Distinguished Research Award

2016 Recipient

Dr. Carolyn West, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Dr. West has built a national reputation as a leading researcher, lecturer and consultant on the subjects of domestic or intimate-partner violence and sexual assault. Her work transcends disciplinary boundaries, advancing the fields of psychology, nursing, public health, law enforcement and forensics. Her published articles, chapters and books are frequently cited by authors in the social sciences, psychology, medicine and the humanities. Dr. West notes that her primary goal is to create research that can be applied to real-life problems, such as creating culturally-sensitive training materials for domestic violence/sexual assault prevention advocates.

Since joining the UW Tacoma faculty in 1997, Dr. West has delivered more than 100 presentations, keynote addresses and workshops at academic institutions and in community-based settings throughout the U.S. She has also mentored more than 100 students at UW Tacoma.

Dr. West is the first UW Tacoma faculty member to receive both the Distinguished Teaching Award (2013) and the Distinguished Research Award.

2016 Nominees

Dr. Haluk Demirkan, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business
Dr. Asao Inoue, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Dr. Julie Nicoletta, Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Dr. Carolyn West, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences