Faculty, Staff Expertise

SPU scholars in a range of academic disciplines are often available to comment on news stories. For assistance in finding Seattle Pacific University resources, contact:

Tracy Norlen
Director of Public Information
Phone: 206-281-2977
Cell: 206-963-9779

Areas of Expertise

Below are some of the areas of expertise and experience of SPU faculty and staff.

  • Art (esp. art and faith)
  • Business (esp. ethics in the workplace)
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Economy (esp. Washington state economy)
  • Higher Education
  • History (esp. Washington state history)
  • Middle East (esp. history, culture, faith, and interrelationships)
  • Political Science (esp. Washington state politics)
  • Reconciliation (esp. biblical reconciliation; Seattle youth and violence; SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development)
  • Relationships (esp. marriage, communication)
  • Science (esp. teaching science)

Faculty/Staff Expertise Form

Kimberly Segall, Professor of English (center)

Voicing a Revolution

After two decades of research, including living in North Africa, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Middle East, Professor of English Kimberly Segall published overlooked stories of the Arab Spring. “I became a witness,” she says.

An SPU student works in the chemistry lab

Teaching Science

SPU continues its pioneering research in the teaching of science with a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.