Saint Martin’s College promotes eight
May 9, 2005
Lacey, Wash. - Saint Martin’s College has granted
promotions in rank to eight faculty members, effective with the
2005-2006 academic year.
Two faculty members will be promoted to full
professors – the highest academic rank – two will receive tenure and
four will be promoted to associate professors with tenure.
Promotion to the rank of full professor:
Olivia Archibald, associate professor, English.
Archibald teaches a variety of college writing and literary criticism
courses, as well taking part in several interdisciplinary courses.
Archibald served as keynote speaker at the 2004 Johns Hopkins University
Talent Search Awards Ceremony and presented a talk on “Life in
Appalachia” as part of the Minds on the Millennium VI lecture series.
She is the recipient of a Title III summer grant for analyzing
narratives of Holocaust survivors. Archibald earned her doctorate from
the University of Iowa.
Dan Windisch, director of Guidance and
Counseling Program, a master’s program within the education division.
Windisch teaches courses on issues surrounding child abuse and is active
in several professional organizations. He is president of the Washington
Counseling Association and has served on the executive board of the
Washington Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development. He
received his doctorate from Washington State University.
Donald E. Stout Jr. director, Master of
Engineering Management Program; assistant professor, business and
economics. Stout teaches courses in both the college’s School of
Engineering and business and economics division. He is the college’s
outgoing faculty president and serves the greater community as chairman
for Leadership Thurston County. Last September, he presented workshops
on project management for Saint Martin’s mechanical engineering seniors
and faculty workshops on new administrative software. He has a Master of
Engineering Management degree from Saint Martin’s.
Paul Patterson, assistant professor, business
and economics. Patterson teaches courses in marketing and management and
is an intern supervisor. He is a fixture in the joint Saint Martin’s-Pudong
Business Administration College business program, teaching marketing
courses in Shanghai, and serves on a number of faculty committees. He
graduated with an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.
Associate professor with tenure promotions:
Katherine Porter, associate professor,
mathematics. Porter, who teaches calculus and statistics, has served as
a guest lecturer in the biology department’s “Women in Technology.” She
is supervisor of the mathematics and science tutoring program at Saint
Martin’s, has served on the college’s conduct committee and is a Gates
Foundation mentor. Porter has a doctorate in applied mathematics from
the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
Fumie K. Hashimoto, associate professor,
education. Hashimoto teaches courses in introductory education, methods
of teaching elementary social studies and diversity and social context
in the classroom. In September 2004, she was honored with the Phi Delta
Kappa International – Region B John Goodland Award for Educational
Excellence. Hashimoto has presented several workshops for students
participating in Japanese cultural exchange trips. Her doctorate is from
Washington State University.
Maureen Siera, associate professor, education.
Siera teaches language arts and children’s literature courses. She
recently received an award from the American Educational Research
Association for her contributions to survey research. Siera serves as
president of the Washington Organization for Reading Development, the
state chapter of the International Reading Association. She earned her
doctorate at Oklahoma State University.
Katia Shkurkin, associate professor,
community services/sociology. Shkurkin teaches sociology courses
including child welfare, social work, women, culture and society,
sociology of aging. She also supervises interns in the college’s
community services program. She was awarded a 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar
Grant that took her to Riga, Latvia, to lecture to undergraduate and
graduate students at Attistiba Higher School of Social Work. Shkurkin
graduated with a master of social work degree from Columbia University.
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