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College of Education Graduate School Information Session

Free info is great. But free fried chicken with that info? Even better!

WSU’s College of Education will answer questions for potential graduate students at its annual Fall Graduate Preview Day.

Thursday, November 1, 2018.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Hall Room 70

It is open to anyone interested in a career in teaching, educational psychology, sport management, educational leadership, or exploring issues of culture and power in education.

Participants will learn about these programs, the application process, financial aid, scholarships and assistantships, will be able to meet faculty members, etc.

Also, yes, free food. Participants will be able to eat lunch with current graduate students and ask them questions.

To reserve a seat and receive an agenda, email or call 509-335-7016.

2016 Advocate for Education Award Recipients – Gene Sharratt

Gene Sharratt

Gene Sharratt

Dr. Gene Sharratt is currently the Executive Director for the Association of Educational Service Districts and OSPI Professional Learning Network.  Prior to this position, Dr. Sharratt served for three years on Governor Inslee’s Cabinet as Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council. The Council is the lead state agency bringing together all sectors of the state’s education system, early learning through higher education, to improve access, attainment, and outcomes for all Washingtonians.

Before joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Dr. Sharratt spent ten years as a clinical assistant and associate college professor for Washington State University.  He served 30 years as a K-12 teacher, principal, school superintendent, and ESD superintendent in international and public schools.   This experience was in Washington, Alaska and Norway.

Dr. Sharratt has published numerous articles in professional journals and magazines.  Gene is the author of “Keeping on your Feet,” an inspirational book of how to overcome challenges in a positive and healthy manner.  He is the past president of the Washington Educational Research Association.

  • Ph.D. — Washington State University
  • MA — Pacific Lutheran University
  • BA — Washington State University
  • AA — Highline College
Some of Gene’s awards
  • Excellence in Leadership Award — College Success Foundation (2016)
  • Leadership in Science Educ. Award, Institute for Systems Biology (Valarie Logan) Award (2015)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Highline College (2015)
  • Lifetime Legacy Award, Washington Association of School Administrators (2013)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association. of Washington School Principals (2013)
  • Lifetime Legacy Award, College of Education, Washington State University (2013)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Education, Pacific Lutheran University (2009)
  • Washingtonian of the Year, Washington Association of Business and Educational Leaders (2004)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington State University (1999)
  • Washington State School Superintendent of the Year (1991)
  • National Educational Administrator of the Year Award, NAEOP (1988)
  • Washington State Administrator of the Year, WAEOP, (1988)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award. Pi Lamda Theta Educational Honorary Society, WSU, (1982)

Globalization Conference 2017 (#GDE2017)

Globalization, Diversity, and Education 2017 (#GDE2017)
Conference Theme: Living With(in) Borders: immigration, indigeneity, and education
February 15-17, 2017
Northern Quest Resort, Airway Heights, WA



REGISTER HERE     Call for Presenters     Conference Program

Conference Overview

Living With(in) Borders: immigration, indigeneity, and education

Immigration is a topic of great concern around the world. From borders and how they are constructed and enforced, to the migrant crisis resulting from increased poverty, famine, and war, people have reacted with both openness and care as well as with hostility. According to Gloria Anzaldúa, borders are “where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds” (1987/2012). Often silenced or marginalized are indigenous peoples and the diverse knowledge(s) from around the world, forcedly moved from and in some cases still living on ancestral lands.

The conference theme, Living With(in) Borders: Immigration, Indigeneity, and Education, invites researchers from a wide range of disciplines to examine the following questions: How can researchers and practitioners contribute to more nuanced understandings of immigration, indigeneity, and education? How do we teach the historical record and ongoing issues of enslavement, dominance, and forced migration? How can we “speak back to manifest destinies” (Calderón, 2014)? In this conference we will discuss ways we can talk and act productively and sensitively about immigration, indigeneity, and education.

We invite proposals from diverse perspectives that address the conference theme. Such topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Student activism and immigrant justice.
  • Post-colonial and Indigenous perspectives towards decolonizing research.
  • Land Education and Place-Based Education.
  • Immigration and language rights.
  • Tribal sovereignty.
  • Teaching immigration and indigeneity in K-12 and higher education.
  • Allies in education and immigrants and indigenous peoples.


  • Anzaldúa, G. (1987/2012) Borderlands/la frontera: The new mestiza (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books.
  • Calderón, D. (2014). Speaking back to manifest destinies: A land education-based approach to critical curriculum inquiry. Environmental Education Research, 20(1), pp. 24-36.


