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Provost approves 63 requests for professional leave

Sixty-three requests for professional leave in 2004-05 have been approved by Provost Robert C. Bates. He noted there will be no additional costs to WSU for this program. Here are the recipients divided by college.

Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

Preston K. Andrews, associate professor and associate horticulturist, August 2004-August 2005, to research and write a popular science/gardening book that compares natural and cultural histories of apples and roses.

John H. Bassman, professor and scientist, July 2004-June 2005, to collect field data to assess changes in flora and plant communities along the track of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Drew Lenore Betz, extension faculty, July-September 2004, to study nutrition issues for Food Sense in Whatcom County.

John J. Brown, professor and chair, August 2004-July 2005, to write a PowerPoint manual for pesticide classes, retrain and develop an agroforestry publication.

Joan R. Davenport, associate soil scientist, October 2004-April 2005, to work in Australia with one of the few programs worldwide researching soil/plant nutrient management in wine grapes.

Emmett P. Fiske, organizational effectiveness specialist, May-November 2005, to complete dissertation on the University of California’s historical involvement with organized agriculture and determining beneficiaries of land-grant efforts.

Ann K. Hennings, extension faculty, June-December 2004, to study with leadership institute professionals nationwide to strengthen the leadership curriculum of volunteer management programs.

Holly Hong Wang, associate professor and associate economist, August 2004-May 2005, to conduct research in Canada and China on organic apple production and Chinese rural insurance.

Eugene M. Kupferman, extension horticulturist, November 2004-May 2005, to evaluate cherry varieties in Australia and apple and pear varieties New Zealand.

Robert B. Wielgus, associate professor and lab director, August 2004-May 2005, to study ecology of bears, cougar and deer in France.

Hao Zhang, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to collaborate with researchers worldwide on development of models and methods for spatial data.

Business and Economics

Suprateek Sarker, assistant professor, August 2004-May 2005, to collaborate globally with others investigating mobile communication/commerce, virtual teamwork and business process outsourcing.

David E. Sprott, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to develop a European study abroad program for the college and to research the collection, amassing and evaluation of consumer possessions.

Patriya S. Tansuhaj, professor and director, August-December 2004 or January-May 2005, to develop study abroad opportunities in Thailand and research international trade.

Min-Chiang Wang, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to investigate economic design for a control policy in a dynamic on-line process control system in Taiwan.

Education

Stephanie Bauman, associate professor WSU Tri-Cities, August-December 2004, to develop a research study and grant proposal on the psychosocial and school adjustment of young adult survivors of childhood cancer.

Darcy E. Miller, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to conduct follow-up and observational studies in rural and urban schools and write a text.

Lynda S. Paznokas, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to develop and study pre-service teacher and intern issues and determine the needs of informal educators.

Donald B. Reed, associate professor, August-December 2004, to update and revise conference papers for publication.

Richard D. Sawyer, assistant professor WSU Vancouver, August 2004-May 2005, to study three teacher professional development organizations.

Engineering and Architecture

David F. Bahr, associate professor, January-May 2005, to collaborate on thin film adhesion and nanoindentation at Sandia National Laboratories, finish writing a textbook and organize a conference.

David E. Bakken, assistant professor, August 2004-May 2005, to extend WSU’s research software framework, GridStat, set up transatlantic funding and increase the number of Norwegian graduate students.

Kenneth L. Carper, professor, January-May 2005, to investigate structural collapse under extreme loading events.

Katherine M. Keane, associate professor, August-December 2004, to study the implications of development on contemporary Irish vernacular architecture and existing antiquities.

Balasingam Muhunthan, associate professor, January-May 2005, to model and test granular materials in New Zealand.

Anna W. Mutin, professor, August-December 2004, to study plans for two Sicilian cities built according to Renaissance principles of the Ideal City after the earthquake of 1693.

Brent M. Peyton, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to research the study and application of modern molecular genomics techniques at Montana State University.

David C. Wang, associate professor, July-December 2004, to complete book project.

David Yonge, professor and director, January-May 2005, to enhance international collaborations for college and students and strengthen relationships with the Yakama Tribe.

Liberal Arts

William Andrefsky, Jr. , professor and chair, August 2004-May 2005, to write a book on the archaeology of the Columbia Plateau.

