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The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Research
Dr. Zhiqiang (Tony) Chen Dr. Zhiqiang (Tony) Chen
Faculty Member
Dr. Jun Jiao Dr. Jun Jiao
Faculty Member
Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid Improving Energy Transmission from Solar Cells to the Grid
Clean Tech Challenge semifinalists Ben Hendrickson, Morley Blouke, and Josh Olesen propose a change in the way we harness the sun’s energy for electrical use.
Research
Dr. Steve Reichow Dr. Steve Reichow
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Brian Turner Meet Professor Brian Turner
Professor Turner teaches survey courses in ancient history, seminars on the Roman Republic and Empire, as well as topics courses on Roman imperialism and geography in the ancient Mediterranean. He also regularly teaches a course on the global history of warfare.
Faculty Member
Dr. Melanie Chang Dr. Melanie Chang
Dr. Chang specializes in physical anthropology, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary biology.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd
Dr. Michele Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover Language Instruction gets a 21st Century Makeover
Research Excellence Award winner, Dr. Steve Thorne takes innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.
Research
Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies Improving Water Quality with Nanoscale Technologies
Research
An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon An Embodiment of Partnership, Research, and Education in Oregon
Research
Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research Assuring the Integrity of PSU Research
The Office of Research Integrity at PSU assists faculty and student investigators with their research questions.
Research
Michael Weinhouse '10: A PSU grad’s take on finding the right career Michael Weinhouse '10: A PSU grad’s take on finding the right career
Alumnus
Searching for the Origins of Life Searching for the Origins of Life
Ph.D. student Tharuka Jayathilaka studies RNA molecules that might explain how life began on earth.
Research
Rachel Smith Rachel Smith
Ph.D. Student in Community Psychology Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Graduate Student
Radioactive Portland Radioactive Portland
Post-bac student Selicity Icefire analyzes the distribution of radon gas in the Portland metro region and throughout Oregon in order to help the state and its citizens identify and manage the risk of the poisonous gas.
Research
Fearless Communicator: Karla Andrade Fearless Communicator: Karla Andrade
First-generation college student and communications major Karla Andrade wants to use the power of media to encourage other Latinos to pursue higher education
Undergraduate Student
Forests, Climate Change, and the Future Forests, Climate Change, and the Future
Dr. Robert Scheller develops models of future forests accounting for the effects of climate change and other factors to improve land management practices.
Research
Tsvi Josephs, Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship Recipient Tsvi Josephs, Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship Recipient
Undergraduate Student
The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
Research
Into the Past Into the Past
In Alaska’s Seward Peninsula on the Bering Strait, Dr. Shelby Anderson and her collaborators search for clues that shed light on the lives of the people who lived in the region long ago.
Research
Working Productively and Happily Working Productively and Happily
Psychologist Dr. Liu-Qin Yang studies organizations and workers around the world to help both reach their full potential.
Research
Alumni Achievement Award Honoree - Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. PSU: ’84, M.S. ’86 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree - Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. PSU: ’84, M.S. ’86
Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. brings a commitment to multiculturalism to the institutions he serves and his inspiring story demonstrates how Portland State University’s mission of access transforms lives.
Alumnus
Alumni Marcia Schulmerich and John Salmon give a scholarship gift of a lifetime Alumni Marcia Schulmerich and John Salmon give a scholarship gift of a lifetime
John Salmon (’67 MA ’72) and Marcia Schulmerich (class of ’69), are leading examples of alumni who are committed to scholarships. They graduated from PSU with biology degrees and built accomplished careers in health care administration. Along the way, this husband and wife team began giving back to PSU by providing scholarships for biology students.
Gift
What is in a Number? What is in a Number?
One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
Research
Psychology in a Social Context Psychology in a Social Context
Dr. Cynthia Mohr collects data on shared experiences in order to study health behaviors in the context of interpersonal relationships.
Research
Jonathan Strand, Fulbright Scholar Jonathan Strand, Fulbright Scholar
Jonathan, a senior at PSU studying German, received a Fulbright Scholarship to work as an English teaching assistant in Germany during 2014-2015.
Undergraduate Student
The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education
From Portland State University to a network of partners providing educational programs to adult learners, the Learner Web supports education, equity, and social justice.
Research
Meet Katherine Winter Meet Katherine Winter
Katherine Winter is a MA TESOL graduate student in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University. In September, Katherine became a Graduate Research Assistant with the Literacy Language & Technology Research Group (LLTR) at PSU. She states, “It’s challenging but important work,…I have so many resources I can refer to in my teaching.”
Graduate Student
Meet Jo-Anne Hutter Meet Jo-Anne Hutter
Jo-Anne Hutter is a MA TESOL graduate student in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University and a Graduate Research Assistant for the Civil Engineering Writing Project with Susan Conrad, Professor of Applied Linguistics.
Graduate Student
Meet Ceara Chewning Meet Ceara Chewning
Ceara Chewing is a senior working on a B.A. in Applied Linguistics with minors in Computer Science and French at Portland State University.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Ally Lemcke-Kibby Meet Ally Lemcke-Kibby
Ally Lemcke-Kibby is a MA TESOL graduate student in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University and Editorial Assistant for the Applied Linguistics journal, published by Oxford University Press.
