after World War II and the formation of German war memory.
• Nella Van Dyke, sociology, Aug. 2008-May 2009, study racist hate crimes on college campuses, from Pullman.
• Eileen Brady, Owen Science and Engineering Library, Jan.-June 2009, work in Pullman on research for and formatting of archive, library and museum security.
• Linda Frederiksen, WSU Vancouver Library, Jan.-June 2009, review Pacific Northwest Library Association archives at the University of Washington, producing a fully documented history of the association.
• Mary Gilles, Holland and Terrell Libraries, July-Dec. 2008, write monograph on the expansion of executive power in the United States over the last two centuries; locations Washington, D.C., and Pullman.
• Cynthia Kaag, Owen Science and Engineering Library, July-Dec. 2008, investigate the information needs and resources of scientists working in the field in Yellowstone National Park.
• Jane Scales, Holland and Terrell Libraries, July-Dec. 2008, develop expertise from Pullman in bibliographic software.
• William Budd, political science/earth and environmental science, Aug.-Dec. 2008, study in Taipei, Taiwan, the impacts of global environmental change on peri-urban areas associated with cities in Asia and the United States.
• Patrick Carter, biological sciences, Aug. 2008-May 2009, research and grant writing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Milwaukee.
• Gary Collins, physics, Aug.-Dec. 2008, experiments using radioactive probes in Pullman with trips to Northern Kentucky University and University of the Saarlandes, Germany.
• David Gaylord, earth and environmental science, Jan.-May 2009, field and laboratory work in Pullman with trips to Montana and southern Idaho.
• Richard Gill, earth and environmental science, Aug.-Dec. 2008, develop tree-ring analysis at Northern Arizona University and Colorado State University to isolate impacts of climate change and livestock grazing.
• Richard Gomulkiewicz, mathematics and biological sciences, Aug. 2008-May 2009, develop tools at the University of British Columbia for analyzing coevolution of community networks.
• Andrew McCubbin, biological sciences, Aug.-Dec. 2008, research in Pullman and at the University of Wisconsin.
• Hubert Schwabl, biological sciences, Aug. 2008-May 2009, visit new Max-Planck Institute, Germany, to continue collaboration and research essential to obtain new external funding.
• Andrew Storfer, biological sciences, Aug. 2008-May 2009, collaborate in Australia with the Amphibian Diseases Research Group on the ecology of amphibian declines and recoveries.
• Jeffrey Vervoort, earth and evnironmental sciences, Aug. 2008-May 2009, research at Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France.
• Guy Worthey, physics and astronomy, Aug.-Dec. 2008, astrophysical research collaboration at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England.
• Thomas Besser, veterinary microbiology and pathology, July 2008-June 2009, study food-borne and zoonotic pathogens with experts at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
• Kathleen Potter, veterinary microbiology and pathology, July 2008-June 2009, participate in service pathology and training of veterinary students and pathology residents at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
• Debra Sellon, veterinary clinical sciences, Oct. 2008-March 2009, complete course in equine acupuncture in San Diego and edit textbook in Pullman.