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Jaime Lynn Rice

Jaime Lynn Rice

Assistant Professor (Career Track)Academic Program Manager 509-335-5318 Daggy Hall 301 PO Box 642220

As an assistant professor (career track), Jaime teaches a new student seminar course to enhance interpersonal communication, leadership, and team skills that introduce modules for success as an SDC student, as well as integrated travel courses and electives in social justice related to her areas of research.

As academic program manager, Jaime provides coordination for operations involving student admissions, advising, and academic progress and serves as the academic coordinator for the Master of Architecture and the Master of Arts in Interior Design programs. A member of the school’s leadership team, Jaime also participates in planning and carrying out decisions from the leadership team in the academic program unit.

Jaime is simultaneously pursuing her PhD in Education, with an emphasis in Cultural Studies and Social Thought. A descendant of the Yakama Nation and Nisqually tribes in Washington State, her research interests examine the historical and cultural perspective of the built environment related to public memory and collective identity through an indigenous feminist lens. In research and teaching, she strives to create learning opportunities for students to embrace their capacity and responsibility to address racism and social justice in the built environment within their diverse fields of specialization.

Jaime threw javelin for the Track & Field team (’94 -’96) and has worked full-time for WSU since 1998. She was awarded VCEA Employee of the Year in 2018 and has also been honored with VCEA Staff Excellence in 2014, and WSU Spokane Administrative Professional Employee Excellence in 2010.


In-progress, Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Cultural Studies and Social Thought), Washington State University

Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Washington State University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology + Minor in Sociology, Washington State University (Magna Cum Laude)