Graduate Student
Meet Kathryn Johnson Meet Kathryn Johnson
Kathryn Johnston is a MA TESOL graduate student in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University. Kathryn is currently finishing up her first year of teaching English in China with the Peace Corps Masters International program.
Graduate Student
A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies A Better Forecast for Projecting Water Supplies
Dr. Hamid Moradkhani’s research focuses on improving hydrologic forecasting models used by water resource managers.
Research
Linda H. Mantel, Ph.D. Linda H. Mantel, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor; Judge Coordinator, Intel NWSE; Special Advisor, PNW LSAMP
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson
It was at Portland State that Alando first came across the concept of sustainability, LEED certification, and the ‘triple bottom line’ economy. To Alando, sustainability equaled common sense and a reflection of the values his father had already instilled in him.
Alumnus
Changemaker Stories: James Lopez & Amber Smith Changemaker Stories: James Lopez & Amber Smith
Inspiring action for a better world.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Professor Evgenia Wilkins Meet Professor Evgenia Wilkins
Evgenia Wilkins, Ph.D. Candidate (University of Texas at Austin) Russian Language Instructor
Faculty Member
Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air) Learning from a Fish Out of Water (and Air)
Dr. Jason Podrabsky recently received a NSF grant to study the role of microRNAs in the cellular processes that give the Annual Killifish a remarkable ability to survive in some very extreme environments.
Research
Changemaker Stories: Brian Forrester Changemaker Stories: Brian Forrester
Inspiring action for a better world.
Undergraduate Student
Changemaker Stories: Judy BlueHorse Skelton Changemaker Stories: Judy BlueHorse Skelton
Inspiring action for a better world.
Faculty Member
The Social Determinants of Health Initiative The Social Determinants of Health Initiative
Contributing to a sustainable world.
Research
Meet Assistant Professor Alena Nekrasova Meet Assistant Professor Alena Nekrasova
Alena Nekrasova is a Graduate Teaching Assistant with research interests that include 19th-century Russian drama and 21st-century Russian prose.
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Nila Friedberg Meet Professor Nila Friedberg
Faculty Member
Martha Hickey - Russian Martha Hickey - Russian
A diversified scholar, Dr. Hickey teaches Russian language and literature and resides on the Board of the Portland-Khabarovsk Sister-City Association.
Faculty Member
Studying Freshwater Ecosystems Studying Freshwater Ecosystems
Dr. Angela Strecker and her Students examine the effects of anthropogenic stressors on aquatic ecosystems.
Research
The Civil Engineering Writing Project The Civil Engineering Writing Project
Dr. Susan Conrad and her collaborators study documents written by civil engineers and students to develop materials that will hone students' writing skills without adding courses to the curriculum.
Research
Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98 Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98
Brian credits Portland State with allowing him to advance in the scientific community and connect with various professionals employed throughout the Pacific Northwest in private firms and state/federal agencies. He says the continuing education classes were particularly helpful and will begin the new Business of Craft Brewing Certificate through PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education next quarter.
Alumnus
Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Technology and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
Research
Alumni Profile: Stevie Lemke '12 Alumni Profile: Stevie Lemke '12
Stevie Lemke '12 was the alumni keynote speaker at the Native American Student and Community Center’s (NASCC) tenth anniversary celebration during Portland State of Mind, and spoke of the support she found within those walls to stay on track to finish college despite adversity she faced throughout her college career. Now a J.D candidate at Lewis and Clark, Stevie knows no matter what she will be working for her native community.
Alumnus
Developing Pathways to Social Communications Developing Pathways to Social Communications
In the Autism & Child Language Disorders Laboratory, Dr. Amy Donaldson is conducting clinical research to investigate how children on the Autism Spectrum use and learn communication skills within social contexts.
Research
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Publication
C. Jonah Eleweke – American Sign Language C. Jonah Eleweke – American Sign Language
With an international perspective on educational access, Dr. Eleweke is developing new programs and projects that enhance services for deaf and other people with disabilities.
Faculty Member
Water Sustainability Water Sustainability
Dr. Heejun Chang's collaborative water research examines the complex factors involved in changing hydrologic systems and provides governments, policy makers, and resource managers the data and tools to develop plans to address the growing demand on fresh water supplies.
Research
Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater Unlocking the Language and Culture of 17th Century Spanish Theater
Professor DeLys Ostlund is bringing a little-known play by one of Spain's greatest playwrights into the 21st century in a first-of-its-kind critical edition.
Research
A Look at the Social Determinants of Health A Look at the Social Determinants of Health
Ginny Garcia-Alexander joined the Sociology Department as part of the Social Determinants of health Initiative at PSU.
Faculty Member
The Center for Public Interest Design The Center for Public Interest Design
At Portland State University's newest research center, design is for equity. Design is for sustainability. Design is for the best interests of everyone.
Research
Between Land and Sea Between Land and Sea
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Dr. Elise Granek's research focuses on some of the most delicate habitats on the globe: places where land and sea meet. Some of her resent research has made waves across the highly caffeinated Northwest.
