Dr. Susan Carter, interim chair of the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Department, was named vice president of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature in May 2013.
Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, presented at the American Society on Aging's annual conference, Aging in America, in March 2012.
Davis presented in a workshop titled How to Effectively Educate and Engage Seniors in Key Policy Issues, sharing best practices, successful educational programs and campaigns, and important educational and policy perspectives from three of the most successful statewide senior advocacy networks (Oregon, Minnesota and Wisconsin).
Davis also facilitated a peer session on public policy/advocacy.
Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging took place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.