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Seth Thomas - World Languages and Literatures Seth Thomas - World Languages and Literatures
Knowing Arabic has broken down barriers between local and foreign staff and has allowed me to make friendships in the community that just wouldn't have been possible otherwise.
Graduate Student
Amber Sanchez - World Languages and Literatures Amber Sanchez - World Languages and Literatures
My experiences in the French program led me to discover my interests in linguistics and language pedagogy and inspired me to enter the MA TESOL program at PSU.
Graduate Student
Tullia Fusco - World Languages and Literatures Tullia Fusco - World Languages and Literatures
Studying a language boosted my self-confidence and helped me connect with my family’s culture and heritage.
Undergraduate Student
Keith Grant - World Languages and Literatures Keith Grant - World Languages and Literatures
I love studying language because you are able to learn things about a culture that you may not see otherwise
Undergraduate Student
Ahmed Zuhairy - World Languages and Literatures Ahmed Zuhairy - World Languages and Literatures
​​​Language study has helped me to understand my own heritage.
Undergraduate Student
Jenna Gallemore - World Languages and Literatures Jenna Gallemore - World Languages and Literatures
I feel like I have been given access--not only to a larger world, but to a larger self as well.
Undergraduate Student
Rama Aviananda - World Languages and Literatures Rama Aviananda - World Languages and Literatures
Language studies taught me to socialize.
Undergraduate Student
Kristi Lew - World Languages and Literatures Kristi Lew - World Languages and Literatures
Language study has increased my awareness of my communication, even in my native language.
Undergraduate Student
Meagan Peckover - World Languages and Literatures Meagan Peckover - World Languages and Literatures
Learning languages has expanded my worldview.
Undergraduate Student
Alondra Maldonado - World Languages and Literatures Alondra Maldonado - World Languages and Literatures
Studying a new language has helped me make cognitive connections to my own languages and become more open to other cultures and ways of life.
Undergraduate Student
Ari Ramus - World Languages and Literatures Ari Ramus - World Languages and Literatures
Studying a language has helped me to connect with my community and family.
Undergraduate Student
Andrea Barrios - World Languages and Literatures Andrea Barrios - World Languages and Literatures
Studying Spanish has helped me remain hopeful. It opens the world and makes me more open minded.
Undergraduate Student
Dana Parker - World Languages and Literatures Dana Parker - World Languages and Literatures
Studying Spanish complemented my science classes well and helped me to be a more well-rounded person.
Undergraduate Student
David Kirchner - World Languages and Literatures David Kirchner - World Languages and Literatures
I want to be a math teacher, and I'm hoping that being comfortable with Spanish will allow me reach more students.
Undergraduate Student
Garry Sotnik - Systems Science - Ph.D. Fulbright Scholar, Human-forest interactions in Ukraine Garry Sotnik - Systems Science - Ph.D. Fulbright Scholar, Human-forest interactions in Ukraine
Knowledge of the local language is essential in the study of human adaptation to climate change.
Graduate Student
Yves Wienecke - World Languages and Literatures Yves Wienecke - World Languages and Literatures
As I study to become a professional in the tech industry, having cultural and language competence broadens my work opportunities and allows me to develop international business relationships.
Undergraduate Student
Lucas Liquori - World Languages and Literatures Lucas Liquori - World Languages and Literatures
The best part of studying other languages is being able to connect with people in a more meaningful way.
Undergraduate Student
Logan Lawrence, Judaic Studies major and 2019 recipient of the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship Logan Lawrence, Judaic Studies major and 2019 recipient of the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship
Logan Lawrence, Judaic Studies major and 2019 recipient of the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Tina Penman Meet Tina Penman
Faculty Member
Meet Marianne Casilio Meet Marianne Casilio
Marianne Casilio is a Research Speech Language Pathologist in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Faculty Member
Meet Curtis Hartling Meet Curtis Hartling
Curtis Hartling is an Assistant Clinical Professor in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Angela Downing Meet Angela Downing
Angela Downing is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Kim Elliott Meet Kim Elliott
Kim Elliott is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Donna Graville Meet Donna Graville
Donna Graville is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Rachel Bolognone Meet Rachel Bolognone
Rachel Bolognone is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in PSU's Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Brandon Eddy Meet Brandon Eddy
Brandon Eddy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the PSU Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Teresa Roberts Meet Teresa Roberts
Teresa Roberts is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences department at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Cassie Quinn Meet Cassie Quinn
Cassie Quinn is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU).
Faculty Member
Meet Carolyn Quam Meet Carolyn Quam
Carolyn Quam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU).
Faculty Member
Meet Aimee Mooney Meet Aimee Mooney
Faculty Member
Meet Claudia Meyer Meet Claudia Meyer
Claudia Meyer is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU).