Research
The Cultural Atlas of Portland The Cultural Atlas of Portland
Dr. Hunter Shobe and David Banis of the Department of Geography are blowing up traditional map making in order to challenge our perceptions of Portland: its people, places, security cameras, and coyote sightings.
Research
On the Rocks On the Rocks
For 11 years, the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory has brought the out of this world down to earth.
Research
Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness Improving Programs that Promote School Readiness
Dr. Andrew Mashburn's research focuses on what works in preschool and afterschool programs aimed at improving outcomes for disadvantaged children.
Research
Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology Improving Next Generation Circuits with Nanotechnnology
Dr. Shankar Rananavare and his graduate students have shown how incorporating nanoparticles into the production of integrated circuits may provide the next breakthrough in the power of our electronic devices.
Research
Catherine Loverti. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Catherine Loverti. Panelist at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Resource
In Defense of Plants In Defense of Plants
Professor of Biology, Dr. Daniel Ballhorn studies the way plants defend themselves from attack—it's research that has both expected and surprising implications.
Research
Alumni Profile: Tracy Puhl '09 Alumni Profile: Tracy Puhl '09
Alumnus
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Dr. Sharon Carstens is Director of the Institute for Asian Studies and Professor of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
In the Cellular Machine Shop In the Cellular Machine Shop
Cancer biologist Dr. Justin Courcelle Studies cellular replication, its mechanisms, processes, and rules; some of his recent findings have just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' Early Edition
Research
Going Viral Going Viral
Virologist Dr. Ken Stedman and his graduate students introduce innovations that may lead to improvements in vaccine storage and delivery.
Research
EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants EndoBright, a New Approach to Natural Colorants
Clean Challenge semifinalists EndoBright propose producing a natural dye that may overcome some of the primary disadvantages of using natural dyes in foods and cosmetics.
Research
The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage The Science of Conserving Our Cultural Heritage
Conservation Scientist Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare develops diagnostic tools that help museums and conservators better monitor the conditions of coatings protecting some of our most prized cultural possessions.
Research
Alumni Profile: Aaron Babst '11 Alumni Profile: Aaron Babst '11
Alumnus
The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium
Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from departments across campus gather to share their ideas and celebrate their research at the first annual, campus-wide student research symposium.
Research
PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Milodie Butsch PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Milodie Butsch
Milodie Butsch's research contributes important findings to the development of procedures for analyzing language samples for lexical diversity, procedures related to methods of diagnosis for language impairment in children and adults.
Research
Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08 Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08
Alumnus
Tiffany "TJ" Shimabukuro '03 Tiffany "TJ" Shimabukuro '03
Alumnus
Andrew Cohen. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Andrew Cohen. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
Research
Meet Simon Peters Meet Simon Peters
Simon is a Chinese and Applied Linguistics major in the Honors Program.
Undergraduate Student
PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Kate Washington
Is Portland's Pearl District living up to its claim that the neighborhood increases social capital for all its residents? Kate Washington lays the groundwork to answer that question in her study: "The Pearl District: An Urban Neighborhood."
Research
Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94 Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94
Alumnus
The Clean Challenge The Clean Challenge
In the first round of the Clean Challenge 16 teams of cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs had two minutes to pitch their ideas for a chance to receive $5,000 in funding for project development.
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: New Methods for Producing Natural Dyes
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Using Diatoms to Enhance Photo-Electricity Conversion
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Home Aquaponics Systems
Research
Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System Clean Challenge Semi-Finalist: Photocatalytic Water Purification System
Research
Meet Professor Kenny Bagley Meet Professor Kenny Bagley
Assistant Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Cynthia-Lou Coleman Meet Professor Cynthia-Lou Coleman
Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Lauren Frank Meet Professor Lauren Frank
Assistant Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor J. David Kennamer Meet Professor J. David Kennamer
Assistant Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor David Ritchie Meet Professor David Ritchie
Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jeffrey D. Robinson Meet Professor Jeffrey D. Robinson
Professor of Communication and Department Chair
Faculty Member
A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East
The Multnomah County Library and Portland State University present a book club series which aims to dispel common stereotypes of the Middle East by exploring literature from the region.
Resource
Alumni Profile: Mark Jackson '95 Alumni Profile: Mark Jackson '95
Mark Jackson is the first alumnus to be honored by the Portland State University President's Diversity Award.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Tanya Romaniuk Meet Professor Tanya Romaniuk
Assistant Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Lee Shaker Meet Professor Lee Shaker
Assistant Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Ian Ruder '05 Alumni Profile: Ian Ruder '05
How do you find your path in life? For Ian Ruder, ’05, it began with overcoming the devastating effect of an automotive accident and led through Portland State University into the heart of Portland’s communal fabric, where he now resides as a writer, editor, and social advocate.
Alumnus
Meet Instructor Gisele Tierney Meet Instructor Gisele Tierney
Senior Instructor of Communication
Faculty Member
CBI PATH CBI PATH
The Middle East Studies Center presents a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Website
Justin Zoradi MS '09 Justin Zoradi MS '09
Justin Zoradi '09 leads a nonprofit called These Numbers Have Faces from a brick-walled loft in Portland’s Central Eastside. Zoradi and his staff steer about $200,000 a year in scholarships to students in South Africa and Rwanda. Recipients are starting to graduate from colleges and trade schools; each must pledge a year’s tuition for someone else once they’re working.
