Phi Beta Kappa Elects Three UW Faculty as Senators

Phi Beta Kappa Elects Three UW Faculty as Senators

Three University of Washington faculty have been elected as senators of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, at the group’s triennial council meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Serving six-year terms are Simpson Center Director Kathleen Woodward; Zev Handel, associate professor ofAsian Languages & Literature and a 2011-12 Society of Scholars fellow; and Mary-Claire King, professor of Genome Sciences.

The society has 24 senators representing 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters at U.S. colleges and universities. The UW now holds one-eighth of the society’s senatorial seats. See this UW Today story for more.