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.
Paul Pitre is Chancellor for Washington State University’s Everett campus. Dr. Pitre became Chancellor in September 2016, after serving as Academic Dean of the campus from 2011- 2016.
Dr. Pitre is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology at WSU. Prior to accepting a faculty position at WSU, he was a member of the Auburn University faculty. Pitre has worked in Public Affairs for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and as a Program Management Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education. He has also held several administrative posts in higher education.
His research interests center on P-20 education policy, leadership and governance in higher education, and college access and choice. Pitre received his doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland. He also received his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University and his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Western Washington University.
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Lynne K. Varner is Associate Vice Chancellor for Washington State University Everett and Chief of Staff leading campus-wide initiatives to increase enrollment and public-private partnerships in the north Puget Sound.
Ms. Varner joined Washington State University in 2014 after more than two decades as an award-winning multimedia journalist at media companies that include United Press International, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. During her career, she was twice nominated for journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, for groundbreaking stories on race relations and public education. She is a John S. Knight Fellow, an academic fellowship awarded by Stanford University to support media industry leaders with collaborative mindsets.
An East Coast native, Ms. Varner is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
She is a former trustee of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and current chair of the Board of Directors of Cascade Public Media, a non-profit operating PBS member station KCTS 9, digital news site, Crosscut and creative animation services company, Piranha Partners.
Lynne is the co-author of a collection of moving essays and photographs, “Stories that Cover Us: Meditations and Fiber Art by the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters.”
She believes that to whom much is given, much is required.
Dr. Beattie is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Scholarly Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University Everett. Nearly all his courses are designed using hybrid and online course delivery with experience in designing over 20 courses. He has taught and researched internationally in Switzerland, Malawi, Tanzania, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Beattie has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry with 20 of those years in management positions with restaurants, hotel food and beverage operations, and managed services.
Beattie, M. A., Link Wyer, S. (2019). Change management and leadership in the fourth industrial revolution. In K. Tajeddini, V. Ratten, T. Merkle (Eds.), Tourism, hospitality and digital transformation: Strategic management aspects (ch. 3). (pp. 25-46). London: Routledge.
Beattie, M. (2011). Accessible, appropriate, and effective education: The case of NetTel@Africa. In E. Brown & P. Gibbons (Eds.), Ethnicity and race: Creating educational opportunities around the globe (pp. 221-240). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Beattie, M., Gau, J. (2007). Workplace Violence in Hotels. In D. Rutherford & M. O’Fallon (Eds.), Hotel management and operations (4th ed., pp. 227-230). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Refereed Journal Articles
Beattie, M. A., Umbreit, W. T., Murray, J. C. (in press). Ivar’s tipping point. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases.
Li, P., Chen, M.-H., Zao, Y., Beattie, M. A. (2018). Factors affecting inn operators’ willingness to pay resource protection fees: A case of Erhai Lake in China. Sustainability.
Chinta, R., Beattie, M., Brands, K., Wheeler, S. (2012). Lessons from the Field: Teaching a Completely Online “Global Business” Course to African Refugees in Northern Kenya and Malawi. Jesuit Higher Education, 1(1), 144-147.
Beattie, M. (2004). A Terezin Afternoon. Journal of Scholarship and Opinion.
Beattie, M. (2012). Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement. In L. N. Tousova & A. Popa (Eds.), AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy (2nd ed., vol. 2). New York, New York: SUNY Press.
Beattie, M. (2009). The role of education in economic development: Study of NetTel@Africa in Tanzania. Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University.
Beattie, M., Beattie, F. (2007). Akeelah and the Bee. International Journal of Servant-Leadership. Akeelah and the Bee. International Journal of Servant-Leadership. (3rd ed.). Spokane, Washington: Gonzaga University
The Washington State University Elson S Floyd College of Medicine is a community-based medical school created to fill critical health care gaps across the state. Our future physicians are training to develop the knowledge and skills needed to deliver high quality care to communities most in need. My education and lived experience, medical training, clinical practice, leadership knowledge and collaboration have led me to serve as Associate Dean for Clinical Education-Everett campus.
I am the product of an immigrant family, an inner-city childhood and public education. I completed Master of Science (Microbiology) and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Washington and internal medicine training at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Georgia’s public hospital. There we cared for the sickest of the sick, the best and the brightest, the poorest of the poor.