Alumnus
Amanda Ulrich (BA '01) Amanda Ulrich (BA '01)
Alumnus
Gia Goodrich (BA '09) -  On Top of the World Gia Goodrich (BA '09) - On Top of the World
Alumnus
Dr. Theresa McCormick Dr. Theresa McCormick
Ligand design and metal complexes for solar energy conversion and chiral recognition
Faculty Member
Paul Collins at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Paul Collins at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83) Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83)
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Kent Hartman graduated from Portland State in 1983 with a degree in Political Science. Kent’s first book, The Wrecking Crew, was released in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press and won a 2013 Oregon Book Award in the category of nonfiction.
Alumnus
Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician Need to Know if it's Going to Rain?—Ask a Mathematician
Dr. Dacian Daescu knows the math on weather forecasting—he's one of just a handful of mathematicians in the world developing the math that runs computer forecasting models.
Research
Hawthorne Materials Corp. Hawthorne Materials Corp.
Developing state of the art x-ray contrast agents for use in the medical field.
Research
Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease Elex Biotech—New Approaches to Managing Cardiovascular Disease
A Portland biotech startup is designing and developing drugs to help those suffering from cardiovascular disease.
Research
Facilitating Paths to Use Facilitating Paths to Use
Innovation: Working in concert with external partners, the office of Innovation & Intellectual Property helps researchers like Dr. Carl Wamser move their innovations out of the lab.
Research
Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives Synthesizing Solutions to Save Lives
Innovation: Dr. Rob Strongin and the Strongin Group have developed a method for identifying a biomarker that may be indicative of early stage ovarian cancer.
Research
What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs What's next for Solar Power and Green Roofs
Dr. Carl Wamser discusses next generation solar cells, green roofs, and an upcoming OMSI event: "Connecting Researchers and Public Audiences."
Research
Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom Bringing the Geography of Oregon into the Classroom
Providing teachers with tools to incorporate geography into lessons: The Student Atlas of Oregon connects children to Oregon and the world beyond.
Research
Robyn Rodriguez. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Robyn Rodriguez. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Resource
Dialogues for Deep Change Dialogues for Deep Change
Diasporas in Dialogue is a manual for community reconciliation that provides a platform for bringing refugee communities together.
Research
Sonia Marie Leikam. Holocaust and Genocide Studies Advisory Board Member Sonia Marie Leikam. Holocaust and Genocide Studies Advisory Board Member
Resource
Greg Goekjian. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Greg Goekjian. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
Faculty Member
Natan Meir. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Natan Meir. Advisory Board Member of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Martin Lafrenz Meet Professor Martin Lafrenz
Studying the effects of human land use
Faculty Member
Meet researcher David Banis Meet researcher David Banis
Geography GIS Lab Manager
Faculty Member
Meet researcher David Percy Meet researcher David Percy
PSU's Geospatial Data Manager
Faculty Member
Meet Dr. Rick Hugo Meet Dr. Rick Hugo
Advancing Science Education
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Martin J. Streck Meet Professor Martin J. Streck
Researching the science of magma
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Alex Ruzicka Meet Professor Alex Ruzicka
Director of the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Ben Perkins Meet Professor Ben Perkins
PSU alum trains the next generation of geologists
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Michael Cummings Meet Professor Michael Cummings
Studying the geology of the Pacific Northwest
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Kenneth M. Cruikshank
Studying PNW Earthquakes
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Scott Burns Meet Professor Scott Burns
Researching the origins of landslides
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Alan Yeakley Meet Professor Alan Yeakley
Director of the School of the Environment
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Angela Strecker Meet Professor Angela Strecker
Director of the Strecker Aquatic Ecology Lab
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Robert Scheller Meet Professor Robert Scheller
Director of the Dynamic Ecosystems and Landscape Lab
Faculty Member
Meet Professor John Rueter Meet Professor John Rueter
SOE Directer returns to teaching
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Yangdong Pan Meet Professor Yangdong Pan
Chair of Environmental Science & Management
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Joe Maser Meet Professor Joe Maser
Preserving our wetlands
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Elise Granek Meet Professor Elise Granek
Preserving marine biodiversity
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing Meet Professor Jeff Gerwing
Making sustainability education available for all students
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Marion Dresner Meet Professor Marion Dresner
Encouraging citizen participation in environmental science.
Faculty Member
Alternate Realities Group Alternate Realities Group
Resource
School of the Environment School of the Environment
Organization
Meet Professor Bill Fish Meet Professor Bill Fish
Heavy metal clean-up
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Cat De Rivera Meet Professor Cat De Rivera
Biological invasion warrior
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Linda George Meet Professor Linda George
Dr. Linda George recently honored with NSF position.
Faculty Member
Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria
DesignMedix, a Portland biotech startup, is designing the next generation of hybrid drugs to resolve issues of drug resistance in infectious diseases such as malaria.
