University CollegeUniversity College collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and enhance undergraduate courses and programs leading to a transformational college experience. The University College will intentionally support high impact practices that promote the talent; creativity; and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students leading to an transformational undergraduate education.
117 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Dr. Lynn BriggsDean117B Showalter HallPhone: 509.359.2258Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Briggs, a Professor of English, began at EWU in 1994 as the Director of the Writers' Center. She was chosen in a national search as Dean of Arts and Letters in 2007. As inaugural Dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Education, she has experience integrating organizations in the university. Her recent research with Jon Hammermeister into the impact of teaching mental fitness skills in composition courses is a potential high impact practice that fits well with other high impact practices located in the college.
Dr. Chuck Lopez, Ed.D, LPC-r, NCCAssociate Dean117A Showalter HallPhone: 509.359.2202Email: email@example.com
Dr. Charles Lopez holds an undergraduate degree in business management, a master's degree in mental health counseling, and a doctorate in educational leadership. His research has focused on the affordability, accessibility, and academic success of military students and their families. Dr. Lopez has served students at Utah State, Tulane, and Stephen F. Austin State University. He has 27 years of experience in areas such as orientation, counseling, career development, disability services, academic advising, student conduct, and veterans' programs, Dr. Lopez has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a license professional counselor.
At EWU, Dr. Lopez has supported student success in academic advising initiatives, learning commons, TRIO, and working with transfer student population. As the EWU University College Associate Dean, supports student success by providing high impact practice opportunities for faculty & students. In addition, Dr. Lopez works closely with faculty in the areas of service learning, undergraduate research, Faculty Commons, General Education, Program Review, Ronald E. McNair Scholars, University Honors Program and upholding academic integrity standards.
Dr. Christina TorresUniversity College Assistant Dean and Director of Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program107 Monroe HallPhone: 509.359.2471Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Torres García earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought from Washington State University. Currently, she is the Director of the TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program and has taught in the fields of Chicano Studies, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies at Eastern Washington University and Chicano Studies at Yakima Valley Community College.
Her research interests and studies focus on historical, social, and political issues affecting Chicanas/Latinas in the Pacific Northwest. Her interest in illustrating the dynamic modus operandi of the intersections of systematic layers of oppression has resulted in reclaiming the voices of Chicanas and Latinas whose life stories enrich academia today. As a Chicana from Mexican farm working background and first-generation college student, Dr. Torres García's life dedication is to raise critical consciousness among students by unveiling social inequalities and empowering marginalized groups to become agents of positive change and engage them in civic responsibilities
Dr. Dana C. Elder, Ph.DUniversity Honors Director, Professor of EnglishUniversity HonorsPhone: 509.359.6305Email: email@example.com
Dana Elder, Ph.D., is the director of the Honors Program at EWU. Dr. Elder received his undergraduate degree in Spanish language and literature and an MA in comparative literature from the University of Washington. He also received a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition and English literature from Washington State University. In an interview he explains that life at EWU is the combination of multiple aspects; “I think the people who work here are nicer. I really do. Students talk to the professors outside of the class...I just like the people I work with. I like the students … [They] make a big difference.” His personal life philosophy is derived from multiple philosophers, but Dr. Elder is fairly fond of Plato, who reminds him that he cannot achieve perfection but can work towards it. “We can work towards justice and truth and equality. So I think even though we’re never going to get there, we can still work on it, … and we can become better ourselves by working on it" - another of Dr. Elder's quotes that he wishes to be known for and to see present in the Honors Program.
Mindy BreenDirector of Faculty CommonsFaculty Commons HouseEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.A. University of Notre Dame
M.A. Eastern Washington University
M.F.A. University of Idaho
Dr. Helen M. BerglandFaculty Support for Teaching, Learning & AssessmentFaculty Commons506 F. StreetCheney, WA 99004Campus Mailing Address:1 FACPhone: 509.359.4305Email: email@example.com
Brian Davenport, PhDDirector of Community Engagement115D Showalter HallPhone: 509.359.2036Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brian Davenport works with faculty to coordinate service-learning along with course and program development related to community engagement. Dr. Davenport was an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine and he served as the Assistant Director of the Master in Teaching Program at Whitworth University. Dr. Barbara Holland, a leader in the area of community engagement, describes him as someone who "has often demonstrated his ability to bring people together, to encourage collaboration, and to build bridges of shared understanding." Dr. Davenport has professional experience as both a faculty member and staff member and he moves easily between those spheres.
Mary Jo Van BemmelAdministrative Specialist, University College Dean's Office117 Showalter HallPhone: 509.359.2035Email: email@example.com
Briana EstrelladoGraduate Student Assistant117 Showalter HallPhone: 509.359.2257Email: firstname.lastname@example.org