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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 LiuTeaching Assistant Professor/Project Specialist, BiologyFloyd 207H
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Kathleen McAteerVice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Scholarly Associate Professor, BiologyFloyd 263E
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Lori NelsonScholarly Assistant Professor, BiologyEast 126
Sarah Roley
Sarah RoleyAssistant Professor, Environmental ScienceEast 103
Elly Sweet
Elly SweetScholarly Associate Professor, BiologyEast 134

Chemistry & Physics

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Nelmi Devarie BaezScholarly Assistant Professor, ChemistryEast 130
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Elsa Silva LopezScholarly Assistant Professor, ChemistryEast 132
Cigdem Capan
Cigdem CapanScholarly Assistant Professor, PhysicsCIC 202J

English & Foreign Languages

Francisco Serratos
Francisco Arellano SerratosScholarly Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and CultureCIC 201AD
Vanessa Cozza
Vanessa CozzaScholarly Associate Professor, EnglishCIC 202E
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Gibran EscaleraScholarly Assistant Professor, EnglishCIC 125D
Michael Mays
Michael MaysProfessor, EnglishCIC 125C
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Robin Ebert MaysTeaching Assistant Professor, EnglishCIC 201AE
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Anna PlemonsAssociate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Scholarly Assistant Professor, 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 MuddTeaching Assistant Professor, 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 HanshewScholarly Assistant Professor, HistoryCIC 202K

Mathematics & Statistics

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Kevin FiedlerScholarly Assistant Professor, MathematicsCIC202GSummer Office Hours:M-F, 3-4pm
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Ryan LearnTeaching Assistant Professor, StatisticsCIC 202H
Dan Mitchell
Dan MitchellTeaching Assistant Professor, MathematicsCIC 202KDan Mitchell (2000) received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Washington.
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Saranah SelmiTeaching Assistant Professor, MathematicsCIC 125J


Stephanie Bauman
Stephanie BaumanAssociate Professor, PsychologyCIC 202D
Allison Matthews
Allison MatthewsScholarly Associate Professor, PsychologyCIC 125B
Janet Peters
Janet PetersScholarly Associate Professor, PsychologyCIC 125N
Paul Strand
Paul StrandProfessor, PsychologyCIC 202A
Sarah Tragesser
Sarah TragesserAssociate Professor, PsychologyCIC 125Q

Social Sciences

Mark Mansperger
Mark ManspergerTeaching Professor, AnthropologyCIC 125P
Michael Pieracci
Michael PieracciTeaching Associate Professor, HumanitiesCIC 125L


Eadie Balint
Eadie BalintAcademic Support Staff, College of Arts & SciencesCIC 125ALiberal & Fine Arts, College of Arts & Sciences
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