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Allison Sellers

Allison Sellers, standing in front of a non-describable portion of Cleveland Hall, and smiling.

Allison Sellers




Allison helps create philanthropic and volunteer engagement opportunities for alumni and friends of the Washington State University College of Education and helps the college reach its fundraising goals. Allison coordinates the annual giving and stewardship process and manages events which support the college’s mission and fundraising goals. She oversees the College of Education scholarships and scholarship awards process.

Scott Landis

Scott Landis

Assistant Professor (Career Track)
Athletic Training
Pullman campus
Smith Gym 211A
Pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Dr. Landis’ research focuses primarily on lower extremity injury risk prediction methods in active female populations, particularly ACL injury. His goal is to determine the most accurate method or combination of methods to identify those at risk of injury. Dr. Landis’ second research area involves the clinical applications of manual therapies.

Teaching interests

Dr. Landis teaches courses in Athletic Training and Kinesiology

  • Ath_T 263
  • Ath_T 370
  • Ath_T 450
  • Ath_T 464
  • Ath_T 531
  • Ath_T 535
  • Ath_T 565
  • Ath_T 598
  • KINES 305

Dr. Landis is actively involved in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the regional North West Athletic Trainers’ Association (NWATA).

Select Publications

  • Landis, S. E., Baker, R. T., & Seegmiller, J. G. (2018). Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament and lower extremity injury risk prediction using functional movement screen and knee abduction moment: an epidemiological observation of female intercollegiate athletes. International journal of sports physical therapy13(6), 973.
  • McMurray, J., Landis, S., Lininger, K., Baker, R. T., Nasypany, A., & Seegmiller, J. (2015). A comparison and review of indirect myofascial release therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and active release techniques to inform clinical decision making. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training20(5), 29-34.

Educational background

  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Doctor of Athletic Training, May 2016, Dissertation: “Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk prediction using functional movement screen™ and knee abduction moment: an epidemiological observation”.
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, Master of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2007. Thesis project: “Injury Rate Comparison of High School Volleyball Athletes: Out of Season Participation”.
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Athletic Training, May 2002.
  • National Holistic Institute, San Jose, Massage Therapy, June 2009.


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They care. They engage. They succeed.
Our staff is the glue that holds it all together.

Cihan Demir

Cihan Demir standing outside Cleveland Hall, hands in pockets.

Cihan Demir

Research Assistant
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall LPRC
Pullman, WA  99164


Cihan Demir is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program at Washington State University. In his research, he is interested in applying the following methodologies: Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT), Item Response Theory (IRT), and Meta-Analysis.

Cihan is originally from Turkey. After receiving his B.S. and M.Ed degree in Division of Philosophy Group Education, he taught philosophy, psychology and sociology classes in a high school in Turkey for three years. He then received a scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Education, allowing him to come to the U.S. to pursue an additional Master’s degree, followed by a Ph.D in the same program.

Kathryn Merrick

Katie Merrick

Communications Coordinator
Marketing and Communications
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 176
Pullman, WA  99164


Katie Merrick provides a student perspective to the marketing and communications team at the College of Education. She helps create social media posts, write weekly news articles, and share the many different stories of the College of Education.

Katie is currently working towards a B.A. in strategic communication from WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. She is an active member of the WSU chapter of the Association for Women in Communications and currently serves as vice president of the club. She also works as a campus representative for Pearson Education.

Katie is a third generation WSU student and the granddaughter of a College of Education graduate.

What she lacks in professional experience she makes up for in enthusiasm. Education has always been important to her and she hopes to use this passion to share the great accomplishments of the College of Education.

Katie plans to graduate in May 2019.


The Engagement Project

Task Engagement Survey

Dear English Language Educator:

Research shows that if students are engaged in learning activities they will learn better. We want to help English language students and teachers in both ESL and EFL contexts learn and teach more effectively, and you can help us by completing this survey about your own teaching or ask your students to complete it about their learning. The student and teacher versions of the survey have been translated into 10 languages so that you can choose a suitable version and answer the questions or guide your students to answer the questions as completely and specifically as possible. The findings of this study will lead to a learning model that could potentially benefit English language learners worldwide. In addition, the engagement principles discovered through this research may be adopted in other learning contexts for creating a more effective teaching/learning environment.

