Dr. Rick Fehrenbacher is the inaugural dean of Seattle University’s School of New and Continuing Studies and Director of the Center for Digital Learning and Innovation. Prior to joining Seattle University in October of 2012, Dr. Fehrenbacher was a professor of English and Director of Distance and Extended Education at the University of Idaho. Dr. Fehrenbacher received his Ph.D. from Duke University, M.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Trish Thomas Henley is the Associate Dean of the School of New and Continuing Studies and supervises the recruitment, admissions, and advising team. Dr. Henley received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Florida State University (2007). Her research and teaching interests include early modern drama and poetry; cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; performance theory; curricular design; and e-learning. She has designed online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses on topics ranging from early modern drama to sexuality studies and developed a hybrid B.A. degree-completion program in Digital Technology and Cultures. Her most recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (co-edited with Gary Taylor, Oxford U.P., 2012) and “Automated Marlowe: ‘Hero and Leander’ 31-36” (co-written with Bruce Boehrer, Exemplaria 20 : 98-119). As a former returning adult student, Dr. Henley is dedicated to broadening Seattle University’s transformative education to adult returning students and to ensuring that our adult learners have the support and resources needed to achieve their educational and career goals.
Wanda Gregory brings both a professional and teaching background in the area of interactive media, with a focus on games and transmedia storytelling, to her role as Director of the Digital Technology and Culture degree.
Before coming to Seattle University, Wanda was a full time lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell campus where she was involved in the development of their Interactive Media Design degree program and was the founding director of the Center of Serious Play (renamed the Digital Future Lab). Her classes focused on game design, emerging forms of narrative, hacker culture, digital marketing and branding, interactive media design, and entrepreneurship.
Prior to teaching, Wanda worked extensively in both traditional and interactive media industry for such companies as The Seattle Times, Corbis, Sierra Online, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, and Xbox Live along with a number of game start-ups. Wanda has an M.B.A. from the UW Foster School of Business, an M.A. in Communications, and a B.A. in English Literature, both from the UW. Her PhD from University College Dublin was situated at the intersection of education, game studies, contemplative science and medical informatics.
Wanda has also served on the advisory and board of trustees for organizations including: Cornish School of the Arts, Powerful Voices, Reel Girls, Foundry10, and On the Boards.
Sarah Berry is an Instructor collaborating on the development of the Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. Her career has always combined scholarship and teaching with digital media design and development. After graduating from Reed College she completed a Masters in film studies at NYU and worked in video postproduction in New York and Europe. Her doctoral work at NYU was on the nexus of media representation, gender, and consumer cultures, and her dissertation was published as Screen Style: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood (Minnesota UP 2000). As an Assistant Professor at CUNY Staten Island she taught both media studies and video production while completing a second Master’s degree at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she learned web-based and physical computing. After working in commercial web design and development in New York she joined Ziba Design in Portland as a user experience designer and information architect and began teaching part-time at Portland State University. Her current development work is in data visualization with D3.js and Python, and she is researching how “maker education” and DIY culture may broaden access to and engagement with STEM skills among under-represented groups in technology.
Dr. Miles C. Coleman is an Instructor in the program on Digital Technology and Cultures. His research and teaching interests include ethics; rhetorical theory and criticism; participatory cultures of media; science communication; new media and society; moral philosophy (online); and classical rhetoric. Scholastically, Dr. Coleman is interested in fostering critical thinking about information communication technologies to support student success and responsible action toward social justice, by connecting community and classroom, promoting conditions for living a good-life. Dr. Coleman received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and his M.A. and B.A. from California State University, Sacramento.
Some Recent Publications:
“Courage And Respect In New Media Science Communication,” Journal of Media Ethics 30.3 (2015): 1-17.
“Connecting Integrity, Respect, And Ethical Disagreement In Darwin and Dawkins,” Philosophy & Rhetoric 48.3 (2015): 293-313.
Dr. Viviane S. Lopuch is the Program Director for the Organizational Leadership B.A. degree completion program. She comes to Seattle University from Marist College, where she served as Faculty Director for the Liberal Studies major for adult undergraduates. Prior to academia, Dr. Lopuch worked in sales, marketing and finance roles for the IBM Corporation, while also attending college and graduate school as a part-time, adult student.
