Yeohyun Ahn

Professor Yeohyun Ahn is an award-winning artist, designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, physical interaction, and diversity into experiential graphic design. She is a Korean American originally from South Korea. She pursues …

Moses Altsech

An award-winning professor, keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant, Dr. Moses Altsech has over 30 years’ teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a consultant and researcher he has worked with dozens of clients …

Catherine Arnott Smith

Catherine Arnott Smith has been a Professor at the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2006. She has master’s degrees in library science, American History, and information science, and a PhD in Library …

Robert Asen

Robert Asen is a professor in the Communication Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research explores the relationships between social, economic, and political inequalities and public discourse. He is interested in the social …

Jennifer Blazek

Previously, Jennifer worked in UW-Extension as the Dane County Dairy & Livestock Educator and before that in Polk County as the Agriculture Agent. In Extension, Jennifer developed her expertise in farm human resource management, where …

Markus Brauer

Markus Brauer is professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Born and raised in Germany, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado …

Dominique Brossard

Dominique Brossard is Professor and Chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is on the Steering Committee of the UW–Madison Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and …

Joshua Calhoun

Joshua Calhoun is an Associate Professor of English at the UW-Madison who specializes in Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and the history of media. As a Faculty Affiliate at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, …

Charles L. Cohen

Charles L. Cohen, the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, Emeritus, has taught and written about colonial British North America, American religious history, and the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His scholarship …

James Conway

Dr James H Conway is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases. His primary area of interest is centered on vaccine development and strengthening immunization programs, both domestic and international.  He …

Katherine Cramer

Katherine (Kathy) Cramer is professor in the Department of Political Science at UW–Madison and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. She earned her B.A. there in the Department of Political Science and the …

Kathleen Culver

NOT ACCEPTING TALK REQUESTS Kathleen Bartzen Culver is the James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics, an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and director of the Center …

Maria Dahman

Maria’s work focuses on creating inclusive, delightful digital experiences through a process called design research (also called user research or UX research). She studied human-computer interactions and philosophy, and has a lot of work experience …

Lewis Friedland

Lewis Friedland is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he also founded and directs the Center for Communication and Democracy. Friedland is also the Leon Epstein Faculty …

David Gagnon

David J. Gagnon is the program manager of the Mobile Learning Incubator, a team of designers, developers and researchers at UW–Madison who are exploring the intersections of place, games and design through prototyping. David also …

Morton Ann Gernsbacher

Morton Ann prefers virtual talks. Morton Ann Gernsbacher is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 3, and 6), the American …

Caroline Gomez

Caroline Gomez, MSW, is an Outreach Specialist with Covering Kids & Families-Wisconsin where she provides education and training for people and organizations across the state about BadgerCare+ (Wisconsin’s Medicaid program) and the Affordable Care Act. …

C. Shawn Green

Dr. C. Shawn Green received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. He then completed post-doctoral training in computer vision and machine learning at the University of …

Ilia Guzei

Ilia Guzei obtained his Masters at Moscow State University in 1992, and his PhD in Chemistry at Wayne State University in 1996. He has worked as a crystallographer since and has authored or co-authored over …

Erica Halverson

Erica Halverson is an Associate Professor of Digital Media & Literacy in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW–Madison. Dr. Halverson’s research focuses on how people learn to make art and the function that …

Moira Harrington

Moira Harrington is thrilled to work for two programs–Sea Grant and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute–that promote the sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources, with a special focus on groundwater and the Great …

Nam Kim

Dr. Nam C. Kim is an anthropological archaeologist interested in early forms of governments, states, and cities. His work also explores the complex relationships between modern politics, descendant communities, cultural heritage, and the material record. …

Young Mie Kim

Young Mie Kim is a Professor of School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Kim is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Kim’s research concerns media and …

Lo Klink

Lauren “Lo” Moser Klink serves as the Associate Director for Special Awards & Student Engagement at the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this role, Lo leads a team which …

James Lattis

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW–Madison and is the author of many publications in that field. He helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the …

Nan Li

Li’s research focuses on the dynamics of the science-society-policy interface. Centering around socio-scientific issues related to food, energy, and climate, she examines the evolving nature of media discourse and public opinion. She also studies visual …

Lori Lopez

Lori Kido Lopez is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also Director of the Asian American Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. …

Maryellen MacDonald

Dr. Maryellen MacDonald is an expert on how we talk and how we comprehend language. Dr. MacDonald studied how language changes as we age and in Alzheimer’s disease, and also how children’s reading is related …

Torsheika Maddox

Not Accepting Talk Requests Dr. Maddox received her BA in Sociology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick; MS in Population Health and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is currently …

