December 2017 Faculty Spotlight

Students in chemistry lab, 2014

Dharshi Bopegedera’s new book, Mole Concepts & Stoichiometry: A Chemistry Workbook, is forthcoming from Linus Learning. Dharshi developed the workshops in the book over the course of several years to help first-year chemistry students learn what she describes as “some of the most challenging concepts for students taking college chemistry for the first time.” In October she gave an oral presentation centered on the book at the Washington College Teachers Association conference in Leavenworth. The title of her talk: “Teaching Mole Concepts & Stoichiometry with Your Mouth Shut!” She presented “Evaluating the Economic Viability of a ‘Copper Mine’ in the First-year Chemistry Laboratory using Visible Spectroscopy” at the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society in April. She’s had two papers recently in the Journal of Chemical Education: “Tie-Dye! An Engaging Activity to Introduce Polymers and Polymerization to Beginning Chemistry Students” in March, and “‘Greening’ a Familiar General Chemistry Experiment: Coffee Cup Calorimetry to Determine the Enthalpy of Neutralization of an Acid–Base Reaction and the Specific Heat Capacity of Metals” in April. Dharshi was elected as a councilor for the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society for the 2018 calendar year. And finally, the student organization Dharshi advises, The Evergreen State College Chemistry and Other Sciences (ChaOS) Club won the Outstanding Club Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for their work during the 2016-17 academic year. The award presentation ceremony will take place during the 2018 spring national meeting of the ACS in April in New Orleans.

The University of Washington Press issued a paperback edition of Frederica Bowcutt’s 2015 book The Tanoak Tree in July. In a review in Northwest Science, retired Oregon State University forestry professor John Tappeiner said the book “could serve as a basis for, or as part of, a seminar or class on broadening the scope of forest management to include Native American cultural values in contemporary western U.S. forests.” In Environmental History, Erik Loomis called it “a model of how histories can deploy visuals as central storytelling tools” and “a fine addition to the literatures of historical ecology and forest history."

Rebecca Chamberlain coauthored a paper (with Russ Genet and others), “Student Scientific Research within Communities-of-Practice,” published in June in Proceedings for the 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Astronomical Sciences. During the spring and summer of 2017, she coordinated a Noosphere Award project, Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth—a series of ten lectures at Evergreen on astronomy, cosmology, and the August solar eclipse. Her 2017 summer astronomy program observed the eclipse northeast of Bend at the Oregon Star Party. Rebecca and one of Evergreen’s binary star research teams appear on the cover of the Small Telescope Astronomical Research Handbook (Collins Foundation Press, 2017). Several of Rebecca’s astronomy students have been in the media recently, including Shannon Pangloss-Scott in an Olympian article about the eclipse, “In Olympia, It’s Close but No Corona.” Rebecca gave two recent lectures at St. Martin’s University (SMU): “Native American Language Revitalization” with SMU faculty Olivia Archibald and SMU dean John Hopkins in November, and “Language, Culture, and Narrative: Orality and Literacy—Thinking Through Different Mediums of Expression,” with Archibald and SMU faculty David Price in March 2016. Rebecca attended the Lushootseed Research Language Conference at Seattle University in 2016 and 2017 and the Lushootseed Dictionary Online launch in August 2016.

Stephanie Coontz and recent Evergreen graduate Nika Fate-Dixon ’16 wrote a fact sheet, On August 26, 2017, Women’s Equality Day Turns 44, for Stephanie’s organization, the Council on Contemporary Families. The report documents gains in gender equality over the past four decades, as well as the tremendous amount of work remaining to be done. Her op-ed about the anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, “Nixon was Right about Women,” was published by CNN.

Damonte from the show Rubbable Olympia, 2107

Recent work from Devon Damonte ’87 showed at Bar Francis in Olympia in August and September. The exhibit, Rubbable Olympia, featured rubbings from several sites in Olympia and beyond. Visitors to the show also got a free “Rubbable Olympia” walking tour zine to take with them and make their own rubbings.

From Davis's Skill Builders Project, 2017

Steve Davis received a grant from the Pollination Project for his Skill Builders project, which focuses on portraiture of and by a group of prison inmates deemed highly vulnerable in the general prison population of the Washington Correction Center in Shelton. His photo “10, 11, 12, 13 & 14” is a permanent part of the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s new 4000 square foot digital and 3D holographic Take a Stand Center, which opened in October. Davis was also included in the fall Notions of Home exhibition at the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle.