Research
The Learner Web: Extending Educational Opportunities to Adult Learners The Learner Web: Extending Educational Opportunities to Adult Learners
Dr. Steve Reder, Professor of Applied Linguistics, discusses the Learner Web, a learning supportive system for adults who have specific educational goals.
Research
Little Structures,  Big Impact Little Structures, Big Impact
Multifaceted innovations in nanotechnology developed at Portland State by former Professor Dr. Mingdi Yan and brought to market by Swiss company SuSoS AG are improving everyday objects at the nanoscale.
Research
John Roth. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities John Roth. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Dr. David Stuart Dr. David Stuart
Organotransition metal chemistry, catalysis, and development of new chemical reactivity for organic synthesis
Faculty Member
Patricia Schechter. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Patricia Schechter. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Marion Goldman Marion Goldman
Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide a portion of institutional tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish language study.
Resource
History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza History Beneath Our Feet: The Cobblestones in the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza
Student Project
The Nanomonitor: Inventing in the Flight Against Cardiovascular Disease The Nanomonitor: Inventing in the Flight Against Cardiovascular Disease
Portland startup company, Pacific Nanoscience, in association with the Baker Group LLP, plans on using Portland State University innovations in an effort to ameliorate a leading cause of death worldwide: cardiovascular disease.
Research
Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines Collaboration & Development: Applying Nanoscience to the Preparation of Solid Phase Conjugate Vaccines
Maintaining patents and seeking commercial partnerships: Dr. Jun Jiao and her research associate, Dr. Haiyan Li, collaborate with researchers at Providence Health & Services Oregon to develop a nanoparticle -based vaccine adjuvant.
Research
Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation Where Nanoscience Meets Cancer Detection: the Onset of Innovation
From invention disclosure to provisional patent application: Dr. Raj Solanki and his team introduce a high-specific ovarian cancer antigen binding single-stranded DNA sequences for detection of ovarian cancer.
Research
Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing Reconciling Work and Family Obligations to Increase Wellbeing
Organizational Psychologist and PSU Psychology Professor, Leslie Hammer is looking at changes in workplace systems that will improve the health and wellbeing of working families.
Research
Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Sarah Sentilles. Workshop and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sarah Sentilles. Workshop and Lecture at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Laura Robson Laura Robson
Dr Laura Robson is Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
Faculty Member
Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Against all odds
Ramon Torrecilha ’84, MA ’86 was recently appointed provost, the second highest academic post, at California State University - Dominguez Hills. But back when he began his education at Portland State—as a farm worker who spoke little English—this appointment would be too fantastic to even consider.
Alumnus
Best Campus Leader: Kari Anne McDonald Best Campus Leader: Kari Anne McDonald
Graduate Student
Jasbir Puar. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Jasbir Puar. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment Applying Nature's Lessons to Saving the Environment
Innovation: Associate Professor of Biology, Radu Popa and his colleagues are using black soldier fly larvae to recycle nutrients from waste water.
Research
The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal The Bright Side of a Heavy Metal
PSU innovators Andrea Goforth and Anna Brown see Bismuth nanoparticle materials as the imaging agents of the future.
Research
Quincy Newell. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Quincy Newell. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Series Holocaust and Genocide Studies Series
Resource
Nathan Cogan. Donor of Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Nathan Cogan. Donor of Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Gift
Josh Kun. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Josh Kun. Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Tracy J. Prince Tracy J. Prince
Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Faculty Member
Professor Martha Works Professor Martha Works
Professor of Geography & International Studies
Faculty Member
Religion Matters Lecture Series Religion Matters Lecture Series
Resource
Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series
Resource
Medieval Consortium Medieval Consortium
Resource
Religion and Society Research Group Religion and Society Research Group
Resource
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Research focuses on developing geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
Faculty Member
Professor Teresa Bulman Professor Teresa Bulman
Professor Teresa Bulman keeps Geography Education on the map!
Faculty Member
Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Publication
Karin Waller Karin Waller
Keeps the Geography Department running!
Staff Member
Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D. Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Graduate School of Education
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Member
Riley Meinershagen
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Doug Lownsbery Doug Lownsbery
MST Student
Graduate Student
PSU's Outlist PSU's Outlist
We are here. We are your professors, alumni, students, staff, faculty, coworkers and friends. We support the Portland State University lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally community. We acknowledge the importance of speaking out against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Publication
Claudia Welala Long Claudia Welala Long
Claudia Welala Long recalls her experience as a TRIPLE alumna of the School of Social Work, (BSW, MSW, PhD).
Alumnus
Meet Professor Jon Holt  Meet Professor Jon Holt
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature
Faculty Member
Dr. John J. Perona Dr. John J. Perona
Quantitative biology of the protein translation apparatus.
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Ian Garrett Ian Garrett
Department of Biology
Graduate Student
Tanya Cheek Tanya Cheek
Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Biology
Graduate Student
Leslie Hammer Leslie Hammer
Worker Wellness - Resolving stress between work and family
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Empowerment Project Broadens Outreach to Women of Color and Women Veteran Students Empowerment Project Broadens Outreach to Women of Color and Women Veteran Students
The Empowerment Project at The Women’s Resource Center provides social and networking opportunities.
