Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Award Tenure To Nine Faculty Members

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Kirkland, Wash. – The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), has awarded tenure to nine faculty members: Dr. Barcin Acar, Dr. Cathy Zupke, Christine Turpin, Dr. Kimberly McClure, Michelle Judy, Dr. Narayani Choudhury, Dr. Sharon Raz, Sue Wozniak and Todd Bagaason.

Dr. Acar teaches General Education-Science courses and holds a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in Entomology. Dr. Zupke teaches Engineering and holds a Ph.D.  in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Turpin teaches General Education-Humanities courses and holds two master’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications and Graphic Design from Iowa State University. Dr. McClure teaches General Education-Science courses and holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington. Judy teaches General Education-Math courses and holds a Master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from George Washington University. Dr. Choudhury teaches General Education-Math courses and holds a Ph.D.  in Interdisciplinary: Physics, Math and Computational Science from the University of Mumbai. Dr. Raz teaches General Education-Social Sciences courses and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Haifa, Israel. Wozniak is a Faculty Librarian and holds a Master’s in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Bagaason teaches Design and holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects from Academy of Art University. The LWTech Board of Trustees awarded tenure to the faculty members at their meeting on March 8.

“Our tenured professors are dedicated and committed to each and every student’s success. They have strengthened their programs and have built and sustained long-lasting industry relationships. They are passionate about what they teach and truly make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech.

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Left-to-Right, Top Row: 
LWTech President, Dr. Amy Morrison; Professor, Dr. Cathy Zupke; Professor Todd Bagaason; VP of Instruction, Dr. Suzanne Ames

Left-to-Right, Second Row from Top: 
Professor, Sue Wozniak; Professor, Dr. Sharon Raz; Professor Dr. Barcin Acar; Trustee Robert Malte

Left-to-Right, Third Row from Top: 
Professor, Dr. Narayani Choudhury; Trustee, Darrell Mitsunaga; Trustee, Anne Hamilton; Trustee, Laura Wildfong

Left-to-Right, Fourth Row from Top:
Professor, Christine Turpin; Professor, Dr. Kimberly McClure; Professor, Michelle Judy

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.