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.
Laura Dimmit, Research Librarian
Laura assists students in conducting research and navigating the resources available to them through the UW Libraries. She works with students and faculty both in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis.
Laura joined the Campus Library staff in 2016. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Missouri State University, an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s of Science in Library Science (MSLS) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Contact Laura at email@example.com or (425) 352-3505.