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  • Lewis & Clark graduate school faculty, students, and alumni—particularly those associated with the Doctor of Education in Leadership program—are playing key roles in envisioning greater equity in Oregon’s schools.

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  • “When you get out into the workforce, you have to have flexibility. What I learned at Lewis & Clark really gave me a leg up,” Ho‘onani Andermann B.A. ’07 said during our Reunion Weekend in June. She’s a clinical analyst and product informatics specialist at TeamPraxis, a provider of healthcare IT solutions in Honolulu.


  • Under the stone arches of Sant’Eufemia, a 12th-century church in Spoleto, Italy, Grant Herreid took up his lute. His fingers moved deftly across the strings, plucking a melody line that may have been familiar to the church’s first parishioners.
  • Matt Wuerker B.A. ’79 won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in recognition of “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfs Washington.”
  • While a student at St. Mary’s Academy, a high school for girls in Portland, Maureen Daschel used to sit with rapt attention as Sister Rosemary Ann Parker loaded filmstrips into the projector. Barely able to contain her enthusiasm, Daschel concentrated on images of what was then cutting-edge science, cast on a pull-down screen.
  • Amy Clay Ives B.A. ’01 joined teammates rowing for Australia in the women’s quadruple sculls. Her team finished fourth in the finals, just behind Ukraine, Germany, and the United States.

Faculty Books

  • Rebecca “Becko” Copenhaver, associate professor of philosophy, and Brian Copenhaver, Udvar-Hazy Chair of Philosophy and History at UCLA (and Becko’s father), coauthor this highly readable introduction to Italy’s leading modern philosophers by translating and analyzing rare and original texts and by chronicling their lives and times.

    University of Toronto Press, 2012. 832 pages. 

  • Heather Smith-Cannoy, assistant professor of international affairs, uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine the factors contributing to commitment and compliance involving human rights treaties among post-Soviet states such as Slovakia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

    Georgetown University Press, 2012. 192 pages. 

  • Robert Miller, professor  of law, discusses the history, present-day circumstances, and potential future of Indian communities and economics. The book focuses on strategies for establishing  privately and publicly owned economic activities on reservations to enable complete tribal self-sufficiency and self-determination.

    Praeger, 2012. 208 pages. 

  • Therese Augst, assistant professor of German studies, confronts the peculiar fascination with Greek tragedy as it shapes the German intellectual tradition, with particular focus on the often controversial practice of translating the Greeks.

    Ohio State University Press, 2012. 312 pages. 

  • Nicholas Smith, James F. Miller Professor of Humanities, and Ian Evans B.A. ’06, a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona, coauthor a book that guides readers through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously using these as a springboard to introduce current debates. Each chapter concludes with a “Current Trends” section pointing the reader to the best literature dominating current philosophical discussion.

    Polity, 2012. 224 pages. 

Alumni Books

  • Robin Priebe Branstator B.A. ’69 examines the life of a pioneer who defied the odds to become a prominent rancher/farmer in Colorado.

    Dog Ear Publishing, 2011. 257 pages. 

  • John Montgomery J.D. ’84 suggests how to build corporations that answer the fundamental philosophical question, “What are the rights and moral responsibilities of our corporations?” Montgomery applies the business secrets of Silicon Valley to show how to build companies that awaken a planetary conscience that protects not only their shareholders but also society and the environment.

    Morgan James Publishing, 2012. 298 pages. 

  • Allen Webb M.A.T. ’85 introduces teachers to the rich diversity of teachable texts by Middle Eastern writers. He also provides examples of how to teach these materials using contemporary teaching methods.

    Routledge, 2011. 240 pages.

  • John Davis B.A. ’76 pens a collection of poems about blues in D minor, big bellies over factory belts, and Elvis Presley license plates—in other words, poems that reflect the gentle beauty of ordinary life.

    Sol Books, 2011. 98 pages.

  • Todd Schultz B.A. ’85, professor of psychology at Pacific University, writes a psychobiography of Diane Arbus, a gifted American photographer who committed suicide at age 48.

    Bloomsbury USA, 2011. 256 pages. 

  • Betty Wright M.A.T. ’70 authors a book that features a wealth of information for those interested in cruising from Anacortes, Washington, to Princess Louisa Inlet on the coast of British Columbia.

    Outskirts Press, 2011. 144 pages.

  • Beth Elliot B.A. ’89, M.A.T. ’96 coauthors a student-focused writing guide for teachers (grades 5 and up). The book provides guidance on how to help emerging to advanced writers create thoughtful, well-structured essays using a simple but effective graphic organizer.

    Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2011. 112 pages.

  • Susan Kirtley B.A. ’95, assistant professor of English at Portland State University, traces Barry’s aesthetic and intellectual development, revealing her groundbreaking understanding of femininity and feminism.

    University Press of Mississippi, 2012. 208 pages.

In Memoriam

  • Gus Mattersdorff, professor emeritus of economics, Carolyn Bullard, longtime member of the faculty and former dean of the graduate school, Franya Berkman, assistant professor of music


  • Alaina Green CAS ’13 is double majoring in physics and math. She works in the Math Skills Center and helps organize Physics Club activities. Off campus, she serves as a volunteer mentor in robotics for middle and high school students.

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