Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion courses are taught by University of Washington faculty from departments across the university. These instructors often teach the same classes to both day and evening students. Featured here are just a few of the many exceptional instructors who make up the Evening Degree program faculty.

  • Kim Johnson-Bogart

    Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of English

    Ph.D., University of Washington

    Kim Johnson-Bogart has taught English literature at the UW since 1998, including freshman seminars on literary humor and senior capstone seminars on rereading. She is also the director of foundation relations in the Office of Advancement, where she works to increase and diversify foundation support for the UW. From 1997 to 2005 she served as an assistant dean in the university's office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. She was also the director of the Edward E. Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at the UW from 1993 to 2000.

    What she likes about teaching in the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program:

    Evening Degree students bring rich context to their learning. Their varied experiences and often complex, multi-dimensional lives give them distinctive perspectives and insights that light up the classroom. They are purposeful and intentional about why they are taking university courses, and I am continually learning new things from them about the relationship that is teaching and learning.

  • Nancy K. Rivenburgh

    Professor, Department of Communication

    Ph.D., University of Washington

    Nancy Rivenburgh has taught in the Evening Degree program for more than two decades. Her research interests include cross-cultural research methods, creative problem solving and the role of media in international relations. She is also an adjunct professor in the political science department and a core faculty member of the Center for Global Studies at the UW Jackson School of International Studies. She is the author of numerous journal articles about global media events and other communication topics.

    What she likes about teaching in the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program:

    In my courses that analyze international news, I find that the Evening Degree students are much more aware of and interested in current events on a global scale. In my class on creative problem solving, Evening Degree students are [often] in work situations where they can benefit directly from the techniques they learn. This is very satisfying to me as a teacher.

  • Jonathan M. Wender

    Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice Program

    Ph.D., Simon Fraser University

    Jonathan Wender has held a dual teaching appointment with the Department of Sociology and the interdisciplinary Law, Societies, and Justice program since 2006. His focus is on courses related to criminal justice, policing, drugs, violence and other social problems. He was a 2011 finalist for the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and was named favorite professor by the 2010 graduating class in a poll by the UW Alumni Association. Wender served for two decades as a police officer with a department in the Puget Sound area and is the author of Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life (2008).

    What he likes about teaching in the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program:

    I think that Evening Degree students stand out by virtue of their exceptional level of focus and self-discipline and, perhaps most of all, for their attitude that education is a challenge rather than a chore.