Hirsh Diamant participated in the 3rd annual conference of the Critical Edge Alliance (CEA) in Mumbai, India in September. Evergreen is a founding member of CEA, a consortium of critical, alternative, and innovative universities across the world. Hirsh's conference paper, “Learning on Silk Roads: Collaborative Partnerships and Innovative Critical Pedagogies for Studies Abroad,” highlighted the work of Evergreen students in Silk Roads programs in China, the Middle East, Vietnam, and Japan and will be published in CEA conference proceedings. Hirsh also presented a TaiJi movement workshop and a keynote address titled “Integrating Ancient Daoist Wisdom into Modern Life” at the 14th annual Taoist Gathering in Oakland, California.

A Citizen's Approach to Carbon Equity,” written by Peter Dorman for the Scholars Strategy Network, is being reprinted in the forthcoming 11th edition of Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, edited by John Ramage, John Bean, and June Johnson, from Pearson Education.

Eloheimo Ethnobiology presentation

At the 40th Annual Society of Ethnobiology conference in Montréal, Quebec in May, Marja Eloheimo ’76 presented “Suomalaiset Marjat (Finnish Berries): A Role for Heritage in Cultivating Ecocultural Relationality.” Describing the presentation, Marja writes: “In Finnish, ‘eloheimo’ means ‘clan of the harvest’ and ‘marja’ means ‘berry.’ Inspired by the importance of berries among people in Finland, including Indigenous Sámi, I modeled for my students at Evergreen incorporation of heritage into the academic program, Arts, Culture, and Ecology.” The presentation introduced Finnish berries, discussed relationality as paradigm, and provided an example of incorporating heritage exploration into studies of cultural ecology. Marja also received a recent grant from Finlandia Foundation to complete a program of images and poetry that she began 30 years ago. The first part of the program, “Land of the Ancestors: Intimate Glimpses of Finland,” was presented throughout the US at various Finnish cultural events. She presented the second part, based on images and experiences in Finland last summer and tentatively titled “Return to Finland: Heritage is Home,” at “Finnfest 2017” in Minneapolis in September. This year is the centennial of Finland’s Declaration of Independence from Russia.

Fall presentations by Sarah Eltantawi include several invited lectures connected to the release of her 2017 book, Shar'ia on Trial, Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution (University of California Press), and other topics. She lectured at Harvard and gave a book reading at the Harvard Coop Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She presented at the Islam, Feminism, and the Women's Mosque Movement conference at the University of Oregon and in the United Kingdom at the British Library and the University of Cambridge. She was an invited presenter at a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration at the Desmond Tutu Center for Human Rights at the Liberty Hope University in Liverpool, England. Sarah is a member of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics section of the American Academy of Religion. At the Academy’s national meeting in November she convened a roundtable on religious studies scholars' responses to the challenges presented by the Trump administration. There she also presented three papers on new and ongoing work. As a member of the speakers bureau for Humanities Washington, Sarah has given lectures on Islam in two local churches and participated in two panels on free speech on American campuses, in Seattle and Yakima.

A team of Evergreen faculty presented at the annual Symposium on Teaching and Learning at St. Martin’s University in October. The title of this year’s symposium was Place, Community, and Experience: Creating Global and Local Connections. Presentations included “Building Resiliency: Committing to Long-term Community Partnerships” by Karen Gaul, “Integrating Mindfulness Training into Community Based Learning” by Mukti Khanna, “Community as Teaching Partner: Shaping Knowledge in Local to Global Struggles” by Lin Nelson, and “Responding to Critical Community Needs: Center for Community Based Learning and Action” by Ellen Shortt Sanchez ’92 MPA ’10.

Ruth Hayes's photos

Ruth Hayes has been invited to participate in Northwest Tracking: Trailblazing Women of Independent Animation at Portland’s Northwest Film Center. A preview of this screening series took place on November 4 as part of the Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival where Ruth was part of a panel discussion showcasing six independent animation innovators. On November 16, Ruth presented a retrospective of her animations as part of Northwest Tracking. In June, her film Copper Perforation Loop Triptych was programmed as part of Another Experiment by Women Film Festival at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. During the summer Ruth began new work inspired by the August solar eclipse that continues her 16mm film experiments with direct animation, live action, photograms, expanded cinema, and hand-contact printing and processing.

