UW Bothell to Welcome Record Number of New Faculty

August 1, 2013
Contact: Laura Mansfield, 425-352-5406, lmans@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – Twenty-nine new faculty are expected to join UW Bothell for the 2013-14 academic year. The incoming group is the largest single faculty class in the history of the university, according to Peggy Frazier, faculty affairs director at UW Bothell. 

See a list of the new faculty.

The increase in faculty hires is attributed to the growth in student enrollment, along with an expansion of degree programs at the university.

Eleven of the new hires will teach in the new School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which was approved by the University of Washington Board of Regents in March.

In the School of STEM, there are new degrees debuting this fall in cybersecurity (M.S.), mathematics (B.S.) and interactive media design (B.A.). Degrees in chemistry, computer engineering and mechanical engineering will be offered in the fall of 2014.

Four faculty positions are being added to the Nursing and Health Studies program, which will offer a new degree in health studies (B.A.) this fall. The remaining faculty positions will be distributed throughout the university's School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the School of Business.

UW Bothell currently enrolls more than 4,100 students. The university offers 23 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs.

About UW Bothell: With more than 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, the university curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, and critical thinking. UW Bothell prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.