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Expert's Guide

SPU scholars in a range of academic disciplines are often available to comment on breaking news stories. For assistance in finding Seattle Pacific University, contact:

Tracy Norlen
SPU Manager of Public Information
Phone: 206-281-2977
Cell: 206-963-9779

In the News

Professor's Poems Featured on NPR
Three poems by English Professor Jennifer Maier have been read on “The Writer’s Almanac” with Garrison Kellior.


Areas of Expertise

Below are some of the areas of expertise and experience of SPU faculty and staff.

  • Art (esp. art and faith)
  • Business (esp. ethics in the workplace)
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Economy (esp. Washington state economy)
  • Higher Education
  • History (esp. Washington state history)
  • Middle East (esp. history, culture, faith, and interrelationships)
  • Political Science (esp. Washington state politics)
  • Reconciliation (esp. biblical reconciliation; Seattle youth and violence; SPU’s John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development)
  • Relationships (esp. marriage, communication)
  • Science (esp. teaching science)
Dr Lustyk

Professor's Study Listed on NIH Website

Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for innovative research into brain function in women who use a promising new treatment for drug addiction.

Teaching Science

SPU continues its pioneering research in the teaching of science with a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.