Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning
Professor: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.
B.A. Philosophy: University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A.R. Philosophy, Literature, and Religion, Yale Divinity School
M.A. Literature: UNC, Greensboro
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies: Philosophy, Literature, and Cultural Theory, Emory University
Mailing: Box 358530 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Academic Administration creates, for the sake of the event of learning, multiple spaces, pathways, and institutional capacities for students, staff, and faculty across units, disciplines, communities, and sectors.
Teaching provides an opportunity for metamorphosis, an effort that depends upon creating a space of dialogue, translation, precision, fuzziness, and innovative practices. The hope is that our learning together will offer the possibility of ethics, new forms of making, and the surprising pleasure of discovery.
Recent Courses Taught
Philosophy in the Streets: Hong Kong and Seattle; Postmodernism and the City;
Kant’s Critical Philosophy; The Meanings of Money; Dreaming the Earth: Art, Literature, and Science (with Mike Gillespie)
Research and Scholarship
Through cross-disciplinary and cross-genre connections, my work focuses on questions of philosophy, spectrality, cities, technocultures, global noir, the literary, and the 21st century university. I am interested in, among a host of other things, cafés, ghosts, streets, money, the irreal, walking, hotel keys, painting, and the enigma of reading.
Philosophy in the Streets; Global Noir; Curriculum for the Bioregion.
Invited Video Lecture, “Creating Synergies: Academic Leadership for Department Heads,” Christ University, Bangalore, India, September 27, 2012.
“The Circus Arts: Administrative Leadership in General Education,” Liberal Arts in Asia, City University and Hong Kong America Center, Hong Kong, June 12-14, 2012.
“Creating Interdisciplinarity: Student Success across Campus Sites,” (with Bruce Burgett, Martha Groom, and Miriam Bartha) AAC&U, Student Success: Pushing Boundaries, Raising Bars. Seattle, WA: March 5-7, 2012.
Keynote Address: “Digitopolis: The Culture of the E-Portfolio,” AAEEBL Western Regional Conference, Salt Lake City, UT: February 27-28, 2012.
“Assessment as Innovation in the Humanities: Strategies for Involving Learners in Reflective Thinking and Practice,” (with Linda Watts) AAC&U, Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State? Providence, RI. November 3-5, 2011.
Designing the Global University (with Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren) (in progress)
Kant in Hong Kong: Travel with a Twist (in progress)
Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida (Cambria Press 2011)
Night Café: The Amorous Notes of a Barista (Eye Corner Press 2010)
TechnoLogics: Ghosts, the Incalculable, and the Suspension of Animation (SUNY 2005).
Starting Time: A True Account of the Origins of Creation, Sex, Death, and Golf (White Cloud Press 1995).
Narcissus Transformed: The Textual Subject in Psychoanalysis and Literature (Penn State UP 1993).
“Las Vegas: Sin, Sim, and Casino Capitalism,” American Identities (forthcoming, Peking University Press)
“Assembling the Global University: Interdisciplinarity, Innovative Pedagogies, and Institutional Change,” Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education. Ed. Diane Salter, IGI Global, 2012.
“Global Noir Cluster,” Editor and Introduction, Fast Capitalism (Summer 2011)
"Nothing Doing: Maurice Blanchot and the Irreal,” The Café Irreal: International Imagination. Issue 34: (May 2010).
"The Haunting of the University: Phantomenology in the House of Learning." Pedagogy 9/1 (Winter 2009).