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Stephen Thorpe
Law Clerk
Staff Member
Carolyn Niehaus Carolyn Niehaus
Instructor. Carolyn Niehaus is a consultant with MetaSkills Consulting Group, a Portland-based organization that supports leaders making transformational changes. Carolyn has an MBA and certificate in Computer Modeling in System Dynamics from Portland State University. Previously, Carolyn worked with Leverage Networks on the publication of the electronic periodical The New Systems Thinker and has incorporated systems thinking into the development of leadership and experiential education trainings.
Faculty Member
Mary Ann Triska Mary Ann Triska
Ms. Triska currently teaches core undergraduate course in Structural Engineering. She holds an M.S degree in Structural Engineering from Oregon State University and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Portland.  Ms. Triska is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Oregon and Washington.
Faculty Member
Pam Minty Pam Minty
Faculty Member
Adriane Bolliger Adriane Bolliger
As the Graduate Assistant for Education Abroad, Adriane works to promote and support opportunities for PSU students to travel, study, and work abroad.
Graduate Student
Patrick Terry Patrick Terry
Faculty Member
Sara Mesing Sara Mesing
Instructor. Sara Mesing is a design strategist and workshop facilitator. She believes no problem is too big or too small for shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration. Currently the Senior Experience Designer at Cambia Health Solutions, she is engaged in cross-functional initiatives that break down silos and put the customer at the center. Over the last ten years, Sara has delivered over 30+ human-centered design projects across social impact, healthcare, higher education, corporate, and government sectors. Prior to Cambia, Sara was the Systems Lead at XPLANE, a design consultancy in Portland. Prior to XPLANE, she worked in service design, user acquisition marketing, and event management. Sara holds an MBA with a focus on design strategy from Case Western Reserve University.
Faculty Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Gritta Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Gritta
Alexandra Gritta in an undergraduate junior majoring in Arabic at Portland State University (PSU) and a transfer student from Johns Hopkins University located in Baltimore, Maryland. She hopes to help enlighten students on the numerous benefits of studying abroad.
Undergraduate Student
Andrea Schmidt Andrea Schmidt
Faculty Member
David Denny David Denny
Faculty Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Lomayani Meekisho Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Lomayani Meekisho
Yani looks forward to advising sessions with PSU students and will give his full attention to understanding other students and helping them find the right program and relevant scholarships and funding resources.   
Undergraduate Student
Amie Thurber Amie Thurber
Faculty Member
Lisa Hudspeth Lisa Hudspeth
Scheduler & Planner
Staff Member
Chris Augeri Chris Augeri
Director of Venues & Operations
Staff Member
Chad Robertson Chad Robertson
Event Operations Coordinator
Staff Member
Casey Payseno Casey Payseno
Assistant Director for Conference & Event Services
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Brittany Goltry Brittany Goltry
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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Alex Accetta Alex Accetta
Assistant Vice President for Campus Rec and Student Union Services
Staff Member
Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab Developing the skills STEM students don't learn in the lab
A Portland State University capstone course helps college and high school students interested in STEM disciplines acquire essential skills not frequently taught in the classroom or laboratory.
Research
Balbinder Banga Balbinder Banga
Instructor. Balbinder has 20 years of experience in Training, Project, and Transition Management. She has led projects at start-ups and large companies, including the technology departments at Nike and Intel. Balbinder taught the PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp at PSU for 8 years and is excited to be partnering with the CEPE program again. Balbinder earned a master’s degree in engineering management and has PMP (Project Management Professional), MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), and CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certifications.
Faculty Member
Paul Manson Paul Manson
Paul is a Ph.D. candidate and Senior Research assistant whose research is focused on public input and engagement.
Graduate Student
Jenna Cooper Jenna Cooper
Instructor. Jenna Cooper, APR, is a seasoned public relations professional in Portland, Oregon. Jenna’s background includes more than a decade in television broadcast news in markets across the country. She has successfully woven that experience together with high-profile public relations and communications positions, serving as a strategist and frontline spokesperson. She also had the honor of serving as President of PRSA Portland in 2012. Jenna has served as Director of Communications for both Portland State University’s School of Business and DoveLewis. She has also served as the main Public Information Officer (PIO) at NW Natural, handing most media calls and emergency situations. Before NW Natural, Jenna worked on that account and others for CMD Agency in the award-winning earned media department. Cooper’s communications campaigns have won several PRSA Portland Spotlight awards. Both the Associated Press and the prestigious Texas Headliners Foundation have awarded her for excellence in journalism. Career highlights include reporting on the numerous court challenges and recounts stemming from the 2000 Presidential campaign, the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in North Texas, and the 2004 volcanic activity on Mt. St. Helens.
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Meet Deanna Britton Meet Deanna Britton
Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) - Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.
Faculty Member
Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud Are Structures Built on Pile Foundation on Solid Groud
A Portland State University study asks: how will structures with pile foundations fare when the soil turns to liquid?
Research
Aliza Tuttle, B.S.
Graduate student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute on Aging
Graduate Student
Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work Let the Bacteria Do the Dirty Work
Ph.D. student Bashar Al-Daomi developed a low-cost technology that could revolutionize water treatment practices in developing countries around the world.
Research
PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point PSU Study Will Explore How Fire and Human Activity Can Push Forests to the Breaking Point
A Portland State University professor recently received a $350,000 federal grant to study how high-intensity fires, re-burns, and human activity could result in the collapse of forest ecosystems.
Research
Lindsey Smith, MPP Lindsey Smith, MPP
PhD student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute on Aging
Graduate Student
Sarah Dys, MPA Sarah Dys, MPA
PhD student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute on Aging
Graduate Student
Kim Utschig Kim Utschig
Staff Member
Erin Looney
Staff Member
Tina Garner Tina Garner
Meet Tina Garner, a graduate research assistant for the Active and Adaptive Technology Grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Foundation. Tina is a graduate student in the School of Education earning a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Leadership for Sustainability Education and a graduate certificate for Teaching Adult Learners.
Staff Member
Owen Mee Owen Mee
Law Clerk
Staff Member
Adam Gittler Adam Gittler
Instructor. Prior to his role as Principal, Supply Chain & Operations at North Highland, Adam Gittler’s career included Director-level management roles in four countries, managing up to 120 employees. As a long-time certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he’s completed or overseen numerous projects over the last 20 years in highly regulated industries in high-growth environments. Adam has a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master's degree in Operations Management from the University of Buffalo, and an MBA from UC-Berkeley in International Business.
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Corissa Saint Laurent Corissa Saint Laurent
Instructor. Corissa Saint Laurent has been immersed in small business marketing and development for the last 17 years. She has owned and operated two small businesses, including a marketing agency, led regional development in three areas of the United States for a small business marketing software company, Constant Contact, and now speaks nationally for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. Corissa knows how to take the glimmer of an idea, turn it into a reality, and shout it from the rooftops. Her passion is in helping people and companies grow, transform, and be the best version of themselves. She currently lives in Portland, OR with her husband and son and spends her free time with them, as well as writing, traveling, and continuously learning.
Faculty Member
Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters Searching for Contaminants in Oregon's Coastal Waters
In Portland State University’s Applied Coastal Ecology Lab, a team of researchers led by Professor Elise Granek examine how land-based contaminants affect organisms in Oregon’s nearshore environments.
Research
David Tucker David Tucker
Instructor. David Tucker MS, MBA is the automotive lead for the 3d Printing Business Group at HP, working with customers to adopt new design and manufacturing technologies to transform their product performance and business outcomes. He has 15 years’ experience designing and developing products in the automotive and consumer products industries. David is currently the Chair of the Product Design and Development Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and a member of the Technology Assessment Panel for 3D Printing at ASME.
Faculty Member
How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why? How Much Food do Oregonians Waste and Why?
Portland State University's Community Environmental Services, in partnership with Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality, takes a close look at the food Oregonians are tossing out and their reasons for getting rid of it.
Research
The Battery Beneath Our Feet The Battery Beneath Our Feet
"Can we store thermal energy generated during the summer underground for use during the winter?" asks a Portland State University study led by geologist Dr. John Bershaw.
Research
Olivia Caron-Noble Olivia Caron-Noble
Law Clerk
Staff Member
B.A. in Applied Linguistics alum works with visiting doctors at OHSU to stengthen cultural difference and language skills B.A. in Applied Linguistics alum works with visiting doctors at OHSU to stengthen cultural difference and language skills
Alumnus
Lori Emerick Lori Emerick
Instructor. Lori Emerick, MBA, is Principal at the Aspen Group and brings more than 20 years of organizational and leadership development experience across multiple industries and non-profit organizations. She has held leadership roles across HR, leadership development, diversity & inclusion, leadership team facilitation, and process excellence.
Faculty Member
Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds Portland's Forested Parks are for the Birds
Portland State University's Dr. Michael Murphy studies the population biology of native birds living in the city's forested parks to gain a better understanding of what species need to survive in an urban setting.
Research
Brenda Honeyman Brenda Honeyman
Staff Member
Jing Lu Jing Lu
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Khalil Zonoozy, ABD/Ph.D. Khalil Zonoozy, ABD/Ph.D.
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Lisa Schauer Lisa Schauer
Instructor. Lisa Schauer thrives on connection, loves a challenge, and believes the key to any successful team or organization is communication. She has worked in government, private industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Lisa holds a BA in Political Science, a BA in Public Relations from Gonzaga University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from George Washington University. Lisa is a certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) facilitator and is also a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) by the Society of Marketing Professional Services. She is the President of PointNorth, a consulting firm committed to strengthening leaders and empowering teams to do the right thing by listening, learning, and leading. Most recently, Lisa was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for a regional engineering and construction firm. Lisa has served on various Boards and Committees and is a champion for community involvement and philanthropy.
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Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley Shannon Kaylee Wolcott Mosley
Instructor. I have been in Oregon since the early 90’s, I am originally from Upstate New York where I am a 14th generation Wolcott (Somerset, England). Growing up my family had cider get-together where they would make cider together. Living in the Willamette Valley I have had great access to amazing wine, and got to see the craft beer industry blossom. In 2014, I decided to start home-brewing cider to see if I could make something interesting. The fist cider I made was a Blueberry cider at 10% abv, it was super dry and delicious. I decided to start ^5 cider while I was attending school full time at PSU. My husband and I came up with the name ^5 cider (hi five cider) after shooting down other names. I looked our Australian Shepard and asked her to do a high five and it’s like a light bulb turned on, we knew we had our name. That was the start of our yearlong journey of starting up our cidery. I went through PSU's Business of Craft Brewing classes to get an understanding of how to go about starting and running an alcohol business. Now that we are up and running I make cider and my husband sells it. Keeping ingredients pure is important to me, I don’t want to use artificial chemical things. My juice is real juice, not from concentrate. I use a juice that is mainly made from desert apples because my main product is a fruit cider. My favorite thing to do is to play with flavors by adding other fruits into primary fermentation and see what interesting combinations I can come up with. Our cider is sold and distributed by us in Oregon and Washington, then we use a distributer for our Japan sales. I have made cider down at Wandering Aengus / Anthem in Salem as a Part Time on call cider maker. This experience enabled me to work on large equipment and large batches. Currently I am a distiller at McMenamins Edgefield. I am leaning whiskey, rum, brandy, and gin production.
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What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter? What's it like for kids transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, and why does having an answer matter?
Can a study of children's experiences as they transition from preschool to kindergarten lead to systemic changes in Portland schools that help kids retain the benefits of a pre-K education? Researchers at Portland State University have partnered with Portland Public Schools to find out.
Research
Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
Research
Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness Evaluating an Innovative Program that Supports Families and School Readiness
Portland State University's Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Services, in partnership with the Children's Institute, supports the evaluation of the Early Works initiative at Southeast Portland's Earl Boyles Elementary School.
Research
Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity Social Justice in K-12 Education: Working Online and in the Community for Educational Equity
The Social Justice in K-12 Education Capstone is a noteworthy example of a longstanding partnership between PSU, local schools, and education-focused organizations.
Community Partnership
Professions in the Art Brought Alive at Portland's King K-8 School Professions in the Art Brought Alive at Portland's King K-8 School
A unique partnership between College of the Arts faculty members and Northeast Portland's Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School transforms the school into a museum while providing one of a kind art practice experiences for students.
Community Partnership
Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity Multnomah County's Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
A partnership between PSU and advocates of early childhood education come together to develop a plan to provide access to affordable, quality preschool to every child in Multnomah County.
Community Partnership
Brea Watts Brea Watts
Staff Member
PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles PSU and OSU team up to study the environmental and human health impacts of silver nanoparticles
Portland State University recently received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation for research that seeks to improve our understanding of silver nanoparticles. The award is part of a larger $500,000 grant split between PSU and Oregon State University (OSU), which are collaborating on the study.
Research
Texu Kim Texu Kim
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Denise Westby Denise Westby
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Julia Banzi Julia Banzi
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Pat Vandehey Pat Vandehey
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Nikolay Nikolov
Undergraduate Student
Jennifer Jordan Jennifer Jordan
MCECS Student Ambassador 2018-2019
Undergraduate Student
Maggie Haddon
Undergraduate Student
Mrudula Gopal Krishna
Undergraduate Student
Linsey Daclison Linsey Daclison
MCECS Student Ambassador 2018-2019
Undergraduate Student
Brayam Cruz
Undergraduate Student
Prerna Agarwal Prerna Agarwal
MCECS Student Ambassador 2018-2019
Undergraduate Student
Augustine Anonyuo Augustine Anonyuo
MCECS Student Ambassador 2018-2019
Undergraduate Student
	 Leonardo Zamudio Leonardo Zamudio
Scholars for Success in STEM 2018-2018 Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Aleena Watson Aleena Watson
Scholars for Success in STEM - 2017-2018 Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Robert Rutherford Robert Rutherford
Scholars for Success in STEM 2017-2018 Mentor
Undergraduate Student
Meet Alex Garfias, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Alex Garfias, Career & Academic Advisor
Having taken several business courses in the School of Business, the best advice I received from a former professor was to always say, “Yes!” to new opportunities. My advice is the same, when opportunities arise say, “Yes,” because you never know where those opportunities will lead you to. These opportunities can include joining a club, being a TA for a professor, or spending time with a classmate outside of class. 
Staff Member
Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06 Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06
Elizabeth Robillard, MBA ‘06 knew she loved Portland, and didn’t want to leave to pursue a masters degree program. She looked into The School of Business and determined that it was the right fit to build up a roster of industry connections. The flexibility of the part-time option, along with the caliber of experienced professionals enrolled in the program, sold her on selecting Portland State University as her school of choice.
Alumnus
David Franzen David Franzen
Faculty Member
Katie Tucker Katie Tucker
Instructor. Katherine (Katie) Tucker is a classically trained Designer, by way of Architecture, with a focused lens on business and entrepreneurship. Katie is the owner of Werk_strategy, a consultancy that works with organizations to design their next transformation; through experience design, product and service design, and internal/external community building.
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Nicholas Ross Nicholas Ross
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John Nastos John Nastos
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Kerry Politzer Kerry Politzer
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Meet Rossina Soyan, the recipient of the 2018/19 James R. Nattinger Endowed Scholarship Meet Rossina Soyan, the recipient of the 2018/19 James R. Nattinger Endowed Scholarship
Graduate Student
Meet Laura Degrace, Budget Analyst Meet Laura Degrace, Budget Analyst
Building and maintaining the relationships that are behind the numbers. Supporting the university community and its mission.
Staff Member
Dan Partridge Dan Partridge
Faculty Member
Mahmoud Sabbagh ‘16 Mahmoud Sabbagh ‘16
In 2012, Mahmoud Sabbagh left his home in Damascus, Syria and moved across the globe to Portland, Oregon. He arrived, without knowing English and being unfamiliar with the culture. Regardless, Mahmoud was determined to make a new home in the United States, and take the first step towards citizenship: gaining his CPA license and completing 45 credits at an American university. Sabbagh Credits The School of Business Instructors for never losing faith.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: James "Jim" Allegretto ‘84 Alumni Profile: James "Jim" Allegretto ‘84
Oregon native James Allegretto has devoted his career to the federal government, serving 30 years at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. When it comes to his legacy, however, he has a different priority: His alma mater, PSU's School of Business.
Alumnus
Erin Hubert, BS ‘80 - A True Trailblazer Erin Hubert, BS ‘80 - A True Trailblazer
Erin Hubert, BS ‘80, is a woman of “firsts.” In 1990 she was the first woman to join the Portland Trailblazers sales team. Roughly ten years later, she was the first woman in the NBA to be named to a top leadership position as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Trailblazers Inc., overseeing operations for the Blazers, the Rose Garden and Portland Fire, the company's WNBA franchise.
Alumnus
Swan Dang, MSF ‘18 Swan Dang, MSF ‘18
Swan Dang arrived in the Portland area in 2013, a long way from her hometown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. She fell in love with Oregon and applied to one of the best Master of Science in Finance programs in the US: Portland State University’s School of Business.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Professor Yu Xiao Meet Professor Yu Xiao
Faculty Member
Professor David Banis Professor David Banis
David Banis manages the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research in the Department of Geography.
Faculty Member
Meet Gary Gao - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Gary Gao - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Meet Olga Kelly - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Olga Kelly - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Meet Cooper Staples - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Cooper Staples - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Meet Kevin Schmid - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Kevin Schmid - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Marcos Ordaz Marcos Ordaz
Aquatics and Safety Coordinator
Staff Member
Meet Cindy Wang - Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Cindy Wang - Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Undergraduate Student
Professor Heejun Chang Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang, chair of the Department of Geography, concentrates his research on hydrology, water resources and management, and land use change.
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PSU Applied Linguistics grad lands job with the English Skills Learning Center in the Salt Lake City area PSU Applied Linguistics grad lands job with the English Skills Learning Center in the Salt Lake City area
Alumnus
Professor Hunter Shobe Professor Hunter Shobe
Professor Shobe 's research examines cultural geography, urban landscapes, place-based branding/marketing, and geographies of graffiti and murals.
Faculty Member
Professor Melissa Lucash Professor Melissa Lucash
Research Professor Melissa Lucash studies forest ecology, climate change, biogeochemistry, and landscape modeling.
