IAS Graduate Programs staff provide advising to all currently enrolled students in the Cultural Studies and Policy Studies programs.
Select and register for classes
Understand the policies of the program, UW Bothell, and the Graduate School
Access campus resources
Explore career and professional development options (Cultural Studies, Policy Studies)
Our office is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday, and we are located in the UW2-134.
Graduate Programs Staff
As Director of Graduate Programs, Miriam provides strategic leadership; oversees operational plans; and stewards program assessment, development, and implementation.
Miriam comes to UW Bothell from the UW Seattle campus, where she worked as Associate Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities developing curricular and co-curricular graduate programs, as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research collaborations. She completed a Ph.D. in Literatures in English at Rutgers University, studying at the intersection of gender, performance, and cultural studies, and worked as an arts administrator for PEN, the international non-profit writers' advocacy organization. Her current research focuses on graduate education, diversifying professional development pathways, and ethical practices of partnership and community engagement. She co-founded (with Bruce Burgett) the UW Certificate in Public Scholarship and is Affiliate Faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Contact Miriam
As Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Kate advises current students on policies and procedures, and provides guidance in academic planning and progress. She also manages the admissions process and supports curricular development for the IAS graduate programs.
Kate comes to UW Bothell with a background in enrollment management, student advising, study abroad leadership and administration, and teaching. Kate holds a M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a B.A. in Anthropology from Connecticut College. Contact Kate
As Graduate Staff Assistant, Frances assists the IAS Graduate Office with program promotion, student recruitment, and administrative support. They work with current and prospective students in all three IAS graduate programs, and they are available to answer questions concerning applications, registration, and any of the other details of life in graduate school.
Frances is a second year masters student in the Cultural Studies program. They are a designer, writer, trans activist, and technologist. Check out Frances' portfolio for their work. Contact Frances
Dave Ellenwood Cultural Studies Librarian
Dave assists students in conducting research and literature reviews for course assignments and capstone projects. He works with students both in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis.
Dave has been at UW Bothell since 2011. He has a BA in religious studies from Lewis & Clark College and Master’s degrees in African Studies and Library & Information Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Contact Dave
As Director of Learning Technologies at the University of Washington Bothell, Andreas provides support for the integration of technology in teaching and learning for faculty and staff in accordance with the University's mission of using the best of educational technology. His goal is to promote and enhance student learning through the most efficient and effective use of instructional technology. He is also affiliate faculty in IAS.
Andreas has been at UW Bothell since 2002. Prior to UWB, he was at North Seattle Community College as the manager of their teaching and learning center and taught as an adjunct faculty member. He has a B.A. in English from Western Washington University and an M.A. in English from the University of Washington. Contact Andreas
Director, UW Bothell/Cascadia Library
Associate Dean of University Libraries