English and Cultural Studies Department Faculty

Tom Amorose
Tom Amorose

Professor of English
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2089
Office: Marston 232

Robert Baah
Robert Baah

Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
PhD, University of Southern California


Phone: 206-281-2339
Office: Marston Hall 214

Brian Bantum
Brian Bantum

Adjunct Professor of Theology and Cultural Studies
PhD, Duke University


Phone: 206-281-2546
Office: Alexander Hall

Kathryn Bartholomew
Kathryn Bartholomew

Professor Emeritus of Languages and Linguistics
PhD, University of Washington


Michelle Beauclair
Michelle Beauclair

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Phone: 206-281-2092
Office: Marston Hall 220

Zack Bent
Zack Bent

Assistant Professor of Art


Phone: 206-281-3442
Office: Art Center

Xu Bian
Xu Bian

Assistant Professor of Chinese
PhD, Seattle Pacific University


Phone: 206-281-2030
Office: Marston Hall 219

Carlene J. Brown
Carlene J. Brown

Associate Professor of Music; Director, Music Therapy Program
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2920
Office: Crawford 206

Scott Cairns
Scott Cairns

Professor of English;
Director of the MFA in Creative Writing
PhD, Utah State University


Phone: 206-281-2109
Office: Marston 236

Christine Chaney
Christine Chaney

Professor of English;
Director of University Scholars
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2409
Office: Marston 230

Raedene Copeland
Raedene Copeland

Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising
PhD, University of North Carolina


Phone: 206-281-2295
Office: Peterson Hall 205

Ruth Ediger
Ruth Ediger

Associate Professor of Political Science
PhD, University of Nebraska


Phone: 206-281-2937
Office: McKenna Hall 225

Randal Franz
Randal Franz

Professor of Management
PhD, Stanford University


Phone: 206-281-2729
Office: McKenna Hall 203

Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman
Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman

Professor of Art-Visual Communications


Phone: 206-378-5054
Office: Art Center

Traynor Hansen
Traynor Hansen

Instructor of Writing and English
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2403
Office: Marston 246

Sandra C. Hartje
Sandra C. Hartje

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences; Director of Family and Consumer Sciences
PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Phone: 206-281-2204
Office: Peterson Hall 204B

Donald Holsinger
Donald Holsinger

Emeritus Professor of History
PhD, Northwestern University


Phone: 206-281-2896
Office: Alexander Hall 411

Rebecca Hughes
Rebecca Hughes

Assistant Professor of History
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2773
Office: Alexander Hall 408

Max Hunter
Max Hunter

Assistant Professor of Biology; Director of PPHS
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2094
Office: Eaton 308

Lorelle Jabs
Lorelle Jabs

Associate Professor of Communication
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2128
Office: Marston 212

​Paul Youngbin Kim
​Paul Youngbin Kim

Associate Professor of Psychology, Faculty Scholar for the Living Well Initiative
PhD, University of Notre Dame


Phone: 206-281-2987
Office: Marston 113

Katie Kresser
Katie Kresser

Professor of Art


Phone: 206-281-3443
Office: Art Center

David Leong
David Leong

Associate Professor of Missiology
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary


Phone: 206-281-2618
Office: Alexander Hall

Jennifer Maier
Jennifer Maier

Professor of English;
Associate Editor of Image Journal
Co-director of Art and Incarnation Rome Study Abroad Program
PhD, Tulane University


Phone: 206-281-2976
Office: Marston 235

Jennifer McKinney
Jennifer McKinney

Professor of Sociology, Director of Women's Studies, Co-Chair Sociology Department
PhD, Purdue University


Phone: 206-281-2595
Office: Alexander Hall 310

April Middeljans
April Middeljans

Associate Professor of English
PhD, University of Illinois


Phone: 206-378-5408
Office: Marston 238

Peter Wayne Moe
Peter Wayne Moe

Assistant Professor of English; Director of Campus Writing
PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Phone: 206-281-2093
Office: Marston 228

Katherine Nesse
Katherine Nesse

Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Urban Studies Program Director
PhD, University of Illinois


Phone: 206-378-2378
Office: Alexander Hall 306

Kevin Neuhouser
Kevin Neuhouser

Professor of Sociology, Co-Chair Sociology Department
PhD, Indiana University


Phone: 206-281-2276
Office: Alexander Hall 308

Jeffrey Overstreet
Jeffrey Overstreet

Assistant Professor of English and Writing
MFA, Seattle Pacific University


Phone: 206-281-2155
Office: Marston 248

William Purcell
William Purcell

Professor of Communication; Chair of Communication and Journalism
PhD, Indiana University


Phone: 206-281-2404
Office: Marston 208

Luke Reinsma
Luke Reinsma

Professor Emeritus of English
PhD, University of Michigan


Phone: 206-281-2704
Office: Marston 254

Todd Rendleman
Todd Rendleman

Professor of Communication
PhD, University of Illinois


Phone: 206-281-2095
Office: Marston 206

Leland Saunders
Leland Saunders

Associate Professor of Philosophy
PhD, University of Maryland


Phone: 206-281-2038
Office: Marston Hall 211

Kimberly Wedeven Segall
Kimberly Wedeven Segall

Professor of English; Co-Director of Social Justice & Cultural Studies; Director of the South Africa and Spain/Morocco Study Abroad Programs
PhD, Northwestern University


Phone: 206-281-2040
Office: Marston 234

Shannon Smythe
Shannon Smythe

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary


Phone: 206-281-2349
Office: Alexander Hall

Doug Thorpe
Doug Thorpe

Professor Emeritus of English
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2311
Office: Marston 251

Joshua Tom
Joshua Tom

Assistant Professor of Sociology
PhD, Baylor University


Phone: 206-281-2547
Office: Alexander Hall Room 311

Candace Vance
Candace Vance

Assistant Professor of Theatre


Phone: 206-281-2934
Office: McKinley 102

Mark D. Walhout
Mark D. Walhout

Professor of English
Department Chair
PhD, Northwestern University


Phone: 206-281-2981
Office: Marston 233

Mischa Willett
Mischa Willett

Instructor of Education, English, and Writing; Lingua Faculty Advisor
PhD, University of Washington


Phone: 206-281-2084
Office: Marston 223

Zhiguo Ye
Zhiguo Ye

Associate Professor of History
PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Phone: 206-281-2180
Office: Alexander Hall 406