Steve Herman gave the keynote address, “Birding, Banding, and Teaching in the High Desert of Oregon,” at the annual meeting of the Western Bird Banding Association in September in Cave Junction, Oregon.

Katherine Himes’ review of The Fear Factor by Abigail Marsh was published in the September 8 issue Science. The review was featured in the journal's list of recommended fall reads. Katherine also received a grant from the Bullitt Foundation to lead a major science and policy symposium focused on the Deschutes Estuary, to be held in May.

Grace Huerta and Catalina Ocampo’s article, “Daring to Dream: Sustaining Support for Undocumented Students at The Evergreen State College,” appeared in the most recent issue of Learning Communities Research and Practice. The article chronicles the efforts of Evergreen students and staff who seek to support and respond to the threats facing undocumented students and their families following the 2016 election.

Shangrila Joshi gave two invited talks on her research on the Clean Development Mechanism—a “climate mitigation and sustainable development project”—in Nepal: at Portland State University in March and at St. Martin’s University in April. She presented a paper about the politics of scale in relationship to the state of California’s textbook revisions at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest, held at the University of Washington in February. With Zoltan Grossman and Kristina Ackley, she co-hosted the second Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium at Evergreen in May. Over the summer she visited Nepal and conducted field work towards research on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) with support from an Evergreen Faculty Foundation Grant. This fall, an article she coauthored with Kevin Francis, Martha Henderson, Erin Martin, and Kathleen Saul, "Collaborative Teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning in Graduate Environmental Studies," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Patricia Krafcik presented a paper at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Chicago in November. In a panel about “Researching History in Communist Slovakia,” she detailed her experiences living and researching in Slovakia over the course of nearly a year in a presentation entitled “How I Defended the Brigand Jánošík or My IREX in Czechoslovakia in 1983-84.” Her presentation and those of her colleagues describing the experiences of doing research in those years will be expanded as chapters for a book-length study.

Carri LeRoy’s recent publications include “Global Synthesis of The Temperature Sensitivity of Leaf Litter Breakdown in Streams and Rivers,” an article in Global Change Biology by a large group of collaborators from the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. She is coauthor on, “Tree Genetics Strongly Affect Forest Productivity, but Intraspecific Diversity–Productivity Relationships Do Not,” an article in Functional Ecology led by Dylan Fischer with multiple collaborators, including Clarissa Dirks. (Dylan talks about this article in a podcast for the British Ecological Society). Carri, MES graduate Dennis Aubrey Buckingham ’13, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife scientist, and two formerly incarcerated participants from the Sustainability in Prisons Project co-wrote “Oviposition Preference of Endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterflies (Euphydryas Editha Taylori) Using Native and Non-Native Hosts” in Northwest Science. Finally an article she wrote with Dylan, Clyde Barlow, and undergraduate students in the Environmental Analysis program, “Salmon Carcasses Influence Genetic Linkages between Forests and Streams,” came out in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (Photoland’s Carlos Javier Sanchez ’97 and Katherine Turner ’09 produced this 2009 video about the project.)

Rob Leverich sculpture

Robert Leverich showed recent works in stone at the Vashon Center for the Arts Koch Gallery in July, as part of the group exhibition Material Witness: Wax-Paper-Stone. Over the summer and early fall Bob completed work on a Washington State Arts Commission public art project, to be installed outdoors at Vashon High School on Vashon Island. Several large granite carvings comprise the final piece. Most of the work took place at Evergreen’s maintenance yard, with the support of two Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows and other Evergreen undergraduates.

Naima Lowe solo exhibition

Naima Lowe showed video and collage works in a solo exhibition, Trouble, at the Art Department Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 2016. During winter and spring of 2017, Naima’s short video, “Hearing in the Dark,” screened nationally and internationally alongside other experimental films by queer and POC artists as part of the annual touring performance and video program “Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance.” Screenings included the Mix Festival and National Queer Art Festival. Naima participated in two 4-week artist residency programs this past summer—at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Millay Colony for the Arts. The two merit-based, juried residencies are designed to offer artists uninterrupted studio time, studio visits with renowned guest artists, and opportunities to build community with fellow residents.

