Faculty & Staff

Please see below for faculty statement on managing during the current health crisis. Contact individual faculty for office hours and appointments as we settle into our new suite of office on the 3rd floor mezzanine of SMSU.

7 May 2020

 

Listen to recordings of our fabulous CR Spring Symposium 2020

Morning and afternoon sessions available here (audio only)

 

 

20 April 2020

 

Helpful links for student support outside the classroom - 

PSU Food Pantry information here (scroll to bottom of page)

PSU Emergency Loans for students with children

PSU other emergency fund for students

Stay well!

 

8 April 2020

 

*  All CR courses will have P/NP option through week ten of spring 2020 term.

*  CR Spring Research Symposium will take place remotely on Wednesday 6 May 2020. Save the date!

*  Remember to apply for graduation! Undergraduate and Graduate students

*  Undergraduate students who missed the March 8th graduation application deadline may still use banweb to apply for summer graduation, then submit the Degree Application Change Form and switch back to spring 2020

*  Stay healthy and observe physical distancing and hand hygiene!

 

Thank you.

 

1 April 2020

 

Student news and updates:

 

  • Campus-wide announcement regarding P/NP for spring 2020 here
  • CR accepting graduate applications through May 10th more information here!
  • Great helps from the PSU library Library services spring 2020
  • Paid Artist-in-Residence position in CR for spring term: Application info here - due April 6, 2020
  • Save the Date CR spring research symposium 6 May 2020 - remote version! Your faculty will be touch w details
  • PSU Food Pantry location has been moved to the 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall. Access will be by appointment only.  Watch this site and other PSU communications for hours posting (still TBD).

 

23 March 2020

 

Dear Conflict Resolution Students,

 

Your faculty hopes that you are able to guard your health and that of your family and loved ones in this time of uncertainty.

 

Conflict Resolution supports PSU’s efforts to provide academic continuity to students amidst the numerous adjustments demanded by the coronavirus situation in our community. 

 

If you are enrolled in a spring 2020 course in CR, you have probably received the “remote readiness” survey from the interim director as well as an email or other message from your instructor about upcoming modifications to the delivery of instruction.   These communications are designed to support your successful learning as we transition to an “all remote” spring term at PSU.

 

Please take a moment to answer the survey and respond to your instructor’s queries, so that the faculty has the chance to anticipate and meet your learning needs.  Remember that all advising, conferences, and academic support from faculty normally occurring “outside the classroom” will also be conducted remotely during spring 2020. 

 

If you are in need of additional information or services from PSU at this time, please visit the following resource pages:

 

PSU Coronavirus response website:
https://www.pdx.edu/coronavirus-response

 

PSU Student Guide to learning remotely:

https://portlandstate.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/articl...

 

PSU Virtual Computer Lab:

https://portlandstate.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/2/articl...

 

The PSU food pantry is closed until March 28th.  Some students may qualify for short term emergency loans from PSU.  Find out more at https://www.pdx.edu/student-financial/short-term-loans.

 

We anticipate a productive spring quarter of learning, and appreciate your patience as we put the necessary pieces in place.

 

 

Gratefully yours,

Patricia Schechter

 

12 March 2020

Dear PSU Conflict Resolution students,

Your faculty seeks supportive connection with you during the uncertainties of the corona/COVID-19 virus situation in our region and community. 

As you probably learned in PSU President Percy’s campus communication of 10 March, faculty have been directed to continue the delivery of instruction for winter term and finals week and to prepare for academic continuity for spring term 2020 as well.  

In other words, scheduled courses will be offered and taught!

At the same time, faculty have been encouraged to take “precautionary steps” against the spread of infection.  These steps include social distancing, which means limiting or modifying in-person gatherings for finals week. As a practical matter, CR faculty will extend some of these precautions for at least the first part of spring term.

To that end, all CR courses for spring 2020 not already fully online or hybrid in format will have a degree of remote access/capacity built in.  This adjustment means that face-to-face courses will have active and loaded D2L shells associated with them and that these shells will likely be the primary domain for course activity during the first two weeks of classes.  In face-to-face and hybrid courses, individual faculty have discretion, based on course content, learning objectives, and assignments, as to how much (or little) activity takes place via D2L. 

Please be alert for communication from your instructors as to specifics regarding course access, activities, and due dates!

The health situation is in flux and may require further adjustments.  Foremost in your faculty’s minds is student safety and well-being.  Our solutions may not be perfect for every single student, so we also ask for your patience as we sift the various directives and expectations facing our campus.  Please know that you can always reach out to individual faculty or the interim director, Patricia Schechter, with questions, comments, or concerns.

Check our Conflict Resolution home page www.pdx.edu/conflict-resolution for regular updates.

Gratefully yours,

Patricia Schechter

 

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

NAME (LINK TO FACULTY PROFILE)  OFFICE EMAIL PHONE 
Patricia Schechter
Professor, Interim Director
SMSU-M310K

schechp@pdx.edu

503-725-3007
Harry Anastasiou
Professor
SMSU-M310D

harrya@pdx.edu

503-725-9711
Barbara Tint
Professor
SMSU-M310E

tint@pdx.edu

503-725-3505
Vandy Kanyako
Associate Professor 
 
SMSU-M310F

vkanyako@pdx.edu

503-725-9201
Rachel Cunliffe
Assistant Professor
SMSU-M310H

rachel.cunliffe@pdx.edu

503-725-9195


Non-Tenure Track Faculty

NAME (LINK TO FACULTY PROFILE)  OFFICE EMAIL PHONE 
Robert Gould
Assistant Professor
SMSU-M310J

gouldr@pdx.edu

503-725-3502
503-675-0982
Amanda Byron
Associate Professor
website
SMSU-M310B

abyron@pdx.edu

503-725-9170
Tom Hastings
Assistant Professor
SMSU-M310C

hastings@pdx.edu

503-725-9173
       

Program Coordinator

NAME OFFICE EMAIL PHONE

Aislyn Matias

SMSU-M310A

ais2@pdx.edu

503-725-9175

 

Adjunct Faculty

NAME EMAIL
Adjunct Instructor

mw29@pdx.edu

office SMSU-M310L

Adjunct Instructor
 
Erin J. Ruff
Adjunct Instructor

philler@pdx.edu

office SMSU-M310L

eruff@pdx.edu

office SMSU-M310L

Adjunct Instructor
 
Radhika Niles
Adjunct Instructor

jo6@pdx.edu

office SMSU-310L

rhopkins@pdx.edu

office SMSU-M310L