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Faculty Footnotes

Published: July 2013
Faculty Footnotes

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors Three professors won the 2013 Bruce and Adaline Bare Outstanding Teacher Award: Steve Contakes (chemistry, left), Omedi Ochieng (communication studies) and Michelle Hughes (education). Alister Chapman (history, not pictured) received the Faculty... Read More

Making Westmont a Home for Students

Published: July 2013
Making Westmont a Home for Students

When Jane Hideko Higa arrived on campus in 1989 as a new dean, she set out to meet as many professors as possible. Once a Westmont student herself, she understood the key role faculty play in shaping students’ lives.... Read More

Boosting the Immune System

Published: March 2013
Boosting the Immune System

Biologist Eileen McMahon McQuade conducts research into autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes Since her student days, biologist Eileen McMahon McQuade has studied the immune system. At Eckerd College in Florida, she devoted her undergraduate thesis to... Read More

Actor Finds a Fitting Role as Teacher

Published: March 2013
Actor Finds a Fitting Role as Teacher

Mitchell Thomas enjoys investing time in students and continues to pursue work as an actor Mitchell Thomas relished his erratic schedule as a full-time professional actor. “My agent would call, and the next day I’d end up somewhere I... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Published: March 2013

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors The New York Society of Illustrators’ annual competition has accepted a cover illustration by Scott Anderson (art) for a fall edition of Seattle Weekly. The cover will be included in the annual... Read More

Studying the State of the British Church

Published: Fall 2012
Studying the State of the British Church

Professor Alister Chapman explores a possible link between the dissolution of the British Empire and a drop in British church attendance. While studying John Stott, Alister Chapman has reflected on possible connections between two phenomena: sagging church attendance in... Read More

Meet Madame le Chevalier

Published: Fall 2012
Meet Madame le Chevalier

France honors professor Mary Collier with a knighthood as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Noting her “absolute” love for France, David Martinon knighted Mary Blackwood Collier as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in a ceremony Aug. 26.... Read More

Faculty Footnotes

Published: Fall 2012

Activities and awards for Westmont’s outstanding professors Scott Anderson (art) illustrated a cover for Seattle Weekly’s fall arts issue and created a spot illustration for a financial column in the Wall Street Journal on financial housekeeping. After directing “Henry... Read More

Awakening the Moral Imagination

Published: Fall 2012
Awakening the Moral Imagination

Faculty celebrated Provost Mark Sargent’s installation by thinking about how our faith equips us to bring imaginative solutions to current and future ills. Niva Tro, Chemistry The confluence of the push for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education... Read More

All the World’s on Stage

Published: Summer 2012
John Blondell

Theater professor John Blondell directed “Henry VI: Part 3” when the Globe presented all of Shakespeare’s plays, each in a different language. For years, John Blondell has imagined directing a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre in London, staging... Read More