Faculty Member
Meet Andy McMillin Meet Andy McMillin
Andy McMillin is a Clinical Professor in Portland State University's Speech and Hearing Sciences Department.
Faculty Member
Meet Megann McGill Meet Megann McGill
Dr. Megann McGill is an Assistant Professor in the PSU Speech and Hearing Sciences department.
Faculty Member
Meet Janet Lambert Meet Janet Lambert
Janet Lambert is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Sarah Key-DeLyria Meet Sarah Key-DeLyria
Sarah Key-DeLyria is an Associate Professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Maria Kapantzoglou Meet Maria Kapantzoglou
Maria Kapantzoglou, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University (PSU) and a certified trilingual speech-language pathologist.
Faculty Member
Bill Griesar, Ph.D. Bill Griesar, Ph.D.
Dr. Griesar loves teaching, and explaining how networks of linked neurons carry out complex behavior.  Dr. Griesar's dissertation in Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU examined nicotine effects on spatial attention, time perception, and boredom in non-smokers. Some earlier (pre-2001) studies of nicotine reported cognitive improvements, but assessed changes in habitual smokers, where results may have been linked to relief from withdrawal.
Faculty Member
Meet Susan Ginley Meet Susan Ginley
Susan Ginley is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Undergraduate/Postbaccalaureate Advisor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann Meet Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann
Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. Christina explores speech development and disorders in children who speak one or two languages in the Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (MABS) Lab.
Faculty Member
Meet Molly Franz Meet Molly Franz
Molly Franz is a Research Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences' Child Language Learning Center (CLLC) at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Gerasimos Fergadiotis Meet Gerasimos Fergadiotis
Gerasimos Fergadiotis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. Dr. Fergadiotis’ research, which is currently funded by NIDCD, is focused on developing psychometric applications for quantifying cognitive deficits in adults with aphasia.
Faculty Member
Meet Amy Donaldson Meet Amy Donaldson
Amy Donaldson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. Her research focuses broadly on social communication and perception of social competence in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical children.
Faculty Member
Meet Deanna Britton Meet Deanna Britton
Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) - Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
Faculty Member
Meet Jeff Conn Meet Jeff Conn
Jeff Conn is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University. Jeff is the supervisor for SPHR's Gender Communication Lab.
Faculty Member
M.A. TESOL alumni earns PhD from University of Kansas in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on TESOL and a minor in Social Justice M.A. TESOL alumni earns PhD from University of Kansas in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on TESOL and a minor in Social Justice
Alumnus
Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab
A Portland State University capstone course helps college and high school students interested in STEM disciplines acquire essential skills not frequently taught in the classroom or laboratory.
Research
PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point
A Portland State University professor recently received a $350,000 federal grant to study how high-intensity fires, re-burns, and human activity could result in the collapse of forest ecosystems.
Research
Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters
In Portland State University’s Applied Coastal Ecology Lab, a team of researchers led by Professor Elise Granek examine how land-based contaminants affect organisms in Oregon’s nearshore environments.
Research
The Battery Beneath Our Feet The Battery Beneath Our Feet
"Can we store thermal energy generated during the summer underground for use during the winter?" asks a Portland State University study led by geologist Dr. John Bershaw.
Research
B.A. in Applied Linguistics alum works with visiting doctors at OHSU to stengthen cultural difference and language skills B.A. in Applied Linguistics alum works with visiting doctors at OHSU to stengthen cultural difference and language skills
Alumnus
Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds
Portland State University's Dr. Michael Murphy studies the population biology of native birds living in the city's forested parks to gain a better understanding of what species need to survive in an urban setting.
Research
What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter? What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter?
Can a study of children's experiences as they transition from preschool to kindergarten lead to systemic changes in Portland schools that help kids retain the benefits of a pre-K education? Researchers at Portland State University have partnered with Portland Public Schools to find out.
Research
PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles
Portland State University recently received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation for research that seeks to improve our understanding of silver nanoparticles. The award is part of a larger $500,000 grant split between PSU and Oregon State University (OSU), which are collaborating on the study.
Research
Meet Rossina Soyan, the recipient of the 2018/19 James R. Nattinger Endowed Fellowship Meet Rossina Soyan, the recipient of the 2018/19 James R. Nattinger Endowed Fellowship
Graduate Student
Professor David Banis Professor David Banis
David Banis manages the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research in the Department of Geography.
Faculty Member
Professor Heejun Chang Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang, chair of the Department of Geography, concentrates his research on hydrology, water resources and management, and land use change.
Faculty Member
PSU Applied Linguistics grad lands job with the English Skills Learning Center in the Salt Lake City area PSU Applied Linguistics grad lands job with the English Skills Learning Center in the Salt Lake City area
Alumnus
Professor Hunter Shobe Professor Hunter Shobe
Professor Shobe 's research examines cultural geography, urban landscapes, place-based branding/marketing, and geographies of graffiti and murals.
