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Joseph Scott Gladstone, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management at Washington State University’s Everett campus, where he teaches a variety of undergraduate management courses. His scholarship explores culturally relevant management education, notably the intersection of western-influenced management science and Native American and Indigenous Peoples cultures, and management education strategies utilizing cooperative extension services.<br><br>In his career, Dr. Gladstone’s international work explores transplanar wisdom, a foundational Native American and Indigenous philosophy, and its influences on organization management, efficiency, and ethics. His work is published in Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership, The Journal of Management Education, American Indian Quarterly, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal, as well as other journals and numerous book chapters. He is a co-editor of American Indian Business: Principles and Practice (University of Washington Press), the first and only general management text of its kind serving the U.S. market.

Dr. Gladstone founded the Native and Indigenous Peoples Caucus in the Academy of Management. The NAIPC today represents a global cadre of scholars promoting and advocating for Native and Indigenous management epistemology as equal to current, dominant Western-influence management thought. He is a founding member of NABSWASAI, the Native American Business Scholars working group. He is a past president of the Ph.D. Project Management Doctoral Students Association and serves as one of their faculty advisors.

Dr. Gladstone is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, and a recognized Nez Perce (Idaho) descendant. He is originally from his campus site in the U.S. Pacific Northwest while retaining a home in southern New Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. at New Mexico State University, where he studied Management under David Boje, and Native American philosophy under Gregory Cajete (Tewa) and Don Pepion (Piikani). He holds a Master of Public Health degree in community health education and promotion from the University of Arizona, where he focused on tribal health program management issues.

Thank you for adding another successful face-to-face semester to the legacy of Washington State University Everett! Your dedication and outstanding achievements are remarkable, and I am inspired by your unwavering commitment to excellence.

Despite the challenges of the past years, we continue to deliver high-quality academic programming, experiences, and opportunities to students in the North Puget Sound region. Resuming an on-campus experience this year reignited the deep sense of community and care that is core to who we are as a campus. It has been uplifting to experience the energy of students, faculty, and staff in the halls of our building once again.

Your selfless efforts and extraordinary contributions help our campus thrive. Your generosity at this year’s Cougs Give day broke records with more than $13,000 raised from 89 gifts. Student experiential learning opportunities are making history, too. This year, our campus launched CATTs (Cougars & Tigers Together) in partnership with Clemson University and The Boeing Company. Last fall, Clemson students spent a week at our campus visiting aerospace companies and learning why Everett is the aerospace capital of the world. This month, our WSUE students traveled to South Carolina to join their Clemson counterparts in presenting final class projects to leaders from both universities and Boeing.

The WSU Everett Engineering Club Rocket Team has reached new heights in competition and their accomplishments have earned them membership in the National Association of Rocketry. True to our mission as preeminent STEM educators, we continue to spark interest in engineering careers through the well-attended Girls Explore STEM program in partnership with Snohomish STEM and Economic Alliance Snohomish County.

We continue with our important work relative to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. DEI is a fundamental value that impacts and benefits every individual and every aspect of campus life. It is the transformative change needed to create a more equitable culture of belonging and sharing higher education. As a public, urban, diverse campus, WSU Everett has a particular responsibility in this area. Moving into the new academic year, I will pursue a stronger discussion around DEI. From timely, relevant, and meaningful messages to educational programming, social media, and campus-wide events, the conversation around DEI will become an integral part of campus conversation and daily life.

As we look ahead to the summer and fall semesters, we will build on our successes from this past academic year to inspire continued growth. It is essential we remain focused on how we work as a community and champion our community to build leaders, empower student success, create opportunity, and drive progress and change through research and innovation.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022, and to all who have taught and supported them. Have a safe and healthy summer!

Go Cougs!

Dr. Paul Pitre, Chancellor
WSU Everett & Everett University Center

Research
Teaching
Fall 2021
  • MATH 182 – Honors Calculus II
  • MATH 172 – Calculus II
  • HONORS 390 – Global Issues in the Sciences
Previous semesters
    • MATH 171 – Calculus I
    • MATH 201 – Mathematics for Business and Economics
    • MATH 202 – Calculus for Business and Economics
    • MATH 220 – Linear Algebra
    • MATH 230 – Honors Linear Algebra
    • MATH 273 – Calculus III
    • MATH 283 – Honors Calculus III
  • MATH 315 – Differential Equations
  • MATH 440/540 – Applied Mathematics I
  • MATH 441/541 – Applied Mathematics II

Earlier today, the WSU Everett campus was placed on lockdown after reports of police activity in the area. We are saddened to learn that an Everett police officer lost his life today. Our community lost a public servant, and a family lost a loved one. We extend our prayers and strength to the officer’s family, the Everett Police Department, and our special city of Everett. We are committed to the safety of our campus community and will continue to keep you aware of any new information as it is available. 

NANNETTE MCGRATH, M.S.

Academic Advisor/Recruiter
CAHNRS and Murrow Colleges


Have you been affected by gender bias at work? How did you overcome the challenge?

I went to college and grad school at the “beginning” of the women’s movement 1974-1982. Gender Bias (we called it chauvinism) was real as was sexual harassment and both were not illegal at that time. Women were second class citizens is SO many ways. My mother and grandmother were trailblazers, they were both college graduates. They modeled being proud to be smart and quietly defiant. They got things done.

