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Name:
Thomas Esch
Job Title:
Assoc Faculty-Other
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours: 1030 - 1225 Monday and Wednesday

Classes taught: HIST&136, HIST&137, POLS&202

Education & Training

B.A., M.A., University of Pittsburgh

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Name:
Amy Kinsel
Job Title:
Professor of History
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours:

Classes taught: ABE 037, GWS 215, GWS 215W, HIST 037, HIST 245, HIST&136, HIST&137, HIST&214, HIST&214W, HIST&215, HIST&215W

Employee Bio

Amy Kinsel has taught history at Shoreline since Fall 2004. Her teaching interests include the multicultural, social, and political history of the United States, as well as immigration history, women's history, and history of the Pacific Northwest.
Prof. Kinsel is an award-winning historian whose published work focuses on the cultural significance of the American Civil War. An active member of the Organization of American Historians, she served on its Executive Board from 2012-2015.
In addition to teaching, Prof. Kinsel has held leadership roles in the Faculty Senate (2007-2009), in the faculty Federation (2011-2015), and as Dean of Social Sciences & Library (2015-2018). Since returning to faculty, Prof. Kinsel has served as a Faculty Program Coordinator (department chair) and as a member of Shoreline's Guided Pathways Core Team (2019-2021).

Education & Training

B.A., University of Puget Sound
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

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Name:
Tim Payne
Job Title:
Professor of Economics and International Studies
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours:

Classes taught: ECON 297, ECON 298, ECON 299, ECON&201, ECON&202, IDS 103, INTST201

Employee Bio

Tim Payne has devoted 3 decades in the classroom at Shoreline, Western Washington University, and Washington State University, teaching economics to thousands of students from a multitude of countries and backgrounds.  In the community, he has consulted regional governments, including King County Council and Puget Sound Regional Council, and served as one of the founding members of the Seattle Climate Partnership.  Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Economics at Washington State University while working his way through school doing agricultural research.  Some of his early economic research in sustainable agriculture in the Pacific Northwest inspired him to explore  practices of sustainability in other parts of the world, including SE Asia, Central America, and recently in Cuba. Tim considers education and the empowerment of locally-based institutions to be vital in securing sustainable improvements in the lives of people, communities, and the environment.  

Education & Training

B.A., M.A., Washington State University

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Name:
Joseph Saxton
Job Title:
Associate Faculty
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours:

Classes taught: ECON&201, ECON&202

Name:
Mayumi Steinmetz
Job Title:
Professor of Japanese Language/Asian Studies
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours: Online by appointment. Email Faculty.

Classes taught: EASIA218, JAPN 299, JAPN&121, JAPN&122, JAPN&123, JAPN&221, JAPN&222, JAPN&223

Education & Training

B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., University of Oregon

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Name:
Terry Taylor
Job Title:
Asst Dean Honors, Prof. History, Pol.Sci, & Int. Studies
Division:
Social Sciences

Fall office hours: Online by appt. See syllabus (M-F 11:00)

Classes taught: HIST 275, HIST&116, HIST&117, HIST&118, HNRS 101, HNRS 200, HNRS 250, HNRS 296, IDS 101, IDS 102, INTST200, POLS&202, POLS&202H

Employee Bio

Terry L. Taylor came to Shoreline in 1997 after teaching at Augustana College (IL) and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.  He has been working with the Honors program (now The Honors College) since its inception.  The immediate past president of FACTC he was Shoreline's elected representative to the state faculty organization for 8 years. He has also served twice as the dean of Social Sciences and has been the chair and vice-chair of the Faculty Senate several times.  He has presented papers at national academic conferences and participated in a number of NEH workshops.  He really enjoys the many opportunities afforded at Shoreline to work with his outstanding colleagues in interdisciplinary classes.  Born in Ohio, and raised between El Paso, Texas and Washington, D.C., he has lived in Seattle longer than any other place.  

Education & Training

B.A., Austin College
M.A., University of Illinois

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