My clinical career includes private practice in Decatur, Georgia, managed care medicine at Group Health Cooperative, a shared private practice in Seattle with Rayburn Lewis, MD and multi-specialty group practice at Minor & James Medical.
My leadership career includes service in the early 1980’s as President of the Board of the Carolyn Downs Community Health Services Center, the only currently operating community clinic founded by the Black Panther Party. I served as President and Associate Medical Director of Managed Care for Minor & James Medical, President of the Providence-Seattle Medical Center medical staff, Chief of Staff of Swedish Medical Center, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Swedish Health Services. I have served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington State Medical Association, Washington State Hospital Association, American Hospital Association and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
I currently served as a trustee for Seattle University. During 2017, I served as physician surveyor for The Joint Commission, and in 2020, I served as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Health Care Quality.
Brett Atwood is a website editor, content strategist and former print and online journalist whose writings have appeared in Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vibe, The Hollywood Reporter and other publications.
Atwood has held managing editor positions at leading Internet sites Amazon.com, Secondlife.com and RealNetworks. In 2001, Atwood’s career shifted to include academia. He is currently the director of the Integrated Strategic Communication at Everett (ISC) program and an associate professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He holds an M.A. degree in communication from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
During his five-year stint as new media editor at Billboard and a co-founding editor of Billboard.com, he was among the first reporters to document the development of Internet-based digital downloading and streaming media technologies. His expertise in this area has resulted in numerous analyst and commentator appearances at several national print and TV outlets, including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CBS Evening News, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. During his time at Billboard, Atwood interviewed many major music acts including David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Tupac Shakur, and Bjork. He also co-produced the Billboard Music Video Conference & Awards for several years and helped procure notable speakers and panelists, including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Mark Cuban, Todd Rundgren, and members of the Barenaked Ladies.
At Amazon.com, he managed and developed editorial content for several of the e-commerce site’s operations, including the debut of the Computer & Video Games, Electronics and Toys stores. At RealNetworks, he managed content development for various music properties at the streaming media company, including MusicNet, LiveConcerts.com and RealGuide Music. In addition, he co-founded Internet music service Rolling Stone Radio with Rolling Stone magazine. At Linden Lab, he worked on editorial and content strategy for multiple products including the Internet-based 3D digital world Second Life and the registered money services business Tilia. He also helped coordinate several large-scale events and content initiatives in the virtual world, including premiere screenings of Adult Swim’s “The Shivering Truth,” the Second Life Book Club, and numerous product placement partnerships connecting the physical and virtual worlds.
Atwood is an associate professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, where he teaches courses in digital content production, reporting and social media persuasion.
In 2006, he was the recipient of a U.S. Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. Department of State. This grant enabled Atwood to travel to Minsk, Belarus to conduct workshops on Internet content development among independent journalists. Under the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, the government has all but suffocated traditional distribution outlets for independent journalists due to its intolerance of dissenting viewpoints.
In 2008, he received a grant from the McCormick Foundation to conduct a Virtual Journalism Summit featuring workshops and presentations about reporting within 3D spaces. The effort comes as a result of the growing popularity and influence of virtual reality worlds, where there are many real stories unfolding within the “metaverse” and its newly created 3D spaces. For example, real-world news organizations, such as CNN and Sky News, once held “in-world” virtual news bureaus that aimed to document and report on the virtual economy and activities within Second Life.
In 2010, he worked with the McCormick Foundation again to create the Murrow Center 3D Newsroom. This virtual world project features 3D “citizen journalism” training kiosks and a multimedia exhibit dedicated to famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.
In 2011, he was a co-recipient of a U.S. Department of State grant for the Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism (SUSI).
In 2014, he relocated to Everett, Washington to launch the Integrated Strategic Communication program at the new WSU Everett campus.
Social media, virtual reality (VR), online culture and communities
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Dr. Jacob Murray graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from WSU in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Today, Dr. Murray works as Assistant Professor (Career Track) and Program Coordinator for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Everett. Dr. Murray’s research interests include sustainable computing, wireless network-on-chip architectures, dynamic thermal management, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, and interdisciplinary course design. Dr. Murray has 18 publications and conference proceedings and has been the IEEE Seattle Section Education Society Chair since 2017.
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