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September 2019 Memo

Here is your belated September 2019 Prevention Science Memo. For those of you new to our memos, they come out once a month and typically contain program news and announcements, upcoming conferences & training opportunities, student celebrations, and resources & job announcements. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see our student and staff spotlights!

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Program News & Announcements
Prevention Science Program Updates. Please contact Britany Cooper with any questions about the following program updates.
  • Colloquium: Thanks to our first two Colloquium presenters! Links to the recording of their presentations are listed below. Our next presentation will be on Friday, October 11th. PS faculty and students are invited to learn more about the 3-manuscript dissertation option. We will share some newly developed guidelines for this option.
  • All Prevention Science Student Meeting: Slides from this meeting can be found here.
  • All Prevention Science Graduate Faculty Meeting: Slides from this meeting can be found here.
  • Faculty Steering Committee: Click here for the minutes to our May 8, 2019 meeting.
  • Graduate Handbook Updates: At long last, here is your updated Prevention Science Graduate Student Handbook. Below is a summary of the latest and greatest updates and additions!
    • Revised process for submitting Master's thesis from another program to fulfill PS requirements
    • Updated/New Appendices
      –Student milestone checklists 
      –PREV_SCI and HD course rotation schedule
      –Paperwork Submission Protocol
      –Tips & Tricks for Part-Time Students (new)
      –Guidance for 3-Manscript Dissertation (new)
      –Applying for Student Travel Funding (new)
Human Development Faculty Changes & Transitions
  • Laura Hill accepted a new position as Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Affairs. She will transition into this position over the next year. Starting October 1st, she is halftime in the Provost’s Office and halftime in Human Development. On January 1st, she will step down as chair of Human Development. The CAHNRS Dean has begun the process of identifying a new HD chair and we will update Prevention Science students and faculty once that process is complete. Best of luck to Laura in her new position! We will miss you desperately, but are also grateful you will still be at WSU and will continue to be an advocate for our faculty and students!
  • Matt Bumpus recently moved from Pullman to Spokane. Other than Pullman folks seeing more of him via Zoom instead of in person, this does not change his faculty position or role as PS graduate faculty. 
Prevention Science Graduate Student Organization. See below for a list of updates from the PSGSO. Contact PSGSO President, Alana Anderson, with any questions.
  • PSGSO Brown Bags: We had our first PSGSO Brown Bag of the semester on Wednesday 9/11 with Dr. Sammy Perone. Brown bags will continue to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30pm in Johnson Tower 507 (Pullman) with remote access via Zoom. Our next Brown Bag on Wednesday 10/9 will feature Dr. Brittany Cooper, who will facilitate her semesterly check-in with the Program Director.
  • PSGSO Special Elections: Stay tuned for information regarding special elections for a first year representative to the PSGSO in the next few weeks.
Hot Off The Presses! Congratulations to Prevention Science graduate faculty on these recent publications and awards. If I missed any, please email and let me know.
  • Elizabeth Weybright and PS colleagues published several recent papers.
    • Perone, S., Weybright, E. H., & Anderson, A. J.* (2019). Over and over again: Changes in frontal EEG asymmetry across a boring task. Psychophysiology, 56(10), 1-12. doi:10.111/psyp.13427
    • Weybright, E. H., Caldwell, L. L., & Weaver, R. H. (2019). Preventing leisure from being overlooked: The intersection of leisure research and prevention science [Special Issue]. Journal of Leisure Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00222216.2019.1617646
    • Motamedi, M., Caldwell, L. L., Weybright, E. H., Jones, D., Wegner, L., & Smith, E. (2019). Doing a leisure activity because there is nothing else to do: Related outcomes and intervention effects for adolescents. Journal of Leisure Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00222216.2019.1590748
    • Weybright, E. H., Son, J. S. & Caldwell, L. L. (2019).  “To have healthy leisure is to have balance.” Young adults’ conceptualization of healthy and unhealthy leisure. Journal of Leisure Research, 50(3), 239-259. doi:10.1080/00222216.2019.1588694
  • Sammy Perone (in addition to his collaboration with Elizabeth above) published two recent papers, one with fellow PS faculty, Masha Gartstein.
    • Perone, S., & Gartstein, M. A. (in press). Relations between functional connectivity and parent-infant interactions. Infant Behavior and Development 
    • Perone, S. & Simmering, V. R. (2019). Connecting the dots: Finding continuity across visuospatial tasks. Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology. 10:1685. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01685  
  • Yoshie Sano published this paper: Yancura, L., Barnett, M., Sano, Y., & Mammen, S. (In press). Context Matters: Critical Grandparent Contributions to Low-Income Rural Families. Child & Family Social Work. Published online first at https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12682
  • Tom Power and colleagues published three recent papers.
    • O’Connor, T. M., Elias, C., Thompson, R. R., Arlinghaus, K. R.,  Vollrath, K.,Hernandez,  D. C., Power, T. G., &  Hughes, S. O.  (2019).  The association of TV viewing during dinner meals with quality of dietary intake and BMI z-scores among low income ethnic minority preschool children. Appetite, 140, 231-238.
