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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of the Sciences

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Administration and Organization

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)

Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Toni Snowden, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator
Shelby Taylor-Olson, secretary senior

Mail Stop 7519

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.

Graduate Degree Programs

Biological Sciences (MS)
Specializations: Botany; Stream Ecology and Fisheries; Microbiology and Parasitology; Terrestrial Ecology
Contact:  Dr. Jason Irwin; IrwinJ@cwu.edu, (509)963-2884

Chemistry (MS)
Specialization: Chemistry
Contact:  Dr. Carin Thomas; Carin.Thomas@cwu.edu, (509)963-2815

Computer Science (MS)
Specialization: Computational Science
Contact:  Dr. Razvan Andonie, Razvan.Andonie@cwu.edu, (509)963-1430

Geology (MS)
Specializations: Active and Regional Tectonics; Continental Dynamics and Seismology; Environmental Geochemistry; Geomorphology; Geomorphology and Climate Change, Paleohydrology and Volcanology
Contact:  Dr. Lisa Ely; Lisa.Ely@cwu.edu, (509)963-2177

Law and Justice (MS)
Specialization: Law and Justice
Contact: Dr. Cody Stoddard; laj@cwu.edu; (509) 963-3208

Primate Behavior (MS)
Specialization: Primate Behavior
Contact:  Dr. Jessica Mayhew; Jessica.Mayhew@cwu.edu, (509)963-3220

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management  (MS)
Contact:  Dr. Patrick McCutcheon; Patrick.McCutcheon@cwu.edu, (509)963-2075

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management  (MS)
Specialization: Geography
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Lipton; Jennifer.Lipton@cwu.edu;  (509) 963-1164

Psychology (MS)
Specialization: Experimental Psychology
Contact:  Dr. Ralf Greenwald; Ralf.Greenwald@cwu.edu, (509)963-3630

Psychology (MS)
Specialization: Mental Health Counseling
Contact:  Dr. Sara Bender; Sara.Bender@cwu.edu

Psychology (EdS)
Specialization: School Psychology
Contact: Dr. Heath Marrs; marrsh@cwu.edu; (509) 963-2349

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

American Indian Studies: Marna Carroll, Dean Hall 344, 509-963-3201
Craft Brewing: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, Room 338I, 509-963-1378
Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Progam: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075 and Jennifer Lipton, Dean Hall, room 322, 509-963-1164
Environmental Studies: Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Discovery Hall, room 111A, 509-963-2731
Integrated Energy Management: Elvin Delgado, PhD, Discovery Hall, room 111A, 509-963-2008
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Alena Yastchenko, MA, Psychology, 509-963-3607
Museum of Culture and Environment: J. Hope Amason, PhD, Dean Hall, room 122, 509-963-2313
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Jessica Mayhew, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-1804
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Martha Kurtz, PhD, Discovery Hall, room 111E, 509-963-3002
Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Samuelson, room 231C, 509-963-1574
Yearlong Exploration in the Social Sciences (YESS): Martha Kurtz, PhD, Discovery Hall, room 111E, 509-963-3002

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, Discovery Hall, room 111A, 509-963-2008
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
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Discovery Hall, room 322C, 509-963-2799

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