Faculty Member
Professor Melissa Lucash Professor Melissa Lucash
Research Professor Melissa Lucash studies forest ecology, climate change, biogeochemistry, and landscape modeling.
Faculty Member
Professor Paul Loikith Professor Paul Loikith
Professor Loikith's focuses are on regional climate and climate change, climate and weather extremes, and climate model analysis.
Faculty Member
Professor Alida Cantor Professor Alida Cantor
Professor Cantor's research focuses on political ecology, water resources, legal geography, and environmental justice.
Faculty Member
Professor Idowu Ajibade Professor Idowu Ajibade
Professor Ajibade focuses on future cities, climate change adaptation, sustainability transitions, political ecology and transformation studies.
Faculty Member
Using green nanotechnologies to improve water quality
PSU physicist Dr. Simon Fowler has developed a green technology capable of eliminating potentially harmful compounds from water supplies.
Research
PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award
PSU’s Meredith Holgerson recently received the Raymond L. Lindeman Award for research suggesting small ponds produce surprisingly large quantities of greenhouse gases.
Research
Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class
A recent article co-authored by Portland State University anthropologist Charles Klein shows that the term does little to shine a light on the real lives of people who make it into this social classification.
Research
Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne
Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne, PhD | Indigenous Nations Studies, Scholar in Residence
Faculty Member
Erin Looper Erin Looper
Erin Looper, Doctoral student in the School of the Environment
Graduate Student
Kyla Zaret Kyla Zaret
Kyla Zaret, Doctoral student in Global Environmental Change
Graduate Student
David Peterson del Mar David Peterson del Mar
Faculty Member
Erin Upton Erin Upton
Erin Upton, PhD student in Environmental Science and Management
Graduate Student
Emily Cahoon Emily Cahoon
Emily Cahoon, PhD student in Geology
Graduate Student
Ariana Chiapella Ariana Chiapella
Ariana Chiapella, PhD Candidate at the Aquatic Ecology Lab
Graduate Student
Janardan Mainali Janardan Mainali
Janardan Mainali, Doctoral student in Geography
Graduate Student
Amy Ehrhart Amy Ehrhart
Amy Ehrhart, PhD student in Environmental Science and Management
Graduate Student
Liliana Caughman Liliana Caughman
Liliana Caughman, Doctoral student in Earth, Environment, and Society
Graduate Student
 Manar Alattar Manar Alattar
Manar Alattar, PhD candidate in the School of the Environment.
Graduate Student
Meet M.A. TESOL Graduate student Sasha Krafft Meet M.A. TESOL Graduate student Sasha Krafft
Graduate Student
Chemistry photo diary: Vikram Shankar Chemistry photo diary: Vikram Shankar
Alumnus
Chemistry photo diary: Naneki Collins-McCallum Chemistry photo diary: Naneki Collins-McCallum
Alumnus
Chemistry photo diary: Andrew Ma Chemistry photo diary: Andrew Ma
Alumnus
Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling
Research Assistant Professor Dr. Melissa Lucash recently received a $1.4M grant from the National Science Foundation to study relationships between wildfires, climate change, Alaskan forests, and carbon cycling.
Research
Mapping the Memory Molecule Mapping the Memory Molecule
Assistant Professor Steve Reichow was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Whitehall Foundation to study the structure of a molecule thought to be critical to memory formation, learning, and cognition.
Research
A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley
Graduate anthropology student, Tia Cody uses LiDAR data and computer modeling to search for archaeological sites in Oregon's Calapooia watershed.
Research
Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions

Graduate chemistry student, Haley Irving builds and tests virtual models of photocatalytic molecules in research that seeks to move society away from fossil fuels and the production of industrial toxic waste.

Research
Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists
With support from the W. M. Keck Foundation, PSU researchers will develop an online electron microscopy platform to promote undergraduate nanoscience education.
Research
Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students
At Portland State University, Professor Ralf Widenhorn is developing an innovative curriculum to help students on pre-health tracks get the most of of physics courses.
Research
Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University
In the Mackiewicz Research Group, undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz synthesize and functionalize nanostructures used by medical researchers exploring new ways to detect and treat disease.
Research
Meet Russian TA Rossina Soyan Meet Russian TA Rossina Soyan
Faculty Member
Meet Instructor Sergei Sychov Meet Instructor Sergei Sychov
Faculty Member
Portland site of the Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults’ 13th International Symposium (LESLLA). Portland site of the Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults’ 13th International Symposium (LESLLA).
Organization
Meet Danny Rauda Meet Danny Rauda
Alumnus
Makrina Kamel Makrina Kamel
Makrina Kamel, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
Amy Lubitow Amy Lubitow
Supporting equity in transportation planning using data
Faculty Member
Meet Christiana McGrady Meet Christiana McGrady
Alumnus
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Working with universities, agencies, and citizens to study, monitor, and protect our freshwater resources.