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Professor Paul Loikith Professor Paul Loikith
Professor Loikith's focuses are on regional climate and climate change, climate and weather extremes, and climate model analysis.
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Professor Alida Cantor Professor Alida Cantor
Professor Cantor's research focuses on political ecology, water resources, legal geography, and environmental justice.
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Professor Idowu Ajibade Professor Idowu Ajibade
Professor Ajibade focuses on future cities, climate change adaptation, sustainability transitions, political ecology and transformation studies.
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Yoko Sakurauchi Yoko Sakurauchi
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Celine Fitzmaurice Celine Fitzmaurice
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Rob Bremmer Rob Bremmer
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Glorie Gary Glorie Gary
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Kimberly Mukobi Kimberly Mukobi
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David Osborn David Osborn
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Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16 Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16
Andrea Bouma, MBA ‘16, was working as a Research and Development food scientist for Whitewave Foods in Broomfield, Colorado when she had the realization that she wanted to pivot to a new role within the food industry. She’d already earned a culinary degree, as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Food Science and Technology. The next step: The Portland MBA.
Alumnus
Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, MBA ‘15 Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, MBA ‘15
For architect and MBA alumna Fabiana Pedroso de Araujo, sustainability is the common thread between constructing a building -- and building a B-Corp. That focus drove her to apply for the Portland MBA program at The School of Business. Her degree, coupled with a solid background of sustainable business practices, is what earned her current position as the Senior Standards Analyst at B-Lab.
Alumnus
Nanette Reid, MBA ‘03 Nanette Reid, MBA ‘03
Nanette Reid has worked at U.S. Bank for 25 years, starting out as a small town bank teller at age 16. She steadily advanced within the company through a combination of on the job experience and educational achievements, including receiving her BA and MBA from PSU’s School of Business. She is now the Business Banking Strategy Manager for U.S. Bank’s Metropolitan Business Banking group.
Alumnus
Molly Griffith Molly Griffith
Meet Molly, the Associate Director of Faculty Support and Emerging Technology. Molly can help you with getting support for teaching with technology, teaching and learning best practices, online pedagogy, and about available resources for faculty who are teaching with technology.
Staff Member
Chelsey Huff Chelsey Huff
Staff Member
Denise Grant Denise Grant
Field Specialist
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Julie Kates Julie Kates
Director of Field Education; Assistant Professor of Practice
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Lisa Cordova Lisa Cordova
Field Specialist
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Monica Parmley Monica Parmley
Field Specialist
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Halley Doherty-Gary Halley Doherty-Gary
Staff Member
Shannon Turner
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Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing Portland State University joins nationwide program to develop brain-inspired computing
Portland State University will join seven other universities in forming a research center for brain-inspired computing – a set of technologies that has the potential to enable computers to do tasks that, as of now, are uniquely human.
Research
Meet Polina Vdovich
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Meet Nathan Klinkhammer
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Meet Vui K. Han-Mar
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Matt Sedor Matt Sedor
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Student Profile: Monae Khorvash, Marketing ‘18 Pivoting Between Passions Student Profile: Monae Khorvash, Marketing ‘18 Pivoting Between Passions
Monae is an Undergraduate business student majoring in Marketing and is pursuing the Athletic & Outdoor Certificate. She also works in the PSU Athletics Department on the external marketing team as the Fan Experience Coordinator. Monae shares her passions with us and tells how her experiences have helped to shape her current path.
Undergraduate Student
David Richards David Richards
Instructor. David Richards is a Leadership & Executive Development Professional at Intel and for the past 12 years has created and directed a successful portfolio of executive and leadership development programs & solutions, accelerating a high performing pipeline of leaders. He is a certified leadership coach through New Ventures West Program and has coached senior leaders across multiple divisions at Intel.
Faculty Member
Rachel Shafran Rachel Shafran
Instructor. Dr. Rachel Shafran is a business transformation consultant, leadership coach and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, change strategy and organization effectiveness. She is currently a Global Leadership and Learning Manager at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel, Rachel spent 6 years working at the Nike Headquarters leading business transformations in Sales, IT, Technology and Finance. She spent 11 years working in International Human Resources at AT&T, Lucent and Johnson & Johnson. She founded her own company Global Leadership Coaches to help emerging leaders develop experiential and individualized developmental plans to enhance their global competencies and is a founding member of the Einstein Group – a women-owned, minority consulting company with expertise in Leadership Development and Business strategy. Rachel completed her doctorate degree at Pepperdine University through the School of Education and Psychology. She holds a M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. She received a Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
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Fall 2017 Term Prize: The Site Plan Fall 2017 Term Prize: The Site Plan
Student Project
Janene Grace Janene Grace
Instructor. Janene Grace has worked in alcohol regulatory compliance for more than 13 years, including over 6 years at a large craft brewery and cidery,and over 4 years as a Field Investigator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In 2015 she established Grace Regulatory Consultants so she could bring her regulatory expertise to a broader market. She assists many breweries, wineries, cideries and other alcohol producers, with services from license applications for start-ups to state and federal liquor law compliance for established companies. She lives in Washington State.
Faculty Member
Josh Goodson Josh Goodson
Staff Member
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, O.M.S.I , Evaluation Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, O.M.S.I , Evaluation
Community Environmental Services was hired as an external evaluator to access the impacts on the professional and public audiences targeted through the Sustainability.
Community Partnership
Metro Regional Government Metro Regional Government
Community Environmental Services has worked with the Metro Regional Government, on and off over the last 15 years. Some of the work includes outreach and food rescue support.
Community Partnership
New Seasons Market, Materials Assessment New Seasons Market, Materials Assessment
In September 2012, New Seasons Market contacted Community Environmental Services with the request to conduct a comprehensive solid waste and materials management analysis, including waste sorts, to be conducted on one day‟s worth of landfill-bound waste, commingled recycling, and compost-bound food and fibers for each of four store locations; in addition to site visits to measure additional materials being recovered.
Publication
The Port of Portland The Port of Portland
Since 2003, CES has provided ongoing operational support for waste management programs for the Port of Portland.
Research
Single Family Can Weight Study Single Family Can Weight Study
CES coordinates the Single-Family Weight Study for the City of Portland.
Research
Using green nanotechnologies to improve water quality
PSU physicist Dr. Simon Fowler has developed a green technology capable of eliminating potentially harmful compounds from water supplies.
Research
PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award PSU Researcher Receives Prestigious Lindeman Award
PSU’s Meredith Holgerson recently received the Raymond L. Lindeman Award for research suggesting small ponds produce surprisingly large quantities of greenhouse gases.
Research
Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class Portland State study shows pitfalls of using the term middle class
A recent article co-authored by Portland State University anthropologist Charles Klein shows that the term does little to shine a light on the real lives of people who make it into this social classification.
Research
Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County Grant raises math scores in East Multnomah County
PSU faculty member Nicole Rigelman, Curriculum and Instruction, and Amy McQueen, David Douglas School District (DDSD) math specialist, have completed a three-year, $1 million project to improve mathematics education in East Multnomah County.
Research
StreetRISE at Outside In
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AWARE
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Carmen Hill Carmen Hill
Instructor. In a career spanning two decades, Carmen has worked as TV journalist, content strategist, copywriter and marketing director on both the agency and client side. As Content Director at Babcock & Jenkins, Carmen built an industry-leading content marketing practice, working with global clients including Adobe, Google and Xerox. Her work has contributed to multiple Content Marketing Awards, and she has been recognized as an industry leader.
Faculty Member
Karen Cellarius Karen Cellarius
Staff Member
Meet Professor Moriah McSharry McGrath Meet Professor Moriah McSharry McGrath
Faculty Member
Single Family Can Weight Study
CES coordinates the Single-Family Weight Study for the City of Portland.
Research
Alumnus Profile: Jennifer Zelen, MSF '18 Alumnus Profile: Jennifer Zelen, MSF '18
Jennifer Zelen is one of those rare, mythical creatures you rarely encounter in the City of Roses: an actual Portland local. Aside from leaving for some extended travel, she was born, raised, and educated here in the metropolitan area, including receiving her undergraduate degree from Portland State University.
Alumnus
Pili Sueoka Pili Sueoka
Campus Scheduling Coordinator
Staff Member
Kelli Russell, M.S. Kelli Russell, M.S.
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Christy Leader, M.S. Christy Leader, M.S.
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 Ryan Lee, M.S. Ryan Lee, M.S.
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Curtis St. Denis, M.A. Curtis St. Denis, M.A.
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Greg Willeford, M.P.A. Greg Willeford, M.P.A.
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Meet Professor Anthony Rufolo
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Meet Professor Ethan Seltzer Meet Professor Ethan Seltzer
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Skye Clifford Skye Clifford
Skye loves traveling and being close to the ocean. Some of her favorite places are in southern Nicaragua, Germany, and secret spots along the Oregon Coast.
Staff Member
Meet Sarah Loftus
Office Manager in the Disability Resource Center
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Meet Matt Blancas
Office Assistant in the Disability Resource Center
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Meet Chennettée Jelleberg
Access Counselor and Consultant in the Disability Resource Center
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Portland Multifamily Recycling Project Portland Multifamily Recycling Project
This partnership helps support multifamily tenants and managers with recycling signage, educational outreach and infrastructure, in an effort in increase knowledge and participation of recycling in multifamily complexes.
Research
Portland Event Recycling Project Portland Event Recycling Project
For a number of years, CES has managed the City of Portland’s Event Recycling Program (PER), which works to decrease landfill-bound waste from nearly 200 community events annually.
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Wasted Food Measurement Study Wasted Food Measurement Study
PSU's Community Environmental Services partners with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to tackle wasted food
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Kari Goin Kari Goin
Meet Kari, a Course Designer at OAI. Kari is available to help with online learning and how media, technology, art, and the classroom intersect.
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Scott Robison Scott Robison
Meet Scott, the Associate Director for Digital Learning and Design at OAI. Scott is available to help faculty create engaging, connected, learner-centered educational experiences whether they are for in-person, hybrid, or online classes.
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Samantha Johns Samantha Johns
Meet Samantha, the Accessibility & Course Support Specialist at OAI. Samantha can help with closed captioning for faculty, creating course content using Universal Design for learning, and verifying that 3rd party software is accessible to all users.
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Aifang Gordon Aifang Gordon
Meet Aifang, an Instructional Designer at OAI. Aifang is available to help those who have questions on designing and developing high-quality fully online, hybrid, and classroom courses and programs.
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Andrew Lawrence Andrew Lawrence
Meet Andrew, an Instructional Technologist at OAI. Andrew can help with the supported digital teaching tools at OAI, course workflow implementation, online course development, changing course modalities, cool ed-tech apps, and 'what's the best way to do X in my online course'.
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Kevin Berg Kevin Berg
Meet Kevin, a Project Manager at OAI. Kevin is available to talk about OAI’s flexible degrees and Active + Adaptive projects.
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Nathan Oien
Meet Nathan, a Student Multimedia Assistant at OAI.
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Mark Terui Mark Terui
Meet Mark, an Instructional designer at OAI. He can assist you with D2L and online course questions.
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Pauline Duffy Pauline Duffy
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Jaime R. Wood Jaime R. Wood
Meet Jaime, a Teaching Associate for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at OAI. Jaime is available to help faculty with anything teaching and learning related.
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Vince Schreck Vince Schreck
Meet Vince, an Instructional Designer at OAI. Vince can help you with any questions that pertain to online pedagogy, courses design and/or development.
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Amie Riley Amie Riley
Meet Amie, the Graduate Assistant for Community-Based Learning at OAI.
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JD Gillis JD Gillis
Meet JD, the Distance Learning Support Specialist and D2L Administration at OIT and OAI. Learn more about the D2L Course Support JD provides.
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Forrest Ashmore Forrest Ashmore
Meet Forrest, a Student Receptionist at OAI. Forrest is available to help with answering general questions about the office and room requests.
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Rachel Brassfield Rachel Brassfield
Meet Rachel, a Student Multimedia Assistant at OAI.
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Dylan Gansen Dylan Gansen
Meet Dylan, a Student Multimedia Assistant at OAI.
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Marie Lewandowski Marie Lewandowski
Meet Marie, an Instructional Designer at OAI. Marie is available to assist with D2L tech questions, navigation of D2L, one button studio, accessibility, D2L Tools advanced, PebblePad/PebblePocket support.
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Laura Ohlson Laura Ohlson
Meet Laura, the Instructional Multimedia Coordinator at OAI. Laura can assist with any questions regarding using our media labs to record a video, audio, and screen casting.
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Meet Assistant Professor Amy Parker Meet Assistant Professor Amy Parker
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Meet Assistant Professor Javier F. Casado Pérez Meet Assistant Professor Javier F. Casado Pérez
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Meet Assistant Professor Torrey Kulow Meet Assistant Professor Torrey Kulow
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Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Daniel Heiman Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Daniel Heiman
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Meet Assistant Professor Molly Baustien Siuty Meet Assistant Professor Molly Baustien Siuty
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Susan Adams Susan Adams
Meet Susan, an Instructional Designer at OAI. Susan consults with faculty on their design considerations for hybrid, face-to-face and fully online courses.
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Sara Lavender Sara Lavender
Office Manager at Student Legal Services
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Matthew Chorpenning
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Andrew Nolan Andrew Nolan
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Robin Bentzel Robin Bentzel
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Ronald Louie, M.A., M.PA. Ronald Louie, M.A., M.PA.
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Jason Jones, M.S. Jason Jones, M.S.
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Gregory Hunt, M.S. Gregory Hunt, M.S.
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Richard Goerling, M.B.A. Richard Goerling, M.B.A.
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Larry Bennett, M.B.A. Larry Bennett, M.B.A.
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Susanne Bahl, M.S. Susanne Bahl, M.S.
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Curt Sobolewski, Ph.D. Curt Sobolewski, Ph.D.
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Debra Lindberg, Ph.D. Debra Lindberg, Ph.D.
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Kathryn Wuschke, Ph.D. Kathryn Wuschke, Ph.D.
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Mauri Matsuda, Ph.D. Mauri Matsuda, Ph.D.
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Mark (Harmon) Leymon, Ph.D. Mark (Harmon) Leymon, Ph.D.
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 Ryan M. Labrecque, Ph.D. Ryan M. Labrecque, Ph.D.
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Kelsey Henderson, Ph.D. Kelsey Henderson, Ph.D.
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Christopher M. Campbell, Ph.D. Christopher M. Campbell, Ph.D.
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Alumnus Profile: Edwin Martinez, Advertising ‘17 Alumnus Profile: Edwin Martinez, Advertising ‘17
Edwin Martinez, graduated from The School of Business at PSU in Spring 2017 with degree in Advertising and an Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate. He now works at adidas as an Assistant Business Transformation Manager.
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 Danielle McGurrin, Ph.D. Danielle McGurrin, Ph.D.
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Christopher Carey, Ph.D., J.D. Christopher Carey, Ph.D., J.D.
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Brian C. Renauer, Ph.D. Brian C. Renauer, Ph.D.
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Laura J. Hickman, Ph.D. Laura J. Hickman, Ph.D.
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Kris R. Henning, Ph.D. Kris R. Henning, Ph.D.
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Sophie Soprani Sophie Soprani
Meet Sophie, the Communications Specialist at OAI. Sophie is available to answer questions about projects in development at OAI and about OAI website, resources, and upcoming events.
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John Montgomery John Montgomery
Meet John, the Academic Systems Specialist at OIT and OAI.
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Lindsay Murphy Lindsay Murphy
Meet Lindsay, a Course Support Specialist at OAI. She can help with PSU-supported instructional technology, course design, open pedagogy and OER, and other areas related to the intersections of technology and pedagogy.
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Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne
Ho'esta Mo'e'hahne, PhD | Indigenous Nations Studies, Scholar in Residence
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Erin Looper Erin Looper
Erin Looper, Doctoral student in the School of the Environment
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Kyla Zaret Kyla Zaret
Kyla Zaret, Doctoral student in Global Environmental Change
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Sarah Wolf Newlands Sarah Wolf Newlands
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Christof Teuscher Christof Teuscher
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Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Social Impact Supply Chains/ Food and Beverage Industry- Business for Society is Society's Business
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Diane Moug Diane Moug
Dr. Moug’s research uses advanced numerical techniques and soil constitutive models to study geotechnical behavior and develop engineering correlations for unique, problematic, or otherwise poorly characterized geotechnical materials.
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Jose Maciel
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Roberta Hunte Roberta Hunte
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Mollie Janssen Mollie Janssen
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Jessica Schmidt Jessica Schmidt
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Adrienne Graf Adrienne Graf
Field Placement Development Specialist
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Sule Balkan Sule Balkan
Instructor. Sule Balkan got her PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona Eller college of Management. She brings more than 20 years of industry and academic experience. Currently she teaches Business Analytics for Managers, Competitive Strategies for Technology Management and Data Mining at Portland State University. Her research interests include Big Data, Cognitive Computing and Advanced Analytics topics. Prior to moving to Portland, she was the Director of Big Data Certificate Program and Associate Professor at the Institute of Business and Management at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. Sule served as Director of Information Management in finance and insurance industries leading a team of data scientists and programmers, creating measurable value by identifying opportunities and creating data driven solutions to business problems. Her experience includes predictive analytics driven campaign management, end to end data and information management systems, creating prospect data bases for marketing optimization, reporting and analytics.
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Susanne Klawetter Susanne Klawetter
Assistant Professor
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Erin Upton Erin Upton
Erin Upton, PhD student in Environmental Science and Management
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Emily Cahoon Emily Cahoon
Emily Cahoon, PhD student in Geology
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Ariana Chiapella Ariana Chiapella
Ariana Chiapella, PhD Candidate at the Aquatic Ecology Lab
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Janardan Mainali Janardan Mainali
Janardan Mainali, Doctoral student in Geography
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Amy Ehrhart Amy Ehrhart
Amy Ehrhart, PhD student in Environmental Science and Management
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Liliana Caughman Liliana Caughman
Liliana Caughman, Doctoral student in Earth, Environment, and Society
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 Manar Alattar Manar Alattar
Manar Alattar, PhD candidate in the School of the Environment.