For questions related to Globalization Conference, please contact Julie Killinger at

Keynote Speaker
Dolores Calderón

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Nancy Carvajal

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Danica Wixom

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Keynote Presenter
Zach Mazur

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Getting to Know You: Ashley Olson

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Ashley Olson — Sport Management graduate student

Most importantly… you’re a twin sister. And your name is Ashley Olson. NOT to be confused with Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. But, what was that like?
Having a twin sister has made my life so much more fulfilling and joyful, definitely worth all the corny Olson twin jokes growing up. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Where are you from?
Maple Valley, Washington.

Where did you do your undergrad?
Western Washington and Washington State.

What was your major?
Sport Management.

Why did you choose WSU for your master’s degree?
I loved it too much here to leave Pullman.

What is your favorite thing about Pullman?
The people, both students and the community. It’s just a great place to live and get an education.


Food: Pasta. I eat it every day.

Movie: The Lion King

Book: Any Dr. Suess book

Musician/Band: Frank Sinatra, or P!nk, or the Beach Boys, depending on my mood

Song: Anything Beach Boys, especially if I’m singing off-key with my dad

Sport: Basketball

Quote: “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased, and rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

Devasmita Chakraverty

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Devasmita Chakraverty

Assistant Professor
Science Education
WSU Spokane

Center for Clinical Research and Simulation 217
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210

Phone: 509-358-7568

Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests

Dr. Chakraverty’s research involves examining the experiences of the underrepresented groups based on gender and race/ethnicity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Recent work has specifically focused on individuals in medicine and biomedical science research programs. Dr. Chakraverty also examines impostor phenomenon among individuals in STEM and medicine.

Teaching interests

Dr. Chakraverty teaches the following graduate courses: Survey Development and Implementation Methods, Social Foundations of Education, Introduction to Academic Writing.

Recent accomplishments

Peer-reviewed publications
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (Accepted). Transition experiences in MD-PhD programs. CBE- Life Sciences Education.
  • Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., Hutton, A. C., Warner, K. A., & Tai, R. H. (2017). The bachelor’s to PhD transition: Factors influencing PhD completion among women in chemistry and physics. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 0270467617710852.
  • Gantner, S., Großschedl, J., Chakraverty, D., & Harms, U. (2016) Assessing what prospective laboratory assistants in Biochemistry and Cell Biology know: Development and validation of the test instrument PROKLAS. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training. DOI: 10.1186/s40461-016-0029-9
  • Stains, M, Pilarz, M., & Chakraverty, D. (2015). Short and Long-Term Impacts of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(9), 1466-1476.
  • Lund, T.J., Pilarz, M., Velasco, J.B., Chakraverty, D., Rosploch, K., Undersander, M., & Stains, M. (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP Observation Protocols to Easily and Reliably Measure Various Levels of Reformed Instructional Practices. CBE- Life Sciences Education, 14(2), ar18 DOI: 10.1187/cbe.14-10-0168
  • Baker, L.A., Chakraverty, D., Columbus, L., Feig, A.L., Jenks, W.S., Pilarz, M., Stains, M., Waterman, R., & Wesemann, J.L. (2014). Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development for New Chemistry Faculty. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(11), 1874-1881. doi: 10.1021/ed500547n
  • Kong, X., Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., Wathington, H., & Tai, R.H. (2013). How do interaction experiences influence doctoral students’ academic pursuits in biomedical research? Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(3-4), 76-84. doi: 10.1177/0270467613516754
  • Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). Parental occupation inspiring science interest: Perspectives from physical scientists. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(1-2), 44-52. DOI: 10.1177/0270467613509367
  • Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). The association of family influence and initial interest in science. Science Education, 97(3), 395-409. DOI 10.1002/sce.21060
Conference presentations (2018)
  • Jeffe, D.B., Chakraverty, D., & Andriole, D.A. (November, 2018). Predictors of Faculty Appointment among Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Medicine: A National Study. AAMC Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Chakraverty, D. (June, 2018). Impostor Syndrome among Black and Hispanic Women in STEM. Annual Network of STEM Education Centers National Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Chakraverty, D., Dabney, K.P., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (April, 2018). Pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Science: Reasons and Challenges. Annual AERA Meeting, New York, NY.
  • Chakraverty, D. (March, 2018). Impostor Phenomenon among Graduate Students in STEM. Annual NARST Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., & Tai, R.H. (March, 2018). The Role of Prior Research Experience and Other Related Experiences in Medical School Entry. Annual NARST Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Chakraverty, D. & Jeffe, D.B. (March, 2018). How Graduate School Climate Perpetuates the Impostor Phenomenon in STEM. 10th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers, Baltimore, MD.


