Founding faculty by program

Programs listed in order of founding at UW Tacoma.

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
(opened 1990 as Liberal Studies; changed name 1998; became a school in 2014)

  • William Richardson, director, 1990-96; 2000-2006
  • Mike Allen
  • James F. Brown
  • Robert Crawford
  • Anthony D’Costa
  • Claudia Gorbman
  • Michael Honey
  • Michael Kalton
  • Kathie Kasaba
  • David Morris
  • Samuel Parker
  • Judith Stevens-Long
  • Jay Vest

Nursing
(opened 1992)

  • Sharon Gavin Fought, director, 1992-1998; 2008-present
  • Kären Landenburger
  • Janet Primomo
  • Kathleen Dorcy

School of Education
(opened 1992; become a school in 2016)

  • Ron Butchart, director (1992-1997)
  • Belinda Louie
  • Marcy Stein

Milgard School of Business
(opened 1994 as Business Administration; changed name 2003)

  • Patricia Fandt, director, 1994-2004
  • Bernard Booms
  • Kent Nelson
  • Jill Purdy
  • Tracy Thompson

Social Work
(opened 1998)

  • Marceline Lazzari, director, 1998-2007
  • Thomas Diehm
  • Kathleen Tangenberg
  • Nancy Larson

Institute of Technology
(opened 1999 as Computing and Software Systems; changed name 2001; became a school in 2016)

  • Larry Crum, director, 1999-2005
  • William Conlen
  • Don McLane
  • Moshe Rosenfeld
  • Josh Tenenberg

Urban Studies
(opened 2001)

  • Brian Coffey, director, 2001-2013
  • Yonn Dierwechter

KeyBank Professional Development Center
(opened 2003)

  • Alice Dionne, director, 2003-2010

Undergraduate Education
(opened 2006 as General Education; changed name in 2010)

  • Beth Kalikoff, director, 2006-2009