Faculty and Staff

New Faculty 2014 - 2015

New Full Time Faculty in the School of IAS for 2014-2015

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.