Faculty & Staff

March 4, 2018

The man who made us look

Psychology professor Anthony Greenwald developed the Implicit Association Test, a rapid-fire survey that reveals the biases that lurk inside us.

September 14, 2017

Drama king

Tim Bond, '83, returns to the School of Drama as a professor.

August 31, 2017

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The Cole role model

The UW proudly presents Bill Cole with the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.

July 28, 2017

Roger Sale, UW English professor

'A genuine citizen'

Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.

June 19, 2017

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Campus groomer

"I would have laughed hysterically if you told me 20 years ago I’d be doing this."

June 1, 2017

Of the highest grade

Celebrating the 2017 teachers of the year.

May 23, 2017


World of difference

From mentoring students to training allies, faculty of color can measure their success in many ways.

February 26, 2017

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Jacob Lawrence at 100

From his debut in the New York art scene in the 1930s, Jacob Lawrence explored the everyday conditions of the African American working class.

September 1, 2016

Introducing Shwetak Patel

He's one of the brightest thinkers you'll ever meet. Writer Julie Garner pays him a house call and confirms that, yes, he puts his inventions and gadgets to work, but she finds out a whole lot more.

June 1, 2016

Fueled by a liberal arts education

“I’m always looking for ways to show the value of a liberal arts education for thinking critically, connecting the dots.”

Best of the best

They play racquetball. Were college DJs. Starred in Alice in Wonderland. Love to paraglide, run, cook, write and travel. Here’s your chance to meet our teachers of the year.

Crossing the aisle to save lives

UW faculty member Jennifer Stuber is part of a bipartisan effort to prevent suicides.

March 1, 2016

Give Me 5

The oldest of six girls, the former basketball player helps student-athletes — from the burliest linebacker to the tiniest gymnast — deal with life, sports and school.

War is sexy. Huh?

David Shields, author, essayist and UW English professor, takes the New York Times to task in his book, "War Is Beautiful."

Saadia Pekkanen watches for threats above the sky

The Jackson School's associate director says space security depends on international cooperation.

December 1, 2015

An unprecedented president

She is the first woman, first Latina and the first in a long while to be promoted from within to lead the University of Washington.

Character: Elise Ray

She had a rough time at the Olympics, but she recovered to help young athletes succeed.

'Scarface' found

A team of scientists has identified a new species of “pre-mammal” based on fossils unearthed in Zambia’s Luangwa Basin in 2009. Its discoverers include Christian Sidor, UW professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum.

Filthy friends

Geomorphologist David Montgomery finds the dirt is full of friendly germs.

September 1, 2015

The CoMotion Commitment

While the UW is known for its groundbreaking research, it has not been perceived as spry or supportive in leveraging the expertise of its faculty. Vikram Jandhyala has set out to change that.

Relationships first

Genetic ethicist Wylie Burke keeps people in mind as she studies advances in medicine and public health.

June 1, 2015

Top teachers

They walk into a classroom that is filled with a sea of anxious faces. Expectations run high. They take a deep breath and off they go—the process of molding students into scholars is what teachers do everyday. With the greatest of ease? Hardly. Only some have the chops to rise above the rest. Introducing this year’s best of the best.

Character: Mary Larson

The Harborview nurse barters her portraits to help the homeless in Seattle.

A startling find

Since she was a student in pharmacy school, Shelly Gray has felt a strong connection to the situation many elderly patients find themselves in: “I was struck by how many different medications older adults are taking, as well as their struggle with trying to keep those medications straight,” she recalls.

March 1, 2015

'I am art'

“I am not a painter or a sculptor or a glass artist. I am art.” Anyone familiar with the work of American Indian Studies professor Marvin Oliver understands that this is not an egotistical statement, but a reflection of a vision that embraces an astonishing range of materials, styles and techniques.