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Dr. Schulz became the 11th president of Washington State University and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering in June 2016. Prior to joining WSU, he served as a professor of chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota and at Michigan Tech; vice president of research and economic development at Mississippi State University; and president of Kansas State University. During his seven years at Kansas State, he led the university to its highest research ranking and a record high student enrollment. He is also the chair of the NCAA board of governors, a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

Dr. Daniel J. Bernardo is the Provost and Executive Vice President of Washington State University, serving as the senior academic officer for the university and overseeing all academic activities. He served as Vice President for Agriculture and Extension and Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) from 2005-13, where he was responsible for administering teaching, research, and outreach programs in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. Prior to WSU, Dr. Bernardo was Professor and Department Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University from 1995-2005.  He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at WSU and his B.S. in agricultural and managerial economics from the University of California-Davis.

Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo is a Professor of Ethnic Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race at Washington State University. She obtained a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, and an M.A. in Sociology, and a PhD in American Studies from Washington State University. She has authored and edited multiple books, as well as book chapters and journal articles focusing on cultural productions of 9/11, and constructions of race, citizenship, immigration, and gender. Her most recent books are Projecting 9/11: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in Recent Hollywood Films (Rowman and Littlefield 2014) and Feminism after 9/11: Women’s Bodies as Cultural and Political Threat (Palgrave MacMillan 2017) both co-authored with Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo. She has also published numerous book chapters and journal articles on Latinas/os in US popular culture and Puerto Rico/US relations.