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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Grantees and Project Reports

Applications for 2014-15 Faculty Development Grants are due on November 1, 2014 and March 1, 2015.

2014-15 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Sung Ju Ahn (Liberal Studies)

Jason Burton (Product Design)

Dana Duff (Fine Arts)

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia (Communication Arts)

Ian James (Fine Arts)

Michele Jaquis (Interdisciplinary Studies, Creative Action/IL, Artists Community Teaching)

Soo Kim (Fine Arts)

Sumi Lee (Fashion)

Cathy Lightfoot (Foundation)

Ana Llorente (Communication Arts)

Joseph Potts (Communication Arts)

Tanya Rubbak (Communication Arts, Grad Graphic Design)

Rush White (Foundation)

 

2013-14 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Guy Bennett (Grad Writing)

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (Grad Writing)

Rebecca Chamlee (Communication Arts)

Robert Dobbie (Communication Arts)

Ysamur Flores-Peña (Liberal Studies)

Nancy Haselbacher (Communication Arts)

Michele Jaquis (Interdisciplinary Studies, Creative Action/IL, Artists Community Teaching)

Annetta Kapon (Grad Fine Arts)

Patricia Kovic (Product Design, Creative Action/IL, Artists Community Teaching)

Barbara Maloutas (Communication Arts)

Tucker Neel (Communication Arts)

Renee Petropoulos (Grad Fine Arts)

Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Product Design)

 

2012-13 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Carole Caroompas (Fine Arts)

Peter Gadol (Graduate Writing)

Parme Giuntini (Liberal Studies)

Heather Joseph-Witham (Liberal Studies)

Annetta Kapon (Graduate Fine Arts)

Siri Kaur (Fine Arts)

Soo Kim (Fine Arts)

Ana Llorente (Communication Arts)

Barbara Maloutas (Communication Arts)

Alex Slade (Fine Arts)

Jeanne Willette (Liberal Studies)

 

2011-12 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Maura Bendett (Foundation)

Rebecca Chamlee (Communication Arts) 

Jacci Den Hartog (Foundation, Fine Arts)

Keith Downey (Digital Media)

Dana Duff (Fine Arts)

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia (Communication Arts) 

Sumi Lee (Fashion)

Mitra Rajabi (Fashion)

Holly Tempo (Fine Arts)

Davey Whitcraft (Communication Arts)

 

2010-11 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Andrew H. Davis (Liberal Studies)

Michele Jaquis (Interdisciplinary Studies, Creative Action/IL, Artists Community Teaching)

Annetta Kapon (Graduate Fine Arts)

Christian Mounger (Foundation)

Patrick Nickell (Foundation)

Yael Samuel (Liberal Studies)

Michael Wright (Digital Media)

2009-10 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Guy Bennett (Liberal Studies)

Adam Berg (Liberal Studies)

Rebecca Chamlee (Communication Arts) 

Heather Joseph-Witham (Liberal Studies)

Karolyn Kiisel (Fashion)

Soo Kim (Fine Arts)

Randall Lavender (Foundation)

Mohammed Sharif (Architecture/Landscape/Interiors)

Kerri Steinberg (Liberal Studies)

Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Liberal Studies)

Holly Tempo (Fine Arts)

 

2008-09 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Jason Burton (Product Design)

Jacci Den Hartog (Foundation)

Dana Duff (Fine Arts)

Linda Hudson (Foundation)

Annetta Kapon (Grad Fine Arts)

Sumi Lee (Fashion)

Barbara Maloutas (Communication Arts)

Christian Mounger (Foundation)

Renee Petropoulos (Grad Fine Arts)

Mitra Rajabi (Fashion)

 

2007-08 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

David Bremer (Liberal Studies)

Marlena Donohue (Liberal Studies)

Ysamur Flores-Peña (Liberal Studies)

Heather Joseph-Witham (Liberal Studies)

Randall Lavender (Foundation)

Michael Wright (Digital Media)

 

2006-07 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Guy Bennett (Liberal Studies)

Rebecca Chamlee (Communication Arts)

Tracy Colby (Digital Media)

Keith Downey (Digital Media)

Gary Geraths (Foundation)

Kathryn Hagen (Fashion)

Soo Kim (Fine Arts)

Joyce Lightbody (Liberal Studies)

Kathleen Milnes (Digital Media)

Renee Petropoulos (Grad Fine Arts)

Pat Stiles (Fashion)

 

2005-06 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

MariBeth Baloga (Fashion)

Susan Barnet (Fine Arts)

Aiko Beall (Fashion)

Meg Cranston (Fine Arts)

Linda Hudson (Foundation)

Karolyn Kiisel (Fashion)

Amanda Linder (Fashion)

Gail Knierem (Fashion)

Kerri Steinberg (Liberal Studies)

Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Liberal Studies)

 

2004-05 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

Marcie Begleiter (Digital Media)

Dana Duff (Fine Arts)

Ysamur Flores-Peña (Liberal Studies)

Heather Joseph-Witham (Liberal Studies)

Annetta Kapon (Grad Fine Arts)

Renee Petropoulos (Grad Fine Arts)

Holly Tempo (Fine Arts)