Research
Meet Professor Melissa Haeffner Meet Professor Melissa Haeffner
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jennifer Morse Meet Professor Jennifer Morse
Assistant Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Emeritus David Ervin Meet Professor Emeritus David Ervin
Valuing the benefits of nature
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus
Assistant Professor of Environmental Management
Faculty Member
Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate now a PhD candidate at Northwestern University Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate now a PhD candidate at Northwestern University
Alumnus
Meet Assistant Professor Alissa Hartig Meet Assistant Professor Alissa Hartig
Faculty Member
Daniel Kim Daniel Kim
Faculty Member
Meet M.A. TESOL 2017 graduate Ian Hancock Meet M.A. TESOL 2017 graduate Ian Hancock
Alumnus
Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety
Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety, the latest Occupational Health and Safety book published by Wiley, 2017.
Publication
Sandra Rios-Ayala Sandra Rios-Ayala
Chemistry
Undergraduate Student
Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression
For the past several months, a group of PSU academic professionals, part of a cohort with the Office of Academic Innovation, has been gathering to discuss and enact change regarding on one of PSU’s most critical mandates, community-based learning.
Community Partnership
Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast
Dr. Tucker Childs works with communities in remote West African villages, documenting the region's endangered languages and cultures.
Research
Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential
In two recent studies, Portland State University’s Dr. C. Jonah Eleweke examines the challenges people with disabilities in Nigeria face when trying to access services that can help them reach their full potential and contribute to national development.
Research
Understanding Climate Change in South America Understanding Climate Change in South America
Dr. Paul Loikith and graduate student Judah Detzer are analyzing South American weather and climate data to improve our understanding of climate and climate change across the continent.
Research
Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
Research
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Martin E. Adams Martin E. Adams
Martin is an archaeoentomologist -- a specialty within zooarchaeology that focuses on the remains of insects and other arthropods from archaeological sites.
Faculty Member
Elena Avilés Elena Avilés
Faculty Member
Jessica Jensen, NIDCD Student Fellowship Award Winner Jessica Jensen, NIDCD Student Fellowship Award Winner
Graduate Student
Meet AITP Director Maria Tenorio Meet AITP Director Maria Tenorio
Faculty Member
Diatomix Inc. Diatomix Inc.
Improving indoor air quality one coat of paint at a time.
Research
Lessons from the History of Medicine Lessons from the History of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Tappan's research delves into the history of efforts to treat and prevent malnutrition in Uganda.
Research
Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, a study led by Dr. Rajiv Sharma asks: has access to primary health care changed for people with different racial, ethnic, and gender profiles?
Research
Meet M.A. TESOL graduate student Drew Sowers Meet M.A. TESOL graduate student Drew Sowers
Graduate Student
Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D.
Dr. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun is retired professor from Xinjiang University, China who know resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a courtesy appointment with Department of History at Portland State University. His research interests include the history of Central Asia and Ethnology, particularly of Xinjiang, China.
Faculty Member
Dr. Malcolm Lea Dr. Malcolm Lea
The Biology Department is sad to announce that Dr. Malcolm Lea, Biology Professor Emeritus, has passed away.
Faculty Member
Larry Large '64 Larry Large '64
Alumnus
Meet Instructor Daria Aleeva Meet Instructor Daria Aleeva
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Cassio de Oliveira Meet Professor Cassio de Oliveira
Faculty Member
Meet Cat Dayger, Ph.D. candidate in Biology Meet Cat Dayger, Ph.D. candidate in Biology
Recipient of the Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resources Policy Fellowship
Graduate Student
Prof. Kathi Inman Berens Prof. Kathi Inman Berens
Faculty Member
Prof. Josh Epstein Prof. Josh Epstein
Faculty Member
Prof. Susan Kirtley Prof. Susan Kirtley
Faculty Member
Meet Noriko Iwasaki Meet Noriko Iwasaki
Alumnus
How Eco Driving Works How Eco Driving Works
PSU's Donald Truxillo asks: Can organizations reduce fuel consumption by encouraging employees driving fleet vehicles to follow simple guidelines while behind the wheel?
Research
Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
Research
Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
Research
Revolution in Pedal Power Revolution in Pedal Power
As bikes equipped with battery-powered motors hit the road, PSU’s John MacArthur is there to ask how they might alter the transportation landscape.
Research
Attitude Adjustment Attitude Adjustment
Exploring new avenues of research, Ph.D. student Tara Goddard partnered with Project Implicit to investigate how drivers’ attitudes may impact safety for cyclists on the road.
Research
Transit Agencies Ride Social Media Transit Agencies Ride Social Media
With so many public transit agencies on board with social media, PSU economist, Dr. Jenny Liu asks how they’re using these platforms and to what effect.