Jean MacGregor is off-ramping to retirement. The Curriculum for the Bioregion that she initiated 12 years ago has now involved over 1600 faculty and staff at more than 60 campuses in Washington and beyond, including about 75 Evergreen faculty members. The project’s most recent faculty learning community focused on “Teaching in an Age of Climate Consequences.” Evergreen faculty participants included Karen Gaul, Therese Saliba, Joli Sandoz, and Shangrila Joshi, along with MES student Liliana Caughman. Jean and MES student Danae Presler recently completed a report on the state of sustainability on campuses in Washington, Strengthening Sustainability on Washington Campuses, which you can find on the Curriculum for the Bioregion website. The study documents tremendous progress for sustainability across the curriculum and, on several campuses, significant work on sustainability and justice. In September, Jean co-convened a planning charrette at Duke University, which is developing its own curriculum for the bioregion initiative for the 10 colleges and universities in the Research Triangle region in North Carolina. As Jean steps away this year, Western Washington University in Bellingham will become the new home for Curriculum for the Bioregion.

Mellis Encyclopedia cover

Miranda Mellis was interviewed at KGB Lit in September. This fall she has published three essays at The Believer Logger: “The Method of Pain,” “Losing the Plot,” and “Moveable Types.” Two of her poems appeared recently in Bomb. A multi-volume community arts publication project she co-founded and co-edited, The Encyclopedia Project, is celebrating its final volume this year. She will be reading at Portland State University’s Visiting Writer’s Series on January 25. Her next book, Demystifications, is forthcoming from Solid Objects in 2018.

Greg Mullins co-organized a three-day seminar, Human Rights and Literature: Historiography and Historical Literacy, at the annual American Comparative Literature Association meeting, held in July in Utrecht. Greg read his paper “Cultural Rights before the Cultural Turn.”

Nasser book cover

Alan Nasser’s new book, Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy, will be published by Pluto Press in April 2018. Alan recently lectured at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon on the origins of the current economic crisis and at the Berlin Institute for Law and Economics on the future of American capitalism. He’ll be at the University of Quebec speaking about the book in May.

Alice Nelson participated in the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) last April in Lima, Peru. She presented her research, “Resisting Reconciliation: Intergenerational Memory and the Politics of Re-enactment in Lola Arias's El año en que nací (2012),” as part of a panel, Ethical Aesthetics: Violent Embodiment and Political Narration in 21st Century Latin America. Last August, her article “Temporal and Narrative (Dis)junctures: Guillermo Núñez's Aesthetics of Memory and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Santiago, Chile)” was published in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies.

John Perkins' new book, Changing Energy: The Transition to a Sustainable Future, was released by the University of California Press in August. The book, he says, “could not have written without the background gained by teaching at Evergreen.” John is currently a Fulbright Scholar at Kazan Federal University in Kazan, Russia, where he gave a talk, “The Dilemmas of Energy,” at the Environment and Sustainable Development of Regions conference in September.

Bradley Proctor's article, “‘From the Cradle to the Grave’: Jim Williams, Black Manhood, and Militia Activism in Reconstruction South Carolina,” is forthcoming in American Nineteenth Century History. In October, Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition published Brad’s podcast about the Ku Klux Klan and political violence during Reconstruction as part of its Slavery and Its Legacies series.

Frances V. Rains was an invited speaker for the 30th Annual Summer Lecture Series of the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Her July 19 lecture, “Native People & Cedar: The Tree of Life,” was grounded in part on the spring 2017 academic program Trees & Native Peoples, which she co-taught with Dylan Fischer. Frances’s invited article, “Murmurs in the Wind: Native American Women and the Struggle for Representation,” appeared in October in The Women Issue of Common Ground Magazine. The article gave Frances an opportunity to reach a public audience about the erasure of Native women.

Transformative Works and Cultures Vol. 24 issue cover

Julie Levin Russo’s co-edited Transformative Works and Cultures (Vol. 24), a special issue on Queer Female Fandom that came out in June. This is the first essay collection dedicated to femslash: queer female characters and lesbian couples—from subtextual to canonical—as an object of fannish cathexis and creativity. You can learn more in Julie’s editorial “Envisioning Queer Female Fandom” (written with Eve Ng) or in her curatorial piece on femslash fan videos, “Femlash Goggles: Fan Vids with Commentary by Creators.” Julie has another essay on femslash forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom.