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Jessica Rodriguez-JenKins Jessica Rodriguez-JenKins
Assistant Professor
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Christine Meadows Christine Meadows
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Meet M.A. TESOL Graduate student Sasha Krafft Meet M.A. TESOL Graduate student Sasha Krafft
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Chemistry photo diary: Vikram Shankar Chemistry photo diary: Vikram Shankar
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Chemistry photo diary: Naneki Collins-McCallum Chemistry photo diary: Naneki Collins-McCallum
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Chemistry photo diary: Andrew Ma Chemistry photo diary: Andrew Ma
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The Portland Innovation Quadrant The Portland Innovation Quadrant
The Portland Innovation Quadrant (IQ) represents an emerging innovation-focused district and community committed to propelling Portland to global prominence at the intersection of health, science and digital technology
Community Partnership
Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling Climate Change and Wildfires Could Reshape Boreal Forests and Offset Carbon Cycling
Research Assistant Professor Dr. Melissa Lucash recently received a $1.4M grant from the National Science Foundation to study relationships between wildfires, climate change, Alaskan forests, and carbon cycling.
Research
Mapping the Memory Molecule Mapping the Memory Molecule
Assistant Professor Steve Reichow was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Whitehall Foundation to study the structure of a molecule thought to be critical to memory formation, learning, and cognition.
Research
A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley A High-Tech Search for Archaeological Sites in the Southern Willamette Valley
Graduate anthropology student, Tia Cody uses LiDAR data and computer modeling to search for archaeological sites in Oregon's Calapooia watershed.
Research
Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions Transforming Virtual Molecules into Green Solutions

Graduate chemistry student, Haley Irving builds and tests virtual models of photocatalytic molecules in research that seeks to move society away from fossil fuels and the production of industrial toxic waste.

Research
Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists Developing Innovative Tools to Educate Future Nanoscientists
With support from the W. M. Keck Foundation, PSU researchers will develop an online electron microscopy platform to promote undergraduate nanoscience education.
Research
Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students Rethinking Physics Education for Pre-health Students
At Portland State University, Professor Ralf Widenhorn is developing an innovative curriculum to help students on pre-health tracks get the most of of physics courses.
Research
Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University Medical Researchers Find Gold at Portland State University
In the Mackiewicz Research Group, undergraduate students under the guidance of Dr. Marilyn Mackiewicz synthesize and functionalize nanostructures used by medical researchers exploring new ways to detect and treat disease.
Research
Meet Russian TA Rossina Soyan Meet Russian TA Rossina Soyan
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Meet Instructor Sergei Sychov Meet Instructor Sergei Sychov
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Alumni Profile: Priya Sekaran, Finance ‘15 Alumni Profile: Priya Sekaran, Finance ‘15
Priya Sekaran '15, graduated from the Portland State University School of Business with a degree in Finance, and currently works as a Financial Analyst at Intel.
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Portland site of the Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults’ 13th International Symposium (LESLLA). Portland site of the Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults’ 13th International Symposium (LESLLA).
Organization
Alumni Donor Profile: Craig Iverson, Accounting ‘78 Alumni Donor Profile: Craig Iverson, Accounting ‘78
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Academic Director Profile: John Eckroth
John Eckroth recently assumed the role of Academic Director and has been instrumental in shaping the Master of Taxation program. John began teaching at PSU in the Spring of 2008.
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Rachel Hibbard Rachel Hibbard
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Meet Evan T. Green Meet Evan T. Green
Staff Member
Heather Dodge Heather Dodge
Instructor. Heather Dodge is an HR leader with over 17 years of deep and progressive expertise working within the employee benefits field mostly in Portland, OR and for a brief time in So. California. She has diverse industry experience ranging from transportation, healthcare, retail, metal & mining, hi tech, energy and education – with mostly mid-size to large employers in both the private and public sector. Heather is passionate about developing personalized, engaging and well-communicated benefit plans & programs that balance the employee experience with leadership vision and fiscal responsibility. She’s served as a board member on the Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and is undergoing her certification for the Certified 401(k) Fiduciary Program designation (C(k)PF). To help stay connected to her employer’s mission, she volunteers for SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) where she is privileged to read one on one with children weekly at a local school. Heather’s free time is typically spent unintentionally honing her negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as warranted by her sweet but persistent 3-year old son.
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Kade Peden Kade Peden
Residence Director, University Success-East
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Ari Ray Ari Ray
Area Coordinator, East Campus
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Annie Tarter Annie Tarter
Residence Director, Blumel & Stephen Epler Halls
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Forest Governance for Resilient Systems Forest Governance for Resilient Systems
Research
Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear Partnership Spotlight: The Center for Retail Leadership, Columbia Sportswear & Gerber Gear
The Center for Retail Leadership began in 1994 as a partnership between Portland State University's School of Business and the food industry. Retail and packaged goods companies provided seed funding in order to establish a world-class resource for recruiting and developing top management talent specific to the food industry.
Community Partnership
Partnering with Daimler Trucks Partnering with Daimler Trucks
Portland State University and Daimler Trucks formalize relationship by announcing a strategic partnership.
Community Partnership
Driving Innovation with Collaboration Driving Innovation with Collaboration
With assistance from PSU, local start-up TangiTek moves closer to commercializing an innovative new technology.
Research
The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge The 2017 PSU Cleantech Challenge
A team comprised of students from McKay High School in Salem and Portland State University take home the big prize at this year's Cleantech Challenge for a project that turns waste plastic into funding for STEM programming at K-12 schools.
Community Partnership
Meet Danny Rauda Meet Danny Rauda
Alumnus
Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Regina Arellano, Career & Academic Advisor
Advising appointments are guided by what you want to cover. Much like preparing for class, for an advising appointment you should come prepared with paper, pen, and questions you would like to cover. We do not have a lot of time together so some well thought out questions can help prepare you for your appointment.  If you don't have questions but want to stop by, I welcome that as well.
Staff Member
Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM Business Accelerator Company Profile: APDM
PSU spin-off company, APDM develops the world's most advanced motions monitoring technologies.
Organization
Preston Neumann Preston Neumann
Residence Director, Broadway Hall
Staff Member
Johannes De Gruyter Johannes De Gruyter
Meet Johannes, the Executive Director of OAI. Johannes is available to help with OAI management, OAI strategy, budget, major concerns about OAI services, key initiatives such as active+adaptive learning and flexible degrees.
Staff Member
Zoe Erickson Zoe Erickson
Zoe Erickson, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
Kale Brewer Kale Brewer
Meet Kale, an Instructional Multimedia Developer at OAI. Kale is available to meet with faculty and staff one-on-one or in small groups to discuss, plan and produce their multimedia projects in OAI's media labs.
Staff Member
Mariela Salas Bao Mariela Salas Bao
Meet Mariela, the graduate assistant for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at OAI.
Staff Member
Jennifer Alkezweeny Jennifer Alkezweeny
Meet Jennifer, the Teaching, Learning and Engagement Associate at OAI. Jennifer is here to support faculty and partners teaching with community-based learning (CBL).
Staff Member
Makrina Kamel Makrina Kamel
Makrina Kamel, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
Seth James Farrell Seth James Farrell
Seth James Farrell, Jim Sells Subsidy Specialist
Undergraduate Student
Austin Wise Austin Wise
Austin Wise, Jim Sells Subsidy & Accounting Specialist
Staff Member
Rob Amerman Rob Amerman
Rob Amerman, MSW Student Support Specialist at the Resource Center for Students with Children
Graduate Student
Lucy Laube Lucy Laube
Lucy Laube, Graphic Designer
Undergraduate Student
Izabella Sy Izabella Sy
Izabella Sy, Jim Sells Subsidy Specialist
Undergraduate Student
Arely Nunez Sanudo Arely Nunez Sanudo
Arely Nunez Sanudo, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
 Tabitha Thornburgh Tabitha Thornburgh
Tabitha Thornburgh, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Assistant Professor Tania McKey Meet Assistant Professor Tania McKey
Faculty Member
Alberto McKelligan-Hernandez Alberto McKelligan-Hernandez
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Stephen Lee Stephen Lee
Faculty Member
Co O'Neill Co O'Neill
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Scott Ballard Scott Ballard
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Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan
Alexandra hopes to aide students from all majors and disciplines in finding the right Education Abroad programs so that they too can experience the life-changing adventure of living abroad.
Undergraduate Student
William "Ike" Eisenhauer William "Ike" Eisenhauer
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Charles M. White, Awards Chair & Member-at-Large Charles M. White, Awards Chair & Member-at-Large
I started teaching history at Portland State in 1952, when the school was still Portland State Extension Center, and I taught my last class at PSU in 2009. I was Director of Summer Session from 1970 to 1989 and Director of International Education from 1970 to 1985. I started the college's overseas study programs in 1962 and led five overseas programs, my final one in the 1990s. I've served RAPS in several capacities, including as president, Awards Committee chair, and lead editor of Portland State: A History in Pictures. For the past 25 years, I've been volunteering at Multnomah Falls Visitor Center, and since retiring I audit PSU courses regularly.
Organization
Tom Bennett Tom Bennett
Instructor. As an experience and content strategist, Tom Bennett drives customer experience for clients, including critical business-focus and strategy, experience visioning, and digital roadmapping. Tom acts as a change agent by building relationships with business, technology and product stakeholders to understand and forge alignment around business needs and customer insights as well as a view into the competitive landscape. A master facilitator, Tom brings an intuitive understanding of human behavior and organizational culture to guide collaborative activities, masterfully eliciting and making sense of big ideas.
Faculty Member
Elliott Gall Elliott Gall
Discovering new directions for improving indoor air quality
Faculty Member
Amy Lubitow Amy Lubitow
Supporting equity in transportation planning using data
Faculty Member
Doug Swanson, Co-President of RAPS Doug Swanson, Co-President of RAPS
I came to Portland State in 1979 as an editor and served nearly 20 years as director of the Office of Publications before retiring in 2006. I was editor of the RAPS Sheet from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, Steve Brannan, professor emeritus of education, and I co-edited, “Creating Portland State, 1946-1955,” which won a Silver Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. I also received a Special Recognition Award from RAPS in 2011.
Organization
Nancy Erikkson, Social Committee Chair Nancy Erikkson, Social Committee Chair
I started at PSU in 1989 in the Office of Graduate Studies and moved to various positions in the CLAS Dean's office and Registrars Office. I ultimately ran my beloved Geology Dept office for 20+ years. In retirement, I spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy my book club, exercise, cooking and baking. I enjoy all the fine and performance arts, as well as politics (go progressives!), architecture (go Rem Koolhaas!), and college sports (go Ducks!).
Organization
Dawn White, Co-President of RAPS Dawn White, Co-President of RAPS
I retired from PSU in 2008 after a 30-year career in international education, starting out as a study abroad adviser and eventually becoming director of study abroad programs and services to international students and faculty. Almost immediately upon retiring I joined the RAPS Board as a Member-at-Large and then served as editor of the RAPS Sheet from Sept. 2010 through June 2013. In the summer of 2016 I rejoined the Board for a two-year term as co-president, a position I will hold until summer 2018.
Organization
Celeste Seibel Celeste Seibel
Staff Member
PREMIATIONS: PSU School of Architecture AIA NW & Pacific Region Annual Student Design Awards 2012-16 PREMIATIONS: PSU School of Architecture AIA NW & Pacific Region Annual Student Design Awards 2012-16
Student Project
Meet Christiana McGrady Meet Christiana McGrady
Alumnus
Tim Boettcher Tim Boettcher
Staff Member
Rachel Blair Rachel Blair
Staff Member
Jennifer Scholes Jennifer Scholes
Staff Member
Daniel Schneider
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Keely Roseblatt Keely Roseblatt
Staff Member
Danielle Phillips Danielle Phillips
Staff Member
Craig A. Laurie Craig A. Laurie
Staff Member
Heber Michaels '15 Heber Michaels '15
Entrepreneurship — from the family business to new ventures
Alumnus
Meet Yolonda Salguiero Meet Yolonda Salguiero
Yolonda is the Native American Student & Community Center Program Coordinator. She has Yakama, Warm Springs, and Mexican ancestry. She grew up on the Yakama Reservation in Toppenish, Washington before moving to Oregon to attend college at Portland State University (PSU). At PSU she studied Criminal Justice and graduated with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2006. After a departmental layoff from Portland Police Bureau, she returned to higher education to earn her Master of Social Work degree. She has worked for the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Oregon Health & Science University, the State of Oregon and the Native American Youth and Family Center. She was part of the 2012-2013 Native American LEAD program and a member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, lifting weights, and being humbled during her crossfit classes.
Staff Member
Hug Point Hike Hug Point Hike
July RAPS Hike to Hug Point
Location
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
Working with universities, agencies, and citizens to study, monitor, and protect our freshwater resources.
Research
MSGSCM Student Profile: Anna Eckert, MSGSCM ‘18 MSGSCM Student Profile: Anna Eckert, MSGSCM ‘18
Anna '18 is a demand planner at adidas. Anna decided to pursue her degree in MSGSCM primarily because she became increasingly curious about apparel production on a global scale.
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Melissa Haeffner Meet Professor Melissa Haeffner
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Faculty Member
RAPS 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipient Update RAPS 2011-2012 Scholarship Recipient Update
Alumnus
2017-2018 RAPS Scholarship Recipient 2017-2018 RAPS Scholarship Recipient
Graduate Student
Achieving Justice for Survivors from Communities of Color
Research
Easton Henrikson Easton Henrikson
Intramurals Coordinator
Staff Member
Jian Wang Jian Wang
Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Jian (Jim) Zhang Jian (Jim) Zhang
Associate Director of Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jennifer Morse Meet Professor Jennifer Morse
Assistant Professor of Environmental Biogeochemistry
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Emeritus David Ervin Meet Professor Emeritus David Ervin
Valuing the benefits of nature
Faculty Member
Yanfang Li Yanfang Li
Chinese instructor, Confucius institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meet Megan Willis '18 Undergraduate Advising Intern Meet Megan Willis '18 Undergraduate Advising Intern
Meet with your advisor to discuss your academic plan throughout your time at PSU and get involved in student activities and groups, which are both fun and helpful while in school and during your career search!
Graduate Student
Volunteers of America-Miracles: Family Recovery Support
Research
Caring Connections Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
Research
Tribal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting
Research
Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
Research
My Life T4
Research
HIV and Drug Use Prevention Needs Among Homeless Youth in the U.S.
Research
Evaluation and Technical Assistance for the Oregon Independent Living Program (ILP)
Research
Chime In: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance
Research
Jessica Ferrell Jessica Ferrell
Instructor. Jessica Ferrell grew up in a restaurant family. She starting busing tables and working the counter at her uncle’s burger shop when she was a kid. She has managed everything from private events, small restaurant operations, and kitchen pop ups. She cut her teeth as a bartender in Chicago, before moving to Maine to manage the beverage program at Salt Water Farm, where she sourced local beers, wines, spirits and coffee directly from makers. She planned weekly pairing menus, conducted staff tasting trainings, and managed inventory. If she loves anything more than an efficient creative bar program, it’s creating a superior customer experience in the bar, restaurant or pub. She received her MBA from Portland State University, where she specialized in Marketing Strategy. She spends her weekends camping, cooking over fires, and posting a lot of pictures of her hand holding beer cans.
Faculty Member
Misty Hamideh Misty Hamideh
Meet Misty, an Instructional Designer at OAI. Misty can help you decide how to design your instructional materials to best serve your students.
Staff Member
Lindsay Mico Lindsay Mico
Systems Science Graduate Program
Graduate Student
Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus Meet Professor Max Nielsen-Pincus
Assistant Professor of Environmental Management
Faculty Member
Master of Supply Chain Alumnus Profile: Kellen Betts, MSGSCM '17 Master of Supply Chain Alumnus Profile: Kellen Betts, MSGSCM '17
Kellen is a a supervisor on the Omni-Channel team in the Supply Chain Integration Group for REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc).
Alumnus
Toai Nguyen Toai Nguyen
Meet Toai, a Course Building Specialist at OAI. Toai is available to help faculty with online course support on D2L, Google Apps, and other PSU supported software.
Staff Member
Vicki Wise Vicki Wise
Meet Vicki, the Associate Director for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at OAI. Vicki can help you with questions related to improving assessment planning and practices at the course, program and institution levels.
Staff Member
Ari Caballero Ari Caballero
Meet Ari, the Front Desk Student Receptionist at OAI. Ari assists with scheduling appointments, setting up rooms for events, assisting with library book check out, and directing people to others in office.
Staff Member
Neera Malhotra Neera Malhotra
University Studies Core-Faculty Instructor
Faculty Member
Nick Turman-Bryant Nick Turman-Bryant
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Alexandra Nielsen Alexandra Nielsen
Systems Science Graduate Program - Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student
Shawn Duffy Shawn Duffy
Instructor. Shawn Duffy, CIO & Business Intelligence Practice Lead, has worked in the Business Intelligence industry for over 18 years, working for many years as a Consultant with Fortune 100/500 companies throughout the US & Canada. He currently manages the Business Intelligence Practice at Axian, Inc. in Beaverton, OR and enjoys no longer sitting on airplanes ~220,000 miles each year. His specialties include Business Intelligence (BI) Strategy & Architecture, BI Roadmaps, Business Efficiencies w/ Data, Data Movement, Dashboards, Mobility for BI, and has deep Product Expertise in SAP BusinessObjects, SAP HANA, Microsoft SSIS, Microsoft SSRS, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, SAP Data Services, and the entire MicroStrategy platform (versions 9.3 – 10.8). Shawn earned his MBA from Portland State University. When not working, you’re likely to find Shawn on a local golf course, playing ice hockey, brewing beer/cider, or enjoying time with his wife and 2 children.
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Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate now a PhD candidate at Northwestern University Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate now a PhD candidate at Northwestern University
Alumnus
Meet Assistant Professor Alissa Hartig Meet Assistant Professor Alissa Hartig
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Pop up Porch Pop up Porch
Research
Jasmine Hudson, Certified Financial Coach Jasmine Hudson, Certified Financial Coach
Meet Jasmine Hudson, a Certified Financial Coach for the Financial Wellness Center.
Staff Member
Marilyn Shawe
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Pete Bunke Pete Bunke
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Molly Oberweiser Kennedy Molly Oberweiser Kennedy
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Kristie Kolesnikov Kristie Kolesnikov
Meet Kristie, the Office Manager at OAI. Kristie is available for questions in regards to room booking at OAI and all OAI events.