What advice do you have for young women thinking about their careers?
My advice is get your education, don’t let people or circumstances keep you from your dreams, be resilient and persevere. There are many paths to your goal.

What woman in your life most inspires you? Why?
My biggest female heroes were my mother and grandmother, Margaret Mead, Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou and now my daughter and daughters-in-law. They are educated, quietly defiant, ambitious and successful.

KATIE WOOD

Clerkship Coordinator
Everett Clinical Campus
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine


Have you been affected by gender bias at work? How did you overcome the challenge?

Yes, I have been affected by gender bias at work. Ultimately, I left the position, because the values of the team were not changing. It became obvious they were not open to it, either. You are worth it as an individual and there is an organization that will appreciate you and your talents.

What advice do you have for young women thinking about their careers?
Again, you are worth it as an individual and there is an organization that will appreciate you and your talents. The only change you should make to yourself is to evolve, learn, and develop personally/professionally. If you are trying to change yourself to fit into a company’s standards and values, then that is not the right place for you.

What woman in your life most inspires you? Why?
I have a multitude of women. I have been so fortunate to have a village behind me that have given me a “boost.” I only hope to give a boost whenever I can to those behind me. But, for the sake of this, I would like to talk about Dr. Kim Kidwell. She is currently a Dean at the University of Illinois, but previously served as Executive Associate Dean for CAHNRS here at WSU. She also was a crop scientist and developed 20 wheat varieties! The confidence and leadership that Dr. Kidwell always exuded entranced me. Her ease in decision making, and considering what was best for all, was inspiring. I attribute a lot of my career success to her guidance and mentorship and that she took a chance on hiring (a very young) me. Looking back, it was beautiful to see how she took time out of her busy schedule to coach me, and also give me room to grow/learn on my own. She modeled what it was like to propel other women forward while still moving forward herself. #womenhelpingwomen

MELODY DELAPPE

Administrative Assistant
Chancellor’s Office/Business Administration


Have you been affected by gender bias at work? How did you overcome the challenge?

Being a “Boomer” and a child of individuals who were born in 1911 and 1914 I had to overcome being raised by parents who felt that the highest career I could aspire to was to be a teacher, nurse or secretary.  This severely crippled my ability to set lofty goals for myself at an early age.  Although I graduated from WSU with a B.S. in Psychology, I still felt that I had limited options.  It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30’s that I began to realize that I could do more if I wanted to.  By then I was raising small children, and returning to college full-time was not an option I felt I could manage.  Fast forward to the time that my children were grown and I was trying to change careers from PreK teacher to Administrative Professional – I hit the ‘invisible’ glass ceiling that women in their 50’s discover is far too prevalent in the workplace even today.  Key to my success in overcoming the hidden gender/age bias was not giving up.  I not only continued to apply for positions I was interested in (a full-time job in and of itself), I took classes at the local community college and started my own photography business to fill in the gaps until I was hired to my current position in Higher Education.

What advice do you have for young women thinking about their careers?
Gain as much education for yourself as possible, choosing that which you have a passion for rather than that which you think will earn you the most coin.  You don’t want to spend 30-40 years in an area of focus when you would rather be doing something else.  You can always change your career path, but it’s nice to start with what you think you want to do rather that what you think you ought to do.  In addition, remember that while a Bachelor’s degree is important, a Master’s and Ph.D. will open more doors, increase your ability to promote and advance your career goals, and give you the ability to negotiate a higher salary whether working for yourself or others

What woman in your life most inspires you? Why?
I cannot pick just one.  Any woman who creates a goal for herself and sees it through to the fulfillment of that goal inspires me.  Women who get up to face the day when they are overwhelmed by the challenges that face them, and continue to do so day after day until they have made the changes they need to improve their lives inspire me.  Women who choose to nurture and support other women rather than tear them down are role models for me.  Women who risk being vulnerable to help others are my heroes.  Women who choose kindness over ruthlessness will invoke my loyalty.  Women who focus on making the world a better place whether that be through their workplace, their families, or their communities, will always inspire me.

KARI MIKESELL

Clerkship Coordinator
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine


Have you been affected by gender bias at work? How did you overcome the challenge?

Yes, a previous job working in a predominantly male industry. I overcome the challenge by learning to advocate for the important of woman in the workplace, teaching about the value woman bring to the workplace and using it as an opportunity to teach my male counterparts.

What advice do you have for young women thinking about their careers?
Stay grounded in your morals and values by allowing them to guide you through your career. Continue to build upon your confidence by being lifelong learner. Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.

What woman in your life most inspires you? Why?
My mother. She was the wife of a military man, worked full-time with two daughters in foreign countries. She modeled well for me how to preserve and overcome challenges.

LUCREZIA CUEN PAXSON

Scholarly Associate Professor
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication


Have you been affected by gender bias at work? How did you overcome the challenge?

Yes, repeatedly. But perhaps the most important thing I can say here is where I never experienced gender bias. And that was at home, growing up, from my father. At a time when many limits were put on women he encouraged me and my sisters to never limit ourselves or accept limits others tried to impose. It made all the difference.

What advice do you have for young women thinking about their careers?
Follow your passions, but remember they may evolve so never be afraid to change, redirect or launch in new directions. Stay flexible, and always chose kindness.

What woman in your life most inspires you? Why?
Women. My mother, grandmother and my sisters. My mother and grandmother led by example. My sisters give me support and inspire me every day.

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