News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Policy Studies

Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

February 25, 2016

Shauna Carlisle Publishes on Racial Bullying and Adolescent Substance Abuse

IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle published an article co-authored with Nursing and Health Studies faculty member Andrea Stone, “Racial bullying and adolescent substance use: An examination of school-attending young adolescents in the United States,” in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. The study explores ...

January 14, 2016

Karam Dana Responds to Trump – “Feeding the Monster: Islamophobia, Ratings, and Elections”

IAS faculty member Karam Dana has just published an op-ed in response to GOP presidential candidate Donald Tump’s call for closing immigration to the United States for all Muslims. “Feeding the Monster: Islamophobia, Ratings, and Elections” appeared today on the site Informed Comment: thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion. In his post, Dana addresses ...

December 9, 2015

Vy Nguyen Co-presents Report on “Brain Waste” among WA State Immigrants and Refugees

Vy Nguyen (’12, MA in Policy Studies) has focused the past year on workforce and education issues related to immigrant integration, particularly the issue of "brain waste" among foreign-educated immigrants. Many immigrants and refugees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience yet find it difficult to continue their professional careers in the U.S. This enormous underutilization of human resources has been dubbed “brain waste,” and OneAmerica’s report details ...

December 8, 2015

Melissa Watkinson Selected as Hershman Marine Policy Fellow

Melissa Watkinson (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’15 and Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Society, Ethics, and Behavior ‘11) has been selected as the first Hershman Marine Policy Fellow from UW Bothell. She will start working with The Nature Conservancy this fall on coastal climate resiliency and policies, where she hopes to learn how established non-profits engage with local communities and policies on pressing environmental issues.

July 23, 2015