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Elizabeth Kunesh Elizabeth Kunesh
Instructor. Elizabeth Kunesh, CCP, GRP, SPHR is a local, independent Compensation Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of Compensation. She has worked for large and small companies in both the public and private sector, including Gillette, The Standard, the Port of Portland and OHSU. She has served on the board for Columbia Willamette Compensation Group and WorldatWork's Local Network Advisory Board. She graduated from UCLA with degrees in Political Science and Sociology.
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Mandy Olund Mandy Olund
Instructor. Dr. Margaret (Mandy) Olund is an HR professional with over 22 years of experience in public service in the Federal sector in the areas of human resources, diversity, and civil rights. She also served as a consultant for five years in the private sector in the aerospace, waste management, government, marketing, finance, and sales industries. Dr. Olund’s career successes include developing and implementing diversity/equity/inclusion programs, resolving organizational issues through intervention, designing innovative solutions to HR issues, aligning HR strategies to serve business needs, and building mutually beneficial relationships with customers and stakeholders. Dr. Olund holds a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University; her dissertation topic was “How HR Policies Affect the Diversity of Applicant Pools – A Qualitative Study.” She also holds an MBA with a focus on Human Resources from American Intercontinental University, and is SPHR certified.
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Spring 2017 Term Prize: The Model Spring 2017 Term Prize: The Model
Student Project
Meet Danny Ryel Meet Danny Ryel
Danny is the Office Coordinator in Advising & Career Services, after working as a student employee for over two years.
Staff Member
Daniel Kim Daniel Kim
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MIM Alumni Profile: Angie Maybury, MIM ‘10 MIM Alumni Profile: Angie Maybury, MIM ‘10
Angie is a Project and Support Manager for the General Manager of Human Resources at Daimler Trucks North America.
Alumnus
GSE Dean Dr. Marvin Lynn GSE Dean Dr. Marvin Lynn
Dr. Lynn is an internationally recognized expert on race and education.
Faculty Member
Meet M.A. TESOL 2017 graduate Ian Hancock Meet M.A. TESOL 2017 graduate Ian Hancock
Alumnus
Shawna Attaway Shawna Attaway
Shawna is a Revenue Agent and Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center in Student Financial Services.
Staff Member
Mahmoud Alsabbagh, 3rd Party Billing Specialist Mahmoud Alsabbagh, 3rd Party Billing Specialist
Mahmoud is a Third-Party Billing specialist at Student Financial Services.
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Melissa Pyle, Financial Coach Melissa Pyle, Financial Coach
Melissa Pyle is a Certified Financial Coach for the Financial Wellness Center in Student Financial Services.
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Devan Kochersperger, Departmental Services Cashier Devan Kochersperger, Departmental Services Cashier
Devan Kochersperger is the Departmental Services Cashier at Student Financial Services
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Amy Grant, 3rd Party Payments Specialist Amy Grant, 3rd Party Payments Specialist
Amy specializes in 3rd party payments from school districts and community organizations.
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Karl Miller Center Donor Profile: Phil Bogue Karl Miller Center Donor Profile: Phil Bogue
“I’m a believer that every city worth its mettle needs a major university,”
Community Partnership
Measuring Total Employer Cost of Compensation for Teachers in Eight K-12 Public Schools in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho
Research
Ali Grove Ali Grove
Environmental Science, Sustainability (minor)
Undergraduate Student
Karrah Jones Karrah Jones
Staff Member
Architectural Design Studio 1 (ARCH 280): Winter 2017: Design work in a second-year undergraduate architecture studio Architectural Design Studio 1 (ARCH 280): Winter 2017: Design work in a second-year undergraduate architecture studio
Student Project
Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety
Jennifer Dimoff, Psychology faculty, co-edited Leading to Occupational Health and Safety, the latest Occupational Health and Safety book published by Wiley, 2017.
Publication
Ada Garcia Ada Garcia
Biology
Undergraduate Student
Kathya Mendez-Sanchez Kathya Mendez-Sanchez
Biology
Undergraduate Student
Meet Associate Professor Lisa Bates Meet Associate Professor Lisa Bates
Faculty Member
Sandra Rios-Ayala Sandra Rios-Ayala
Chemistry
Undergraduate Student
MAPS to Equity in Education and Student Success MAPS to Equity in Education and Student Success
The MAPS program is operated by the Student Community Engagement Center at PSU. Student mentors are dedicated to education, knowledge, social justice, and community engagement, and above all else, the success of every student in Oregon.
Community Partnership
Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression Innovating to Dismantle Systems of Oppression
For the past several months, a group of PSU academic professionals, part of a cohort with the Office of Academic Innovation, has been gathering to discuss and enact change regarding on one of PSU’s most critical mandates, community-based learning.
Community Partnership
Equalizing Access to Justice Equalizing Access to Justice
In Professor Khalil Zonoozy’s “Equalizing Access to Justice” Capstone course, students take on the challenges of structural barriers to justice for racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. and the differential treatment they receive from the justice system.
Community Partnership
Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy Keep Portland Housed: Research Informing Local Housing Policy
Dr. Lisa Bates, associate professor of urban studies and planning, works with city agencies and community groups to identify and preserve Portland's stock of affordable housing.
Community Partnership
David Spear. Artist in Residence 2017 David Spear. Artist in Residence 2017
Composer, conductor and pianist, David Spear will be teaching Arts & Jewish Experience in Fall 2017. This course is a special opportunity for students to compose, perform, and record a new score and sound for a recently restored silent film, "Jewish Luck" (1925)
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Iris Wernher, Dipl.-Psych. Iris Wernher, Dipl.-Psych.
PhD student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute on Aging
Graduate Student
Meet Angela Taylor - BA Accounting ‘13 Meet Angela Taylor - BA Accounting ‘13
Going back to school at age 27, graduating from Portland State’s rigorous accounting program, and thriving in a profession she is passionate about: Angela Taylor, BA ‘13, has accomplished all of the above by tapping into her motivation.
Alumnus
Chad Norvell '12, '16 Chad Norvell '12, '16
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Daniel Wong Daniel Wong
Instructor. Daniel has over 20 years of progressive leadership expertise in transportation, supply chain management, business system and strategy consulting. His background also includes studying the impacts of globalization, information technology development and business management frameworks. Most recently he was with Vestas, where he was the Global Category Sourcing Manager. Prior to that, Daniel was the Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at North Pacific, a Portland-based wholesale distributor of building materials, industrial wood products and other specialty products. Daniel served as the Director of Supply Chain process improvement at Longview Fibre Company in Longview, Washington. At Sapient, he led their Asian expansions and launched Sapient’s consulting subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. He received a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master degree in the Management of Science and Technology from the school of OGI/Oregon Health and Science University. He was a past Treasurer for the North American Rail Shippers Association. Daniel is also a past President and current board member for the Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers.
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M. Stephen Mahaffey M. Stephen Mahaffey
Instructor. M. Stephen Mahaffey recently joined the PSU faculty in the School of Business, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Supply and Logistics Management and MS Global Supply Chain Management programs. Stephen has over 30 years of executive management experience and was part of the management team that grew a less than $200 million national organization to a $1.87 billion industry leader. His career has spanned across leading supply chain, operations and sales management. His executive sales management experience uniquely compliments his supply chain leadership, enabling him to appreciate the customers’ experience as he has delivered supply chain best practices. Over much of his career he has helped independent businesses ranging from a few million to over $100 million in revenues to address their respective business evolution challenges in the area of Sales, Operations, and Supply Chain management. Stephen’s teaching style: “I approach the classroom as I do with business; in a collaborative style that engages and energizes internal talent with external body of knowledge to deliver best practice advancements.”
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Alicia Garrison Alicia Garrison
Instructor. Alicia is an astute and resourceful technical leader who can quickly assess a situation and effectively communicate a plan of action, which help organizations plan and implement practical and sustainable solutions. With a degree in Botany and more than 15+ years of experience in supply chain, Alicia offers clients a diverse set of skills to improve operational efficiency – including quality assurance management, engineering and operations management. Alicia is a straightforward, concise leader driven by a passion to engage all levels of an organization in achieving client goals. She specializes in the following areas: leadership coaching, re-designing processes to improve efficiency utilizing lean principles, manufacturing program development and shop floor deployment, creating a safety culture and plant start-ups.
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Jay Fortenberry Jay Fortenberry
Instructor. Jay Fortenberry is a cash to cash cycle expert, teacher, mentor and author. An internationally recognized supply chain leader, Jay has had a storied, decades-long career with companies such as Honeywell, Toyota and John Deere. He designed and operated global networks serving 164 countries and 86 distribution facilities, reduced inventory by hundreds of millions of dollars using cash conversion metrics and identified millions more in logistics cost savings. Jay’s portfolio encompasses global recruiting, human resource management, SIOP, logistics operations and sourcing, trade compliance, and acquisition integration.
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Scott DuHadway Scott DuHadway
Instructor. Scott DuHadway is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University. Dr. DuHadway received a Ph.D. in Operations and Sourcing from Michigan State University, and a B.S. degree in both Operations Management and Business Administration from Utah State University. His research explores the dark-side of supplier relationship such as opportunistic behavior, conflict, interorganizational fraud, and disruptions due to intentional supplier behavior. Most of his research explores interface between organizational behavior theories in the supply chain context with an emphasis in supplier relationship management and risk.
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Teri Danielson Teri Danielson
Instructor. An insightful and determined leader, Teri works closely with food and beverage industry clients to design, develop and implement measurable improvements to plant operations and food safety programs. In addition, she works with companies to launch products, develop sensory programs and design custom solutions for a range of manufacturing environments. With a broad range of experience in her 20+ years in food and beverage manufacturing and quality assurance, clients benefit from Teri’s varied background where she has worked for both local start-ups and international companies. Teri specializes in the following areas: working with clients to deploy company strategy, re-designing processes to maximize efficiency, assessing and improving quality systems and managing projects and new product implementations.
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Steve Brook Steve Brook
Instructor. Steve Brook is an accomplished leader with 30 years of diverse consulting and executive experience. Steve is the founder of Atainium, Inc., established to help make organizations more effective so they focus on doing the right things in the best possible way. Steve is a natural enabler always working to improve the capabilities of the organizations and skilled at integrating people, processes, and technology to deliver tangible results. Steve has worked with business leaders and executives of organizations such as Nike, Linear, PGE, Mercy Corps, Kroger, Albertsons, Nautilus, US Bank, Salem Health, and Fiserv. Steve is a certified PMP and an adjunct professor teaching project management at Portland State University.
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Ed Warnock Ed Warnock
Instructor. Ed Warnock, MA, is a senior manager at the consulting firm Genesis Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in consulting and business management. His expertise includes operations strategy, large-scale re-engineering, IT compliance and adoption planning, performance management, leadership training, and all aspects of transition management. He is a past president of the ASTD-Cascadia Chapter and teaches in the Oregon Executive MBA program. Mr. Warnock holds a BS in aerospace engineering and received his master’s degree in whole systems design/organizational systems renewal from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.
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Tom Parker Tom Parker
Instructor. Tom Parker has over twenty years' experience in consulting and project management, implementing enterprise applications and technology solutions for some of the largest companies in America. He holds a B.S. in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
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Elaine Lees Elaine Lees
Instructor. Elaine Lees, MBA, SPHR, is a talent-management strategist who helps companies select, develop and retain key employees with custom fit solutions. She is the Principal for Elaine Lees Consulting. In her career as VP, HR, and company officer, Ms. Lees has been exposed to and managed through leading-edge issues in talent management such as retention, scaling for growth, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, rewards, and management development. Her organizations have won Best Company in Oregon and have been featured in magazines such as FAST Company and INC. Certified by Lominger, Hogan Assessments, Human Capital Institute among others, she also has a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources designation.
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Ryan Gibson Ryan Gibson
Instructor. Ryan is an Oregon employment lawyer with 10 years of experience. He focuses his practice exclusively on advising and training employers on compliance with all manner of employment laws, including in the areas of discrimination and harassment, family leave, wage and hour, disability accommodation, and employment contracts, among others. He also has extensive experience representing employers in litigation in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Ryan also worked in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office prosecuting misdemeanor cases. He has been listed as an Oregon Super Lawyer since 2014, an award reserved for the top 5-10% of lawyers in a practice area.
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Kyle Abraham Kyle Abraham
Instructor. Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP represents employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters. He works with businesses of all sizes, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. In his employment law practice, Kyle works closely with employers to develop effective workplace policies, and he provides proactive advice and counsel. Additionally, Kyle is a trained, certified and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues. Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation.
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Mike Arnesen Mike Arnesen
Instructor. Mike Arnesen is the founder and CEO of UpBuild, a Portland-based technical marketing firm specializing in search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, and CRO. Mike has spent over a decade in SEO and web analytics, with experiences ranging from working in-house for Fortune 500 companies to getting his hands dirty doing web dev in someone’s basement. After seeing Portland’s own SwellPath through a successful acquisition as the Director of Analytics and Optimization, Mike founded UpBuild to channel his love of all things digital optimization into a new type of highly idealistic and innovative marketing agency. Mike is also a nationally recognized conference speaker, blogger, startup culture advocate, and has served as a board member at SEMpdx.
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Darin Matthews Darin Matthews
Instructor. Darin Matthews has nearly 25 years of contracting experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently the director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. Darin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Masters in Acquisition Management. He speaks on contracting and procurement issues around the world and has published several articles and books on supply chain management. He has served as business faculty for PSU and Florida Atlantic University, and has taught construction contracting for the Institute for Public Procurement for over 10 years.
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Marty Ochs Marty Ochs
Instructor. Marty Ochs has come to Portland State University via a meandering path through multiple marketing management roles with large field agencies and small breweries that became some of the fastest growing breweries in the US. He is focused on details in the quality of work that a good sales department structure and function will provide when planned out appropriately. It is also with a holistic view that Marty approaches the creation of a growth strategy within the business ecosystem we are a part of.
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Michael Dimond Michael Dimond
Instructor. Michael Dimond now teaches finance at Portland State University after spending more than twenty-five years managing results for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to entrepreneurial startups. He has significant experience connecting practical decisions in areas of strategy, operations, and marketing to create financial results and has worked in diverse industries, including manufacturing and banking. He leverages his real-world experience to teach a variety of topics including international finance, asset valuation, and case studies in finance to graduates, undergraduates, and working professionals.
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Anne Ely Kenlon Anne Ely Kenlon
Instructor. Anne Ely Kenlon is a senior-level writer and communications manager with 35 years of experience across a broad variety of business disciplines. As a seasoned strategist and counsel to senior leaders at three Fortune 500 companies, she has written executive speeches, video scripts, opinion columns, and media pitches. Her main focus has been on employee communications and translating complex technical and financial information into understandable terms. She recently relocated to Portland from Corning, N.Y., where she managed the employee global news program for Corning Incorporated and maintained a reader satisfaction rate of more than 95%. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and journalism from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa and a master's degree in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas - Dallas.
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Janet Johnson Janet Johnson
Instructor. Janet Johnson is President of O’Johnson Partners, providing interim marketing leadership and digital marketing services for B2B and B2C businesses. A marketer for technologists and a technologist for marketers, Janet has run global marketing organizations for Enron (there are stories and lessons!) and Merant (now Serena Software), and led business development efforts for Apple, IBM, and Compaq (now HP). She was a pioneer in business blogging, having started an ethical debate online in 2005 that resulted in more than 200 pieces of press in Forbes, Business Week, MIT’s Technology Review, and a case study in the Annenburg School of Journalism for her CRM startup, Marqui. Janet co-authored a blog that was recognized by Business Week twice as one of the Top 10 Business Blogs in the country. She wrote early curriculum that was adopted by the Arizona State School of Journalism and regularly teaches classes on LinkedIn, Business Communications, and PR for PSU’s Center for Executive & Professional Education.
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Water Matters Water Matters
PhD Student Jackie Dingfelder's exploration of New Zealand's approach to inclusive, integrated water management practices reveals valuable insights for policymakers on both sides of the Pacific.
Research
Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast Documenting the Endangered Languages and Cultures of Africa's West Coast
Dr. Tucker Childs works with communities in remote West African villages, documenting the region's endangered languages and cultures.
Research
Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential Empowering People with Disabilities in Nigeria to Reach Their Full Potential
In two recent studies, Portland State University’s Dr. C. Jonah Eleweke examines the challenges people with disabilities in Nigeria face when trying to access services that can help them reach their full potential and contribute to national development.
Research
Understanding Climate Change in South America Understanding Climate Change in South America
Dr. Paul Loikith and graduate student Judah Detzer are analyzing South American weather and climate data to improve our understanding of climate and climate change across the continent.
Research
Virtual Waters Virtual Waters
Dr. Scott Wells uses state-of-the-art hydrodynamic modeling to address surface water quality issues that affect the environment and society.
Research
Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World" Drawing Lessons from a Catastrophe at "the Roof of the World"
In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Jeremy Spoon traveled to Nepal to study the ways natural disasters reshape social-ecological systems. What he and his team learned could improve the future of disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts.
Research
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Jing Lu Jing Lu
Project Coordinator, Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Martin E. Adams Martin E. Adams
Martin is an archaeoentomologist -- a specialty within zooarchaeology that focuses on the remains of insects and other arthropods from archaeological sites.
Faculty Member
Karen Ledbetter Karen Ledbetter
Staff Member
Laura Gurley Laura Gurley
Staff Member
Meet Blas Delascio - MRED ‘14 Meet Blas Delascio - MRED ‘14
Current position: Real Estate Project Manager Current organization: Columbia Sportswear
Alumnus
Elena Avilés Elena Avilés
Faculty Member
Dora M. Raymaker Dora M. Raymaker
Faculty Member
Donna Fleming
Staff Member
Meet Carri Hutchens Meet Carri Hutchens
Carri is the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator in Advising & Career Services, where she oversees internal and external communication efforts.
Staff Member
HRSA Integrated Care
The Integrated Care Project provides a stipend to 32 MSW students per year who participate in an advanced integrated primary care and behavioral health care field placement that provides several specific integrated care learning activities. Students will also engage in a specialized curriculum and field seminar and evaluation activities.
