The American Psychological Association (APA) named David Marcus as
Group Psychologist of the Year
in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the understanding of how people behave within the groups to which they belong. The award was given by the APA’s Society of Group
Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. Marcus has been a WSU faculty member since 2011 and serves as the chair of the Department of Psychology.
Susan Finley was recognized with the Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship for her exceptional
engagement in the Vancouver community. A professor
in the College of Education at WSU Vancouver, Finley’s teaching and research has focused on community engagement, primarily through the At Home At School program she
developed at WSU Vancouver in 2002 and continues to direct as part of her scholarly and service efforts. Since 2002, more than 2,500 local students have participated in the program.
Murrow College of Communication faculty members Lisa Waananen Jones and Benjamin Shors are leading the
Rural Journalism Plunge. They are advising 50 student journalists as they travel to rural communities
in eastern Washington and northern Idaho to conduct community-guided rural reporting. The ongoing project is part of a rural reporting initiative in partnership with Northwest Public Broadcasting
and aims to improve rural news coverage and immersive student learning.