Director, Western Reads
Associate Professor, Secondary Education
Molly Ware currently teaches courses such as Philosophy of Education, Adolescent Development, Making Change Happen, & Systems Thinking for Leaders, and works with freshmen in the FIG program. Her research focuses on transformative learning, large scale systems change, and organizational innovation. She holds a doctorate in Science Education from the University of Georgia along with certificates in Social Impact Strategy & Community Economic Development from the University of Pennsylvania and Simon Fraser University. Molly also served as Faculty Senate president for the 2015-16 academic year.
Associate Director, Western Reads
First-Year Engagement Coordinator
Danielle Smith has been an educator for more than a decade, with the bulk of her work in higher education focused on first-year students and students in transition, including teaching first-year seminars focused on engaged and transformative learning. Danielle earned a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Western Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Women’s Studies with emphases in Literature and Inequality in Social Institutions. Drawing on these disciplines, Danielle is interested in how writers use the medium of language in movements for social change.
Graphic and Web Designer
Kyrie Tong is entering her second year as a student at WWU. She hopes to complete the Graphic Design major with a focus in Web Design.