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College of the Sciences
400 E. University Way
Dean Hall 130
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519
Phone: 509-963-1866

Office of the Dean

Tim EnglundTim Englund, Dean

Dr. Tim Englund received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his B.S. from Grand Valley State University. He has been a member of the mathematics faculty since 1998. His current primary research interests include interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in Nutrition & Health Sciences examining elementary school lunches. Previous research has focused on the representation theory of Chevalley groups. Prior to joining the Dean's office, he served one term at the chair of the Mathematics Department and as the Faculty Coordinator for the Ronald E. McNair Program at CWU.


Michael Harrod, Associate Dean

Dr. Mike Harrod received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and his M.A. and B.A. from the California State University, San Marcos. He has been on the faculty in the Sociology since 2008. His primary research interests currently focus on how people see themselves and the consequences when that self-view isn’t supported by others. He is also interested in the study of crime.

Elvin Delgado, Associate Dean

Bio coming soon!


Dannica Price, Engagement Program Manager

Dannica Price joined the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education in 2014 as an Event Coordinator. She has been at CWU since 2011 and previously worked for Student Union Operations. Dannica earned her B.S Degree from Central Washington University in 2008.

Shelby Taylor-Olson, Administrative Specialist

Shelby Taylor-Olson joined the College of the Sciences in October 2018 as the Secretary Senior. She previously held the same position in the Political Science Department. Shelby earned her B.S. Degree from Central Washington University in 2006.


James Branch, Director of Development

Bio Coming Soon.



Jocelyn Matheny, Alumni Relations Coordinator

Jocelyn Matheny received her B.A. in Anthropology from Central in 2019. Upon graduating, she began working with CWU University Advancement, and then started with the College of the Sciences in 2022. In her role, Jocelyn enjoys connecting students with alumni. Outside of her role, she loves to see Wellington around campus, visit the dog park, and play sports including pickle ball and ultimate frisbee.


Jo Rucker, Office Assistant 3

Jo Rucker is currently earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Wine Industry Management, here at CWU, as well as her certification in metalsmithing. In her role, Jo supports the College of the Sciences Advising team and acts as a front face for the Deans Office. Since moving to Ellensburg from the Los Angeles area , in 2019, Jo has enjoyed many programs that Central offers - including marching band, where she met her husband. Jo and her husband are expecting their first child this year and are excited to grow their family of Wildcats.



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