Teaching Academy inducts 32 new members

Group photo of the WSU Teaching Academy's newest members.
New members were welcomed in person and via Zoom during an induction ceremony on April 13 in Pullman.

The Teaching Academy at Washington State University added 32 new members to its membership roster at its first induction ceremony since 2020.

“The organization is made up of educators from every college and campus who provide advocacy, expertise, and the resources to enable faculty to engage students in transformative learning experiences and achieve academic success,” said Kara Whitman, academy chair.

“New members infuse energy and ideas into the group and make valuable contributions to teaching and the scholarship of teaching across WSU.

“We are very pleased that so many talented and qualified educators applied for membership this year.”

Roster of new members

Induction ceremonies were held April 13 in Pullman, led by Whitman and Ashley Boyd, vice chair. Inductees attended in person and via Zoom connections.

  • Mark Beattie
    Hospitality business management, WSU Everett
  • Caitlin Bletscher
    Human development, WSU Vancouver
  • Theresa Bowden
    Nursing, WSU Spokane
  • Lisa Carloye
    Biological sciences, WSU Pullman
  • Jai Cheng
    Civil and environmental engineering, WSU Pullman
  • Joe Compeau
    Management, information systems and entrepreneurship, WSU Pullman
  • Dawn DeWitt
    Medical education and clinical sciences, WSU Spokane
  • Blythe Duell
    Psychology, WSU Pullman
  • Robin Ebert Mays
    English, WSU Tri‑Cities
  • D‑J Fairhurst
    Finance and management science, WSU Pullman
  • Brigit Farley
    History, WSU Tri‑Cities
  • Javier Gutierrez Illan
    Entomology, WSU Pullman
  • Christine Hayes
    Nursing, WSU Spokane
  • Holly Henning
    Crop and soil sciences, WSU Pullman
  • Joe Hewa
    Human development, WSU Pullman
  • Leeann Hunter
    English, WSU Pullman
  • Annette Jenkins
    Nursing, WSU Spokane
  • Corey Johnson
    Libraries, WSU Pullman
  • Jane Kelley
    Teaching and learning, WSU Pullman
  • Kristine Kuhn
    Management, information systems and entrepreneurship, WSU Pullman
  • Sergey Lapin
    Mathematics and statistics, WSU Everett
  • Julie Larsen
    Nutrition and exercise physiology, WSU Spokane
  • Yimo Liu
    Biological sciences, WSU Tri‑Cities
  • Allison Matthews
    Psychology, WSU Tri‑Cities
  • Erika Offerdahl
    School of Molecular Biosciences, WSU Pullman
  • Michael Pieracci
    Languages, cultures, and race, WSU Tri‑Cities
  • Shameem Rakha
    Teaching and learning, WSU Vancouver
  • Cory Risse
    Nursing, WSU Spokane
  • Jenni Sandstrom
    Hospital business management, WSU Vancouver
  • Praveen Sekhar
    Electrical engineering, WSU Vancouver
  • Stephen Solovitz
    Mechanical engineering, WSU Vancouver
  • Anna Whitehall
    Human development, WSU Pullman

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