Research
Trevino Brings Plenty Trevino Brings Plenty
Coordinator of Native American Student Services
Staff Member
Winter 2017 Term Prize: The Section Drawing Winter 2017 Term Prize: The Section Drawing
Student Project
Architectural Design Transition Studio 3 (ARCH 572): Winter 2017: Design work in a 3-year Master of Architecture studio Architectural Design Transition Studio 3 (ARCH 572): Winter 2017: Design work in a 3-year Master of Architecture studio
Student Project
Architectural Computer Graphics I (ARCH 425/525): Winter 2017 Architectural Computer Graphics I (ARCH 425/525): Winter 2017
Student Project
Miriam Miranda-Diaz Miriam Miranda-Diaz
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Emily Taylor Emily Taylor
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Breanna Jo McArdle Breanna Jo McArdle
Faculty Member
Hyuny Clark-Shim Hyuny Clark-Shim
Faculty Member
Amisha Bhattarai Amisha Bhattarai
Faculty Member
Jim Carlton Jim Carlton
Faculty Member
Leigh Grover Leigh Grover
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Christa Myers Christa Myers
Faculty Member
Lai Saephan Lai Saephan
Faculty Member
Debi Elliott
Faculty Member
Natasha Stockem
Staff Member
Marin Henderson-Posther Marin Henderson-Posther
Faculty Member
Stephanie Teters Stephanie Teters
Faculty Member
Esther Manea
Faculty Member
Jared I. Best Jared I. Best
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Nicole Aue Nicole Aue
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Anna Rockhill
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Bridget Murphy Bridget Murphy
Faculty Member
Mirah Scharer Mirah Scharer
Faculty Member
Daniel J. Arredondo Daniel J. Arredondo
Staff Member
Rachel Crist Rachel Crist
Faculty Member
Lindsay Merritt Lindsay Merritt
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Ana Hristić Ana Hristić
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Amy Weakland Amy Weakland
Faculty Member
Ryan Melton Ph.D Ryan Melton Ph.D
Faculty Member
Katie Winters, M.A. Katie Winters, M.A.
Faculty Member
Holly Hein Holly Hein
Staff Member
Meet Chris Simons - MSGSCM ‘16 Meet Chris Simons - MSGSCM ‘16
My work is very project based. There are some daily functions, but I constantly take on new challenges. The HVAC industry has been operating with outdated practices and is growing rapidly. My responsibility is to improve our current inventory management practices to meet company growth.
Alumnus
Meet Elizabeth Heredia - MRED ‘15 Meet Elizabeth Heredia - MRED ‘15
Current position: Development Assistant Current organization: Deacon Corp
Alumnus
Tara Gardner-Brown
Staff Member
Todd Hutchinson Todd Hutchinson
Meet Todd, Technology Analyst
Staff Member
Christi Ziegler
Student Health Insurance Coordinator and PSU Viking Athletic Insurance Coordinator
Staff Member
Jessica Jensen, NIDCD Student Fellowship Award Winner Jessica Jensen, NIDCD Student Fellowship Award Winner
Graduate Student
Tenaya Stine Tenaya Stine
Meet Tenaya Stine, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator for SHAC
Staff Member
Meet Liz Hutchinson - MRED ‘16 Meet Liz Hutchinson - MRED ‘16
When Liz Hutchinson was studying architecture in Boston, her curriculum included a class in homelessness. While she explored the issue from a policy perspective, she also got an up-close look at the reality of homelessness as a volunteer in a shelter.
Alumnus
Meet Hafsa Aden '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Hafsa Aden '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
I major in Management & Leadership and I minor in Design Management. I'm currently a junior and plan to graduate in 2018. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Mary Bryant Mary Bryant
Senior Research Assistant
Faculty Member
Meet AITP Director Maria Tenorio Meet AITP Director Maria Tenorio
Faculty Member
Nick Snegireff, Third Party Billing Specialist Nick Snegireff, Third Party Billing Specialist
Nick is a Third Party Billing Specialist at Student Financial Services
Staff Member
Meet Kate Jay '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Kate Jay '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Kate is a Junior double major Marketing and English and she was born in Beaverton, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Christina Mai's '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Christina Mai's '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Christina Mai is a senior accounting student and plans to graduate in Spring 2018. She was born and raised in Guangzhou, a big southern city in China.
Undergraduate Student
Meet assistant professor of practice Karen Kennedy Meet assistant professor of practice Karen Kennedy
Faculty Member
Ali Razmpa MSCE '17 Ali Razmpa MSCE '17
Alumnus
Three graduates of the School of Art + Design's MFA program featured on Oregon Art Beat Three graduates of the School of Art + Design's MFA program featured on Oregon Art Beat
Alumnus
Meet Thomas Arm, MBA ‘17 Meet Thomas Arm, MBA ‘17
Why would anyone opt to complete about 30 credits more than needed for an MBA - on top of working a job? Thomas Arm has a good reason, and the attitude to get it done, too.
Graduate Student
Oregon’s Looming “TECC” Challenge Oregon’s Looming “TECC” Challenge
The Imminent Rise of “Total Employer Costs of Compensation” for Oregon Local Government
Research
Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist
Take advantage of opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and fellow students. Specifically, I recommend getting involved in one of the many mentor programs the School of Business offers. These programs are a fabulous way to gain career clarity, meet other professionals in your field of interest, and participate in professional organizations.
Staff Member
Meet Abby Williams '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Abby Williams '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Abby is a junior studying Marketing and Advertising Management. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Portland, Oregon.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Assistant Professor Maika Yeigh Meet Assistant Professor Maika Yeigh
Faculty Member
Meet Sandra Morris, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Meet Sandra Morris, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sandra Morris serves as the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this role, she manages the School's portfolio of entrepreneurial initiatives, including social impact and business outreach.
Staff Member
Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student Projects Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student Projects
Student Project
PSU and Partners Work Toward a More Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County PSU and Partners Work Toward a More Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County
Research
Josh Metzler Josh Metzler
Staff Member
Meet Daniar Listyasari - MIM ‘17 Meet Daniar Listyasari - MIM ‘17
I am originally from Jakarta and lived in Texas for almost 12 years. My background is in consumer science, with a focus on social media marketing.
Graduate Student
Meet Emily Zurow, MBA ‘18 Meet Emily Zurow, MBA ‘18
"The next two years of my life will pass, whether or not I decided to take on the part-time MBA program. The ability to return to the classroom for a graduate degree is a privilege, and I owe it to myself to scratch the surface of my potential."
Graduate Student
Meet Special Education Supervisor Melissa Pebly Meet Special Education Supervisor Melissa Pebly
Faculty Member
Meet assistant professor Shaheen Munir-McHill Meet assistant professor Shaheen Munir-McHill
Faculty Member
Jaya Roy Jaya Roy
Graduate Assistant for Asian and Pacific Islanders Students Services
Graduate Student
Meet Erin Inskeep Meet Erin Inskeep
Chief Finance and Budgetary Officer for Planning, Construction, and Real Estate
Staff Member
Jessica Mole, M.S. Jessica Mole, M.S.
EMPA Program Coordinator (503) 725-5165 jmole@pdx.edu
Staff Member
Meet Karen Powell Meet Karen Powell
Director of Facilities and Property Management
Staff Member
Meet assistant professor John Nimmo Meet assistant professor John Nimmo
Faculty Member
Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Rana Houshmand Meet Assistant Professor of Practice Rana Houshmand
Faculty Member
Meet GSE Development Director Scott Shlaes Meet GSE Development Director Scott Shlaes
Faculty Member
April Duval, Certified Financial Coach April Duval, Certified Financial Coach
Meet April Duval, Certified Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center
Staff Member
Meet Victor Cavalcante, '18, MBA Student Meet Victor Cavalcante, '18, MBA Student
"I find it fascinating that the professors constantly encourage us to contribute to the discussions and to share our critical opinions."
Graduate Student
Meet Assistant Professor Amanda Sugimoto Meet Assistant Professor Amanda Sugimoto
Faculty Member
Barbara Acevedo Barbara Acevedo
Undergraduate Student
Sarah Crisp Sarah Crisp
Undergraduate Student
Gina Perez Gina Perez
Undergraduate Student
Polina Polikahina Polina Polikahina
Undergraduate Student
Meet Assistant Professor Rana Yaghmaian Meet Assistant Professor Rana Yaghmaian
Faculty Member
Diane Reid Diane Reid
Staff Member
Meet Jennifer McLean Meet Jennifer McLean
Staff Member
Kareem Anderson, Certified Financial Coach Kareem Anderson, Certified Financial Coach
Kareem is a Revenue Agent and Financial Coach in the Student Financial Services Financial Wellness Center.
Staff Member
Meet Assistant Professor Deanna Cor Meet Assistant Professor Deanna Cor
Faculty Member
Meet Justin Moore Meet Justin Moore
Staff Member
Meet Terrill Bartee Meet Terrill Bartee
Staff Member
Meet Isaac Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP Meet Isaac Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP
Staff Member
Megan Looney, Student Financial Services Manager Megan Looney, Student Financial Services Manager
Megan Looney is the Assistant Director for Student Financial Services. She manages day-to-day operations in the Cashier’s, Student Accounts and Collections offices to promote financial wellness among students.
Staff Member
Elevating Timber to New Heights Elevating Timber to New Heights
PSU researchers launch a new study to support the construction of wooden skyscrapers.
Research
Diatomix Inc. Diatomix Inc.
Improving indoor air quality one coat of paint at a time.
Research
Lessons from the History of Medicine Lessons from the History of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Tappan's research delves into the history of efforts to treat and prevent malnutrition in Uganda.
Research
Getting the Message Across Getting the Message Across
Communicating the importance of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Research
Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women Disentangling Factors that Influence the Pregnancy Outcomes of Latina Women
In partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, Dr. Lynne Messer examines a unique dataset that could inform the development of interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes for Latina women.
Research
Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities Addressing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities
Dr. Kelly Gonzales explores relationships between discrimination and retention in diabetes-prevention programs designed to serve American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Research
Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation Evaluating Oregon's Health System Transformation
A report from PSU highlights $240M in savings and other successes resulting from the implementation of Oregon's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program.
Research
Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care Simulated Patients Shed Light on Disparities in Access to Health Care
In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, a study led by Dr. Rajiv Sharma asks: has access to primary health care changed for people with different racial, ethnic, and gender profiles?
Research
Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Q & A with Dr. David Bansgberg, Dean OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Dr. David Bangsberg, founding Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health sits down for a conversation with Stephanie Argy, staff writer for University Communications.
Research
Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, local farms, and health care providers brings healthy foods to people with diet-related illnesses.
Research
Shawna Chambers, Student Financial Services Manager Shawna Chambers, Student Financial Services Manager
Shawna is a Student Financial Services manager and oversees the Financial Wellness Center.
Staff Member
Amanda Nguyen, Director of Student Financial Services Amanda Nguyen, Director of Student Financial Services
Amanda Nguyen is the Director of Student Financial Services and the Financial Wellness Center.
Staff Member
Mauryn Q Cisneros Mauryn Q Cisneros
Staff Member
Jeffrey Asprocolas Jeffrey Asprocolas
Staff Member
Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum
"I truly enjoyed working with diverse groups from very different backgrounds. Picking real business cases for class projects and trying to work with my team to apply our learning to real life examples was instrumental in my learning."
Alumnus
Meet Brian Wynn, '14, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Brian Wynn, '14, Graduate Finance Alum
"My career path has moved quite quickly and has exceeded the expectations I had when starting the program. There is no way I would be where I am today without having been in this program."
Alumnus
Meet Thomas Bussell, '11, Graduate Finance Alum Meet Thomas Bussell, '11, Graduate Finance Alum
"It’s energizing to have skills and a perspective that are valued by senior management. It is really fun to use those skills, such as financial modeling and business partnership to influence key decisions, lead initiatives and solve challenging problems."
Alumnus
Meet Assistant Professor Todd Cherner Meet Assistant Professor Todd Cherner
Faculty Member
Meet M.A. TESOL graduate student Drew Sowers Meet M.A. TESOL graduate student Drew Sowers
Graduate Student
Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Study: Marion County
CPS conducted an in-depth study of the hazardous materials transported through Marion County, Oregon. Results of the study inform emergency management policies and community pre-planning efforts.
Research
Art Students Collaborate on Multicultural Student Center Mural Art Students Collaborate on Multicultural Student Center Mural
During the summer of 2016, the Portland State University Multicultural Student Center worked closely with the School of Art + Design to create a mural for their space.
Student Project
Energy Trust:  Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records Energy Trust: Compiling and Analyzing Manufactured Housing Tax Records
A review of county-level property tax rolls was conducted, to better understand the age at which a manufactured housing unit is decommissioned in Oregon.
Research
Meet Sara Dunn, MSGSCM Student Meet Sara Dunn, MSGSCM Student
Graduate Student
Meet Miki Minagawa, MSGSCM Student Meet Miki Minagawa, MSGSCM Student
Graduate Student
Improving Public Engagement and Public Records Management at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
In August 2016 the Center for Public Service (CPS) was retained by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) through an Intergovernmental Agreement to engage in a two-track evaluation of certain processes relating to public records and how DEQ might improve its processes.
Research
Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D.
Dr. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun is retired professor from Xinjiang University, China who know resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a courtesy appointment with Department of History at Portland State University. His research interests include the history of Central Asia and Ethnology, particularly of Xinjiang, China.
Faculty Member
Lisa Young Lisa Young
Faculty Member
Ned Vaivoda Ned Vaivoda
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Carrie Strickland Carrie Strickland
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Karl Souders Karl Souders
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William Neburka William Neburka
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Taryn Mudge Taryn Mudge
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Dylan Morgan Dylan Morgan
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Amanda Morgan Amanda Morgan
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Judson Moore Judson Moore
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Scott Mooney Scott Mooney
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Antoinette Lettiere Antoinette Lettiere
Faculty Member
Chris Kline Chris Kline
Faculty Member
Dr. Malcolm Lea Dr. Malcolm Lea
The Biology Department is sad to announce that Dr. Malcolm Lea, Biology Professor Emeritus, has passed away.
Faculty Member
Lorelei Mitchell Lorelei Mitchell
Staff Member
Thomas Hubka Thomas Hubka
Faculty Member
Lucas Gray Lucas Gray
Faculty Member
Steven Ewoldt Steven Ewoldt
Faculty Member
Cary Dasenbrock Cary Dasenbrock
Faculty Member
John Cooney John Cooney
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Yoonhee Choi Yoonhee Choi
Faculty Member
Chris Chatto Chris Chatto
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Andres Guzman
Staff Member
Rebecca Bompiani Rebecca Bompiani
Faculty Member
Jonathan Bolch Jonathan Bolch
Faculty Member
Meet Audrey Pond, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Audrey Pond, Career & Academic Advisor
Portland State's diverse student population and location is what attracted Audrey to pursue a degree in Supply and Logistics Management. Now she works as a career and academic advisor at the School of Business.
Staff Member
Meet Edgar Barrera, Career & Academic Advisor Meet Edgar Barrera, Career & Academic Advisor
Have advising questions regarding the School of Business? Edgar might have the answer!
Staff Member
Senior Art Practices student Lauren Blankenship one of five winners of This Art is Your Art video competition Senior Art Practices student Lauren Blankenship one of five winners of This Art is Your Art video competition
Student Project
Julia Mollner Julia Mollner
Faculty Member
Larry Large '64 Larry Large '64
Alumnus
Meet Lee Roach Meet Lee Roach
Undergraduate Student
Meet Tayler Kersey-Edwards Meet Tayler Kersey-Edwards
Undergraduate Student
Meet Claire Hamilton Meet Claire Hamilton
Undergraduate Student
Meet Rachel Cox Meet Rachel Cox
Undergraduate Student
Ron Joseph
Staff Member
Mary Beth Sanders
Staff Member
Lindsey Cochran Lindsey Cochran
Staff Member
Christine Cooper Christine Cooper
Staff Member
Beth Green Beth Green
Faculty Member
Harvest for Health Harvest for Health
A partnership between PSU, Zenger Farm, and healthcare providers makes farm fresh produce and nutrition education available to people that want to improve their health.
Community Partnership
Tomas Cotik Tomas Cotik
Assistant Professor of Violin
Faculty Member
Kateryna Malaia Kateryna Malaia
Faculty Member
The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition 2016 The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition 2016
Student Project
Nicholas Papaefthimiou Nicholas Papaefthimiou
Faculty Member
Meet Sarah Johnston Meet Sarah Johnston
Staff Member
Meet Instructor Daria Aleeva Meet Instructor Daria Aleeva
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Cassio de Oliveira Meet Professor Cassio de Oliveira
Faculty Member
Meet Lori Heino-Royer Meet Lori Heino-Royer
Alumnus
Pursuing Growth: Didem Karpuzcu, MBA ’16 Pursuing Growth: Didem Karpuzcu, MBA ’16
A true global citizen, Didem Karpuzcu has always been seeking out new environments that would challenge her to grow professionally and as a person. Through the MBA program, she developed that attitude into a valuable skill set.
Alumnus
 Shannon Connolly Shannon Connolly
Shannon Connolly, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Graduate Student
Liz Kohl Liz Kohl
Yoga for Musicians Instructor
Faculty Member
Joe Manis Joe Manis
Adjunct Jazz Saxophone and Combo Instructor
Faculty Member
Chuck Dillard Chuck Dillard
Collaborative Piano Area Coordinator
Faculty Member
Mathew Uretsky Mathew Uretsky
Assistant Professor
Faculty Member
Jill Hoffman Jill Hoffman
Assistant Professor
Faculty Member
Meet J.J. Veliz Meet J.J. Veliz
Undergraduate Student
Meet Eunice Makinde Meet Eunice Makinde
Never be afraid to ask your advisers or professors for help no matter how big or small. Whether you're having financial woes or wanting career help the SB has a tremendous amount of resources to meet your needs. Also, if you have an ideas or a thought, share it. There are a lot of opportunities available to you, take advantage of them.
Staff Member
Meet Ramon Diaz, Jr., HR Director of Employee and Labor Relations Meet Ramon Diaz, Jr., HR Director of Employee and Labor Relations
Ramon Diaz, Jr. joined the PSU Human Resources Office in September 2013 as the HR Director of Employee and Labor Relations. His role includes overseeing the functions of employee relations, performance management, labor relations, and management development.
