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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

College of the Sciences


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Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Toni Snowden, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Lene Pedersen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3211
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Anthony Diaz, , PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Christos Graikos, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Chris Mattinson, PhD, Science II, room 129, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: Paul Knepper, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 317, 509-963-3219
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Andy Piacsek, PhD, Science II, room 138 , 509-963-2727
Political Science: Paul Knepper, PhD, Psychology Building, room 413, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Jennifer Dechaine, PhD, Science II, room 301, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Eric Cheney, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall 340, 509-963-2075
Craft Brewing: Steve Wagner, PhD, Science Building, Room 236K, 509-963-1378
Environmental Studies: Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Alena Yastchenko, MA, Deccio 215, 509-963-3607
Museum of Culture and Environment: J. Hope Amason, PhD, Dean Hall, room, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program:  Patrick McCutcheon, PhD  Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075 and Jennifer Lipton, Dean Hall, room 322 , 509-963-1164
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Marth Kurtz, PhD,  Dean Hall, room 130. 509-963-2622
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075 or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Science II, room322C, 509-963-2799

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