    • Arlinghaus, K. R., Hernandez, D. C., Eagleton, S. G., Chen, T. A., Power, T. G., & Hughes, S. O. (2019).  Exploratory factor analysis of The Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire (CFPQ) in a low-income Hispanic sample of preschool aged children. Appetite, 140, 82-90.
    • Wong, M., & Power, T. G. (2019).  Childhood depressive symptoms during the transition to primary school in Hong Kong: Comparison of child and maternal reports.  Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 183-190.
  • Brian French shared two recent works that relate to what he presented in seminar and is with a student, and what others in PS have worked on (e.g., teacher observations). Both are applied studies.
    • French, B. F. & Vo, T. (in press). Differential item functioning of a truancy assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. DOI:/10.1177/0734282919863215.
    • Mantzicopoulos, P. Y., French, B. F., & Patrick, H. (2019). The Quality of Mathematics Instruction in Kindergarten: Associations with Students' Achievement and Motivation. The Elementary School Journal, 119, 651-676.
  • Kathleen Rodgers shared two publications that came out this summer, one with Prevention Science Graduate Jason Wheeler, and both with fellow PS faculty, Stacy Hust.  
    • Rodgers, K.B., Hust, S.J.T., Willoughby, J.F., & Wheeler, J., L1, J. (2019). Adolescents’ Alcohol-Sex Expectancies and Alcohol Advertisements in Magazines: The Role of Wishful Identification, Realism, and Enjoyment of Sexualization. Journal of Health Communication, 24(4), 395-404. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1630523
    • Hust, S.J.T., Rodgers, K.B., Cameron, N., & Li, J. (2019) Viewers’ Perceptions of Objectified Images of Women in Alcohol Advertisements and Their Intentions to Intervene in Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault Situations. Submitted to Journal of Health Communication, 24(3), 328-338. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1604911 
  • Patricia Pendry with co-author PS graduate student, Jaymie Vandagriff, are getting a lot of attention for this article - how exciting! 
    • Pendry, P., & Vandagriff, J. L. (2019). Animal Visitation Program (AVP) reduces cortisol levels of university students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AERA Open, 5(2),1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419852592
    • Altmetric has tracked 13,505,738 research articles across all sources so far. Compared to these, Pendry & Vandagriff (2019) has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile. It's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric! See here for details.
  • Patricia Pendry with co-author PS graduate student, Stephanie Kuzara, also published this article recently. 
    • Pendry, P., Kuzara, S., & Gee, N. (2019). Evaluation of Undergraduate Students’ Responsiveness to A 4-Week University-Based Animal-Assisted Stress Prevention Program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 3331; DOI:10.3390/ijerph16183331
  • Laura Hill, Louise Parker, Brittany Cooper, and Gitanjali Shrethra -- as part of the IMPACT research lab -- were awarded the National Prevention Network Excellence in Prevention Award for their collaborations with WA state agencies and communities on prevention-related research. Brittany Cooper was also awarded "Outstanding Oral Presentation for Excellence in Bridging Science and Practice" at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference in Seattle for talk entitled "Evidence-based Policymaking to Prevention Youth Substance Misuse: Where the Rubber Smals into the Evidence-based Program Implementation Road". 
Program Coordinator Reminders. Please email Jolene with questions about the below.
  • Resources available: Check out the Graduate Student Resource Folder! Find information and examples related to Prevention Science milestones and courses. Just follow the link: \\cloud.cahnrs.wsu.edu\Cahnrs.HumanDev\Prevention Science PhD Student Resources.
  • Upcoming events: The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is presenting “Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation” on October 4th. For more information on this and other events visit; https://gradschool.wsu.edu/pdi/
  • Who to go to for what: Here are a few reminders about who can help with the following. 
    • Lisa Clyde: assistantship appointments, I-20 forms, I-9 forms, travel 
    • Jolene Knight: graduate school forms, scheduling/announcing defense meetings
  • Graduate School Forms Reminders. Please only use the current forms posted on the Graduate School’s websiteDownload the form and open it in Adobe (the free version will work); *MAC* users – opening the form in Adobe is critical.  If you don’t open it in Adobe, you will not receive all of the information provided. Most forms are available as a fillable PDF and we strongly encourage students to complete the forms using their computer. The Graduate School is having trouble reading some of the information that has come to them on forms. So if you must circulate the form for signatures, please also submit a ‘clean’ version of the form with all information typed and at the 100% size of the form (no reduced-size pages please --- they do not scan well into WSU’s imaging system). Following the instructions above will allow them to process forms in a timely manner.  If a form is not complete OR if they cannot read information placed on the form, it will be returned, thus delaying the process.  We want to efficiently process all requests - your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • Graduating this semester? This Friday, October 4, 2019 (at 11:59 p.m.) is the deadline to apply for degree without incurring a late fee.  Don’t wait until the last minute!