Staff Member
Aaron Whelton Aaron Whelton
Faculty Member
Barbara Sestak Barbara Sestak
Faculty Member
Jeff Schnabel Jeff Schnabel
Faculty Member
Sergio Palleroni Sergio Palleroni
Faculty Member
Margarette Leite Margarette Leite
Faculty Member
Juan Heredia Juan Heredia
Faculty Member
M. Michelle Illuminato M. Michelle Illuminato
Faculty Member
Travis Bell Travis Bell
Faculty Member
L. Rudolph Barton L. Rudolph Barton
Faculty Member
Anna Goodman Anna Goodman
Faculty Member
Andrew Santa Lucia Andrew Santa Lucia
Faculty Member
Meet Cat Dayger, Ph.D. candidate in Biology Meet Cat Dayger, Ph.D. candidate in Biology
Recipient of the Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resources Policy Fellowship
Graduate Student
Jizheng Zhou Jizheng Zhou
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Ming Li Ming Li
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Dave Colangelo Dave Colangelo
Faculty Member
Jungmin Kwon Jungmin Kwon
Faculty Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Fantini Hernandez Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Fantini Hernandez
As a transfer student from community college, Fantini hopes to share some of her unique experiences with PSU students searching for their own study abroad program.
Undergraduate Student
Kelsey Kava Kelsey Kava
Residence Director, Ondine Hall
Staff Member
Theresa Brostowitz Theresa Brostowitz
Area Coordinator, West Campus
Staff Member
Autumn Bullard Autumn Bullard
Resident Services Coordinator
Staff Member
Stephanie A. Bryson Stephanie A. Bryson
Associate Professor & BSW Program Director
Faculty Member
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Clayton Goode, Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate, ‘17 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Clayton Goode, Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate, ‘17
After being with the Navy on missions in various locations, Clayton wanted to learn a new skill that is marketable in the Portland area. He is now pursuing the Postbac Accounting Certificate and is interning at the Bonneville Power Administration, a power-marketing administration under the US Department of Energy.
Undergraduate Student
Makerusa “Mak” Porotesano Makerusa “Mak” Porotesano
Staff Member
Chiki Kwong Chiki Kwong
Administrative Program Assistant
Staff Member
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Whitney Tremblay ‘17 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Whitney Tremblay ‘17
Whitney Tremblay is double majoring in Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership. This summer she is interning at Nike in HR Project Management. Whitney loves getting exposed to different facets of HR and the diversity as well as the working conditions at the World Headquarters (WHQ).
Undergraduate Student
Prof. Kathi Inman Berens Prof. Kathi Inman Berens
Faculty Member
Prof. Josh Epstein Prof. Josh Epstein
Faculty Member
Prof. Susan Kirtley Prof. Susan Kirtley
Faculty Member
Shanice Clarke Shanice Clarke
Staff Member
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Ashley M. Lam ‘16 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Ashley M. Lam ‘16
Ashley M. Lam is a senior, majoring in Supply & Logistics Management at the Portland State University School of Business. She is currently interning with Boeing in the Everett Hazardous Materials Management Department until the end of September.
Undergraduate Student
Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18 Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18
To make her dream of studying abroad come true, Jasmin searched and applied for scholarships with perseverance and faith. After having a great experience in Spain, she believes that study abroad is an attainable option for all students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Dr. Carla Harcleroad Meet Dr. Carla Harcleroad
Dr. Harcleroad is the Associate Vice Provost for Advising & Career Services.
Faculty Member
Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Patrick Staton '16 Summer Internship Spotlight: Meet Patrick Staton '16
Patrick Staton is a senior at the School of Business, majoring in Human Resource Management. This summer, he is applying acquired knowledge to real-world situations at Clinicient, a software company in Portland.
Undergraduate Student
Andrew Morales Andrew Morales
Staff Member
Meet Chris Herndon, MBA ’16 Meet Chris Herndon, MBA ’16
Chris Herndon has blazed an unconventional career trail that taught him a lot about what it takes to successfully change course. Now he leverages the leadership skills he honed in this MBA at Portland State to help others navigate shifts in direction.
Alumnus
Meet Caitlin Sweeney Meet Caitlin Sweeney
Caitlin is a Career Counselor in Advising & Career Services.
Faculty Member
Meet Noriko Iwasaki Meet Noriko Iwasaki
Alumnus
Master of Architecture Theses 2016: Architectures of Cultural Transformation Master of Architecture Theses 2016: Architectures of Cultural Transformation
Student Project
Jennifer Ruth Jennifer Ruth
Faculty Member
A Glimpse into the Future A Glimpse into the Future
It’s no crystal ball, but PSU’s Northwest Economic Research Center developed a tool policy makers can use to peer into the future of the Portland metro region.
Research
How Eco Driving Works How Eco Driving Works
PSU's Donald Truxillo asks: Can organizations reduce fuel consumption by encouraging employees driving fleet vehicles to follow simple guidelines while behind the wheel?
Research
Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
Research
Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling
Dr. Amy Lubitow works within communities to address transportation-related issues such as increasing bicycle ridership among women and marginalized communities.
Research
Revolution in Pedal Power Revolution in Pedal Power
As bikes equipped with battery-powered motors hit the road, PSU’s John MacArthur is there to ask how they might alter the transportation landscape.
Research
Safe Crossing Safe Crossing
Dr. Sirisha Kothuri’s research enhances the efficiency of signalized intersections for all users.
Research
Attitude Adjustment Attitude Adjustment
Exploring new avenues of research, Ph.D. student Tara Goddard partnered with Project Implicit to investigate how drivers’ attitudes may impact safety for cyclists on the road.
Research
Transit Agencies Ride Social Media Transit Agencies Ride Social Media
With so many public transit agencies on board with social media, PSU economist, Dr. Jenny Liu asks how they’re using these platforms and to what effect.
Research
Safety in Numbers Safety in Numbers
Transportation engineer Krista Nordback explains why it’s a big deal that we don’t have accurate counts of how many people are riding bikes on our streets.
Research
The Transportation Research & Education Center The Transportation Research & Education Center
Research
Meet Patrick Erkkila ’16, Finance Meet Patrick Erkkila ’16, Finance
Patrick Erkkila is graduating with a BS in Finance. He is a former Marine mechanic who certified helicopter engines on the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after graduation, Patrick will drive across the country to embark on his next adventure in NYC. He accepted a position as PEX Change Agent at UBS Financial Services.
Alumnus
Meet Mona Hutchinson '16, Accounting Meet Mona Hutchinson '16, Accounting
Mona Hutchinson is graduating with a BS in Accounting and double honors. She will start an internship with PwC in the audit/assurance line of service after graduation. Following the internship, Mona will enter the Masters of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) graduate program to fulfill the CPA exam requirements. She plans to take the four state CPA board exams in 2016/2017.
Alumnus
Meet Douglas Rivera ’16, Marketing Meet Douglas Rivera ’16, Marketing
Douglas Rivera is graduating with a BA in Business, Marketing and already has a job lined up as an assistant buyer at Fred Meyer. Read more about his experience with the School of Business at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Gabriel Alvarez, MBA '15 Meet Gabriel Alvarez, MBA '15
Gabe is using what he learned from Portland State's MBA program to help his family's business grow. Read more about his experience at the School of Business.
Alumnus
Harry Baechtel Harry Baechtel
Classical Voice Professor
Faculty Member
Mubark Mebrat Mubark Mebrat
Biochemistry
Undergraduate Student
Sebastian Singleton Sebastian Singleton
Organismal Biology and Chemistry
Undergraduate Student
Richard Poppino Richard Poppino
Instructor, Classical Voice
Faculty Member
Pamela South Pamela South
Classical Voice Instructor
Faculty Member
Sara Herrejon Sara Herrejon
Biology
Undergraduate Student
OIA 2015 winner, Metro: Voices from the region OIA 2015 winner, Metro: Voices from the region
Connecting historically underrepresented communities to Metro’s decision-making process
Publication
Meet Anthropology alum Bonnie Harvey, MA '16 Meet Anthropology alum Bonnie Harvey, MA '16
After earning an MA in applied anthropology at PSU, Bonnie Harvey is returning to Usisya, Malawi to apply her knowledge in community development and cultural anthropology to help the local nonprofit, Temwa.
Alumnus
Meet Grzegorz Wiktor ‘14, Accounting Meet Grzegorz Wiktor ‘14, Accounting
Grzegorz graduated from Portland State University in 2014 with a BA in Accounting. He works as an Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in Seattle, WA. His responsibilities include performing audits of private and public clients, including SOX controls and substantive testing.
Alumnus
Renee Sills Creates Kenton Audio Walk Renee Sills Creates Kenton Audio Walk
The Kenton Audio Walk is a guided tour through Portland's historic Kenton neighborhood. Part of Disjecta's The Music That Makes Us, the piece is a collection of interviews and field recordings that were taken in the neighborhood during February and March of 2016
Student Project
Joshua Justice '16 Joshua Justice '16
Undergraduate student Joshua Justice combined his interest in radio and history to educate the public through the bi-weekly podcast, Beyond Footnotes.
Undergraduate Student
City of Brookings Annexation Project City of Brookings Annexation Project
The Center for Public Service helped the City of Brookings respond to public concerns and opposition to City annexation of the adjacent community of Harbor.
Research
Ralph Pugay Ralph Pugay
Faculty Member
Meet Chris Huynh '17 Business Honors Undergraduate Student Meet Chris Huynh '17 Business Honors Undergraduate Student
Chris Huynh is a Business Honors Student and a University Honors Program participant majoring in Finance and Accounting. Chris is from Southern California originally but has spent most of his life in Beaverton. His interest in economics dates back to his childhood when he was fascinated of how money flows through the nation’s economy.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Christof Teuscher Meet Christof Teuscher
Maseeh Professor charts a course for a post-silicon world.
Faculty Member
Meet Jessica Hanson Meet Jessica Hanson
Alumnus
Meet Edward Quinn '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Edward Quinn '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Edward Quinn is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Management & Leadership. He transferred to PSU from Portland Community College (PCC). Ted works as a Peer Advisor helping his fellow peers and students find their path to academic success.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Gene Park '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Gene Park '17 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Gene Park is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Supply & Logistics Management and Finance. After having accomplished his long journey to become a PSU student, Gene started working as a Peer Advisor at the School of Business. He shares his firsthand experience in classes and provides tips about SBA system and guidelines to students.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Shelbie Butler '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Shelbie Butler '18 Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Shelbie discovered her passion for helping students during her previous engagement with the PSU Orientation Team. As a Peer Advisor at the School of Business, she continues to be involved in student matters by offering advice during Express Advising hours
Undergraduate Student
Meet Ilka Bailey, Career and Academic Advisor Meet Ilka Bailey, Career and Academic Advisor
College is such a wonderful time in life - try new things, explore, succeed, fail, get to know who you are and what you want to do. Creating meaningful partnerships with faculty, staff and fellow students can only enhance your experience and help you reach your future goals. SB is a community and being an active, engaged part of it only makes the community better.
Staff Member
Meet Lori Olund '90 Meet Lori Olund '90
Lori graduated from Portland State University in 1990 with a double major in business and psychology. She runs Miles Fiberglass and Composites with her father Lowell Miles. Her responsibilities include developing overall business strategy, overseeing marketing, public relations, environmental and government regulations.
Alumnus
Michelle Lee Michelle Lee
Coordinator for Asian and Pacific Islander Student Services
Staff Member
Art History Major Erin Frye Works with Curators at Portland Art Museum Art History Major Erin Frye Works with Curators at Portland Art Museum
At the Portland Art Museum, PSU art history major Erin Frye is assisting curator Sara Krajewski with preparations for an upcoming exhibition of prints by Andy Warhol.
Student Project
De’Junique Brown De’Junique Brown
Biochemistry
Undergraduate Student
Jennifer Blakeslee Jennifer Blakeslee
Research Assistant Professor
Faculty Member
Alex Novie
MUS, 2014
Alumnus
Liang Ma Liang Ma
Ph.D. in Urban Studies, 2014
Alumnus
Nicole Iroz-Elardo
Ph.D. in Urban Studies, 2014
Alumnus
Joe Broach Joe Broach
Ph.D. in Urban Studies, 2015
Alumnus
Chris Blanchard Chris Blanchard
Ph.D. in Urban Studies, 2014
Alumnus
Eugenio Arriaga (Ph.D. Student) Eugenio Arriaga (Ph.D. Student)
Graduate Student
Iren Taran
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Danell Norby Danell Norby
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Lina Menard Lina Menard
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Mohammad Meidiansyah Mohammad Meidiansyah
MURP, 2015
Alumnus
Brian Hurley
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Katie Hughes Katie Hughes
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Kate Drennan Kate Drennan
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Todd Borkowitz Todd Borkowitz
MURP, 2015
Alumnus
Carine Arendes
MURP, 2013
Alumnus
Set to graduate in four years or less Set to graduate in four years or less
At just 19, Portland-native Jose Lopez Delgado is already a junior and well on his way to graduating from the School of Business Administration as part of the University’s innovative Four-Year Degree Guarantee Program.
Undergraduate Student
Engineering is right fit for vet Engineering is right fit for vet
Already living in Portland and with a baby on the way, Jack O’Neal ’15 chose PSU’s Mechanical and Materials Engineering program over industrial engineering programs at other universities for its proximity and convenience, but he soon found mechanical engineering was a true fit for his interests.
Alumnus
Art History Student Ashley West Gains Hands-on Experience in Art Conservation Art History Student Ashley West Gains Hands-on Experience in Art Conservation
Art History undergraduate Ashley West is an intern at Cascadia Art Conservation Center with object conservator Robert Krueger
Student Project
Meet Edwin Garcia, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate Student Meet Edwin Garcia, Athletic & Outdoor Industry Certificate Student
Edwin approached PSU with engineering on his mind but it was the School of Business that lead him to pursue a career in marketing and the A&O Program.
Undergraduate Student
Jamaal Green (Ph.D. Student)
Graduate Student
Meet Jeremy Luedtke, MSGSCM '16 Meet Jeremy Luedtke, MSGSCM '16
Jeremy is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Jing Li, MSFA '16 Meet Jing Li, MSFA '16
Jing is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Qinyue Huang, MSFA '16 Meet Qinyue Huang, MSFA '16
Qinyue is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Nathan Claus, MSFA '16 Meet Nathan Claus, MSFA '16
Nathan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Daniel Silvey, MRED '16 Meet Daniel Silvey, MRED '16
Daniel is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Melissa Beh, MRED '16 Meet Melissa Beh, MRED '16
Melissa is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Yahan Zhang, MIM '16 Meet Yahan Zhang, MIM '16
Yahan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Vera Sell, MIM '16 Meet Vera Sell, MIM '16
Vera is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Priscilla Asche, MIM '16 Meet Priscilla Asche, MIM '16
Priscilla is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet "Wind" Nattapon Visespakdeevong, MBA '16 Meet "Wind" Nattapon Visespakdeevong, MBA '16
Nattapon is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Megha Verma, MBA '16 Meet Megha Verma, MBA '16
Megha is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Chris Sweeney, MBA '16 Meet Chris Sweeney, MBA '16
Chris is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet David Seppi, MBA '16 Meet David Seppi, MBA '16
David is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Rich Schwartz, MBA '16 Meet Rich Schwartz, MBA '16
Rich is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Kelly O'Rourke, MBA '16 Meet Kelly O'Rourke, MBA '16
Kelly is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Andrew Nelson, MBA '16 Meet Andrew Nelson, MBA '16
Andrew is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Andreina Mundarain, MBA '18 Meet Andreina Mundarain, MBA '18
Andreina is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Zaidi Moin, MBA '16 Meet Zaidi Moin, MBA '16
Zaidi is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Genevieve London, MBA '13 Meet Genevieve London, MBA '13
Genevieve is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Rebecca Freedman, MBA '16 Meet Rebecca Freedman, MBA '16
Rebecca is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Barbara Dudley Barbara Dudley
Community Partnership
Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09 Meet Shawn Duffy, MBA '09
Shawn is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Carol Corry, MBA '16 Meet Carol Corry, MBA '16
Carol is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Julia Baldwin, MBA '16 Meet Julia Baldwin, MBA '16
Julia is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Devdeep Aikath, MBA '17 Meet Devdeep Aikath, MBA '17
Devdeep is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Graduate Student
Meet Dan Woodward, Healthcare MBA '12 Meet Dan Woodward, Healthcare MBA '12
Dan is a Graduate Business Programs Ambassador, a group of students and alumni dedicated to sharing what it is really like to be a masters student at Portland State.
Alumnus
Meet Emily Doerr Meet Emily Doerr
Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, Undergraduate Admissions
Staff Member
Meet Alvaro Vasquez '17, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Alvaro Vasquez '17, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Alvaro Vasquez is an undergraduate student at the School of Business majoring in Finance and Economics. He works as a Peer Advisor offering assistance to students on their academic and career matters. Alvaro shared with us his motives to become a Peer Advisor and why it is important to see one.
Undergraduate Student
Emily Harper
International Student and Scholar Program Assistant
Staff Member
Alyssa Koida Alyssa Koida
International Student Life and Sponsored Student Program Assistant
Staff Member
Emma Pfizenmaier Emma Pfizenmaier
International Student and Scholar Program Assistant
Staff Member
Corey Griffin Corey Griffin
Faculty Member
Elena Christopher-Allison Elena Christopher-Allison
Chemistry and Mathematics
Undergraduate Student
Video, Design + Community Video, Design + Community
Students from Jodi Darby's Video, Design + Community course work collaboratively on video production and community based media.
Student Project
A Literature Review of the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material and Sediment Management Plans and Strategies A Literature Review of the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material and Sediment Management Plans and Strategies
This report summarizes key elements from existing literature regarding beneficial uses of dredged sediments. Its purpose is to help inform development of a regional sediment management plan for federal navigation channels in the lower Willamette and Columbia Rivers.
Publication
Bruno Jedynak: Building Connections in Mathematical Research Bruno Jedynak: Building Connections in Mathematical Research
"Mathematicians can now have a strong impact on medical sciences. It is the best of all times with torrents of medical data becoming available," says Dr. Bruno Jedynak. As one of the professors hired under the Massiah Foundation’s gift, Dr. Jedynak brings 12 years of research experience at Johns Hopkins University to the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University.