  • Washington State University
    New Faculty Seed Grant (2017; $30,000)
    Title: Impostor Phenomenon in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Principal Investigator
  • Washington State University, College of Education
    Faculty Research Funding Award (2017; $6,500)
    Title: Impostor Phenomenon in STEM
    Principal Investigator

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  • Jhumki Basu Scholar Award (2017). Awarded by the NARST Equity and Ethics Committee.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Science Education (2013)
    University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
    Dissertation: An Examination of how Women and Underrepresented Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs
  • M.P.H., Toxicology (2008)
    University of Washington, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    Thesis: An Evaluation of Potential Risk Factors for Cancer and Non-Cancer Health Effects Associated with Heavy Metal Exposure
  • M.Sc., Environmental Sciences (2005)
    University of Calcutta, Department of Environmental Sciences, India
    Thesis: Estimating benzene in the ambient air in traffic intersections, residential areas, and indoor air using gas chromatography (West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata, India)
  • B.Sc., Zoology (Honors), Chemistry, Botany (2003)
    University of Calcutta, Department of Zoology, India

Molly Kelton

Molly L. Kelton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mathematics Education
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 331
Pullman, WA 99164


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Molly Kelton aims to contribute to a world in which all members of society feel engaged and empowered to think deeply, expansively, and creatively about mathematics and STEM. Broadly, Dr. Kelton’s work seeks to critically examine and productively expand what counts as mathematics and STEM in contemporary society, with the goal of envisioning a more expansive and equitable mathematics education. Her research investigates mathematics learning in out-of-school time and across formal and informal environments, spanning K-12 classrooms, museums, maker spaces, and after-school clubs. She has contributed to research and design of several major mathematics exhibitions, including Math Moves! and Taping Shape. Across diverse settings, she also examines the role of physical movement and embodied experience in mathematical thinking and learning.

Dr. Kelton currently leads the NIH-funded Health Education through Arts-based Learning (HEAL) Collaborative. Learn more about HEAL here.

Dr. Kelton served as co-Principal Investigator of the Informal Mathematics Collaborative, a partnership among university mathematics educators, art and science museums, and community organizations serving under-represented youth. The Informal Mathematics Collaborative is funded by the National Science Foundation and has contributed to the design and research of numerous innovative public programs and exhibitions that blend mathematics, science, and the arts. This work advances current efforts to understand the educational potential of learning environments that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).


Dr. Kelton serves and teaches in multiple teacher education, master’s, and doctoral programs in the department, including the Elementary Education undergraduate program, Master in Teaching program, Middle-level Mathematics Endorsement program, and the Mathematics & Science Education PhD program.

Selected Funding

Kelton, M. L., Owen, J. P., Danielson, R., & Butterfield, P. (2018-2023). Health Education through Arts-based Learning (HEAL): A Partnership to Investigate Interdisciplinary Science Programs in Rural Communities. Kelton is lead PI with WSU co-PIs Owen (CAHNRS), Danielson (College of Education), and Butterfield (College of Medicine). Research project through the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program. Total awarded: $1,195,049. (Grant # 1R25GM129814-01).

Kelton, M. L. (2016-2018). InforMath: Mathematics to Enrich Learning Experiences in Science and Art Museums. Research project in collaboration with colleagues at San Diego State University and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center through the Advancing Informal STEM Learning Program of the National Science Foundation. Funding for the 2016 – 2018 sub-award to WSU (with Kelton as PI for the sub-award): $57,916. Kelton is a co-PI for the 2013-2018 multi-institution project with Nemirovsky, R. (lead PI) and Siboroski, P. (co-PI). Total funding for multi-institution project awarded: $1,517,474. (DRL-1323587).

Kelton, M. L., Owen, J. P., Danielson, R., & Butterfield, P. (2017). Collaborative Research Retreat for the Health-sciences Education through Arts-based Learning (HEAL) Partnership. Collaborative research retreat with WSU collaborators funded through WSU’s College of Education Collaborative Research Retreat Funding Awards. Kelton is PI with co-PI’s Owen (CAHNRS), Danielson (College of Education), and Butterfield (College of Medicine). Total awarded: $855.

Kelton, M. L. (2017-2018). Gear-Up Professional Development Program. Kelton is sole PI on this rural professional development project in collaboration with Eureka Palouse! and the University of Idaho. Funded by private donation through WSU’s College of Education office of development. Total awarded: $5,000.

