Four faculty members were recently named fellows of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes their significant contributions to science and technology as
they join 443 scholars honored this year. WSU’s AAAS Fellows are Aurora Clark, professor
of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences; Thomas Okita, WSU Regents Professor of molecular
plant sciences in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS);
John P. Reganold, WSU Regents Professor of soil science and agroecology in CAHNRS; and
Linda S. Thomashow, research geneticist and WSU adjunct professor in plant pathology and molecular plant
sciences in CAHNRS.
Byron Marlowe, clinical assistant professor of hospitality and wine and beverage business management in the
Carson College of Business at WSU Tri‑Cities was coauthor of a book named, “Best Book for
Professionals” by the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards. The book, Wine Sales and Distribution: The
Secrets to Building a Consultative Selling Approach, was one of ten honored with the award
Four WSU School of Music faculty members were part of the Pan Pacific Ensemble, whose debut album was
listed as one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2019 by The Daffodil Perspective.
Martin King, Keri E. McCarthy, Shannon Scott, and Sophia Tegart are faculty members in the
College of Arts and Sciences and played on the album Feng, which was
initially funded by a New Faculty Seed Grant.