Dr. Junhee Kim is an instructor of Organizational Leadership Program in School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University. He earned his PhD degree in Educational Human Resource Development (HRD) Program at Texas A&M University (2015). He is from South Korea and received his BA (1999) and MA (2004) in Adult Continuing Education and HRD from Korea University. His teaching and research interests revolve around the areas of leadership roles and competencies in the international/global context, which are connected to other critical topics such as learning organization, competency development, job attitudes, knowledge creation, learning transfer, mentoring, and educational technology. As an HRD specialist and HR manager, he had extensive professional experiences for seven years in several Korean multinational companies. His professional experiences include designing, developing, and implementing various HR interventions such as leadership programs, talent management system, coaching programs, and new employee orientations.
Dr. Dung Q. Tran, the son of Vietnamese immigrants, is an instructor in Organizational Leadership at Seattle University. Prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Tran was an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, Marymount California University, and Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California, where he taught undergraduate courses in Rhetorical Arts, Public Speaking, Ignatian Leadership, and Christian Ethics.
Shawn Rider has been building websites since 1995. With an MFA in Media Arts Production from SUNY Buffalo, he specializes in content-based web applications and educational technology. Shawn has managed teams working on major web applications including PBS Learning Media, PBS Kids, and more. He has also worked on projects for NPR, National Geographic, Discovery Communications, numerous startup companies, and goverment agencies including the Department of Education and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA). As part of his industry work, he has also participated in technical working groups, mentoring and tutoring programs, and developer meetups.
In addition to his mainstream web development work, Shawn also creates experimental and avant garde web applications and content. His stories have been featured in The Iowa Review Web, and his dynamic video work has been featured in the Washington DC International Film Fest and broadcast internationally. He has built mobile apps and widgets for standalone hardware devices including iOS devices, Android devices, and more.
He is very excited to be here and help transfer knowledge to students as they pursue this exciting and challenging path.
While not at work, Fernando enjoys watching his favourite team, Real Madrid, play, going to the movies, reading comics, golfing and water polo.
Suki Kwon was born and raised in South Korea. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.A. in English Literature and an M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration. While in graduate school, she gained valuable experience working as an academic advisor in the Educational Opportunities Program. Suki has a wide range of experience in the area of academic advising. She was a Senior Academic Counselor in the Evening Degree Program at the University of Washington, and it was there she found her passion for working with adult learners. Previously, she oversaw academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. She is very excited to be back on campus at Seattle University and is committed to helping students identify their interests and design academic plans that utilize many opportunities at Seattle University. While not at work, Suki enjoys painting, running, hiking, and cooking.
Linda Kelly, a 35-year veteran employee of Seattle University, came to the School of New and Continuing Studies in April of 2015. She formerly served in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, University Advancement, and the Counseling Center. Linda earned her B.A. in Psychology in 1995 and is near completion of her M.A.Ed in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. A non-traditional student throughout her own studies in higher education, she has a first-hand understanding of the unique needs of part-time adult students.
Tyler is the Admissions Counselor for Seattle University’s School of New and Continuing Studies. As an Admissions Counselor at Seattle University, Tyler is here to help facilitate applicants into the School of New and Continuing Studies.
He graduated from Bradley University with a BA in Secondary Education, English. Active in admissions since 2007, he has worked with undergraduate, graduate and certificate students in a variety of different settings. Tyler worked as an Admissions Advisor University of Western States in Portland, OR for the past 4 1/2 years with traditional and non-traditional students on the admissions and academic advising side of things and National University of Health Sciences, located outside of Chicago, IL, as an Admissions Counselor handling mostly certificate and bachelor seeking students.
Tyler considers himself to be a life-long learner and loves working in an educational setting with motivated students. An Illinois native, he is a Cubs and Bulls fan. When he is not at work, you can usually find him on the tennis court or exploring a new part of this vibrant city.
Elizabeth Wallin is the Administrative Coordinator to the Dean of the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS), the Associate Dean of NCS, the Director of Digital Cultures, the Director of Organizational Leadership, the Director of Web, Application, and Technology Studies, as well as the full- and part-time faculty. In her role at NCS, she manages all scheduling of calendars, reconciles the school’s budget, and assists in the planning and implementation of NCS sponsored events. Prior to supporting NCS, she worked as the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Office of Continuing, Online, and Professional Education. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University and she is currently a Master's in Student Development Administration candidate in the College of Education at Seattle University.