By taking this survey you agree that your answers can be used as data to help us create a task engagement model. We guarantee that your data will not be identified and cannot be traced to you; in other words, the data are anonymous. We appreciate your help!

Note: This survey is for English language teachers and learners. If you are not an English language teacher or learner, please do not take this survey. Also, the survey is password-protected; the password for student surveys is “students2018” and for teachers “teachers2018” (without quotes).  We will be happy to provide you with the results when they are analyzed.

If you have any questions or need any help with this task, please email us at or

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  3. Chinese traditional (華語)
  4. English
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  6. Korean (한국어)
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Gordon-Enberg Speaker Series 2017

Former ESPN Reporter to speak about making sports accessible to all children

PULLMAN, Wash. – A former ESPN and Seattle Times reporter will discuss how to make sports accessible to all children.

Tom Farrey will be the guest lecturer on Oct. 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Chinook Student Center 150 in Pullman as part of Washington State University’s Gordon-Enberg Professional Series in Sport Studies.

Farrey is the executive director of the Sports & Society program for the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. The program engages leaders and stakeholders to address challenges at the intersection of sports and society.

In his lecture, “How to Get a Game On,” he will examine the current landscape of youth sport, now a $15 billion industry dominated by travel teams. He will also discuss ways to sustain children’s interest in physical activity and share lessons on the creation of a movement that addresses a complex social problem in communities.

“Depending on who you talk to, young athletes today are either coddled or burned out,” said Scott Jedlicka, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Sport Management program. “Tom Farrey’s work transcends that debate by instead emphasizing access to sport opportunities and habitual, lifelong physical activity as the central concerns of youth sport programs.”

Jedlicka said the lecture will appeal to athletes, coaches, parents, and youth sport administrators.

“It will also be geared toward people who are simply committed to helping young people succeed, even outside of sport,” Jedlicka said. “It will be a very inspiring way to kick off Homecoming Weekend in Pullman.”

Farrey’s 2008 book “Game On: The All American Race to Make Champions of Our Children” started a movement that culminated in the creation of Aspen Institute’s Project Play, an initiative that provides stakeholders with tools and opportunities to make sport accessible to all children, regardless of zip code or ability.

Hundreds of organizations, from grassroots providers to foundations to professional leagues, have used Project Play’s framework of eight strategies for the eight sectors touching the lives of children to introduce programs or shape their youth strategies.

Farrey’s broadcasting work earned him the 2014 Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award, the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards. His reports have appeared on “Outside the Lines,” “SportsCenter,” “E:60,” “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and “This Week.”

The Carol E. Gordon and Mary Lou Enberg Endowed Professional Series in Sport Studies is an annual public event that features sport industry experts sharing perspectives on their career experiences in an effort to inspire insight and foster dialogue about both recent and longstanding issues in sport.

The event is made possible by the Sport Management program in the College of Education, in cooperation with University Recreation and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.


Contact: Scott Jedlicka – 509-335-0117 –

Getting to Know You: Cheyene Powell

Cheyene Powell— Elementary Education

Academic Focus: Special Education

Hometown: Shoreline, Washington

Year: Junior

Why do you want to become a teacher?
I like being a role model and I have always worked with kids from babysitting to working at a summer camp to just being at home.  I am the oldest child so it is great to have my younger siblings look up to me. It is also great when you realize what an impact that you have had on the kids that you work with which I have seen through working at the summer camp. I want to be able to impact my students in such a positive way that they have no choice but to look back and remember my positive influence on them and their peers.

What are you most passionate about when it comes to being a teacher?
I want to be someone that my students can turn to when they feel as if they have no one else because I had that and it made life quite a bit easier.

What or who inspired you to become a teacher?
My 5th grade teacher was always someone that I could turn to when things got difficult. She has had my younger siblings and has constantly been a huge support for my family. Now that I am in college, she is still keeping in touch with me and supporting me on my journey to become a teacher. I want to be that person for my students.