Donuts with the Dean. Dr. Lisa Gloss, Dean of the Graduate School, is hosting a time for graduate students to meet with her about any questions, comments or concerns they have. Come grab a donut and chat with Dr. Gloss in the GPSA Graduate Lounge in Terrell Library 4/35 on these dates:
  • Wednesday, 2 Oct, 3:30 to 5 pm
  • Friday, 11 Oct, 10 to 11:30 am
  • Thursday, 24 Oct, 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 29 Oct, 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 6 Nov, noon to 1:30 pm
  • Friday, 15 Nov, 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Monday, 18 Nov, 1:30 to 3 pm
  • Wednesday, 11 Dec, 11 am to 1 pm
Spring 2019 Course on GIS for Health Research. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 560 - Geographic Information Systems in Health and Social Sciences is being offered on Wednesdays 2:10-4:40pm. This course will prepare students to apply introductory level Geographic Information Science (GIS) techniques to health and social science data. This will familiarize students with the strengths and weaknesses of specific techniques and with the challenges faced by researchers who wish to employ GIS to understand and visualize health care and social science data. Each session will consist of lectures and in-class activities such as presentations and hands-on data analysis. Click here for details.
Upcoming Conferences & Training Opportunities
WSU Graduate Student Professional Development Initiative. The Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is organized by the Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), and has received support through many partnerships and colleges across campus. This initiative provides a range of programs, training opportunities, and resources to graduate and professional students that will help prepare them for academic and career success. The goal of PDI  is to ensure that all graduate and professional students have the skills, knowledge, and mindsets necessary to succeed both professionally and academically. Check out their website for a list of upcoming events.
Society for Research on Adolescence. The deadline to submit to present at the SRA conference being held in San Diego, CA March 19-21 was extended to Monday, October 7th. Anyone with an interest in research on adolescence is encouraged to submit. Empirical, theoretical, historical and methodological submissions from all disciplines related to adolescence are welcome. Student (both graduate and undergraduate) submissions are also encouraged. Please use the Call for Submissions document as your guide when submitting via the online system.
Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference. Mark your calendars for the 2019 SSEA Conference that will be held in Toronto, Canada, October 10-12, 2019. Click here for details.
Society for Research in Child Development - Special Meeting. SRCD is pleased to invite submissions for Learning through Play and Imagination. Many have argued that children learn through playing, hearing stories, and engaging in a variety of imaginative activities. But how, exactly, does this process work?  This special topic meeting, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on May 28 - 29, 2020, examines these and other related questions, with the aim of identifying gaps in the literature and proposing evidence-based strategies for how play and imagination can best be used in early education. Deadline for submission is October 23.
Society for Prevention Research Conference. This year's conference theme, Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science, challenges prevention scientists to explicitly recognize the central role that geographical concepts such as location, distance, distribution, connectivity, place, neighborhood, and activity space (routine locations of individuals) have on health outcomes. A place-based approach to prevention science recognizes that risk and protective factors are spatially differentiated, and that health disparities and cultural variations between neighborhoods, regions and countries, are magnified in particular places. Put simply, a spatial perspective collects, analyzes, and interprets data within a geographic context to understand interactions between people, places, and health. The conference will be held in Washington DC May 26-28. Deadline for abstract submission is October 31. Click here for details.
Gerontological Society of America Conference. The 2019 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Austin, Texas, from November 13 to 17, 2019, with the theme, “Strength in Age—Harnessing the Power of Networks". Various realms of human activity involve components, connections, and systems: economics; education; mathematical theories; tissues, cells, molecules; health care; families, races, religions, gender, wealth; human behavior; and societies. The 2019 GSA Annual Scientific theme seeks to answer questions such as: How will we harness social capital in the service of an aging population? How can we ameliorate cognitive decline? How do we combat decline and frailty at the cellular, physiologic, and patient levels? Click here for details.
National Council on Family Relations Conference. Registration is open for the 2019 NCFR Annual Conference on November 20-23 in Fort Worth, Texas. The theme is Family Sustainability: Contextualizing Relationships Within Evolving Systems. Click here for details.
Call for Papers - Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translation to Action. The journal American Psychologist seeks papers for a special issue on "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Translation to Action." The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that "encompass the range of work being conducted in research, practice, programs, and policy in psychology and allied disciplines." Letters of intent are due Nov. 1, 2019. Click here for details.
 
