In the Spotlight is an opportunity for the campus community to get to know one another better. The goal is to build Eastern’s community by becoming familiar with the faces of faculty and staff members.
Name: Patricia (Patty) Lucero Chantrill
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Communication Studies (also affiliated faculty with the Women and Gender Studies Program)
Number of years at Eastern: I’m in my 20th year—just did the math!
Brief personal/professional description: Teaching for over 30 years, interdisciplinary orientation, faculty legislative liaison in Olympia for 10 years, advocate for service-learning, Open Educational Resources, College Work Study, Washington DREAMers, Public Scholarship, and student research (graduate and undergraduate).
Favorite book: Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke and The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Favorite movie: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Favorite quote: “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” –Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 1862
Favorite restaurant: Clinkerdagger’s
Favorite vacation: Less a vacation, but still my favorite outing: Delegation to Morocco for 11 days in 2009
If I could do anything today I would: Open a Kickboxing Studio for Retired Women