Faculty & Staff

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Quality and Commitment

WSU Tri-Cities is a campus of Washington State University, which shares one central administration and one faculty. The campus strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a campus of a land-grant institution, WSU Tri-Cities is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.
Faculty
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Yuliya ArdashevaCollege of Education, Assistant Professor, ESL/Bilingual EducationWest 207S509-372-7501Yuliya Ardasheva, Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in TESOL from the University of Louisville in 2010. Her research interests include contributions of individual differences to second language development and on the interplay between second language and academic development.
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Kathleen CowinCollege of Education, Clinical Associate ProfessorW207X509-372-7107Kathleen Cowin (2006), Clinical Associate Professor, received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Dr. Cowin joined the WSU Tri-Cities faculty from Oregon State University. Her research interests include reflective practice, and the formation of mentoring relationships between educational leader candidates and their mentors.
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Jonah FirestoneCollege of Education, Assistant Professor, Teaching & LearningWest 207C509-372-7198Jonah Firestone (2011) holds a Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education with a specialization in Geology Education from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. His research examines the Social Norms of Education on Beginning Science Teachers’ Understanding.
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Yun-Ju HsiaoCollege of Education, Assistant Professor, Special EducationWest 207L509-372-7505Yun-Ju Hsiao (2013), Assistant Professor, received her Ph.D. in Special Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her areas of research interest include autism spectrum disorder, emotional and behavioral disorder, early childhood special education, and culturally responsive teaching preparation and practices in special education.
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Eric JohnsonAssociate ProfessorWest 207W509-372-7304
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Maria MoscatelliCollege of Education, Teaching & LearningWest 207V509-372-7186Maria Moscatelli (2008) received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Washington State University. She came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2009 from teaching and administration in the K-12 public education system. Dr. Moscatelli oversees the practicum program and Professional Certification for teachers.
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Judy MorrisonCollege of Education, Associate Professor Teaching & LearningWest 207U509-372-7176Judy Morrison (1999), Associate Professor, received her Ph.D. in Science Education and Integrated Science from Oregon State University. Dr. Morrison came from Oregon State University where she joined WSU Tri-Cities, first as an adjunct, and then as Assistant Professor in 2003. Her research interests are partnerships between science teachers and scientists, and professional development of science teachers.
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Sarah NewcomerCollege of Education, Assistant Professor, Teaching & LearningWest 207Y509-372-7170Sarah Newcomer (2012) received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in Tempe. Dr. Newcomer joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2012. Her research interests include language policy and policy negotiation, school-family-community relationships and school community agency, and language and literacy education, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
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Sara PetersenCollege of Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, Special EducationWest 207K509-372-7395Sara Sorensen Petersen (2001) received her J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law with an emphasis in special education law and alternative dispute resolution. She has received training in mediation practices from the King County Dispute Resolution Center in Seattle and the Center for Dialogue and Resolution in Eugene, OR. Petersen relocated to the Tri-Cities area in 2001 and began at WSU Tri-Cities in 2002 as an adjunct, and more recently as an Assistant Clinical faculty member. Her scholarship interests are focused on practitioner needs, autism, special education law and policy, and IEP compliance issues.
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Amy Roth McDuffieCollege of Education, Teaching and Learning, ProfessorWest 207T509-372-7384Amy Roth-McDuffie (1998) received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from University of Maryland. Dr. Roth-McDuffie came to WSU Tri-Cities after completing her Ph.D. in 1998. Her research interests include professional learning and development for prospective and practicing teachers in the teaching and learning of mathematics with a focus on diverse students and equitable instructional practices.
Staff
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Helen BerryProgram Coordinator, Academic AffairsWest 207A509-372-7394
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Lindsay LightnerCoordinator, Alternate Route Teacher CertificationWest 207M509-372-7366
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