Resource
Meet Yasmeen Hanoosh - Arabic Meet Yasmeen Hanoosh - Arabic
An award winning translator of Arabic short stories, Dr. Hanoosh's academic interests are as international...as they are diverse.
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Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean
A scholar of language and culture, KyungAh Yoon is helping to design the next generation of online learning environments for the Korean Language
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Meet Tony Lewis Meet Tony Lewis
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Meet Ben Alberts Meet Ben Alberts
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Meet Martha Dyson Meet Martha Dyson
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Meet Scott Broussard Meet Scott Broussard
Scott, Psychology Adviser, helps students understand their degree requirements and plan for their future careers.
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Meet Jon Rousseau Meet Jon Rousseau
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Anika Baker-Lawrence Anika Baker-Lawrence
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Annie Lawrence Annie Lawrence
MST Student
Graduate Student
How important is comfort in conserving energy? How important is comfort in conserving energy?
Student Project
Meet Anousha Sedighi - Persian Meet Anousha Sedighi - Persian
As the first scholar to publish on Persian as a heritage language, Dr. Sedighi is a linguist who understands the need to balance theory with practice.
Faculty Member
Lindsey Mockel Lindsey Mockel
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Matt Carlson Matt Carlson
Ensuring Health - Measuring the benefits of health coverage
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Steve Bleiler Steve Bleiler
Game Theory - Calculating optimum strategies
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Anna-Louise Reysenbach Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Hot Pursuit - Searching for new life forms at Earth's extremes
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Wynn Kiyama Wynn Kiyama
Music History Coordinator
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Health and Sciences Magnet Program (HS2)
HS2 is a small options high school for students interested in science and medicine.
Community Partnership
Mike Tejada Mike Tejada
MST Student
Graduate Student
Oregon MESA at PSU Oregon MESA at PSU
Engaging 6th-12th grade students in hands-on, inquiry-based math, engineering, science and technology projects.
Community Partnership
Remembering Carol Franks, 1948 – 2010 Remembering Carol Franks, 1948 – 2010
Award-winning teacher and essayist, Carol Franks embodied the virtues of civility, tolerance, intellectual curiosity, and good humor.
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Meet Professor Delys Ostlund - Spanish Meet Professor Delys Ostlund - Spanish
With an expert's knowledge of the Theater of Spain's Golden Age, Dr. Ostlund brings classic Spanish literature to life.
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Meet Instructor Ines Warnock - Spanish Meet Instructor Ines Warnock - Spanish
As a senior instructor in the Spanish department, Ines Warnock helps students translate their dreams of spanish language fluency...into reality.
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Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
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Dr. Erik Johansson Dr. Erik Johansson
Surface chemistry, photovoltaics, and photoelectrochemistry
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Meet Instructor Angela Zagarella - Italian Meet Instructor Angela Zagarella - Italian
Combining excellent teaching with community engagement, Angela Zagarella is one of the dynamos behind PSU's expanding Italian program
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Meet Professor Stephen Walton - French Meet Professor Stephen Walton - French
From the authors of West Africa to the poets of the Caribbean, Dr. Walton is a Francophone with a love for literature.
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Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
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Meet Professor Robert Sanders - Spanish Meet Professor Robert Sanders - Spanish
Dr. Sanders is a PSU original who combines a passion for biking with a passion for Spanish literature.
Faculty Member
Mike Ellison
Community Learning and Teaching in the West Doctoral Student
Graduate Student
Andrew Mankowski Andrew Mankowski
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Mike Wilder Mike Wilder
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Stephanie Van Raden
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Nancy Smith Mitchell Nancy Smith Mitchell
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Jared Renfro
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Rachel Wallack
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Stephen Walsh
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Dean Thomas
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Rachel Stagner
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Anna Ricks
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Julia Langston
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Jennifer Johnson-Griffith
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Doug Howe
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Jessica "Jessie" Foster
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Bradley Davis
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
John "Mike" Tejada
MST Student
Graduate Student
Robert Cressman
MST Student
Graduate Student
Gretchen See
MST Student
Graduate Student
Jessica Beauchemin
MST Student
Graduate Student
Stephanie Wagner, MS
MST Program Coordinator
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DG Gonzales
Work Study
Staff Member
Timothy Fiser Timothy Fiser
Noyce Scholar
Graduate Student
Cary Sneider, Ph.D. Cary Sneider, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
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Emily Saxton, MST
Director of Research, Oregon Teacher Scholars Program
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Nancy Lapotin
Portland Public School Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) program liaison
Faculty Member
Carol Biskupic-Knight Carol Biskupic-Knight
Beaverton School District Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) program liaison
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Melissa Potter, D.Ed.
Instructor, Science Education
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Stephanie Jones, Intel NWSE Fair Director Stephanie Jones, Intel NWSE Fair Director
Intel Northwest Science Expo Director
Staff Member
William Becker, Ph.D.
Center for Science Education Director
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Meet Professor Dirgham H. Sbait - Arabic Meet Professor Dirgham H. Sbait - Arabic
A specialist in the improvised poetry and folk songs of the middle east, Dr. Sbait is always happy to share his vast knowledge of Arabic culture
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Meet Professor Anna A. Alsufieva Meet Professor Anna A. Alsufieva
Inspiring Russian language learners to master this critical language.
