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New faculty in 2019-20 at UW Tacoma

New faculty at UW Tacoma in 2019-20

October 10, 2019

Marking the start of the 2019-20 academic year, we present short biographies of 24 faculty members who have recently joined the UW Tacoma community.

UW Tacoma alumna Allison Kruse

Peer-to-Peer

October 9, 2019

UW Tacoma Associate Professor Sushil Oswal and recent graduate Allison Kruse co-authored a research paper on barriers to higher education for students with bipolar disorder.

Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Associate Professor, UW Tacoma School of Education

Making a Name for Herself

September 27, 2019

Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn brings an Indigenous perspective to the School of Education.

Dr. Ali Modarres, UW Tacoma Director of Urban Studies Program

As It Grows, Preserving Tacoma's Soul

September 12, 2019

In an interview on NPR-affiliate KNKX, Dr. Ali Modarres calls on Tacoma to overcome the negative impacts of growth that have affected other West Coast cities.

Dr. Altaf Merchant, UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business

Merchant of Nostalgia

July 17, 2019

Dr. Altaf Merchant can tell you why that grainy, black-and-white ad you just looked at turned you into a consumer.

Photo of Nicole Blair's book sitting atop her guitar.

'Renegade Professor of English'

July 3, 2019

Raised in the South at a time when women were supposed to be wives and mothers, UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Nicole Blair defied expectations and became an accomplished teacher, musician and author.

University of Washington Awards of Excellence

2019 Honorees Set a High Bar

June 15, 2019

Students and faculty individually recognized at UW Tacoma's 2019 Commencement represent accomplishments in scholarship, community engagement and contributions to the campus and university.

Illustration depicting Twitter logo with closed padlock.

Protecting Privacy by Sharing Secrets

May 30, 2019

Using machine learning and a cryptographic technique called 'secret sharing,' UW Tacoma researchers have developed a way to screen social media content for hate-speech while protecting the privacy of users.

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