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COVID-19 Update for Fall Quarter

Fall quarter classes and student services will be online. For questions about getting set up, please contact your faculty directly on Canvas or visit online learning for more information. For CWU center-related questions, please email or call (206) 439-3800 to reach center staff. For more information on COVID-19 related health and safety updates, please visit

Staff and Faculty at CWU-Des Moines

CWU-Des Moines Staff


Kurt Ikemeier

Regional Director

206-439-3800 x3866

Amy Meyers Assistant Director School of Education / Premajor Advising 206-439-3800 x3840

Angela Murry-Walker

Office Assistant 3

206-439-3800 x3808

Antonio Sanchez

Special Assistant to President for International, Community & Business Development - Assistant Director of Government Relations

206-439-3800 x3847

Mishel Kuch

Associate Director Westside Student Life, Student Development Westside

206-439-3800 x3818

Cheryl Reid Financial Aid Counselor


Christine Bertie

Library Services

206-439-3800 x3849

Elizabeth (Liz) Inman

Senior Secretary

206-439-3800 x3806

Dan Smelser Multimedia and Instructional Support 206-439-3800 x3855

Pete Cusumano

Distance Education ITV Coordinator

206-439-3800 x3834

Steve Laing Assistant Director of Career Services 206-439-3800 x3841



CWU-Des Moines Faculty


Carlo Smith

Finance and Supply Chain Management

206-439-3800 x3854

Cathy Anderson


206-439-3800 x3861

Chris Black Mathematics 206-439-3800 x3850
Claudia Dumitrescu Assistant Professor Business 206.439.3800 x3832

Cynthia Engel

Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences

206-439-3800 x3813

Dan Smelser Multimedia and Instructional Support 206-439-3800 x3855
Darin Knapp STEM Math and Science 206-439-3800 x3825

Eric Hougan

Educational Foundations and Curriculum

206-439-3800 x3830

Fabio Ambrosio Accounting 206-439-3800 x3833
Grace Blum Elementary Education 206-439-3800 x3823

Grace Ke

Finance and Supply Chain Management

206-439-3800 x3845

Henry Williams

Education, Advanced Programs


Jim Thompson


206-439-3800 x3839

Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani

Early Childhood/Elem Education

206-439-3800 x3844

Christine Henderson Law and Justice 206-439-3800 x3835

Liane Pereira


206-439-3800 x3820

Robert Moore

Law and Justice

206-439-3800 x3825

Kun Liao

Finance and Supply Chain Management

425-640-1574 x3891

Se Eun Lee Events and Tourism Management 206-439-1169 x3821
Tim Hargrave Management 206-439-3800 x3871

Tina Georgeson

Early Childhood/Elem Education

206-439-3800 x3824

Vanessa Hunt

Science Education

206-439-3800 x3822

Wendy Cook


206-439-3800 x3852

Yuntaek Pae Finance and Supply Chain Management 206-439-3800 x3846