Prevention Science Student Celebrations & Kudos
Faith Price received a 2019 NIDA American Indian and Alaska Native Drug Abuse Etiology and Prevention Research Early Career Travel Award Program for the Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. As part of that award, she had the opportunity to attend an all-day meeting of the Principal Investigators of the grants funded under the NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/nativeamericanintervention/). She says: "It was terrific!" 
Kyle Murphy successfully defended his Master's Thesis proposal. Congrats, Kyle!

Lexie Jackson successfully passed her Preliminary Exam. Way to go, Lexie!
Stephanie Roeter has several professional and personal celebrations! 
  • On August 12th Stephanie started a tenure-track faculty position with WSU Extension as the 4-H Regional Specialist for Chelan, Douglas, and Grant Counties! In this role she will provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, reporting, and direction to the three counties she serves.
  • On June 3rd, Stephanie welcomed her son, Bridger Jay Smith to the world! He was born 8lbs 14ounces and 21.5” long! At 3 and a half months old he’s already passed the 16 pound mark, and is subject to infinite close-contact, mirror-neuron-initiated-smiling that has turned into extra social smiles, and is  sleeping (mostly) through the night. His mom is pretty sure he has a secure attachment style. Bridger usually goes to his grandma’s house during Stephanie’s work hours but occasionally gets to go to work with her and entertain the office.
Garrett Jenkins completed his Master's thesis in Prevention Science this summer and then transitioned to a graduate program in Quantitative Psychology at University of California, Merced (UCM). At UCM, Garrett is working to refine and develop latent variable modeling techniques. His initial research focuses on extending diagnostic classification models (essentially, confirmatory latent class models) to provide valid parameter estimates when faced with data missing not at random (including nominal responses such as “N/A,” “Don’t Know”). He hopes this will allow researchers to make substantive inferences regarding the nature of the relationship between latent traits and nonresponse propensity. He sent along these pictures from a day trip to Yosemite National Park, the UC Merced campus, and his new lab/department building. Best of luck in your new program, Garrett!
After completing her Master's thesis in Prevention Science, Stephanie Kuzara moved back to her hometown of San Diego, CA and accepted a job as a program evaluation specialist for the Developmental Screening and Enhancement Program (DSEP) at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. DSEP partners with the San Diego Child Welfare Services to conduct screenings and provide early intervention for every child and family that has contact with CWS. She writes: In my role, I evaluate if, and how, the program is meeting its goals by analyzing data, completing deliverables for our funders, and determining opportunities for improvement. My time in the Prevention Science program has prepared me extremely well for the work I am doing and I am excited to apply my knowledge in a rewarding career. We know you'll do great in your new position, Stephanie!
Prevention Science Resources
What is Prevention? Addiction Policy Forum launched What is Prevention? a three-part video series created in partnership with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). This free resource explains the nuts & bolts of effective strategies and empowers individuals and communities to prevent adolescent substance use and addiction. 
Child Traumatic Stress - Definitions, Impacts on Development & Practice Considerations. Over the past 20+ years, there have been a number of studies examining the impact of exposure by children and families to traumatic events. In more recent years, the child trauma field has been working to clarify definitions and examples of trauma-informed practices. The webinar on October 29 at 9am PST will highlight an overview of these research fields, however, this presentation is not a research or intervention focused talk. It will provide practical applications for working with at-risk populations. Click here to register. 
How Policy Makers Can Support Early Childhood Data Governance. The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) supports state policymakers in developing and using coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data. In 2018, ECDC surveyed all 50 states to assess their ECE data integration efforts. State policymakers regularly use data to determine which early childhood investments can help reduce disparities and improve health outcomes and school readiness for children. Click here to learn more.
Child Poverty Declines as Disparities Persist. The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children without these characteristics, suggesting that the benefits of improved economic conditions were not equally distributed across families. Click here to learn more.
