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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Extension

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.

Liberal Arts
 
Andrew Appleton, political science, Jan.-May 2009, work on two pieces of survery research at the institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeauz in France.

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.

Libraries

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.

Sciences

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.

Veterinary Medicine

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.