New faculty 2014

Academic Affairs is pleased to share a list of new faculty who will be joining UW Bothell in the fall of 2014.

School of Business

Sophie Leroy

Assistant Professor - School of Business
Dr. Leroy served as an assistant professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from New York University Stern School of Business in 2007.  Dr. Leroy's research interests include: Self-regulation of attention, Ethics, Self-regulation of temporal behaviors, and Leadership.

Sri Devi Duvvuri

Assistant Professor - School of Business
Dr. Duvvuri served as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at SUNY at Buffalo.  She earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Columbia University in 2001.  Dr. Duvvuri's research interests include: Cross-Category Choice Modeling, Hierarchical Bayesian Econometrics, and Spatial Econometrics.

Hyung-Il Oh

Assistant Professor - School of Business
Hyung-Il Oh is a Ph.D. candidate in Accounting at Columbia University.  His research interests include: Implications of Balance Sheet Line-items for Risk and Growth, Management Compensation and Firm Performance during - and post - Bankruptcy, and The Cross-listing Effects of Foreign Analyst Performance.

Denis Trapido (starting 2015)

Assistant Professor - School of Business
Dr. Trapido served as an Assistant Professor of Organization and Management at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.  He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2008.  Dr. Trapido's research interests include: Economic sociology, social networks, innovation and creativity, mentoring, and social inequality in markets.

Nursing and Health Studies Program

Jody Early, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nursing & Health Studies.  
Dr. Early served as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M, College Station. She received a Ph.D. in Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University in 1999, and an M.S. in Health Sciences from Brigham Young University in 1997. Her research interests include global women’s health, online learning & teaching, academic program development and community health.

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Minda Martin

Associate Professor - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Minda Martin earned an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1998.  She writes and directs experimental documentary and narrative films that explore the underpinnings and disparities of social class in America.

Julie Shayne

Senior Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Shayne has been a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.  She  earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2000.  

Deborah Caplow

Senior Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Caplow has been teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2002.  She earned a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington in 1999. 

Jennifer Atkinson

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Atkinson has been teaching in the School of interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2006.  She earned a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago in 2009. 

Carrie Bodle

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Carrie Bodle has been teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2010.  She earned a Master’s of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. 

Raissa DeSmet

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. DeSmet has been a lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she earned a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness with an emphasis in Visual Studies in 2013.

Kristin Gustafson

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Gustafson  has been teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2011.  She earned a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington in 2010. 

Amy Lambert

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Lambert has been teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences since 2008.  She earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Washington in 2011. 

Kristy Leissle

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Leissle has been teaching in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and sciences since 2009.  She earned a Ph.D. in Women's Studies from the University of Washington in 2008. 

Mira Shimabukuro

Lecturer - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dr. Shimabukuro is a lecturer in English and Diversity/Globalism Studies at Highline Community College.  She earned a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2009.  

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Biological Sciences Division

Cynthia Chang

Assistant Professor – Biology
Dr. Chang is a National Science Foundation Math and Biology Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Chang received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and B.S. in Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Chang's research interests include: plant biology, community ecology and phylogenetics.

Computing and Software Systems Division

Wooyoung Kim

Assistant Professor - Division of Computing and Software Systems
Dr. Kim is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Division of Computing and Software Systems in the School of STEM at UW Bothell.  She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University in 2012.  Dr. Kim's research interests include bioinformatics and systems biology using numerical analysis and machine learning algorithms. 

Min Chen

Assistant Professor - Division of Computing and Software Systems
Dr. Chen served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montana.  She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Florida International University in 2007.  Dr. Chen's research interests include: Data mining, multimedia database systems and related interdisciplinary research including Bioinformatics.

Johnny Wei-Bing Lin

Senior Lecturer - Division of Computing and Software Systems
Dr. Lin served as a Professor in the Physics department of North Park University.  He received a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000.  Dr. Lin's research interests include: Simplified Python frameworks for wrapping climate models, sea ice-atmosphere interactions, and science-ethics-policy integration.

Rob Nash

Senior Lecturer, Division of Computing and Software Systems
Rob Nash is a software engineer from Miami who earned his Master’s degree from the University of Washington in Computer Science and Engineering in 2006.  Since that time, he’s been teaching and working with Rare at Microsoft on rendering, designing, and testing Xbox software.  He has been a part-time instructor in the Division of Computing and Software Systems since 2008.

Engineering and Mathematics Division

Jong Yoon

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Yoon served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar and leading the Smart Medical Devices Lab. He received the B.E. degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2004 and 2009, respectively, all in mechanical engineering. Dr. Yoon’s research interests focus on the design and development of mechatronics systems and their application in medical devices.

Cassandra Wright

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Wright served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Biology in the Department of Chemistry at Furman University.  She earned a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Clemson University in 2012.  Her research interests include: Bioengineering, Biomaterials, and Orthopaedic Implants.

John Bridge

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bridge served as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Engineering program at the Oregon Institute of Technology/Seattle Washington campus. He earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, OH.  Dr. Bridge's research interests include: His The thermal characterization of waxes/polymers and the mechanisms of adhesion and degradation of low viscosity polymer coatings.  

Sohini Roy Chowdhury

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Sohini Chowdhury is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Minnesota, MN.  Her research interests include digital signal processing, medical imaging, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal estimation and detection, graph theory and stochastic processes.

Emily Gismervig

Lecturer - Mathematics
Dr. Gismervig served as an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University.  She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009.  Dr. Gismervig will teach in the First Year and Pre-Major Program (CUSP), and will contribute to the Mathematics program at UW Bothell.

Physical Sciences Division

David Sommerfeld

Senior Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Dr. Sommerfeld served as a Lecturer at the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry at Christopher Newport University. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1995. 

Brandon Finley

Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Dr. Finley is a Lecturer in the Physical Sciences Division of the School of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell.  He received his Ph.D. in Earth System Science from the University of California at Irvine in 2007.

Kim Gunnerson

Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Dr. Gunnerson is a lecturer in the Physical Sciences Division of the School of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell.  She received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington Seattle in 2007.

Matthew DePies

Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Dr. DePies served as a Physics lecturer at UW Seattle and UW Bothell.  He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington in 2009.


Charity Lovitt

Lecturer - Physical Sciences
Dr. Lovitt received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2009.  She has been a Lecturer in  Chemistry at Seattle University.

Did You Know?

UW Bothell has been designated a veteran-friendly campus by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.