June 17, 2020
Dr. Pavithra Narayanan has accepted the position of Academic Director for the Vancouver College of Arts & Sciences. She has been appointed to a four-year term, beginning July 1, 2020.
Dr. Narayanan, a WGSS affiliate faculty member, started at WSU Vancouver as an Assistant Professor in 2004. She is currently an Associate Professor of English, and her scholarship focuses on postcolonial and decolonial studies. Her leadership experience includes three years with the college leadership team at the Vancouver campus: two as associate director and the last year as interim co-director. Dr. Narayanan has also served as a member of the Council of Faculty Representatives, in the WSU Faculty Senate representing the Vancouver campus, and as program leader for the Department of English in Vancouver. She also co-directed the WSU Vancouver Collaborative for Social and Environmental Justice for three years and has worked on numerous committees and initiatives to advance equity at WSU.