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A Lens on Equity

April 1, 2021

In the recently published “Leading While Female,” Trudy T. Arriaga and co-authors Stacie L. Stanley and Delores B. Lindsey aim to help both female and male educational leaders close the gender equity… Read More


“Slow it down”

January 5, 2021

Lacey J. Davidson, a visiting assistant professor of philosophy, believes philosophy is an active, living practice that can further honest, productive dialogue on race.… Read More

Sharla Berry teaches in a hybrid program and does research on creating inclusive online learning communities.

Screen time

August 27, 2020

Sharla Berry, an assistant professor of educational leadership and expert in the dynamics of online classes, talks about teaching through and beyond an emergency. It turns out that videoconferencing is exhausting. Are people learning… Read More

Chia-Li Chien’s most recent book is Enhancing Retirement Success Rates in the United States: Leveraging Reverse Mortgages, Delaying Social Security, and Exploring Continuous Work. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)

Leave a penny

March 17, 2020

Chia-Li Chien ("Jolly Jan," she’ll tell you to say) has convinced her husband to keep working, but couldn’t get her mother-in-law to delay Social Security. She has ideas to help the rest… Read More

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a professor of theological and social ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, worked to gain approval for a new Master of Divinity concentration in climate justice and faith. The seminary has been part of the university since 2014. (Image by Brian Stethem '84)

Hope in all climates

November 25, 2019

From Cal Lutheran’s seminary in Berkeley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda helps people in faith communities and secular society to be agents of justice.… Read More

Dan Tillapaugh (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)

Men missing, not all gone fishing

July 23, 2019

The original beneficiaries of college, men now lag behind women in enrollment, and the gap is gradually widening. But a 50-50 gender balance wouldn’t address deeper issues, says associate professor of counselor… Read More

Eric Harris (Jonathan Irwin) checked off issues on a psychological evaluation: “Anger, anxiety, authority figures, depression, disorganized thoughts, homicidal thoughts, jealousy, loneliness, mood swings, obsessive thoughts, racing thoughts, stress, suspiciousness…oh and… (a final check) …temper.” (Photo by Brian Stethem ’84)

Waiting for columbinus

March 5, 2019

Too young to remember the massacre in Colorado, the cast of this year’s Mainstage theater production has come of age in the shadow of Sandy Hook, Charleston, Orlando, San Bernardino, Route 91,… Read More

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Biographer of the stars

November 20, 2018

As an observational stellar astrophysicist, assistant professor Mary Oksala uses telescopes located around the globe to tell the full life stories of the biggest, hottest stars.… Read More

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Common charity

July 18, 2018

A native of India who has worked in Dubai and Washington, D.C., assistant professor of management Sabith Khan sees answers to American problems in our acts of generosity.… Read More

Assistant professor of history Sam Claussen’s new course on Vikings asks how a small population terrorized northern Europe and then embraced the conquered people’s cultures. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)

Tales of gore

March 15, 2018

Assistant professor of history Sam Claussen’s new course on Vikings asks how a small population terrorized northern Europe and then embraced the conquered people’s cultures.… Read More