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Meet Professor Jennifer Perlmutter - French Meet Professor Jennifer Perlmutter - French
Knowledge, power and identity play important roles in the scholarship of Dr. Perlmutter.
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Meet Inger M. Olsen - Danish Meet Inger M. Olsen - Danish
Inger Olsen makes Danish language, literature and film accessible and come alive.
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Meet Eva Núñez-Méndez - Spanish Meet Eva Núñez-Méndez - Spanish
With a passion for linguistics, Dr. Núñez-Méndez is PSU's resident expert on phonetics, syntax and the history of the Spanish language.
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Meet Timm Menke - German Meet Timm Menke - German
Dr. Menke teaches German culture and literature courses from 1750 to the present
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Meet Galina Kogan - Russian Meet Galina Kogan - Russian
Teaching Russian poetry and literature to native and advanced Russian speakers
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Gina Greco - French Gina Greco - French
The next time you are in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ask about Dr. Greco, whose scholarship takes her around the world.
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Kathie Godfrey - German Kathie Godfrey - German
From Deutsche Sommershule to the Russian Flagship, you will find the enthusiastic scholarship of Kathie Godfrey.
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Steven Fuller - German Steven Fuller - German
German cultural history and the German immersion experience are the domains of Dr. Fuller.
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William B. Fischer William B. Fischer
The Entrepreneurial Educator - Dr. Fischer specializes in language teaching, educational technology, language teacher training, and the interaction of science and technology with literature and language.
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Annabelle Dolidon Annabelle Dolidon
Post WW II France? If your interest is piqued, see Dr. Dolidon.
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Keren Brown Wilson PhD '83 and Michael DeShane MA '72, PhD '77 Keren Brown Wilson PhD '83 and Michael DeShane MA '72, PhD '77
Creating age-friendly cities
Alumnus
Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84 Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84
Return Investor
Alumnus
Marisa Lino '71 Marisa Lino '71
Diplomatic Assignment
Alumnus
Paul De Muniz '72 Paul De Muniz '72
Bringing justice to the people
Alumnus
Dave Ervin Dave Ervin
Seed Science - Assessing the impact of biotech on farming
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Steve Reder Steve Reder
Dropouts Drop-in - Creating online tools to help adults finish school
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Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth
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Cornel Pewewardy Cornel Pewewardy
Native Knowledge - Challenging students to think critically about history and cultural identity
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Dr. Gwen Shusterman Dr. Gwen Shusterman
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Dr. Robert Strongin Dr. Robert Strongin
Synthesis and evaluation of novel redox and chromophore materials
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Dr. Mark Woods Dr. Mark Woods
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Dr. Reuben H. Simoyi Dr. Reuben H. Simoyi
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Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare Dr. Shankar B. Rananavare
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Dr. James F. Pankow Dr. James F. Pankow
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Dr. Dirk Iwata-Reuyl Dr. Dirk Iwata-Reuyl
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Dr. Albert S. Benight Dr. Albert S. Benight
Our research program involves investigations of melting transition phenomena in DNA, RNA and proteins and discovery of biomarkers for human disease.
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Dr. David H. Peyton Dr. David H. Peyton
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Dr. Carl C. Wamser Dr. Carl C. Wamser
Our research is aimed at developing novel organic solar cells using conductive polymers.
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Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare Dr. Tami Lasseter Clare
We study newly emerging technologies in materials chemistry to advance practices in cultural heritage conservation.
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Dr. Kevin A. Reynolds Dr. Kevin A. Reynolds
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Dr. Niles Lehman Dr. Niles Lehman
The Lehman lab is interested in prebiotic chemistry and the origins of life on the Earth. We use catalytic RNA (ribozymes) to reconstruct primitive living processes such as self-assembling systems, cooperative catalytic networks, and simple evolving and/or decision-making molecular constructs.
Faculty Member
Dr. Dean B. Atkinson Dr. Dean B. Atkinson
Faculty Member
From West Africa to the Pacific Northwest From West Africa to the Pacific Northwest
Stéphanie Van Hook combines international service and conflict resolution skills in her graduate work
Graduate Student
Working toward peaceful change in Cyprus Working toward peaceful change in Cyprus
Larry Fergeson went to Cyprus on a CR-sponsored course. Now he calls the island home
Graduate Student
Drama for conflict transformation Drama for conflict transformation
CR student Anya Hankin uses the creative arts to strengthen community, engage in conflict resolution and explore effective interpersonal communication
Graduate Student
Restorative Justice in Salem Restorative Justice in Salem
CR grad students and alumni coordinate a dialogue program at the Oregon State Correctional Institution
Graduate Student
Widening the path of peace and justice work Widening the path of peace and justice work
Conflict Resolution director Rob Gould helped develop a number of Northwest-based peace and conflict resolution community organizations.
Faculty Member
Documenting women peacemakers Documenting women peacemakers
Emi Noma uses film to tell the stories of women peacemakers around the world.
Alumnus
Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence
Gabriele Ross translates academic pursuits into meaningful community contributions.
