Saint Martin’s College promotes eight faculty members

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.

Receiving tenure:

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.

Barbara Gayle
Vice president
360-438-4310; bgayle@stmartin.edu

John DeWeese
Office of Communication
360-486-8857; jdeweese@stmartin.edu