Research
Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers
Transportation engineer Krista Nordback explains why it’s a big deal that we don’t have accurate counts of how many people are riding bikes on our streets.
Research
The Transportation Research & Education Center The Transportation Research & Education Center
Research
Meet Anthropology alum Bonnie Harvey, MA '16 Meet Anthropology alum Bonnie Harvey, MA '16
After earning an MA in applied anthropology at PSU, Bonnie Harvey is returning to Usisya, Malawi to apply her knowledge in community development and cultural anthropology to help the local nonprofit, Temwa.
Alumnus
Joshua Justice '16 Joshua Justice '16
Undergraduate student Joshua Justice combined his interest in radio and history to educate the public through the bi-weekly podcast, Beyond Footnotes.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Jessica Hanson Meet Jessica Hanson
Alumnus
Bruno Jedynak: Building Connections in Mathematical Research Bruno Jedynak: Building Connections in Mathematical Research
"Mathematicians can now have a strong impact on medical sciences. It is the best of all times with torrents of medical data becoming available," says Dr. Bruno Jedynak. As one of the professors hired under the Massiah Foundation’s gift, Dr. Jedynak brings 12 years of research experience at Johns Hopkins University to the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
A Model Fault A Model Fault
Assistant Professor Brittany Erickson develops computational models to simulate earthquakes and explore the geophysical processes associated with them.
Research
Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
Dr. Mark Woods' research takes him back and forth between PSU and OHSU as he develops new and more effective MRI contrast agents.
Research
Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research
Could advanced data mining reveal new insights into treatments for concussions? Systems Science Professor Martin Zwick is trying to show the way.
Research
Unlocking Life's Code Unlocking Life's Code
While the Smithsonian Institution’s Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code was on exhibit at OMSI, museum-goers learned about the genome and life science research at PSU.
Research
Meet Olivia Loveland Meet Olivia Loveland
Olivia Loveland is a senior at Portland State University. In 2015, as a student in the World Languages and Literatures Turkish program, she was one of only four students in the country to receive the 2015 James W. Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Randi Bost, M.S. '92, Advocate for Speech-Language Pathology Meet Randi Bost, M.S. '92, Advocate for Speech-Language Pathology
Randi Jartun Bost, M.S. ’92 earned her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from PSU. Since earning her degree, she’s built a career as a speech-language pathologist, specializing in early childhood assessments. Now, Randi is one of the department’s most active alumni.
Alumnus
Dr. Tracy J. Andrews Dr. Tracy J. Andrews
Dr. Andrews has worked collaboratively with Native American nations since 1980, with a focus on environmental and natural resource issues, health and healing, cultural dynamics and continuity, and gender. More recently she has also worked with regional Hispanic community organizations in central Washington state.
Faculty Member
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
Research
Dr. Xia Zhang Dr. Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang is a cultural anthropologist and Chinese folklorist. She does research on globalization, urbanization, gender (esp. masculinity), development, new media, youth, migration, labor politics in China and East Asia.
Faculty Member
Meet Heather Todd Meet Heather Todd
Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate Heather Todd now pursuing a PhD in Field Linguistics at SOAS, University of London
Alumnus
Dr. Miriam Abelson Dr. Miriam Abelson
Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2014
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Roberto de Anda Meet Professor Roberto de Anda
Roberto de Anda is Professor and Director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program and a member of the SGRN Executive Committee
Faculty Member
Meet Dr. Sally McWilliams Meet Dr. Sally McWilliams
Chair & Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department, SGRN Executive Committee member
Faculty Member
Professional Development in the 21st Century Professional Development in the 21st Century
Researchers at Portland State University have developed a powerful new training tool that helps make practice perfect.
Research
Geography minor in Water Resources Geography minor in Water Resources
The Minor in Water Resources offers broad training in spatial perspectives of sociopolitical and biophysical dimensions of water resource issues at local, regional, national, and international scales.
Resource
Maria Beebe Maria Beebe
Maria Beebe is an applied socio-linguist who specializes in critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership, and information communication technologies (ICT) for development.
Community Partnership
Addressing Aphasia Addressing Aphasia
Assistant Professor Gerasimos Fergadiotis studies language processing and develops tools to diagnose aphasia and assess the efficacy of treatments.
Research
Modernizing Statistics Education Modernizing Statistics Education
Dr. Jennifer Noll recently received a prestigious “CAREER” grant from the National Science Foundation to study new methods of teaching statistics to non-mathematics majors.
Research
Professor Marek Elżanowski Professor Marek Elżanowski
Professor Marek Elżanowski is the inaugural recipient of the PSU Foundation Philanthropic Leadership Faculty Award.
Faculty Member
Professor Robert Gould Professor Robert Gould
Professor Robert Gould is the inaugural recipient of the PSU Foundation's 'Faculty Philanthropy Cultivation' Award and will be honored during commencement 2015.