Charles E. Argersinger, professor, January-May 2005, to compose final movement of concerto and record completed score.

LeRoy Ashby, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to complete a book on the history of American pop culture since 1830.

Silva Bedoyan, administrative manager, April-May 2005, to work with student international programs in England, Lebanon and Belgium to establish exchange opportunities with WSU.

Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, associate professor, August-December 2004, to research and begin writing a book on social and political ramifications of identity.

Thomas A. Brigham, professor and scientist, August 2004-May 2005, to do research for book about the relevance of behavior analysis and self-management to the solution of major social problems.

Gail D. Chermak, professor and chair, January-May 2005, to develop a CD-ROM of auditory training exercises and continue work on handbook of auditory processing disorders.

Zheng-min Dong, associate professor, January-May 2005, to compile a new Russian-English dictionary of Chinese, Japanese and Korean words in contemporary Russian.

Jolanta A. Drzewiecka, assistant professor, January-May 2005, to examine Polish national identity in Poland and among Polish immigrants in South Africa.

Michael G. Hanly, professor, August-May 2005, to complete a book about diplomats in the medieval courts of Avignon, Paris, London and Naples.

Elwood Hartman, professor, August-May 2005, to research and complete manuscript on humor in francophone African literature and film.

Steven D. Kale, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to write a book on pan-European encounters of French aristocrats between the era of the French Revolution and the Revolutions of 1848.

Francisco Manzo-Robledo, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to produce two manuscripts in English on colonial women and Spanish narrative songs.

Tahira M. Probst, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to visit business schools and organizations in three countries and develop a new WSU course, “Work and Stress.”

Thomas V. Reed, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to complete two articles and a book manuscript.

Christopher J. Watts, professor, August-December 2004, to paint, research sound compositions and the Structurists from Edmonton, Alberta, and re-establish contact with Seattle galleries.

Amy S. Wharton, professor WSU Vancouver, August 2004-May 2005, to continue research on work-family policies and prepare a grant proposal to examine how organizations’ core ideologies share their responses to work-family issues.

Libraries

Christy Zlatos, librarian and manager, July 2004-June 2005, to research and write a book for mid-career librarians that would identify career options and training opportunities.

Nursing

Roberta J. Emerson, associate professor, August 2004-May 2005, to write a book providing direction to novice clinical nursing educators.

Kris L. Miller, associate professor, January-May 2005, to develop a grant proposal for pilot testing of a health- and life-skills program for use in child and youth summer camp settings.

Pharmacy

Gary G. Meadows, professor and director, February-July 2005, to study the effects of fetal alcohol exposure on immunity.

Sciences

John G. Bishop, assistant professor WSU Vancouver, August 2004-May 2005, to incorporate new genomic and biochemical techniques into research on the coevolution of plants and pathogens and to develop funding proposals.

Franklin F. Foit, Jr. , professor, August-December 2004, to conduct field/laboratory study of volcanoes Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak and Mt. Hood.

Peter B. Larson, professor and chair, August 2004-May 2005, to serve as a Jefferson Science Fellow for the U.S. Department of State to engage the American academic community in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

Nancy S. Magnuson, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to cross-breed mice to identify genes that influence cancer.

Philip L. Marston, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to research acoustics and ultrasonics through visits with internationally known research groups.

Michael D. Miller, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to work at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Linz, Austria.

Martin L. Pall, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to write a book, “Explaining Unexplained Illnesses,” on the mechanisms behind chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia and related illnesses.

John L. Paznokas, associate professor and director, January-May 2005, to work to make the Science Mathematics Engineering Education Center a regional K-20 center for science and mathematics educational pedagogy.

Raymond Reeves, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to generate experimental data to obtain grant funding for ongoing investigations of proteins that regulate gene transcription and DNA repair.

James D. Satterlee, professor, August 2004-May 2005, to learn new techniques in structural biology.

Luying Xun, associate professor, August 2004-July 2005, to pursue genomic research at Harvard University.

Veterinary Medicine

James D. Lincoln, associate professor, January-June 2005, to gain experience in kinematics related to musculoskeletal disorders in humans; to organize a program for rehabilitation of companion animals.

Guy H. Palmer, professor, September 2004-August 2005, to study pathogen transmission by ticks at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

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