UW Graduate School

Public Scholarship

The Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship is a partnership of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the UW Graduate School, and the Simpson Center. Its project- and portfolio-based curriculum enables graduate students to integrate their intellectual, political, and professional interests through engagement with diverse publics. Together, the Certificate’s students, faculty, and community partners generate new forms of culture, knowledge, and expression; re-envision the ends and means of higher education; and open professional pathways inside and outside the academy.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Michelle Habell-Pallan, Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Primary Staff Contact

  • Miriam Bartha, Director, Graduate Programs, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group.  For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Dan Berger, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Rick Bonus, Associate Professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies
  • Bruce Burgett, Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Leilani Nishime, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
  • Candice Rai, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Sonnet Retman, Associate Professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies