Fairhaven's Mark Miyake named to Federation of State Humanities Council Board of Directors

Mark Miyake, an assistant professor in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, has been named to the Federation of State Humanities Council Board of Directors, representing Washington state.

Founded in 1977, the Federation of State Humanities Councils providse leadership, advocacy, and information to help members advance programs that engage millions of citizens across diverse populations in community and civic life.

Miyake leads the program in Audio Technology, Music, and Society at Western Washington University. He also currently serves on the boards of Humanities Washington, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions (the Washington State agency charged with supporting community and traditional arts in the state), and Make.Shift Art Space (Bellingham’s primary non-profit all-ages space for music and art). He holds a rotating executive position with the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Miyake has also recently served on several major awards and grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts. Before coming to Fairhaven in 2015, he served as Assistant Professor of The Arts and Social Sciences at Empire State College of the State University of New York and as the college-wide faculty convener for their Arts programs.