Prevention Science Job Announcements
Assistant Professor, Prevention Science, University of Florida. UF is investing in Prevention Science by expanding upon an already large group of prevention science faculty. The Department of Psychology is recruiting two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professor’s with expertise in Prevention Science, see link to ad below. The University of Florida is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and excellence of the academic community. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Click here for details.
Addiction and Biobehavioral Health Faculty Position (Open Rank, Tenure Track), Penn State University. The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) announces an open-rank tenure line faculty position in addiction research to start August 2020. Candidate's research should apply cognitive neuroscience techniques (e.g., neuroimaging) and integrate behavioral and biological approaches to examine substance abuse. BBH has a strong interdisciplinary research program that examines how environmental factors (e.g., early life trauma, stress, impoverished social and physical environments, etc.) interact with biological factors (e.g., genetics, brain development, etc.) to impact health; candidates that contribute to these strengths will be of particular interest. Candidates should demonstrate an established interdisciplinary research program, and a successful history of external funding, that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine the multifactorial contributions to the development and/or maintenance of substance abuse. Click here for details.
Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University. The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) within the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with research and teaching interests in language development, including (but not limited to) bi/multilingualism; contexts for language learning; interactions of language and culture; language learning across development; atypical language development; and/or the role of language in social, emotional, and/or cognitive development.
Data Analyst, Washington State University Spokane. The Behavioral  Health Innovations research group is looking for a highly capable data analyst to join their productive and dynamic research group focused on community-based addiction and mental health promotion, and practice-based research in public health.  Opportunities for application in and training on longitudinal analyses in clinical trials, health economics, GIS research, drug and alcohol use epidemiology and health equity. More information about our group can be found here www.bhinnovations.org. This full time 12 month Faculty Position with a competitive salary located in beautiful Spokane Washington. Interested applicants can apply through this link: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/47610
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates having an opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2020. The position is for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Most of the research at the PRC is concentrated in four overlapping thematic areas: Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health, and Reproductive Health. Applications are due January 6th. Click here for details. 
Post-doctoral Position in Parenting, School Readiness, and Early Childhood Education, New York University. Dr. Pamela Morris is seeking a postdoctoral-level associate as a research team member for projects spanning the areas of parenting, school readiness, early childhood education, and pre-kindergarten at the intersection of research, practice, and policy. Dr. Morris’ current work spans two main projects: 1) the study of an integrated primary/secondary parenting intervention within the population-scalable pediatric care platform called Smart Beginnings (see here); and 2) large-scale randomized experiments of enhancements to preschool, work with NYC’s Department of Education to strengthen the research architecture in the context of their historic Universal Pre-K expansion (see here). For a description of Dr. Morris’ portfolio of research, please visit her NYU Faculty Bio page here. We are accepting applications immediately and will review applications on a rolling basis. To apply, upload CV, statement of interest, writing sample (thesis chapter or published article), and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three referees to Interfolio (Link here). If you have any questions, please contact Helena Wippick (helenawippick@nyu.edu).
Prevention Research Job Opportunities. Visit the Society for Prevention Research website for a regularly updated list of prevention-related job opportunities. 
Human Development and Family Studies Job Opportunities. Visit the National Council on Family Relations website for a regularly updated list of HD-related job opportunities. 
Student Spotlight
Alana Anderson
Advisor: Sammy Perone
Campus: Pullman