Leonard Schwartz and Kathleen Eamon appeared on Sarah Eltantawi's podcast on the Los Angeles Review of Books channel to discuss Leonard’s book, The New Babel: Towards a Poetics of the Mideast Crises (University of Arkansas Press). The book was recently reviewed at Entropy. Leonard read from his poetry this summer for the Literary Association of Nepal in Kathmandu, at the Headread Literary Festival in Tallinn, Estonia and in the Random Name Poetry Series in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Marilyn Sitaker’s collaborative project, Farm Fresh Food Boxes, recently received expanded funding from the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. The project is a multi-state collaboration between agricultural extension programs and researchers. It tests an entrepreneurial model in which farmers and rural retailers partner to offer consumers pre-ordered boxes of fresh local produce. Other institutions on the project include the University of Vermont, University of California-Davis, and Washington State University.

Jeanette Smith coauthored the article “Non-U.S. Citizen, Community College Students: Their Federal Student Aid Status, Gender, Achievement, and Persistence at an Emerging HSI [Hispanic Serving Institution],” published earlier this year in the Journal of Student Financial Aid.

Last summer, Fran Solomon taught human biology at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. The course is part of the community college curriculum within the prison, sponsored by the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound and Tacoma Community College. She recently delivered several lectures about endocrine disruptor chemicals, their impacts, and how to reduce exposures; her audiences were breast cancer survivors and the general public. And she lectured about water quality and salmon in the Pacific Northwest to incoming international graduate students at the University of Washington.

Eirik Steinhoff, Carrie Pucko, and Trevor Speller attended the International Honours Conference in June at Windesheim University in Zwolle, The Netherlands. They presented a daylong workshop on Evergreen’s unique pedagogical model, using Eirik and Carrie’s 2016-17 academic program Words/Woods as an example. Eirik also participated in two readings that month: he was an invited reader at the Sussex Poetry Festival in Brighton, England (where other readers included Abigail Child, Ian Patterson, and Liao Yiwu), and he curated an evening of readings related to Black Box (a journal he co-edits) for Wendy's Subway at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. A video recording of the Bard event, where Miranda Mellis also read, is available here. For two weeks in August, Eirik taught “A Workshop on Language and Thinking” in collaboration with the Black Prisoner Caucus at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. In November, Eirik’s essay “Scenes of Instruction, Scenes of Insurrection,” which concerns political pamphlets and the Renaissance humanist practice of “commonplacing,” was published in Counter-Signals 2.

Alison Styring’s paper, “Bird Community Structure in Native Forest Fragments and Acacia mangium Plantation in Borneo,” will appear in an upcoming issue of Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Erik Thuesen and Evergreen graduate and current MES student Telissa Wilson ’15 are coauthors of an article, “Enzymes Feel the Squeeze: Biochemical Adaptation to Pressure in the Deep Sea,” in the December 2017 issue of The Biochemist.

Urban spelunker Stokley Towles

Stokley Towles performed “The Unknowns: Water, Pipes, and the Ditch” in June at the Decolonizing Urbanism: Transformative Perspectives conference in Trier, Germany. In July, he performed “Behind the Wheel: Life on the Metro Bus" in New Haven, Connecticut, and as part of a fundraiser at the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. Over the past two years Stokley has been interviewing construction crews who repair the water and sewer pipes in Calgary, Alberta, and in September, he performed “Surfing Underground,” a new project about the workers, for the first time in Calgary.

Michael Vavrus’s invited chapter, “A Decolonial Alternative to Critical Approaches to Multicultural and Intercultural Teacher Education,” came out in the SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in August. “A Just and Humane Civic Education in an Era of Rising Xenophobia,” his essay review of J. A. Banks, M. M. Suárez-Orozco, & M. Ben-Peretz’s book Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice, appeared in Multicultural Perspectives in September. Michael was also an invited speaker in September for the national virtual summit Strengths & Struggles in Schools & Society: Producing Critical and Creative Examinations of Intersectional Lives. His interview presentation was titled “3 Ways to Understand and Act on Intersectionality.”

Richard Weiss recently presented a paper in Vancouver, B.C. at the Advances in Security Education workshop held at the Usenix Security Symposium, one of the top international academic security conferences. The paper, “The EDURange Framework and a Movie-themed Exercise in Network Reconnaissance,” was about developing and deploying a hands-on security exercise on network reconnaissance. With Richard’s leadership, Evergreen undergraduates have done much of the work creating this and other security exercises.

