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WSU Tri-Cities Faculty and Staff

College of Arts & Sciences

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.

Biological & Environmental Sciences

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Tanya CheekeAssistant Professor, BiologyEast 103
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Yimo LiuAssistant Professor (Career Track), Biology; Project SpecialistFloyd 207H
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Kathleen McAteerVice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Associate Professor (Career Track), BiologyFloyd 263E
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Lori NelsonAssistant Professor (Career Track), BiologyEast 126
Sarah Roley
Sarah RoleyAssistant Professor, Environmental ScienceEast 103
Elly Sweet
Elly SweetAssociate Professor (Career Track), BiologyEast 134

Chemistry & Physics

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Nelmi Devarie BaezAssistant Professor (Career Track), ChemistryEast 130
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Elsa Silva LopezAssistant Professor (Career Track), ChemistryEast 132
Cigdem Capan
Cigdem CapanAssistant Professor (Career Track), PhysicsTCIC 125N

English & Foreign Languages

Francisco Serratos
Francisco Arellano SerratosAssistant Professor (Career Track), Foreign Languages and CultureCIC 201AD
Vanessa Cozza
Vanessa CozzaAssociate Professor (Career Track), EnglishTCIC 125Q
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Gibran EscaleraAssistant Professor (Career Track), EnglishCIC 125D
Michael Mays
Michael MaysProfessor, EnglishCIC 125C
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Robin Ebert MaysAssociate Professor (Career Track), EnglishCIC 201AE
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Anna PlemonsAssociate Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs; Assistant Professor (Career Track), DTCFloyd 263G
Patty Wilde
Patricia WildeAssistant Professor, EnglishCIC 125F

DTC & Fine Arts

Peter Christenson
Peter ChristensonAssociate Professor, Fine ArtsCIC 125H
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Phillip MuddAssistant Professor (Career Track), Fine ArtsCIC 102BB


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Robert BaumanAcademic Director; Professor, HistoryCIC 202F
Brigit Farley
Brigit FarleyAssociate Professor, HistoryCIC 202C
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Tracey HanshewAssistant Professor (Career Track), HistoryCIC 202K

Mathematics & Statistics

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Kevin FiedlerAssistant Professor (Career Track), MathematicsCIC 125ASummer Office Hours:M-F, 3-4pm
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Ryan LearnAssistant Professor (Career Track), StatisticsTCIC 125B
Dan Mitchell
Dan MitchellAssistant Professor (Career Track), MathematicsTCIC 125SDan Mitchell (2000) received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Washington.
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Saranah SelmiAssistant Professor (Career Track), MathematicsCIC 125R


Stephanie Bauman
Stephanie BaumanAssociate Professor, PsychologyCIC 202D
Allison Matthews
Allison MatthewsAssociate Professor (Career Track), PsychologyTCIC 202G
Janet Peters
Janet PetersAssociate Professor (Career Track), PsychologyTCIC 202J
Paul Strand
Paul StrandProfessor, PsychologyCIC 202A
Sarah Tragesser
Sarah TragesserAssociate Professor, PsychologyTCIC 202E

Social Sciences

Mark Mansperger
Mark ManspergerProfessor (Career Track), AnthropologyCIC 125P
Michael Pieracci
Michael PieracciAssociate Professor (Career Track), HumanitiesCIC 125L


Eadie Balint
Eadie BalintAcademic Support Staff, College of Arts & SciencesTCIC 202KLiberal & Fine Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
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