Insight: Autumn 2007

Autumn 2007

Faculty Transitions & Awards

Steve Olswang Olswang


Interim Chancellor Steven Olswang returned to his faculty appointments at UW Seattle as Professor of Higher Education and Adjunct Professor of Law. He will be on sabbatical for the 2007-08 academic year, during which time he will complete a new book on higher education administration.  UW Bothell thanks Dr. Olswang for two terrific years. ...

Tom Bellamy Bellamy

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tom Bellamy stepped down from his post to return to the faculty with plans to continue his research in educational leadership. Susan Jeffords joins UW Bothell as Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs coming from UW Seattle where she was the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and a Professor of English and Women Studies.  Her previous positions at UW include Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, and Chair of the Women Studies Department. "We are excited to have this renowned educational leader join our campus," said Chancellor Kenyon Chan.  "Susan brings a great energy coupled with years of experience and creative ideas for working with our talented faculty. This partnership will serve UW Bothell well in its next stage of development."  As Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Jeffords will provide leadership to the campus' academic programs and administrative structures. Her work will be instrumental in strengthening the connections amongst UW Bothell's academic programs and between the campus, local community colleges, and the surrounding communities. ...

JoLynn Edwards Edwards

After seven years as Director of IAS, JoLynn Edwards passed the mantle of leadership to Bruce Burgett. Burgett begins a two-year appointment as Interim Director. Edwards embarks on a well-earned sabbatical for 2007-08 and looks forward to getting reacquainted with eighteenth-century art and cultural history. ...

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has been named the Coordinator of the Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP), which is the locus of the freshman experience. He successfully guided the CUSP program through its first year as the program's Interim Coordinator.


Suzanne Sikma Sikma

2007 Distinguished Teaching Award - Dr. David Goldstein
Recognizes a faculty member based on the recommendations of students and colleagues.

Dr. Goldstein is a Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences program  and has been at UW Bothell for 10 years, teaching nearly 60 courses, many focused on the different facets of American culture.

2007 Worthington Distinguished Faculty Scholarship Award - Dr. Suzanne Sikma
For extraordinary accomplishment in research, scholarship or creative works.

Dr. Sikma, an Associate Professor in the Nursing Program, has been a member of the faculty since 1996 and is best known for her research in the arena of public policy related to long-term care, consumer self-direction and commitment to geriatric nursing education.

Carol Leppa Leppa

2007 Rose Distinguished Academic Service Award - Dr. Carol Leppa
For sustained outstanding academic service making an important difference to campus, University, region or discipline.

Dr. Leppa, an Associate Professor in the Nursing Program, is a member of the founding faculty. She has taught 17 different courses and is highly regarded as a master teacher by students and colleagues alike.