Faculty Member
Dr. Fariborz Maseeh: Honorary Degree Recipient 2015 Dr. Fariborz Maseeh: Honorary Degree Recipient 2015
Alumnus
Dr. Jack Barbera Dr. Jack Barbera
Chemistry education research focusing on the development and evaluation of educational assessments and their use in measuring the effectiveness of pedagogical practice
Faculty Member
StoneStable, Inc. StoneStable, Inc.
Portland start-up StoneStable, Inc. is using technology developed at Portland State University to change the way vaccines are stored during transport.
Research
James Beebe James Beebe
Dr. James Beebe is an applied qualitative social scientist, international development anthropologist, educator, and social activist committed to using the tools of the social sciences to promote justice.
Community Partnership
Adolfo G. Cuevas, Applied Psychology Adolfo G. Cuevas, Applied Psychology
Adolfo G. Cuevas, a doctoral student in Applied Psychology, is conducting research to explore the role of racial identity in African Americans' healthcare experiences.
Graduate Student
Professor Erin Spottswood Professor Erin Spottswood
Assistant Professor at Department of Communication focusing on Communication & Technology and Interpersonal Communication.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Marc Rodriguez Meet Professor Marc Rodriguez
Marc Rodriguez is Associate Professor of History and Managing Editor of the Pacific Historical Review at Portland State University. His present research interests include historical memory and the establishment of immigration/migration museums in the west.
Faculty Member
PSU Professor Gives Back PSU Professor Gives Back
Faculty Member
PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant PSU Biomedical Startup Receives $1.4M NIH Grant
Elex Biotech, a drug development company with close ties to PSU, continues early-stage testing of compounds that treat the cause of ventricular arrhythmias associated with heart failure.
Research
The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project The Inclusive, Shared Storybook Reading Project
With a combination of online training, social networking platforms, and shared reading, Dr. Samuel Sennott connects families, youth service providers, and children with complex needs to resources that promote and facilitate communication and literacy skills.
Research
The Play’s the Thing The Play’s the Thing
Professor Michael Clark studies the role of play in society, in the past, present and future.
Research
Florisela Herrejon Florisela Herrejon
Pre-Med Biochemistry
Undergraduate Student
Sean Larsen - Mathematics as Human Activity Sean Larsen - Mathematics as Human Activity
Mathematics is a creative act that is as beautiful and engaging as any of the fine arts and as useful as any of the physical sciences. Too often students and teachers experience mathematics as a dormant list of procedures, definitions, theorems, and proofs. Mathematics professor Sean Larsen is a mathematics educator focused on bringing mathematics to life for undergraduate students and mathematics teachers at all levels.
Faculty Member
Jay Gopalakrishnan: Simulate right - Use mathematics Jay Gopalakrishnan: Simulate right - Use mathematics
The success of scientific computation in recent decades in the design and prediction of complex engineering and biological systems has elevated it into a scientific methodology distinct from the traditional theoretical and experimental methodologies. Dr. Gopalakrishnan argues that the key to this success has been numerical algorithms founded on sound mathematical principles. This opinion shapes his research attitudes.
Faculty Member
Paula Harris Paula Harris
International Student Advisor
Staff Member
Jill K. Gardner Jill K. Gardner
Dr. Jill K. Gardner specializes in hunter-gatherer cultural development, settlement and subsistence practices, migration patterns, and the role of environment in social complexity.
Community Partnership
Lamarra Haynes Lamarra Haynes
In 2011, Lamarra Haynes was crowned Portland’s Rose Festival Queen. She didn’t know it then, but this award and her presence on television would be the door to her future.
Undergraduate Student
Impact of Giving: Robert Mercer Impact of Giving: Robert Mercer
Mercer, who is 59 and a Portland native, has been a fixture on campus since the mid-70s, when he began his bachelor’s degree in history. Later, he earned a master’s in English and has worked in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 1992.
Faculty Member
Impact of Giving: Pam and Larry Levy Impact of Giving: Pam and Larry Levy
“I love PSU because of the students. They’re really serious. They’re here because they want to be here. So are we.”
Gift
Impact of Giving: Al and Nancy Jubitz Impact of Giving: Al and Nancy Jubitz
Gift
Alumni Profile: Signe Anderson Alumni Profile: Signe Anderson
Before Signe Anderson was the lead female vocalist for Jefferson Airplane, she was a PSU Viking. In 1959 Signe Anderson, then Signe Toly, was crowned Rose Festival Princess of Lincoln High School and awarded a $1500 scholarship. Upon graduation Anderson attended Portland State University from 1960 - 1963, where she majored in speech, taking classes in French, theater and performing in campus musicals. Her mother wanted her to attend Oregon State, but Anderson said, "On $1500 I can afford PSU. I can go to college right here! And we lived right up the hill; I can hitch a ride down to Salmon Street or take the 51 bus."