How would you describe Prevention Science in one sentence to your parents or grandparents? Prevention science is a field focused on keeping bad things from happening (e.g., mental health problems, violence, substance use, risk taking), and promoting health and wellbeing. 

How would you describe your research interests in less than 5 words? Regulating thoughts and emotions

Where do you think you’ll be or hope you’ll be in five years, personally or professionally?  I have been working/studying in this field since 2015 when I took a job at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development managing a longitudinal study. Prior to that I worked in early childhood mental health for three years which still informs my work today by showing me the need for effective prevention. 

What is your favorite non-work activity for the current season (fall, winter, spring or summer)? I am just starting my second year singing with the Palouse Choral Society. Playing music and singing has always been my favorite hobby at anytime of the year. 

What TV show are you currently binge watching? I've just discovered the show The Good Place. It's a show that is somehow a comedy about moral philosophy. 
 
Staff Spotlight
Jolene Knight
Prevention Science Graduate Program Coordinator
 
Campus: Pullman
 
Where did you grow up/where are you from? I grew up in Coeur d’Alene and Lewiston, ID

How long have you worked at WSU?  In 2014 I started working at WSU in the Office of Admissions.

What is your favorite thing about your job? I enjoy variety and I like people. This job brings the two together very well!

What is your favorite non-work activity for the current season (fall, winter, spring or summer)? I’m sad to see summer go as I love the water and all water activities, boating, swimming, picking huckleberries! Fall is a good time to get into the woods though. We like motorcycle riding and exploring trails on the four-wheeler.

Do you have pets and/or children? If so, what are their names? No pets currently, unless you count the cows. We have two and my daughter did name them, Smokey and Brisket. We have three kids- Cole, Caleb, and Audra.
Find out more about the Washington State University Prevention Science PhD Program here .
Email Brittany Cooper at brittany.cooper@wsu.edu with any questions or comments. 






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