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Martha Walsh receives UW Distinguished Staff Award for career achievement

May 17, 2024

Martha Walsh

Martha Walsh

Martha Walsh, Managing Editor, Journal of Japanese Studies, and Senior Program Associate, Japan Studies Program at the University of Washington has been named the recipient of a UW Award of Excellence 2024. Walsh, who has been with the Japan Studies Program for over 40 years, was the sole person selected for the category of Distinguished Staff for Career Achievement from across the UW’s three campuses.

Walsh was recognized for the University’s highest honor for her “…remarkable leadership; editorial expertise; and commitment to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion across the Journal’s editorial board has been instrumental inĀ  Journal of Japanese Studies to its current place of prominence in elevating the field of Japanese Studies.”

Walsh graduated from the UW Jackson School with a bachelor’s degree in 1983 and a master’s degree in international studies with a focus on Japan in 1989.

Learn more about the award nomination of Martha

We invite you to celebrate her at the Awards of Excellence ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on June 6 in Meany Hall.