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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work
121 Senior Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6081
fax: 509.359.6732

CSBSSW Dean's Office

  • Vickie Shields, PhD
    Vickie Shields, PhD
    Dean | College of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Social Work
    121 Senior Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.6081
    Fax: 509.359.6732

    Dr. Vickie Rutledge Shields is Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, and Professor of Communication Studies.

    Prior to moving to Washington state and joining EWU, Dr. Shields worked for 12 years at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH where she held the positions of Assistant/Associate Professor of Telecommunications/Women's Studies, Director of the Women's Studies Program and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences for faculty, curriculum and general education where she led a successful general education reform.

    She has taught a wide range of courses in speech communication, feminist media studies and qualitative research, ranging from introductory courses through doctoral advising and seminars.

    An internationally recognized communications and feminist media scholar, Dr. Shields writes from a cultural perspective on gender media content and media audiences specifically in the areas of advertising, television and film. She is also an expert in theoretical and methodological approaches to visual literacy.

    She is the author of Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self Image, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press as well as over 50 articles, chapters and presentations in media and cultural studies. Measuring Up was the winner of the 2004 Award for Outstanding Research in Visual Communication by the Visual Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

    In 2010-11 she served as President of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), the leading national organization of arts and sciences deans. 

    Vickie Rutledge Shields received her M.A. and PhD degrees in Communication from the Ohio State University. Prior to receiving her doctorate she was awarded The Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship, one of 30 full fellowships awarded annually by The Graduate School, The Ohio State University in a university-wide competition, to doctoral candidates in the final year of dissertation research who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly accomplishment and potential.   She received her B.A. in communication from Boise State University where she was named BSU Alumna of the Year in 2005. In that same year she completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


  • Jonathan W. Anderson, PhD
    Jonathan W. Anderson, PhD
    Associate Dean
    121 Senior Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6707
    Fax: 509.359.6732

    Jonathan W. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Psychology with a specialty in neuropsychology. After receiving his degree, he completed a post-doctorate fellowship investigating the recovery process and timeline after traumatic brain injury. He teaches courses on human neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, psychopharmacology, biological basis of behavior, research methods, and statistics. He has mentored numerous McNair students and worked with the PICI program with Lewis and Clark High School Students. In 2010-11, he was recognized with the President's Award for his contributions in the area of teaching, scholarship, and service.


  • Pui-Yan Lam, Ph.D.
    Pui-Yan Lam, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean
    121A Senior Hall
    Phone: 509-359-7933
    Fax: 509-359-6732

    Pui-Yan is a Professor of Sociology and is currently an Associate Dean for the College. She has proven leadership abilities and is an entrepreneur in the area of higher education, leadership and diversity. Her dedication and work in this area includes being a founder of the group Mosaic (a social support group for faculty from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds) and also Weaving the Threads: A Night of Women's Empowerment. She has served on the President's Advisory Committee for Diversity and has worked closely with international students and international initiatives at EWU. Pui-Yan has worked with numerous McNair fellows and the PICI program with Lewis and Clark High School Students and works closely with the Women's and Gender Studies program and the Diversity programs at EWU.


  • Connie Brady
    Connie Brady
    College Business Officer
    121 Senior Hall, Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.2434
    Fax: 509.359.6732

    - Manage all budget and fiscal services
    - Implement and monitor biennial budget requests
    - Monitor and approve all expenditures and allocations
    - Broad budget and resources planning
    - Fiscal reports and analysis
    - Training direction on fiscal matters
    - Faculty / staff personnel matters

  • Deborah Blake
    Deborah Blake
    Administrative Specialist
    121B Senior Hall
    Phone: 509-359-6081
    Fax: 509-359-6732

    - Dean's Calendar/Mtgs.                                   

    - General Administrative Functions

    - Travel

    - Special Events Coordinator

    - Emergency Contact Procedures

    - Website 


  • Janis Hetrick
    Janis Hetrick
    Senior Hall 121
    Phone: 509.359.6168
    Fax: 509.359.6732

    * First point of contact in Dean's Office

    * Tracking of Grade Change Forms/SCARFS/CTFs/Instructor Assignment Forms

    * Tracking of Study Abroad Forms/Online Hybrid Forms

    * Graduate Service Apointment Letters

    * Back-up for questions on PAFs, travel, & calendars

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