NOTE FROM THE PROVOST
When I interview candidates to join the University of Puget Sound, I always ask them to tell me their origin story of who they are in their professional, disciplinary identities. More often than not, I hear about a specific mentor who during their college years excitedly made them see the world in a way that suddenly resonated with them. For some of them, this propelled them into the mentor’s lab or studio or book project or area of expertise, allowing an early look into the vitality—vitalness, really—of how an engaged faculty and staff demonstrate an academic institution’s commitment to deep and rich learning and to the world that needs and benefits from their expertise.
Our recognizes members of our intellectual and creative community at the University of Puget Sound and honors their accomplishments as researchers, scholars, and artists. Their works, compiled here, are key markers of who they are scholars, and also who they are as teachers—our students see their work and their excitement, and even if students don’t aspire to more years in school doing graduate work, they are delighted by, impressed by, proud of the work of their mentors. Just like the rest of us—delighted, impressed, proud—around a whole host of topics:
sea birds and bumble bees, mouse muscles and Episcopalians, the stakeholders in controversial environmental sites, voting rights, language development, and free speech;
open source software, avant-garde performances;
musical acoustics and co-efficients of sound absorption, leadership, grandparenthood, how the border manifests in poetry and the role that food plays migration, Moroccan colonialism and democratic discourses, rain forest tree canopies, sediment from Mt. St. Helens and sediment in Spanaway Lake;
letters of Peruvian women, journal entries of an American pioneer, paintings of Byzantine empresses, the portrayal of western missionaries in Japanese literature, and interviews about the musical childhoods of Vietnamese elders;
and perception, empathy, chronic pain, envy, cyber-bullying, ice crystals, deep fakes, and dark matter.
In all of this, we find exhilarating new ideas, valuable experiences, and critical perspectives that advance not only an understanding of the world, but celebrate creative inquiry that is at the center of the University of Puget Sound.
- Laura L. Behling, Ph.D.
This bibliography lists faculty and staff scholarship and creative works submitted for 2021. Please contact Collins Library staff at email@example.com if you would like to obtain any of these publications.
*Manya Meutschler-Aldine (BS'21), Colin Monaghan (BS'22), Sarah McClain (BS'20).
*Co-authors are graduates of the University of Puget Sound: Kylie Young '17, Kieran O’Neil '16, and Cody Chun '17.
*Madelyn Shapiro graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2020.
*Evan Hamilton and Kavanaugh (Kavi) Kaji are both graduates of the University of Puget Sound.
*Rachel Chaiser graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2018.
* Co-authors are graduates of the University of Puget Sound: Elena C Fulton '19, Emily V Parlan '19, Lily E O'Connor '18, and Anneke A Fleming '21.
* Chih-Huang Yu is a graduate of the post-professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program from 2003.
*Grace Elliott graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2020; Helena Heyer-Gray in 2021; and Jay Goldberg in 2013. All three alumni majored in Biology.