Alumnus
Veronica Dujon Veronica Dujon
Worlds Together - Weighing global issues on a human scale
Faculty Member
Sisters of the Road Café Sisters of the Road Café
Professor Tom Hastings leads nonviolence trainings for organizers and street people at a Portland community center.
Faculty Member
Sentencing Service Program Sentencing Service Program
Kate McCracken '08 advocates for alternatives for juvenile and adult offenders in San Francisco.
Alumnus
These Numbers Have Faces These Numbers Have Faces
Conflict Resolution alum Justin Zoradi's non-profit confronts generational poverty in South Africa.
Graduate Student
Research Profile - John Dash Research Profile - John Dash
Researchers around the world, including John Dash, professor emeritus of physics, are pursuing a way to make hydrogen squeeze itself, so to speak.
Research
Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth
From Victorian England to modern day China, Jennifer Ruth feels equally at home.
Faculty Member
Dr. Byron Haines Dr. Byron Haines
Dr. Byron Haines Philosophy Professor Emeritus
Alumnus
Languages Offered at PSU Languages Offered at PSU
Offering over 23 languages
Research
Venezuelan Killifish Venezuelan Killifish
In partnership with the American Heart Association
Research
Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Working with local industries to build structures
Community Partnership
Oregon Geographic Alliance Oregon Geographic Alliance
Grants awarded for Oregon teachers
Community Partnership
In Memory of Peter Nicholls In Memory of Peter Nicholls
Peter was an important member of the Philosophy Department for two decades and fulfilled his role in an admirable manner. His gentle, unprepossessing manner and commitment to his students, colleagues and community will be sorely missed.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Heejun Chang Meet Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
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Meet Professor John Hall Meet Professor John Hall
Just as a great piece of music is composed to draw the listener inside to discover a special world, Professor Hall attempts to draw his students into the special world of social science ideas and reasoning.
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Meet Professor Hiro Ito Meet Professor Hiro Ito
Professor Ito is an expert in East Asian economics.
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Meet Professor Ken Ruoff Meet Professor Ken Ruoff
Dr. Ken Ruoff, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, is an expert in Japanese history.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
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Meet Professor Anna-Louise Reysenbach Meet Professor Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Professor Reysenbach is interested in the microscopic life that resides in one of the last frontiers on Earthhot springs in the deep-sea and on land.
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Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim
Professor Kim's students learn that the key to success is understanding the fundamental difference between random and fixed quantities.
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Meet Professor Katy Barber Meet Professor Katy Barber
Professor Katy Barber's students participate in collaborative projects that result in both academic and community outcomes.
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Meet Professor Steve Reder Meet Professor Steve Reder
Professor Steve Reder makes learning experiential by engaging students in interaction with people as they collect language and literacy data.
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Meet Professor Karen Marrongelle Meet Professor Karen Marrongelle
In Professor Marrongelle's classroom mathematics is an active subject.
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Meet Professor Aslam Khalil Meet Professor Aslam Khalil
Whether from rice paddies, cities, landfills or cattle, Professor Khalil understands how trace gases effect global warming.
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Meet Professor Peter Collier Meet Professor Peter Collier
Professor Peter Collier's research helps first generation students who don't know the taken-for-granted scripts for "being a college student."
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Meet Professor K. Pelin Basci Meet Professor K. Pelin Basci
From religion to pop culture, Professor K. Pelin Basci believes there is no experience that cannot be translated into every culture.
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Meet Professor R Kevin Hill Meet Professor R Kevin Hill
Professor R. Kevin Hill envisions himself as a tour guide, leading his students through the strange and exotic lands of philosophers.
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Meet Professor Primus St. John Meet Professor Primus St. John
Professor Primus St. John writes to dream people into existence.
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Meet Professor Cynthia Mohr Meet Professor Cynthia Mohr
Professor Cynthia Mohr understands that psychologists are like Sherlock Holmes, examining the clues of human behavior to discover how one individual influences another.
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Meet Professor Friedrich Schuler Meet Professor Friedrich Schuler
At fifteen Professor Friedrich Schuler got lost in the library. Today he still goes to the stacks to discover the truth about the past.
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Meet Professor Janice Haaken Meet Professor Janice Haaken
Whether studying drag queens, false memories or the wearing of the hijab, Professor Haaken knows that there is often more than meets the eye.
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Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel
Professor Patricia Wetzel travels the linguistic landscape of Japan.
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Meet Professor Rolf Koenenkamp Meet Professor Rolf Koenenkamp
When it comes to harvesting the sun's energy, Professor Rolf Koenenkamp is often light years ahead.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Curt D. Peterson Meet Professor Curt D. Peterson
For Professor Curt Peterson the fun of science is time travel.
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Meet Professor Michael Shaughnessy Meet Professor Michael Shaughnessy
Among students, Professor Michael Shaughnessy is known as "Mr. Probability".
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Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain Meet Professor Andrew G. Fountain
This Ice Man travels the world to study glaciers, including the one named after him the Fountain Glacier in Antarctica.
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Meet Professor Robert Liebman Meet Professor Robert Liebman
Robert Liebman understands how communities change.
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Meet Professor Mark Sytsma Meet Professor Mark Sytsma
When aliens invade our waters, Mark Sytsma fights back.
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