Alumnus
Greg Baty Greg Baty
Greg Baty is a Research Technician at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication. He conducts new user training and provides contract analytical services on the following instruments: FEI Sirion XL30 SEM, Zeiss Sigma VP SEM, FEI Phenom SEM, KJ Lesker Axis PVD, EDS, WDX and EBSD. He spent over 10 years as an industrial process engineer in the high tech industry. Greg's expertise includes lithography, chemical etching and industrial automation.
Faculty Member
Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design Preparing Energy Stars of Engineering and Design
A new interdisciplinary program will provide engineering and architecture students the experience, training, and skills to address issues of energy consumption in the building sector.
Research
Biology’s go-to Molecules  Biology’s go-to Molecules
New faculty member Steve Reichow studies the form and function of membrane proteins, a class of proteins with potentially significant implications for our understanding of physiology and the targeted treatment of disease.
Research
Meet Professor William J. Comer Meet Professor William J. Comer
Opening doors to students gaining professional proficiency.
Faculty Member
Fahima Osman Fahima Osman
For Somalia refugee and speech and hearing sciences student Fahima Osman, the chance to attend Portland State University meant more than earning a college degree, it meant an opportunity to inspire and give back to her family and community.
Undergraduate Student
Professor Andres Holz Professor Andres Holz
Holz runs the Global Environmental Change Lab with interests in forest dynamics, disturbance ecology, and climate-fire-human relationships.
Faculty Member
Professor Martin Swobodzinski Professor Martin Swobodzinski
Swobodzinski's research examines the intricate ways in which individual decision making is mediated through spatial technologies.
Faculty Member
Cyber Discovery Camp Cyber Discovery Camp
PSU hosts teams of high school students and teachers at an interdisciplinary summer camp designed to cultivate cyber citizenship and interest in STEM-related fields.
Research
The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication The Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Research
Dr. Zhiqiang (Tony) Chen Dr. Zhiqiang (Tony) Chen
Tony joined CEMN as the facility manager in September 2009, after working as a research scientist at Monsanto Company for two years. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Birmingham. He spent five years at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Brookhaven National Laboratory doing postdoctoral research. Following this, he worked as the chief scientist at the University of Louisville, in charge of TEM, SEM, XPS and XRD facilities and analytical services. Tony’s research interests are focused on microstructural characterization using electron microscopy in materials science, nanoscience and technology.
Faculty Member
Dr. Jun Jiao Dr. Jun Jiao
Dr. Jun Jiao holds an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona and is currently a professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering. She is also the director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication at Portland State University. Dr. Jiao's principal research interests concern nanoscale materials and the application of analytical techniques of electron microscopy.
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
Biochemistry and structural biology of membrane protein complexes using electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM)
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
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
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
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
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
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: 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 Professor Nila Friedberg Meet Professor Nila Friedberg
Faculty Member
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
Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Tech 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
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
Professor of Geography, 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
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
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
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
Alum Simon Peters is a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program with a B.A. in Chinese and Applied Linguistics, where his focus was on endangered language documentation and maintenance. Simon recently received a second Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department for a return to China. He began working on his Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara in Fall of 2015.
Alumnus
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
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
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
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
Elex Biotech: Developing Next Generation Therapeutics Elex Biotech: Developing Next Generation Therapeutics
Organization
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
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
Professor Martin Lafrenz Professor Martin Lafrenz
Lafrenz studies fluvial geomorphology and soils, urban stream phenomena, human land use on critical zone processes, and mobile GIS.
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 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 Angela Strecker Meet Professor Angela Strecker
Understanding effects of anthropogenic stressors on freshwater ecosystems
Faculty Member
Meet Professor John Rueter Meet Professor John Rueter
Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Yangdong Pan Meet Professor Yangdong Pan
Freshwater science and conservation
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 Emeritus Marion Dresner Meet Professor Emeritus Marion Dresner
Encouraging citizen participation in environmental science.
Faculty Member
Alternate Realities Group Alternate Realities Group
Resource
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
Professor of Environmental Science
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
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
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
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
Randy Bluffstone Randy Bluffstone
Village Provisions - Cultivating rural livelihoods around the world
Faculty Member
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 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
Wentai Luo Wentai Luo
Dr. Luo’s research focuses on physical and analytical chemistry of organic compounds in water and atmosphere.
Faculty Member
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
Nathan Cogan. Donor of Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Nathan Cogan. Donor of Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Gift
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Brower investigates cultural ecology, mountain geography, Nepal, wildland resource conservation and policy, and the environmental movement.
