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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Community College Job Materials Webinar

This webinar—originally held on May 22, 2020—is geared towards doctoral students who are interested in applying for jobs at community colleges or other teaching-intensive institutions. Washington state community college faculty share their knowledge and expertise, communicating job search strategies gleaned from their own experience and responding to moderated questions from participants across the country. Organized by Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration. 


Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Cristóbal A. Borges earned his Bachelor of Communications and International Studies from the University of Washington (1999), Master of Science degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas (2003), and doctorate in History from the University of Texas at El Paso (2014). While pursuing his degree, Cristóbal worked with the Oral History Institute at UTEP in the Bracero Archive Program and on the H-Borderlands website and listserv. This is Cristóbal's third year as a mentor in the Mellon Reaching New Publics program at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. Cristóbal is a tenured faculty member in the History Department at North Seattle College where he teaches US, Latin American, and Pacific Northwest history. 

Kate Krieg is currently the Executive Director of Pathways Initiatives at Seattle Central College. Having started at Seattle Central College in 2010 as a part-time faculty member in the Anthropology department, she became Associate Dean in the Division for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Seattle Central College in 2014, and has played a central role in strengthening the partnership between Seattle Central College and the University of Washington through the Mellon program. Her path in education started with her grandmothers, feisty women who overcame numerous obstacles in the 1930s to earn, respectively, a high school degree in Mississippi and a nursing degree in rural Kentucky. Kate's current focus is coordinating and collaborating with efforts across the college to ensure that every student is connected to the best education program and resources for their needs, strengths, and aspirations. She believes that we are personally and institutionally responsible for being socially, historically, and racially conscious in order to critically assess our practices so that students can be more successful. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from New College of Florida and a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida. While at home during quarantine, Kate is enjoying her co worker/rescue dog named Gus. 

Larry Cushnie is a newly tenured faculty member at South Seattle College teaching political science. He earned his PhD at the University of Washington teaching a dozen distinct courses across five departments while at the Seattle campus. Larry's research interests focus on radical American political resistance. His teaching and writing cover critical race theory, anarchism, social movements, labor activism, radical environmentalism, and civil rights. When not recording lectures in the basement, Larry is busy raising identical twin Kindergarteners, collecting records, and enjoying live music. He is a 2019-2020 mentor for the Mellon Reaching New Publics program. 

Anthony Ferrucci has been a part-time faculty member in philosophy at South Seattle College since 2015. He has also been an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Green River College since 2012. He received two masters degrees in philosophy, the first from San Francisco State University (2011) and the second from the University of Washington (2017). In his graduate work, Anthony focused mainly on philosophy of science and logic. He recently published a co-authored open source logic textbook. This is Anthony's second year as a mentor for the Mellon Reaching New Publics program. 

Anna Hackman is a faculty member in the Humanities program at Seattle Central College. Anna received her PhD in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans in 2014. Her dissertation examined the experiences of women with children working in low-wage hospitality in the tourism districts of Seattle and New Orleans. She also holds a Master's degree in Mexican American Studies from the University of Arizona. At Seattle Central, Anna teaches courses in intercultural communication, media and power, and has taught classes on hip hop theory and culture. Anna uses critical and culturally responsive pedagogies to help students critically engage with the world and develop tools to confront social issues outside the classroom. Anna Hackman is a dedicated educator who believes in making the classroom an interactive, engaging, and equitable space for students. She is a 2019-2020 mentor for the Mellon Reaching New Publics program. 

Jim Jewell has been teaching English and Humanities at North Seattle College since 2012. In addition to teaching, he has a passion for creating student performance opportunities, including North Shorts, a festival of student-created short plays, Bard's Day, a campus-wide celebration of Shakespeare, an original adaptation of Spoon River Anthology, and the quarterly storytelling program, #UseYourWords. He is also active in college governance as chair of College Council and a Guided Pathways subcommittee. This is Jim's third year as a faculty mentor for the Mellon Reaching New Publics program, producing a framework for performance-based curricula and an intergenerational men's working group during previous fellowship years. Prior to coming to North, he was by turns a marketer, a PR rep, a project manager, a graphic designer, and a stay-at-home dad, and always a writer. His off hours are devoted to theater & film, comics & books, and his daughter. 

Zhenzhen He-Weatherford is currently tenure-track faculty in English faculty at Bellevue College. She earned her PhD in English Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Washington in 2019. Zhenzhen enjoys working closely with students and dedicates herself to pedagogies that foster an inclusive learning environment honoring the diverse linguistic, cultural, experiential, and technological knowledge of students. Her professional interests include critical multiculturalism and pedagogies, multimodal composition, and translingualism. Zhenzhen was a 2017-2018 Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics while she was a doctoral student.