2018 Fall Awards & Presentations


Among the outstanding faculty, staff, and students who received an award or grant this year:


Tina KrausTina Krauss, undergraduate advisor, received a Region 8 scholarship for the NACADA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in October.



Zachary Hamilton.Zachary Hamilton, associate professor and graduate coordinator, received the Distinguished New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Corrections and Sentencing.



Elizabeth Drake.Elizabeth Drake, doctoral candidate, received the Practitioner Research Award from the American Society of Criminology (ASC) .



Below are descriptions from selected conferences:


  • Elizabeth Drake, doctoral candidate, presented “A Path Towards Criminal Justice Reform: Seven Evidence-based Strategies from Lessons Learned in Washington State” to the Australian Corrections Education Association in Melbourne and Perth in September.
  • Melissa Kowalski, doctoral candidate, presented “Evaluating the N in RNR: Does meeting youths’ needs reduce recidivism?” at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Atlanta in November.
  • Melanie Neuilly, associate professor, and Leah Ruiz, graduate student, will attend the National Rural Health Practitioners’ Association meeting in Atlanta in May 2019. They were invited to participate on a panel about the importance of death certificates after their article titled “A Comprehensive Statute Analysis of Death Certification-Related Matters across all Fifty U.S. States,” co-authored with graduate student Brianne Posey and fellow faculty members Craig Hemmens and Mary Stohr, and published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences in 2018, was cited in Rural Monitor in an article titled: “The Death Certificate: A Document to be Honored and Accurate.” This conference presentation will be supported by an award from the WSU Provost’s Faculty Development Fund.