Faculty Member
Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series
Resource
Medieval Consortium Medieval Consortium
Resource
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Duh's research develops geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
Faculty Member
Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Publication
Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D. Nicole Miller Rigelman, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Graduate School of Education
Faculty Member
Meet William Holden Meet William Holden
William is a History major in the Honors Program and was a Russian Flagship Program participant.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Member
Riley Meinershagen Riley Meinershagen
Noyce Scholar
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
A TRIPLE alumna of the School of Social Work, (BSW, MSW, PhD).
Faculty Member
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.
Faculty Member
Ian Garrett Ian Garrett
Department of Biology
Graduate Student
Tanya Cheek Tanya Cheek
Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Biology
Graduate Student
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.
Faculty Member
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
Faculty Member
Meet Tony Lewis Meet Tony Lewis
Faculty Member
Meet Ben Alberts Meet Ben Alberts
Faculty Member
Meet Martha Dyson Meet Martha Dyson
Faculty Member
Meet Scott Broussard Meet Scott Broussard
Scott, Psychology Adviser, helps students understand their degree requirements and plan for their future careers.
Faculty Member
Meet Jon Rousseau Meet Jon Rousseau
Faculty Member
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.
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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
Taiko Ensemble Director
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Mike Tejada Mike Tejada
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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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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.
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Andrew Mankowski Andrew Mankowski
Noyce Scholar
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Mike Wilder Mike Wilder
Noyce Scholar
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Stephanie Van Raden Stephanie Van Raden
Noyce Scholar
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Nancy Smith Mitchell Nancy Smith Mitchell
Noyce Scholar
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Jared Renfro Jared Renfro
Noyce Scholar
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Rachel Wallack Rachel Wallack
Noyce Scholar
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Stephen Walsh Stephen Walsh
Noyce Scholar
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Dean Thomas Dean Thomas
Noyce Scholar
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Rachel Stagner Rachel Stagner
Noyce Scholar
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Anna Ricks Anna Ricks
Noyce Scholar
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Julia Langston Julia Langston
Noyce Scholar
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Jennifer Johnson-Griffith Jennifer Johnson-Griffith
Noyce Scholar
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Doug Howe Doug Howe
Noyce Scholar
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Jessica "Jessie" Foster Jessica "Jessie" Foster
Noyce Scholar
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Gretchen See Gretchen See
MST Student
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Jessica Beauchemin Jessica Beauchemin
MST Student
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Stephanie Wagner, MS Stephanie Wagner, MS
MST Program Coordinator
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Timothy Fiser Timothy Fiser
Noyce Scholar
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Cary Sneider, Ph.D. Cary Sneider, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
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Nancy Lapotin Nancy Lapotin
Portland Public School Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) program liaison
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Carol Biskupic-Knight Carol Biskupic-Knight
Beaverton School District Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) program liaison and Director, PMSP Professional Development
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Melissa Potter, D.Ed. 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
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William Becker, Ph.D. William Becker, Ph.D.
Center for Science Education Director
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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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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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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
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Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84 Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84
Return Investor
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Paul De Muniz '72 Paul De Muniz '72
Bringing justice to the people
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Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth Dr. Andrea Mitchell Goforth
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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
Dr. Pankow's research has involved the application of chemical principles to understanding how chemicals partition between important phases in the environment.
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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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Emeritus Faculty - Dr. Carl C. Wamser Emeritus Faculty - 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. Dean B. Atkinson Dr. Dean B. Atkinson
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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
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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
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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
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Restorative Justice in Salem Restorative Justice in Salem
CR grad students and alumni coordinate a dialogue program at the Oregon State Correctional Institution
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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.
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Documenting women peacemakers Documenting women peacemakers
Emi Noma uses film to tell the stories of women peacemakers around the world.
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Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence
Gabriele Ross translates academic pursuits into meaningful community contributions.
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James Pankow James Pankow
Engineering Star - Joining an elite academy
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Veronica Dujon Veronica Dujon
Worlds Together - Weighing global issues on a human scale
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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.
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Sentencing Service Program Sentencing Service Program
Kate McCracken '08 advocates for alternatives for juvenile and adult offenders in San Francisco.
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These Numbers Have Faces These Numbers Have Faces
Conflict Resolution alum Justin Zoradi's non-profit confronts generational poverty in South Africa.
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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.
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Casey Campbell Casey Campbell
Casey values being well rounded and focused, and believes students should too.
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Dr. Byron Haines Dr. Byron Haines
Dr. Byron Haines Philosophy Professor Emeritus
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Languages Offered at PSU Languages Offered at PSU
Offering over 23 languages
Research
Venezuelan Killifish Venezuelan Killifish
In partnership with the American Heart Association
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Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Working with local industries to build structures
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.
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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.
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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 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 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 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 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 Rolf Koenenkamp Meet Professor Rolf Koenenkamp
When it comes to harvesting the sun's energy, Professor Rolf Koenenkamp is often light years ahead.
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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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