Ma, J. Y., Kelton, M. L., Kirkland, D., Hoadley, C. (2017-2018). Provostial Seed Grant for: Making the Most of Mathematics in Out-of-School Time (MOST): Mapping and Designing for Youth’s Mathematics Learning Pathways Across Urban Settings. Research project in collaboration with colleagues from New York University. Kelton is co-PI with Ma, J. Y. (lead PI), Kirkland, D. (co-PI), and Hoadley, C. (co-PI). This seed grant is funded by NYU’s Provostial Mega-Grants Initiative Seed Funding. Total awarded to NYU: $26,000.

Kelton, M. L., & Danielson, R. (2018-2019). Health Education through Arts-based Learning (HEAL): Establishing a New Partnership in Interdisciplinary STEM Education in Diverse Rural Communities. Proposal submitted to WSU’s New Faculty Seed Grant program. Kelton is lead PI with co-PI Danielson (College of Education). Total awarded: $22,043.

Frost, J., Kelton, M. L., Lesseig, K., Roth McDuffie, A., Rougee, A., & Slabit, D. (2018). Collaborative Research Retreat for Coherence in Cross-campus Mathematics Education Programs: Thoery-building and implementation. Collaborative research retreat with WSU collaborators funded through WSU’s College of Education Collaborate Research Retreat Funding Awards. Kelton is a collaborating researcher. Total awarded: $453.

Selected Publications

Kelton, M. L., Ma, J. Y., Rawlings, C., Rhodehamel, B., Saraniero, P., & Nemirovsky, R. (2018). Family meshworks: Children’s geographies and collective ambulatory sense-making in an immersive mathematics exhibition. Children’s Geographies, 16(5), 543-557.

Kelton, M. L., & Ma, J. Y. (2018). Reconfiguring mathematical settings and activity through multi-party, whole-body collaboration. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 98(2), 177-196.

Kelton, M. L., & Saraniero, P. (2018). STEAM-y partnerships: Interdisciplinary professional development and collaboration. Journal of Museum Education, 43(1), 55-65.

Nemirovsky, R., Kelton, M. L., & Civil, M.  (2017). Toward a vibrant and socially significant informal mathematics education.  In J. Cai (Ed.), Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education, (pp. 90 – 101). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Nemirovsky, R., & Kelton, M. L. (2016). Navigating turbulent waters: Objectivity, interpretation, and experience in the analysis of interaction.  In A. A. diSessa, M. Levin, & N. J. S. Brown (Eds.), Knowledge and interaction: A synthetic agenda for the learning sciences (pp. 458 – 479). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hall, R., Nemirovsky, R., Ma, J., & Kelton, M. L. (2016). Towards a generous* discussion of interplay between natural descriptive and hidden machinery approaches in knowledge and interaction analysis.  In A. A. diSessa, M. Levin, & N. J. S. Brown (Eds.), Knowledge and interaction: A synthetic agenda for the learning sciences (pp. 496 – 519). New York, NY: Routledge.

Ellis, J., Kelton, M. L., & Rasmussen, C. (2014).  Student perceptions of pedagogy and persistence in United States Calculus.  ZDM The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 46(4), 661-673.

Nemirovsky, R., Kelton, M. L., & Rhodehamel, B.  (2013).  Playing mathematical instruments: Emerging perceptuomotor integration with an interactive mathematics exhibit. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 44(2), 372-415.

Nemirovsky, R., Kelton, M. L., & Rhodehamel.  (2012).  Gesture and imagination: On the constitution and uses of phantasms. Gesture, 12(2), 130-165.

Monthly Updates

On a frequent basis, our dean submits a report to WSU’s president. At first, they were monthly. Now it’s generally every other month. Here are those reports.

Donghyuk Shin

Donghyuk Shin

Donghyuk Shin

Clinical Assistant Professor
Sport Management
Pullman Campus
Cleveland Hall 266
Pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Iowa, 2015
  • M.A. in Sport Studies, University of Iowa, 2010
  • M.S. in Sport Management, Florida State University, 2006
  • B.A. in Hungarian Studies, Hankook University of Foreign Studies, 1997
Research Interests

Sport Sociology and Intercollegiate athletics

Courses Taught at WSU
  • SPMGT 276 Introduction of Sport Management
  • SPMGT 367 Sport in American Society
  • SPMGT 567 Social and Cultural Issues of Physical Activity and Sport

After School Special

Jeff and Vicki Gordon, along with WSU’s College of Education, invite you to our 4th annual “After School Special.” We want to celebrate your hard work and another successful school year!

Please join us for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception as you mingle with teachers, educators, COE grads, and Cougar enthusiasts.

Please feel free to add Cougar alumni and local educators to this event through our Facebook event page:

RSVP to Sara Kinser by June 1, 2016, at 509.335.8880 or