Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads


The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the sixth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Terrell Library Atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

“Crimson Reads publicly acknowledges and celebrates our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored, co‑authored or edited a book within the past year,” said Chelsea Leachman, co‑organizer and science and instruction librarian at Owen Science and Engineering Library. “This year’s event is an opportunity to network with authors and gain insight into the diverse writing and publishing activity of WSU authors.”

Refreshments will be offered during a reception open to the public. A panel of three authors will discuss the theme of “Behind the Scenes: From Practice to Published.”

For more about Crimson Reads, including the full book list, visit the Crimson Reads website. Learn more about Showcase at showcase.wsu.edu.

About the panelists

  • Cornell Clayton, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Clayton, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute of Public Policy and Public Service, co‑wrote “Governing the Evergreen State: Political Life in Washington,” which provides an absorbing look at an ever‑evolving state political and judicial system and presents intriguing case studies.
  • Aric Dutelle, WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Dutelle, a graduate student and graduate assistant for the WSU Emeritus Society, co‑wrote “Criminal Investigation,” which walks readers through the entire investigative process and the roles involved, including police officers, investigators, forensic personnel, defense lawyers, and prosecutors.
  • Christy Zlatos, WSU Libraries. Zlatos, humanities and social sciences reference librarian, wrote “Profiles of Academic Library Reference Services Management,” which explores the development and management of reference services at seven American higher education institutions.