EFA Members

The WSU Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors are comprised of faculty with significant experience in translational research and technology commercialization at WSU.

Collectively they offer a substantial resource for faculty interested in learning more about how to design, develop, fund and implement efforts to transform research into products and services that benefit the public. The EFA is a Presidential Commission and its mission is based on recommendations from WSU’s external review of innovation and entrepreneurship activities (ERIE).

Please click here if you would like to recommend someone as a member of the EFA.

EFA Founding Members   
FirstLastTitleCollege/WSU Unit
CliffBerkmanProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences
Allison CoffinAssociate ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences/WSU Vancouver
AmitDhingraProfessor, and Former Chair EFACAHNRS
BoelFranssonAssociate ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine
PhilGarnerProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences
JoeHardingRegents ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine
JohnHarknessPost-doctoral ScientistCollege of Veterinary Medicine/WSU Vancouver
BrianKraftFormer Assistant Vice PresidentWSU Office of Research
JacobLeachmanAssociate ProfessorVoiland College of Engineering and Architecture
DavidMakinAssociate Professor, Co-Chair, EFACollege of Arts and Sciences
Marie MayesProfessorCarson College of Business
KatrinaMealeyRegents ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine
HeidiMedfordCoordinatorWSU Office of Research/WSU Spokane
GrantNortonDean and ProfessorVoiland College of Engineering and Architecture
GlennPrestwichDistinguished Professor, Founding Chair, EFAWSU Spokane Chancellor Office/WSU Spokane
RezaSafaviProfessor, Co-Chair, EFACollege of Arts and Sciences
MarkVandamAssociate ProfessorESF College of Medicine/WSU Spokane
Bin YangProfessorCAHNRS/WSU TriCities
WSU EFA Members   
Amber Adams-ProgarAssociate ProfessorCAHNRS
CelestinaBarbosa-LeikerAssociate Professor, Vice Chancellor for ResearchCollege of Nursing
MarkBeattieAssociate ProfessorCarson College of Business
Frances BenjaminInformation Systems Coordinator
Jan Boll ProfessorVoiland College of Engineering and Architecture
TrevorBondAssociate Dean WSU Libraries
PorismitaBorahAssociate ProfessorMurrow College of Comunication
DedraBuchwald Director/ProfessorESF College of Medicine
Ian BurkeProfessorCHANRS
Todd ButlerCAS Dean and ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - English
AsifChaudhryVice President WSU International Programs
KimChristenProfessor, DirectorCollege of Arts and Sciences - DTC
CandisClaibornProfessorDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Aurora ClarkProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry
SusanCollinsAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Psycology
ChrisCooneyClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship
RebeccaCooneyClinical Associate ProfessorMurrow College of Comunication
CarrieCuttlerAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences
JuliaDayAssociate ProfessorSchool of Design and Construction
TrymaineGaitherSpecial Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive ExcellenceOffice of the Provost
GirishGanjyalAssociate ProfessorCAHNRS
BradGaolachAssociate ProfessorCAHNRS
MariaGartsteinProfessor, DirectorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Psycology
AmirGilmoreAssistant ProfessorCollege of Education
JanessaGravesAssistant ProfessorCollege of Nursing
Anthony GromkoActing Director and Assistant ProfessorWSU Snohomish County Extension and Community & Economic Development
RyanHardestyExecutive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of ArtMuseum of Art/WSU
JJHartyEngineering TechCollege of Arts and Sciences
JoeHedgesAssociate ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Fine Arts
DevanieHelsingPrincipal AssistantInnovation & Research Engagement Office
HollyHenning-YeagerClinical Assistant ProfessorCAHNRS
StaceyHustAssociate Professor, Associate Dean of Faculty AffairsMurrow College of Comunication
BabuJohn MariadossAssociate ProfessorCarson College of Business
JolieKatesProfessorLandscape Architecture
LavKhotAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biological Systems Engineering
JulieKmecProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Sociology
BrianKraftAssistant Vice PresidentOffice of Research
FirstLastTitleCollege/WSU Unit
LauraLavineProfessor, ChairDepartment of Entomology
DebbieLeeRegents ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - English
AzizMakhaniCertified Business Advisor
Scott MaloneyDirector of Innovation and Private Sector Research Engagement
JonathanManwaringAssistant Director Learning InnovationsAcademic Outreach & Innovation
AmyMazurProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences -PPPA
Jill McCluskeyRegents Professor, DirectorSchool of Economic Sciences
MattMcCluskeyProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Physics and Astronomy
RyanMcLaughlinAssociate ProfessorCollege of Veterinary Medicine
SterlingMcPhersonAssociate ProfessorESF College of Medicine
HeidiMedfordAssistant DirectorOffice of Research
CourtneyMeehanProfessor, Associate DeanCollege of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology
SqueakMeiselChair, Fine ArtsCollege of Arts and Sciences
HillaryMellingerAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences
CharlesMooreProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Math
RabindraNandaTechnology Licensing Associate
SamanthaNollAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - PPPA
JuliePadowskiAssistant Professor, Assistant DirectorCenter for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO)
GuyPalmerRegents ProfessorPathology & Infectious Diseases and the Senior Director of Global Health
IoPalmerAssociate Professor Fine ArtsDeparmetn of Fine Arts
CraigParksVice Provost for System Innovation and PolicyOffice of the Provost
MilesPepperEngineering Shops ManagerVoiland College of Engineering and Architecture
SammyPerroneAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Human Development
ChuckPezeshkiProfessorVoiland College of Engineering and Architecture
AnnPisorAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences
Tiffany ReissClinical Associate ProfessorCollege of Education
KathleenRodgersAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Human Development
SammyRodriguezInterim Director, Research Advancement & Partnerships, WSU
EricRogersDirectorWSU Purchasing
CarolynRossProfessorSchool of Food Science
LindaRussoClinical Associate ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - English
ArvinSahaymAssociate ProfessorCarson College of Business
EdSalaAsst. Exec. DirectorWSU University Publishing
ShannonScottAssistant ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Music
RishiSharmaDirector of Business DevelopmentCollege of Arts and Sciences
AndreiSmertenkoAssociate Professor
Institute of Biological Chemistry
MarkSwansonAssociate ProfessorSchool of Environment
CarolinaTorresAssociate ProfessorCAHNRS
KevinVixieAssociate ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences - Math
SarahZaskeWSU Science Writer
DevanieZinnPrincipal Assistant