Jaime Martindale

Jaime prefers in-person talks. Jaime has been the Map & Geospatial Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library since November 2003. She received her B.S. degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation and a Masters Degree …

Sara McKinnon

Sara McKinnon is an expert in immigration and refugee issues, violence, gender-based violence, and international/global politics. Her current research examines these these themes within the context of contemporary U.S.-Mexico relations. Dr. McKinnon also teaches and …

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how these assumptions shape scientific practice. She also does research on …

Dexter Patterson

Dexter Patterson serves as the social and digital media specialist for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. He has experience working as a blogger, content marketer, digital marketer, podcaster, motivator, and corporate trainer. He is …

Jon Pevehouse

Jon Pevehouse’s main research interests lie in international relations, international security, foreign policy, international political economy, and political methodology. Currently, he is working on projects involving international treaties, free trade agreements, currency crises, and international …

Sue Robinson

Sue Robinson (PhD, Temple University, 2007) holds the Helen Franklin Firstbrook Professor of Journalism chair as a tenured, full professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She researches and teaches …

Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community …

Eric Sandgren

Eric Sandgren was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, and then spent eight very enjoyable years as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After receiving Veterinary and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania …

Felix Savino

Almost all Felix Savino’s career since 1979 has been in student affairs at UW-Madison, including housing , dean of students, AODA coordinator, health promotion, and a mental health provider. He is a Training Director, psychologist, Italian immigrant, …

Dietram Scheufele

Dietram A. Scheufele holds the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication at UW–Madison, and is Co-PI of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. An elected fellow of the American Association …

Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder is a subject matter expert on information technology, cybersecurity, and cyber national security issues. He currently serves as an Army Cyber Warfare Officer and intelligence professional, and previously served as a Navy Information …

Dhavan Shah

Dhavan Shah’s research and teaching focuses on the effects of information and communication technologies on social judgments, civic engagement, political participation, and health management. His recent work extends insights on message processing and networked communication …

Bret Shaw

Bret Shaw is the Environmental Communication Specialist for University of Wisconsin Extension. He focuses on outreach activities related to facilitating and assessing the impact of social marketing campaign development for organizations dealing with natural resource management issues …

Donald Stanley

Don Stanley is a faculty associate at UW–Madison and owner of 3Rhino Media, a digital marketing consultancy dedicated to helping companies and individuals share their expertise and connect with the right clients online. He has …

Cathy Techtmann

Cathy is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach State Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She specializes in environmental interpretation, communication, and leadership development that make environmental issues “come alive” for …

Catalina Toma

Catalina Toma has been an assistant professor at UW–Madison since 2010 after obtaining her PhD from Cornell University. Her research examines how people understand and relate to one another when interacting via communication technologies (online …

Elizabeth Tryon

Elizabeth Tryon consults with faculty, academic staff, graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines to develop community-based learning & research courses and projects from local to global. She manages academic programs including the Wisconsin Idea …

Lyn Van Swol

Lyn Van Swol researches information sharing in groups, utilization of advice, and deception in negotiations. All of her research shares the theme of examining what factors are likely to increase acceptance of information during an interaction. …

Cassie Vanderwall

Dr. Vanderwall is an advance degreed clinical dietitian with proven experience as both a leader and team member at a top U.S. academic medical center. She is an accomplished healthcare professional, instructor and researcher with …

Mark Vareschi

Mark Vareschi is an associate professor of English. His first book, Everywhere and Nowhere, explored anonymous publication in eighteenth-century Britain. His current book project explores the intellectual and rhetorical histories of surveillance technologies.

Shelly Vils Havel

Shelly is the Talent Development Specialist for the Division of Extension.  Shelly is focused on delivering professional development and skills development for colleagues and serves as a resource for managers, supervisors, faculty and staff of …

Michael Wagner

Michael W. Wagner (Bachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska; Ph.D., Indiana University) is Associate Professor and Louis A. Maier Faculty Development Fellow in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His more …

Anja Wanner

Professor Anja Wanner has a wide-ranging scholarly expertise in English linguistics. Professor Wanner has a distinguished teaching record at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as extensive leadership and governance experience at the departmental and …

Christine Whelan

Dr. Christine B. Whelan’s motto is “not for school but for life we learn.” Dr. Whelan teaches class on Consuming Happiness, Belonging & Purpose and Finance & Families. She is the author of four applied …

Michael Xenos

Professor Xenos’ research and teaching interests are centered on the effects of new media on political engagement and public deliberation. His primary focus is on the extent to which the internet and social media may …

Steven Zwickel

Steven Zwickel taught Technical Communications (technical writing, speaking, and document design) at UW-Madison from 1992 to 2020. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he majored in political science. He has a law degree …