Faculty Member
Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number? Is this the Beginning of the End for the Serial Number?
With a novel algorithm and a high-resolution terahertz laser scanner, Dr. Suresh Singh might change the way we keep track of our most valuable possessions.
Research
A Model Fault A Model Fault
Assistant Professor Brittany Erickson develops computational models to simulate earthquakes and explore the geophysical processes associated with them.
Research
Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop Portland's Heavy Metal Workshop
Portland State's Materials Research Laboratory: the one lab on campus where building bridges isn't just a metaphor.
Research
Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents Developing Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
Dr. Mark Woods' research takes him back and forth between PSU and OHSU as he develops new and more effective MRI contrast agents.
Research
Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research Re-examining the Data in Concussion Research
Could advanced data mining reveal new insights into treatments for concussions? Systems Science Professor Martin Zwick is trying to show the way.
Research
Unlocking Life's Code Unlocking Life's Code
While the Smithsonian Institution’s Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code was on exhibit at OMSI, museum-goers learned about the genome and life science research at PSU.
Research
Tammi Wheeler Tammi Wheeler
Instructor. Tammi Wheeler, MS, SPHR, Principal of PeopleSense, LLC, specializing in customized leadership and talent development services including: organizational assessments, individual coaching, team and leadership development, management training and group facilitation. With over 20 years’ experience, Tammi excels in building strategic partnerships and deploying people strategies that are aligned to achieve business results. While at Intel she spent nearly ten years in a number of strategic leadership positions and led a large global team of human resource professionals. She is confident that every organization can realize continuous improvement through effectively leading and aligning their talent. Tammi holds a Master’s Degree in Whole Systems Design/Organizational Development from Antioch University and is certified in Myers-Briggs, Hogan Assessments, Facet Five, DDI and Achieve Global.
Faculty Member
Chris Dennis Chris Dennis
Instructor. Christopher Dennis has been developing, delivering and evaluating solutions since 1988. He has an unusual breadth and depth of experience, working at the intersection of people, process, and technology. As a teacher, Chris brings insight without loss of detail or subtlety. He loves to cook, has visited more than thirty-five countries, and likes jazzy music better than country.
Faculty Member
Jordan Delapoer Jordan Delapoer
Instructor. Jordan has over a decade of experience in managing client relationships and leading strategy for regional, national and global brands across multiple industries. Formerly with Wieden+Kennedy, he has crafted strategy for Target, EA Sports, Brooks Sports, Columbia Sportswear, CLIF Bar, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Peet's Coffee, among many others. He currently oversees all of North’s strategic output as it relates to business goals and strategies, audience analysis, brand positioning, and channel strategies.
Faculty Member
Mitch Menendez Mitch Menendez
Instructor. Mitch Menendez is the Senior Director, Global Apparel Leader for Men’s Athletic Training at Nike. His team works to strategize, line plan, design, and commercialize/bring to market a global apparel line that connects to their consumer/athlete. His role is to lead his team and functional partners across the product creation process that delivers consumer right product that is both profitable and productive. Mitch’s experience at Nike has spanned Sales, Retail Merchandising, Operations, and Product Creation. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Florida.
Faculty Member
Jennifer Nolfi Jennifer Nolfi
Instructor. Jennifer Nolfi is an experienced business professional who brings a unique blend of work in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive ties to the region and Oregon's business community. One of Jennifer’s greatest strengths is her ability to weave together ideas, people, and resources to form partnerships and bring programs to life. Jennifer recently joined PSU as the Director of the Athletic & Outdoor (A&O) Industry Program. Prior to joining PSU, she served as the Director for Partnership Development at Looptworks, a design firm that uses excess premium materials to craft limited edition clothing and accessories. There Jennifer gained experience in taking a product from ideation to market and working with partner brands to reduce their waste stream. Before that, Jennifer spent 12 years working for the Portland Development Commission. She counts among her key accomplishments: spearheading a public-private research partnership that culminated in the very first comprehensive market sizing study of the A&O Industry; an action plan to position Oregon as a leader in this space; and providing a platform for PSU to launch a program focused on the A&O industry. Jennifer served on the PSU Athletic & Outdoor Advisory Board and continues to be active with SYNQ Consulting.
Faculty Member
Will Sandman Will Sandman
Instructor. Will Sandman is the Account Manager for Avery Dennison; Avery Dennison sells hangtags, labels, patches, woven jacquard, information systems, variable data solutions and much more for the biggest brands in the world. Previous to this role, he spent time with a footwear agent, Chinook Trading, where he spent almost a year in China inside footwear and apparel factories. In addition, he was a materials rep for Huachang Synthetic Leather. Also, he worked for several years as one of the Nike account reps with Paccess and managed the product development management system data and a host of other supplier related initiatives in the Mia Hamm materials library. Will graduated from PSU with a Master's in International Management focusing on Chinese as his language of specialty. Previously, Will also owned Sandman Pottery in Louisville, importing containers of ceramic pots, indoor and outdoor furniture, and other garden products for sale at the wholesale and retail level.
Faculty Member
Nate Young Nate Young
Instructor. How do you capture the attention of an ever-changing audience? Nate Young has spent the better part of his life trying to answer that question in roles as diverse as Marketing Coordinator for Brightworks, a small environmental consulting agency and as Sustainability Manager for Hopworks, a regional brewpub in Portland, Oregon. In addition to teaching at PSU, Nate currently works as an elementary teacher and a consultant for a variety of craft breweries in the Portland area. He holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Education from Northern Arizona University.
Faculty Member
Mellie Pullman Mellie Pullman
Instructor. Madeleine (Mellie) Pullman is an associate professor of operations management in the PSU School of Business. She earned her PhD at the University of Utah in 1997. She has previously taught in the Graduate and Executive programs at Cornell University, London Business School, Southern Methodist University, CSU, CU, and University of Utah. Prior to academia, Mellie worked at Pyramid Brewing Co. (Kalama, WA), was the brewmaster at Hops Brewpub (Phoenix, AZ) and brewmaster/co-owner of Wasatch Brewery (Park City, UT).
Faculty Member
Albrecht Enders Albrecht Enders
Instructor. Albrecht Enders is a principal of endersgroup and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He has 23 years' experience in innovation leadership including work at Siemens and A-dec which resulted in the creation of market-defining product families. At Siemens Medical Solutions, Albrecht led innovation resulting in platform reinvention that allowed the medical division to regain its #1 market position in less than two years. At A-dec, Inc. as Vice President of Product Development, Albrecht implemented a development infrastructure that bridged the culture of a founder/entrepreneur to the future. His work at A-dec resulted in a new product line that has become the premier product line in the dental industry. Today Albrecht teaches and consults with a number of organizations who seek the tools and momentum to innovate and grow their market share. He has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fachhochschule Darmstadt, Germany.
Faculty Member
Dave Garten Dave Garten
Instructor. Dave Garten is currently Professor of Business in the Portland State University and Oregon Executive MBA programs. He teaches graduate courses in Business Strategy, Strategic Alliances and Acquisitions, and Negotiation. He also is Director of PSU’s MBA Capstone Consulting program. Dave has extensive experience in strategy development, management, marketing, product development, strategic alliances and acquisitions, negotiation, raising capital and finance. Dave is a Director and Finance Committee lead at The Organically Grown Company, Chairman and Director at SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel and is a member of the Portland metropolitan region’s Community Investment Initiative Leadership Council. He has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and an M.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Faculty Member
Gudrun Granholm Gudrun Granholm
Instructor. Gudrun Granholm is the founder of Box One, Inc. an organization devoted to financial communication for non-financial managers. She received her MBA from Stanford Business School and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Gudrun has worked with a variety of universities to design, develop and deliver financial curriculum for many nationally-recognized universities including Portland State University, University of Oregon, OHSU, University of California-San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Southern Methodist University, and San Diego State University.
Faculty Member
Meet Derek Davis, Assistant Budget Director Meet Derek Davis, Assistant Budget Director
Derek employs a combination of higher-ed finance knowledge and technical wizardry to serve the PSU community...one spreadsheet at a time.
Staff Member
Exchange Program Brings PSU Water Quality Tool to Brazil Exchange Program Brings PSU Water Quality Tool to Brazil
Nayara de Souza came to Portland State University to study environmental engineering as an exchange student. She returned to her native Brazil armed with an abundant understanding of PSU’s exclusive water quality modeling tool that allowed her to serve as a teacher to her University of Sorocaba classmates.
Undergraduate Student
ECE Grad Student Upgrades System-on-a-Chip Teaching Tool ECE Grad Student Upgrades System-on-a-Chip Teaching Tool
Tejaswini Angal was commended by Imagination Technologies for her efforts to improve the MIPSfpga educational resources offered by its university program.
Graduate Student
Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research
Professor Will Parnell publishes book on early childhood research
Research
Maricruz Gonzalez Vazquez Maricruz Gonzalez Vazquez
Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Student
Isabel J. Rodriguez Isabel J. Rodriguez
Physics, University Honors, Mathematics (minor)
Undergraduate Student
Bradley Cumez Bradley Cumez
Chemistry
Undergraduate Student
Amy (Eliza) Greenstadt Amy (Eliza) Greenstadt
Staff Member
Rick Howell Rick Howell
Instructor. Rick is the Principal of Howell Management Consulting and has spent almost thirty years as an HR professional performing most HR specialties including business strategy, organizational development and executive coaching.
Faculty Member
Brooke Rizor Brooke Rizor
Director, System of Care Institute, Center for Improvement of Child & Family Services
Staff Member
Allison Brown Allison Brown
Instructor. Allison Brown is a senior level HR, OD and learning & development professional. She specializes in change management, leadership and employee development, strategic human resources and coaching. Allison is a certified coach and has current certifications through Prosci, HRCI, SHRM and ATD.
Faculty Member
Jake Hollomon Jake Hollomon
Faculty Member
Meet Olivia Loveland Meet Olivia Loveland
Olivia Loveland is a senior at Portland State University. In 2015, as a student in the World Languages and Literatures Turkish program, she was one of only four students in the country to receive the 2015 James W. Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Professor Carl Abbott Meet Professor Carl Abbott
Faculty Member
Leah Brookner Leah Brookner
Assistant Professor of Practice
Faculty Member
State of Oregon: Oregon Board of Massage Therapists State of Oregon: Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Publication
Architectural Design Studio 7 (ARCH 580): Fall 2015: Design work in a first-year Master of Architecture studio Architectural Design Studio 7 (ARCH 580): Fall 2015: Design work in a first-year Master of Architecture studio
Student Project
Architectural Design Studio 7 (ARCH 580): Fall 2015: Design work in a first-year Master of Architecture studio Architectural Design Studio 7 (ARCH 580): Fall 2015: Design work in a first-year Master of Architecture studio
Student Project
Meet Randi Bost, M.S. '92, Advocate for Speech-Language Pathology Meet Randi Bost, M.S. '92, Advocate for Speech-Language Pathology
Randi Jartun Bost, M.S. ’92 earned her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from PSU. Since earning her degree, she’s built a career as a speech-language pathologist, specializing in early childhood assessments. Now, Randi is one of the department’s most active alumni.
Alumnus
Meet Melissa Tran '15, Supply & Logistics Management Meet Melissa Tran '15, Supply & Logistics Management
Melissa Tran is graduating with a BS in Supply & Logistics Management. She is entering into the Toyota Logistics Trainee Program post-graduation.
Alumnus
Meet Jeffret Mandondo '15, Accounting Meet Jeffret Mandondo '15, Accounting
Jeffret is graduating with a BS in Accounting and already has a job lined up with prestigious accounting firm, PwC. Read more about his experience with the School of Business at Portland State.
Alumnus
Beth Okantey Beth Okantey
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Member
Natali Pardo Natali Pardo
Coordinator of Commencement & Campus Visits
Staff Member
Meet Curtis Cooper '14, Account Service Representative, Nike NFL Specialty Meet Curtis Cooper '14, Account Service Representative, Nike NFL Specialty
Curtis transferred from Oregon State and was impressed by the countless number of industry connections PSU had. He got involved in the A&O Program, established many connections along the way, the landed a job at the company he always wanted to work for, Nike.
Alumnus
Linda Bello, LMSW
Staff Member
Madison Manley Madison Manley
Welcome Madison Manley to the Admissions Staff!
Staff Member
Samantha Fancher Samantha Fancher
Biochemistry
Undergraduate Student
City of Beaverton Review of Boards, Commissions and Committees in Municipal Governments. City of Beaverton Review of Boards, Commissions and Committees in Municipal Governments.
Publication
Meet Andrew Nelson '16, Part-time MBA Candidate Meet Andrew Nelson '16, Part-time MBA Candidate
Andrew moved to Portland to work for Tektronix but was promoted to Marketing Manager since starting the MBA Program at PSU. Read more to learn how he got there!
Graduate Student
Arash Khosravifar Arash Khosravifar
Dr. Khosravifar’s research and work experience revolves around geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil liquefaction, geotechnical numerical and physical modeling, soil-structure interaction (SSI), probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and ground motions.
Faculty Member
Joseph Ramirez Joseph Ramirez
Biology and Community Health
Undergraduate Student
Ruben Maldonado Ruben Maldonado
Computer Engineering and Mathematics
Undergraduate Student
Irene Ramirez-Aguilar Irene Ramirez-Aguilar
Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate Student
Tanisha Payne Tanisha Payne
Electrical Engineering and Japanese
Undergraduate Student
Dr. Tracy J. Andrews Dr. Tracy J. Andrews
Dr. Andrews has worked collaboratively with Native American nations since 1980, with a focus on environmental and natural resource issues, health and healing, cultural dynamics and continuity, and gender. More recently she has also worked with regional Hispanic community organizations in central Washington state.
Faculty Member
Meet early childhood expert Ingrid Anderson Meet early childhood expert Ingrid Anderson
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Meet Professor Jenny Liu Meet Professor Jenny Liu
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Aaron Golub Meet Professor Aaron Golub
Making transportation planning more inclusive and its outcomes more fair
Faculty Member
Todd Ferry Todd Ferry
Faculty Member
Celeste Seibel Celeste Seibel
Senior Research Associate I
Faculty Member
Ridley Williams Ridley Williams
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Staff Member
Meet Professor Megan Horst Meet Professor Megan Horst
Faculty Member
Mark Weinmeister Mark Weinmeister
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Member
Mandy Davis Mandy Davis
Senior Research Associate
Staff Member
Katherine Kneupper Katherine Kneupper
Adjunct Faculty
Faculty Member
Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams
Office Manager, RRI
Staff Member
Janet Walker Janet Walker
Research Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Torin Braaten Torin Braaten
Events & Logistics Manager for Campus Visits & Orientation
Staff Member
Stephanie Vaughn Stephanie Vaughn
Financial Aid Counselor
Staff Member
Amy Kayon Amy Kayon
Relationship/Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator
Staff Member
Design Verification Competition Gives Portland State Students an Industry Advantage Design Verification Competition Gives Portland State Students an Industry Advantage
The annual Need for Speed Veloce Emulation Competition, co-sponsored by Mentor Graphics, connects Portland State engineering talent to careers in an emerging field.
Student Project
Steve Brown Steve Brown
Faculty Member
The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition 2015 The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition 2015
Artwork by winners of the 2015 Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts + Special Jury Commendations
Student Project
Pamela Bock Pamela Bock
Assistant Director for Services for Students with Children
Staff Member
Angelica Acosta Angelica Acosta
Angelica Acosta, Student Staff at the Resource Center for Students with Children.
Undergraduate Student
Lori Gilbert Lori Gilbert
Faculty Member
Jea Alford Jea Alford
Faculty Member
Amy Steel Amy Steel
Faculty Member
Pam Minty Pam Minty
Faculty Member
Meet Mandy Loh '15, Management and Leadership Meet Mandy Loh '15, Management and Leadership
Mandy recently shared with us how the Center for Retail Leadership program at PSU helped her prepare for her career at The Hershey Company.
Alumnus
Feeding the Regional Economy Feeding the Regional Economy
A new report from PSU researchers highlights the region’s diverse and robust food economy.
Research
Using Big Data to Improve Cities Using Big Data to Improve Cities
Computer scientist Kristin Tufte develops ways that cities can use “big data” to address critical social and environmental issues.
Research
Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure Determining the Value of Portland's Green Infrastructure
Ph.D. student Marissa Matsler’s research helps the city lay groundwork for a “green infrastructure” asset management plan.
Research
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Enhancing Neighborhood Livability
Together, PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, community organizations, and the City of Portland are improving neighborhoods.
Research
Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency Mapping Portland to Improve Climate Resiliency
PSU faculty create a first-of-its-kind map Portlanders can use to address the environmental and health impacts of climate change.
Research
Meet Stephanie Hamington Meet Stephanie Hamington
Stephanie is an Academic & Career Advisor.
Faculty Member
Matt Hayward Matt Hayward
Faculty Member
Heather Noddings Heather Noddings
Faculty Member
Nishat Akhtar Nishat Akhtar
Faculty Member
BT Livermore BT Livermore
Faculty Member
Jorge Porrata Jorge Porrata
Faculty Member
Ethan Allen Smith Ethan Allen Smith
Faculty Member
Daniel Glendening Daniel Glendening
Faculty Member
Meet Jimmy Simeles '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Jimmy Simeles '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
When Jimmy isn't studying Finance, he works as an Undergraduate Express Advisor at the School of Business. He enjoys using his experiences to help students achieve their goals.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor Meet Angela Stanton '16, Undergraduate Peer Advisor
Angela is an Undergraduate business student who is a double major in Marketing & Advertising Management. She also works as an Undergraduate Express Advisor at the School of Business and recently shared her experience as to why students should seek express advising.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Synkai Harrison '15, Intern at Gerding Edlen Meet Synkai Harrison '15, Intern at Gerding Edlen
Synkai chose Portland State's Master of Real Estate Development program after several business trips to Portland -- a city he was drawn to because of it's leading edge in smart growth and sustainability in real estate development.
Alumnus
Dr. Xia Zhang Dr. Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang is a cultural anthropologist and Chinese folklorist. She does research on globalization, urbanization, gender (esp. masculinity), development, new media, youth, migration, labor politics in China and East Asia.
