Fall 2015 brought many new and exciting changes to PPPA. We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new faculty and Staff. This Fall, we welcomed new Faculty member, Dr. Ashly Townsen, Assistant Professor of Political Science and new Staff member, Stephanie Ficca, Secretary Senior.

Welcome to our new faculty member, Ashly Townsen, who joined The WSU faculty in August 2015. He comes to us freshly minted from the University of Illinois. Welcome to the Palouse, Ashly! Great to have you on board!.Townsen

Learn more about Dr. Townsen:

Research and teaching interests: Civil war, rebel groups, conflict management, post-conflict negotiation, peacekeeping, political psychology, spatial methodology, experimental methodology, and understanding which individuals join rebellions and why

Previous post: University of Illinois

Education and training: PhD, Political Science, University of Illinois; BS, Political Science, Sam Houston State University

Honors and achievements: “Hot Spot Peacekeeping,” with Bryce W. Reeder and Matthew Powers, in International Studies Review 18(1): 69-91 (2015)

Outside of work, I enjoy, traveling, hiking with my lab-mix (“Charlie”), concerts, camping, cooking new dishes, and watching baseball.

PPPA would also like to Welcome our newest staff member, Stephanie Ficca. Stephanie is our new Secretary Senior and also does all of the financials for PPPA. Stephanie has worked at WSU since December, 2012. She has worked in various departments across campus, before joining the PPPA Family in August 2015. Stephanie has lived on the Palouse all of her life. Welcome to PPPA, Stephanie! We’re happy you’re here!

Learn More about Stephanie:
Previous WSU Experience: University Receivables, Conference Management, Dining Financial Services

Outside of work, I enjoy, reading, riding horses, shooting guns, and spending time with family.