Song of Granite still

Sean Williams was part of a panel on the future of ethnomusicology at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology conference in Manchester, England in April. In July she traveled to the International Council for Traditional Music’s conference at the University of Limerick in Ireland to present her work on “sonic liminalities of faith” among Muslim vocalists singing Hindu songs in West Java, Indonesia. The research leading up to the presentation was conducted in Bandung, West Java in 2015, with support from an Evergreen Faculty Foundation Grant. On October 1, the Irish Reels Film Festival showed Ireland’s Gaelic-language contender for the Oscar, Song of Granite, about the legendary 20th century sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, the subject of Sean’s book Bright Star of the West. (Spoiler alert: Sean is portrayed as a young ethnomusicologist in the film.) The film will show for one day only, January 2, at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma.

Future Climate Vulnerability—Evaluating Multiple Lines of Evidence,” a review article coauthored by John Withey, was published in the September issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The paper was based on lessons learned from climate adaptation workshops conducted in the Pacific Northwest, which presented climate change projections to resource managers and other stakeholders. As part of another collaboration, John coauthored “Increasing Phenological Asynchrony between Spring Green-Up and Arrival of Migratory Birds,” which appeared in May in Scientific Reports and was covered by the science news service EurekAlert! This research group has expanded to include butterfly biologists and is continuing its work measuring potential phenological mismatches with a grant from the NSF MacroSystems Biology program.

Zaragoza at oil spill site, Gary Airport, Gary, Ind.,

Building on the yearlong Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood course sequence at the Tacoma campus and a speaker series in Tacoma and Olympia in 2016-17, Anthony Zaragoza researched his neighborhood of Northwest Indiana to examine impacts of neoliberalism in Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago, thanks to an Evergreen Faculty Foundation Grant. His work there included a “toxic tour” with Thomas Frank on which he documented environmental injustices, including several photographs of toxic sites. 2016-17 was the inaugural year of the Resilience Studies Consortium (RSC) and as a founding member, Evergreen Tacoma hosted RSC speakers. The RSC focuses on building a network of schools with complementary, regionally-unique learning laboratories for multi-place, place-based education to empower social and environmental change agents and diversify overly white, middle-class environmental discourse. Anthony was invited to present at three RSC network schools: Roosevelt University in Chicago, Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, and Tuskegee University in Alabama. Anthony and Tacoma student Anthony Norman presented on NeoHood at the National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies PNW conference at Eastern Washington University in October. Anthony will also present at the National NACCS with Maria Isabel Morales. As part of the Evergreen Oral History Project, Anthony has completed interviews of Carol Minugh, Dan Leahy, and Angela Gilliam.

External Grants

The following external grants and contracts, totaling nearly $5.3 milllion, have been awarded to Evergreen since the January 2017 issue of Faculty Notes.

Principal Investigator(s)ProjectFunderAmount

Felix Braffith

Upward Bound Math/Science Tacoma

U.S. Department of Education


Felix Braffith

Upward Bound Math/Science Clover Park

U.S. Department of Education


Carole Brewer

State Needs Grant 2017-2018

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction


Kelli Bush

Wetland Plant & Plug Propagation 2017-2018

Joint Base Lewis McChord


Kelli Bush

Native Prairie Plant & Plug Propagation 2017-2018

Joint Base Lewis McChord


Kelli Bush

Taylor’s Checkerspot Captive Rearing Program Expansion

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services


Kelli Bush

Green Track 2017-2019

Department of Corrections


Maggie Foran

Special Projects Grant

Washington Professional Educator Standards Board


Tina Kuckkahn-Miller

Tears of Du’kWibahl: International Gathering of Indigenous Artists

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation


Tina Kuckkahn-Miller and Javier Womeldorff

Indigenous Arts Campus Fiber Arts Studio

William Randolph Hearst Foundation


Elizabeth Kutter

22nd Evergreen International Phage Biology Meeting

National Institutes for Health


Elizabeth Kutter

5th Viruses of Microbes Meeting

Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation


Rhys Roth

CSI Northwest Utility Business Model Reform Project

New Priorities Foundation


Ellen Shortt Sanchez

Gateways Program Green Hill 2017-2019

Washington Department of Social and Health Services


Ellen Shortt Sanchez

Chair’s Initiative for a Sounder Future 2017-2018

Mentoring Works Washington


Barbara Leigh Smith

Enduring Legacies Native Cases Institute 2018

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians


Richard Weiss

Collaborative Research: Modeling Student Activity & Learning on Cybersecurity Testbeds

National Science Foundation


Richard Weiss

CReST Workshop

Tennessee Technological University