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Meet New Faculty
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity welcomes the following new faculty of color to the University of Washington:
Cecilia Aragon joins the faculty in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, and is also an adjunct faculty member in Computer Science and Engineering and the Information School. Since 2005, Dr. Aragon has worked as a computer scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley and a bachelor of science in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. In 2008, she won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Dr. Aragon was also recently named one of the Top 25 Women of 2009 by Hispanic Business Magazine.
Stephanie Camp, an associate professor, joins the faculty in the Department of History for a second time, having previously been on the UW faculty as an assistant and associate professor from 1998-2004. Dr. Camp’s most recent role was that of associate professor of history at Rice University. Selected as a “Top Young Historian” by the History News Network in January 2008, she received her Ph.D. in history at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Camp earned a master’s degree in African American Studies from Yale and a bachelor of arts in French literature and culture from Penn.
Louis Chude-Sokei is a new faculty member in the English department. Prior to coming to UW, Dr. Chude-Sokei taught at UC Santa Cruz, Bowdoin College and Occidental College. He holds a Ph.D. in English from UCLA. His book, The Last Darky: Bert Williams, Black on Black Minstrelsy and the Black Diaspora, published in 2005 was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction. Dr. Chude-Sokei has also published work in African American Review, Emerges: Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures and Gay and Lesbian Quarterly.
David J. Horne joins the faculty in the UW School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care after completing a fellowship in the same department. He also received an MPH in epidemiology from UW in 2009. Dr. Horne was selected the chief medical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital after finishing both his residency and internship there. He earned his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and received a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford.
Justin R. Ortiz also joins the faculty in the UW School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Ortiz was a clinical fellow in the same department. He has also worked as a research fellow for the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in Seattle since 2008. Dr. Ortiz completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine after receiving his medical doctorate there as well. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Dartmouth College and completed post-baccalaureate pre-medical training at Colorado State.
Jessica Sullivan is a new faculty member in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She recently completed her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas after earning a master’s degree in deaf education/studies from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Louisiana State University. Dr. Sullivan was a lecturer and lab instructor while in the doctoral program at UT Dallas. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was an aural-oral deaf education instructor at de Santiago Pre-K Center in Houston.
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