Faculty Member
School of Art + Design 2015 Scholarship Exhibition School of Art + Design 2015 Scholarship Exhibition
Artwork by 2015 graduate and undergraduate scholarship recipients in the School of Art + Design. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and design work.
Student Project
Molly Sherman Molly Sherman
Faculty Member
Jennifer Warner Jennifer Warner
Adjunct Instructor
Faculty Member
Marina Barcelo Marina Barcelo
Student Support & Inclusion Specialist
Staff Member
Thomas Bruketta Thomas Bruketta
Faculty Member
Justin Levinsohn Justin Levinsohn
Faculty Member
Meet Heather Todd Meet Heather Todd
Applied Linguistics B.A. graduate Heather Todd now pursuing a PhD in Field Linguistics at SOAS, University of London
Alumnus
Meet Jason Liao '14, Social Media Manager, WearTesters.com Meet Jason Liao '14, Social Media Manager, WearTesters.com
When Jason first enrolled at PSU, he had no idea where his career would go. His future was essentially a blank canvas. Through taking different courses and seeing what Jason likes, he's really honed his interests in marketing and advertising, specifically on the digital side.
Alumnus
Dr. Miriam Abelson Dr. Miriam Abelson
Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2014
Faculty Member
Meet Sean Evernden '14, Dealer Services Representative, Cascade Designs Meet Sean Evernden '14, Dealer Services Representative, Cascade Designs
Sean came to PSU as a transfer student and had no idea what he wanted to major in, but he had a general idea of business. After taking the first intro Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) course, he knew he wanted to work in the outdoor industry.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Roberto de Anda Meet Professor Roberto de Anda
Roberto de Anda is Professor and Director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program and a member of the SGRN Executive Committee
Faculty Member
Meet Dr. Sally McWilliams Meet Dr. Sally McWilliams
Chair & Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department, SGRN Executive Committee member
Faculty Member
Clive Knights Clive Knights
Faculty Member
Rita Alves Rita Alves
Faculty Member
Meet Katie Morris, Part-time MBA Candidate Meet Katie Morris, Part-time MBA Candidate
An industrial engineer at Lam Research, Katie is pursuing a PSU MBA to enhance her communication, financial information, and management skills. The MBA will also open doors to managerial and advisory positions within Lam Research for Katie in the future.
Graduate Student
Meet Staci Kiker Meet Staci Kiker
Staci is an Academic & Career Advisor.
Faculty Member
Meet Dr. Kimberly Jayne Meet Dr. Kimberly Jayne
School Counseling Coordinator
Faculty Member
Meet Ben DeRemer, Full-Time MBA Candidate Meet Ben DeRemer, Full-Time MBA Candidate
Ben, a Portland area native and PSU alumnus, chose the Portland State MBA because of its focus on study abroad programs.
Graduate Student
Meet Farzona Yusupova, MBA Candidate Meet Farzona Yusupova, MBA Candidate
Farzona came to Portland one month before starting the PSU MBA program in August 2015. Born and raised in Tajikistan, a young country that gained independence 24 years ago from the Soviet Union—but with the heritage of more than 3,000 years—she lived in a Chkalovsk, a city that lies on a Silk Road.
Graduate Student
Donna L. Wagner, PhD. Dean of New Mexico State, University College of Health and Social Services  Donna L. Wagner, PhD. Dean of New Mexico State, University College of Health and Social Services
Donna L. Wagner has been named Dean of the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services. Dr. Wagner serves on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Caregivers for Older Adults, working on a consensus report on this topic and expected to be available early 2016.
Alumnus
Brenda Sulick, PhD - Policy Outreach Director, AARP Public Policy Institute Brenda Sulick, PhD - Policy Outreach Director, AARP Public Policy Institute
Brenda Sulick, PhD, is the Policy Outreach Director at the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), where she manages public outreach and communications. She represents PPI before external audiences, promoting AARP programs and policy solutions that improve the lives of older Americans.
Alumnus
Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD. Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Dean of Public Health , Brown University Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD. Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Dean of Public Health , Brown University
Dr. Wetle is Dean of the School of Public Health, and is Professor of Health Services Research, Policy and Practice. She was most recently Deputy Director, Nation Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.
Alumnus
Meet Alma Bulbul, Marketing & Advertising Student Meet Alma Bulbul, Marketing & Advertising Student
Like many college students, Alma wanted to attend college to become more independent and to discover herself.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Mary Byes, Management and HR Student Meet Mary Byes, Management and HR Student
Mary chose PSU because it came highly recommended by her contacts at Clatsop Community College who are PSU alumni. She visited the campus and fell in love, and knew it was a good fit for her.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Wenseslao (Wenses) Reyes, Accounting Student Meet Wenseslao (Wenses) Reyes, Accounting Student
Wenses is an Oregon native born in Forest Grove. He chose Portland State University (PSU) because it was recommended by his previous teachers, and because it was close to home.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Natasha Braunwart '15, Trade Marketing Coordinator at Gerber Gear Meet Natasha Braunwart '15, Trade Marketing Coordinator at Gerber Gear
Natasha grew up in a family of business owners and travel buffs, which eventually led her to Portland State University because of the opportunities it offered.
Alumnus
Michael Simmons Michael Simmons
Faculty Member
Melissa Cannon, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Gerontology at Western Oregon University Melissa Cannon, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Gerontology at Western Oregon University
Melissa's interests: Communities and older populations; aging in place; community development to create inclusive, age-friendly cities and communities for people across the life course; innovative programs that support healthy aging and improve quality of care among older adults.
Alumnus
Thomas Schumacher Thomas Schumacher
Dr. Schumacher's research interests involve developing new sensing methodologies for non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure.
Faculty Member
Avinash Unnikrishnan Avinash Unnikrishnan
Dr. Unnikrishnan is interested in enhancing system sustainability and efficiency by developing novel traffic and freight network equilibrium models.
Faculty Member
Hillary Hyde Hillary Hyde
Assistant Professor of Practice
Faculty Member
Meet Matticen Cox '14, Data Analyst, Women's Sportswear Apparel, Nike Meet Matticen Cox '14, Data Analyst, Women's Sportswear Apparel, Nike
Matticen graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's in Business--Marketing, and a certificate in Athletic and Outdoor Industry (A&O). During her senior year, she landed an internship at Notogroup--a recruiting firm in the outdoor industry--that led to a full time position. Matticen's experience at a recruiting firm introduced her to different skills and position types, and led her to her current position at Nike.
Alumnus
Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Cameron Herrington Sustainability Internship Alumni Profile: Cameron Herrington
While pursuing his Master of Urban Studies, Cameron Herrington took on a series of class projects and sustainability-related internships that led to a full-time job with local nonprofit Living Cully.
Alumnus
Fourth Avenue Parklet Fourth Avenue Parklet
Architecture students designed and built a mini-park on SW Fourth Avenue, adjacent to the popular food cart pod that draws crowds from nearby offices and classrooms.
Research
Derek Sims Derek Sims
Jazz Trumpet Instructor
Faculty Member
Sean Fredenburg Sean Fredenburg
Classical Saxophone Instructor
Faculty Member
Damian Erskine Damian Erskine
Jazz Bass Instructor
Faculty Member
Jeff Baker Jeff Baker
Jazz Vocals
Faculty Member
Dave Bamonte Dave Bamonte
Brass Area Coordinator, Trumpet Professor
Faculty Member
Laura Boughton Laura Boughton
Paralegal at Student Legal Services
Staff Member
Annette Dietz Annette Dietz
Dr. Dietz is interested in water resources, sustainability, international development, and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving.
Faculty Member
Kimberly Utschig Kimberly Utschig
Residence Director, University Success West Campus
Staff Member
Michele Morales Michele Morales
Ashland Site Coordinator, MSW Distance Option
Faculty Member
Susanne Tringali Susanne Tringali
Faculty Member
Una Kim Una Kim
Faculty Member
Susan Stutz Susan Stutz
Faculty Member
Yvonne Perez Emerson Yvonne Perez Emerson
Faculty Member
Will Bryant Will Bryant
Faculty Member
Sean Schumacher Sean Schumacher
Faculty Member
Sara Siestreem Sara Siestreem
Faculty Member
Rory Phillips Rory Phillips
Faculty Member
Sabina Haque Sabina Haque
Faculty Member
Nicole Penoncello Nicole Penoncello
Faculty Member
Michelle Liccardo Michelle Liccardo
Faculty Member
Lisa Gronseth Lisa Gronseth
Faculty Member
Laurel Pavic Laurel Pavic
Faculty Member
Laura DiTrapani Laura DiTrapani
Faculty Member
Kate Giambrone Kate Giambrone
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Julianna Johnson Julianna Johnson
Faculty Member
Jason Sturgill Jason Sturgill
Faculty Member
Graham Bell Graham Bell
Faculty Member
Crystal Schenk Crystal Schenk
Faculty Member
Conrad Schumacher Conrad Schumacher
Faculty Member
Chris North Chris North
Faculty Member
Carl Diehl Carl Diehl
Faculty Member
Anna Gray Anna Gray
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Amy Sly Amy Sly
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Meredith James Meredith James
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Erik Geschke Erik Geschke
Faculty Member
Art, Building Art, Building
Research
Student Animation Work Student Animation Work
Animation work by students of A+D adjunct instructor Laura DiTrapani's 2D Animation and Visual Storytelling classes.
Student Project
PSU Students Help Market Low Carbon Microbrew PSU Students Help Market Low Carbon Microbrew
PSU graphic design students produce marketing materials for low carbon microbrew made by Migration Brewery in Portland.
Student Project
Friendtorship Friendtorship
Friendtorship brings together PSU Graphic Design students and high school students from Centennial Park School, increasing access to design and arts learning for under-served high school students.
Student Project
Harrell Fletcher on Social Practice MFA Program Harrell Fletcher on Social Practice MFA Program
Research
Talking Trash: The Studio Collective Project Talking Trash: The Studio Collective Project
PSU graphic design students analyze the trash flow in the Art Building and devise improved systems for handling trash and recycling.
Student Project
Give. Take. Share. This is Reuse. Give. Take. Share. This is Reuse.
Campus reuse project designed and executed by PSU students. The School of Art + Design has a brand new reuse room, open this year in the Art Building, Room 125.
Student Project
2014 MFA Studio Graduate Exhibitions 2014 MFA Studio Graduate Exhibitions
Artwork from the 2014 Studio MFA Graduate Exhibition.
Student Project
Artist-in-Residence at PSU Recreation Center Artist-in-Residence at PSU Recreation Center
Harrell Fletcher launches a performance series at the PSU Recreation Center, designed to create art in unexpected places.
Student Project
Be Honest 2015 Be Honest 2015
Be Honest, annual portfolio review where PSU graphic design students share work with local designers and listen to renowned designers speak about their craft.
Student Project
BFA Thesis Exhibition 2015: take care / make many BFA Thesis Exhibition 2015: take care / make many
BFA Thesis Exhibition 2015. Artwork by graduating seniors of the 2015 BFA program.
Student Project
Junghee Lee Junghee Lee
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Lisa Jarrett Lisa Jarrett
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Burke Jam Burke Jam
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Rachel Samuelson Rachel Samuelson
Coordinator of Student Community Engagement Center
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George Armantrout George Armantrout
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Julie Perini Julie Perini
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Pat Boas Pat Boas
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Anne McClanan Anne McClanan
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City of Creswell Policing Report City of Creswell Policing Report
Publication
2015 Studio MFA Graduate Exhibition 2015 Studio MFA Graduate Exhibition
Artwork from the 2015 Studio MFA Graduate Exhibition
Student Project
Thom Hines Thom Hines
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Carmen Ripollés Carmen Ripollés
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Joanna Crawford Joanna Crawford
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Daniel Garris Daniel Garris
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Pauly Norby
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Kate Normand Kate Normand
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Sue Taylor Sue Taylor
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Eleanor Erskine Eleanor Erskine
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John Motley John Motley
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Mandee Schroer Mandee Schroer
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Ariana Jacob Ariana Jacob
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Valory Lawrence Valory Lawrence
Acting
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Thom Bray Thom Bray
Screenwriting
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Ted Rooney Ted Rooney
Acting, Performance
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Scott Parker Scott Parker
Performance
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Rodney Hicks Rodney Hicks
Acting
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Philip Cuomo Philip Cuomo
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Michael O'Connell Michael O'Connell
Voice, Acting
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Lorraine Bahr Lorraine Bahr
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Joan Scott Little Joan Scott Little
Dance
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J. Bills J. Bills
Film Production
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Gordon Hayes Gordon Hayes
Stage Makeup
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Courtney Hermann Courtney Hermann
Film Production
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Tia Factor Tia Factor
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Richard Wattenberg Richard Wattenberg
Theater History, Production
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Matt McCormick Matt McCormick
Film Production
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Kristin Hole Kristin Hole
Film Studies
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Karin Magaldi Karin Magaldi
Associate Director of School and Head of Theater, Writing, Directing
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Dustin Morrow Dustin Morrow
Film Production
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Devon Allen Devon Allen
Acting and Directing
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Bruce Keller Bruce Keller
Theater Design and Production
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Briar Levit Briar Levit
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Nicolette Trahoulia Nicolette Trahoulia
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Roya Amirsoleymani Roya Amirsoleymani
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Meet Stephanie Blair, Career and Academic Advisor Meet Stephanie Blair, Career and Academic Advisor
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Patrick Rock Patrick Rock
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Kendra Larson Kendra Larson
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Michael McGovern Michael McGovern
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Elisabeth Charman Elisabeth Charman
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Meet Nathanial Garrod, Student Success and Retention Coordinator Meet Nathanial Garrod, Student Success and Retention Coordinator
Students should definitely meet with and get to know their advisor. We are passionate about helping students navigate through to eventually complete this large professional and life goal. I would also recommend students to get to know their professors, especially in their field of study. Professors can be great mentors and give professional advice that can't be found elsewhere.
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Amy Borden Amy Borden
Film Studies
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Alison Heryer Alison Heryer
Art Practice
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Mark Berrettini Mark Berrettini
Director of School Film
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Jesse Locker Jesse Locker
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Rachel Hines Rachel Hines
Faculty Member
Horia Boboia Horia Boboia
Faculty Member
Harrell Fletcher Harrell Fletcher
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Kate Bingaman-Burt Kate Bingaman-Burt
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Al Yucker Al Yucker
Senior Accountant
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Dianna Foulke Dianna Foulke
Student Organization Advisor
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Meet Aidee Casillas Meet Aidee Casillas
Aidee joined ACS in May 2015 and is new to PSU and Portland. Aidee moved to Portland from Boston, MA where she had attended Northeastern University.
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Courtney Bailey Courtney Bailey
Student Organization Advisor
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Brian Janssen Brian Janssen
Associate Director, SALP
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Candace Avalos Candace Avalos
Coordinator of Student Government Relations and Greek Life Advisor
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Intelligent Sleep Mask Promises Better Sleep Intelligent Sleep Mask Promises Better Sleep
Engineering students launch new start-up with support from a capstone program for budding entrepreneurs.
Student Project
Stephanie East Stephanie East
CANS Trainer, Systems of Care Institute
Staff Member
Professional Development in the 21st Century Professional Development in the 21st Century
Researchers at Portland State University have developed a powerful new training tool that helps make practice perfect.
Research
Noor Delaughn Noor Delaughn
Staff Member
Geography minor in Water Resources Geography minor in Water Resources
The Minor in Water Resources offers broad training in spatial perspectives of sociopolitical and biophysical dimensions of water resource issues at local, regional, national, and international scales.
Resource
Edward May Edward May
Assistant Director of Field and Distance Option Coordinator
Faculty Member
Laura Bowman Laura Bowman
Laura Bowman, Office Manager for the Resource Center for Students with Children
Staff Member
A Tale of Two ETM Alums A Tale of Two ETM Alums
At the 2015 hooding ceremony for the Engineering and Technology Management Department, Tim Bennington-Davis and Jim Teeter shared how the relationships they forged at PSU changed their careers.
Alumnus
Master of Architecture Theses 2015: Architectures of Cultural Transformation Master of Architecture Theses 2015: Architectures of Cultural Transformation
Student Project
Project for  Oregon Board of Massage Therapists Project for Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Examining Reasons for License Non-Compliance among Asian-Pacific Islander Community Members: Project for Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Publication
Maria Beebe Maria Beebe
Maria Beebe is an applied socio-linguist who specializes in critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership, and information communication technologies (ICT) for development.
Community Partnership
Addressing Aphasia Addressing Aphasia
Assistant Professor Gerasimos Fergadiotis studies language processing and develops tools to diagnose aphasia and assess the efficacy of treatments.
Research
Modernizing Statistics Education Modernizing Statistics Education
Dr. Jennifer Noll recently received a prestigious “CAREER” grant from the National Science Foundation to study new methods of teaching statistics to non-mathematics majors.
Research
Meet Eric Skoro '13, STAR, LLC Meet Eric Skoro '13, STAR, LLC
Networking and cultivating relationships helped Eric hold two internships during his time at the School of Business. One developed into a full time job, during his last two years at PSU, and both experiences gave him a competitive edge that added value employers were looking for.
Alumnus
Aging in Place Aging in Place
In PSU’s Biomedical Signal Processing Lab, Research Associate Professor Eric Wan develops technologies that apply signal processing and machine learning to solve a number of problems, including those faced by older adults who have made the choice to age in place.
Research
Maseeh student says "doors are opening" for female engineers Maseeh student says "doors are opening" for female engineers
Undergraduate Student
Angela Ang Angela Ang
Multimedia Specialist, Systems of Care Institute
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Reaz Mahmood Reaz Mahmood
Coordinator for Student Media
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Virginia Ngilmau Pedro Rivard Luka Virginia Ngilmau Pedro Rivard Luka
Student Organization Advisor
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Meet Professor Naomi Adiv Meet Professor Naomi Adiv
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Professor Marek Elżanowski Professor Marek Elżanowski
Professor Marek Elżanowski is the inaugural recipient of the PSU Foundation Philanthropic Leadership Faculty Award.
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Professor Robert Gould Professor Robert Gould
Professor Robert Gould is the inaugural recipient of the PSU Foundation's 'Faculty Philanthropy Cultivation' Award and will be honored during commencement 2015.
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