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 …

Aly Amidei

Aly Amidei is a costume designer and playwright focusing on new works and re-envisioned classics. Recently, her research has been on improving access and inclusion in costume design practices and theatre pedagogy for people with …

Claus E Andersen

Professor Andersen is a native Dane who came to Wisconsin in August 2017. He has been teaching in the field of Scandinavian Studies for more than 15 years at places like the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the …

Doug Bradley

Doug Bradley has worked for the UW for three decades, is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has written three books, DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle and co-authored, with Professor Craig Werner, …

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, …

Jill Casid

An artist-theorist and historian, Jill H. Casid holds the position of Professor of Visual Studies with a cross-appointment in the Departments of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Casid …

Russ Castronovo

Russ Castronovo is an internationally-recognized scholar with expertise in American literature, propaganda, and democracy. He has published 8 books and numerous articles on topics such as the American Revolution, citizenship, surveillance and security.

Dan Cavanagh

Dan Cavanagh is a composer and pianist with numerous awards in both areas. He has performed extensively in North America and Europe, and his music continues to be performed across the globe by classical and …

Susan C. Cook

Susan C. Cook is a music historian and dance scholar whose published work and current research engages with American musical repertories of all kinds. She is particularly interested in the social contexts of art, musical …

Tony DelaRosa

Tony DelaRosa (he/they/siya) is a Filipino American anti-bias/anti-racist educator, racial equity strategist, poet, and researcher. His work has been featured in Harvard Ed Magazine, CNN, NPR, the Smithsonian, Hulu, and elsewhere. He won the 2021 …

Lindsay Flowers

Dr. Lindsay Flowers is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music where she is a member of the Wingra Wind Quintet and guides student-generated community engagement projects. …

Susan Frikken

Susan Frikken is a physical therapist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, graduating from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UW-Madison in 2013. Her goal is to integrate the arts and nature with therapeutic …

David J. Gagnon

David is a researcher at WCER. He’s also a programmer, game designer, and passionate advocate for using games to understand and transform how kids learn. David is the co-founder of the PLAY MAKE LEARN conference and …

Alexander Gonzalez

Dr. Alexander Gonzalez is the Assistant Director of Bands and the Assistant Director of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band. In this role, he teaches various roles in the Mead Witter School of Music, including …

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 …

Jamie Henke

Jamie Henke, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Faculty Associate in the Division of Continuing Studies, and a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. She teaches music theory and composition courses, including Basic Concepts of Music Theory …

Mark Hetzler

Playing trombone from the age of twelve, Mark Hetzler received a B.M. from Boston University and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music. He was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and …

Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli

Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli is the Program Director at Wheelhouse Studios and holds an M.A. in expressive art therapy/mental health counseling.

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson is Professor and Department Chair in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of the books Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries as well as …

Todd Johnson

Todd has a diverse background that includes architecture, technical theatre, public art, education, urban design, and planning. Prior to his work with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he worked as a regional planner, an urban …

Baron Kelly

Baron Kelly is a four-time Fulbright Scholar who has worked nationally and internationally on Broadway, regional theatre, and in television and film. He trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds a Ph.D. …

Adam L. Kern

Adam L. Kern became fascinated with Asian cultures when he found himself outside of Tokyo as a high school exchange. He went on to study East Asia at the University of Minnesota (B.A. summa) then …

Jean Laurenz

Jean Laurenz is a trumpet player specializing in classical and contemporary chamber music. She is also a singer, actress, film maker, and producer of interdisciplinary multi-media art and music shows. She has performed with Adele, …

Mike Leckrone

Michael Leckrone is the former Director of the Marching Band and Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin. A native of Indiana, Mr. Leckrone received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Butler …

Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom is an educator, multidisciplinary designer, and maker. His research explores unconventional materials and alternative solutions to create tangible typography, graphics, and even designed objects using digital fabrication. He infused 3D printing into his research …

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 …

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 …

Karen McShane-Hellenbrand

Karen, who has a BS in Dance Education and an MFA, is a performer, choreographer, teacher, artist-in-residence. She regularly presents for continuing/teacher education programs on using movement as a tool to teach across the curriculum, …

James Carl Osorio

James Carl Osorio is a graduate student of piano and historical musicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include music in concentration camps (1933-1945), genocide studies, Philippine musical modernity, popular music, and inclusive/innovative …

Sandy Peterson

Dr. Sandy Peterson earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies and has been teaching theatre for cultural and social awareness for over a decade. She uses theatre to engage audiences in dialogue about meaningful and …

Corey Pompey

Corey Pompey serves as the Michael E. Leckrone Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His responsibilities include leading UW Marching Band, conducting the Concert Band and …

Megan Reilly

Megan Reilly is an assistant professor of lighting and media design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her designs have been seen nationally in Texas, Arkansas, San Francisco, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, and Madison, and also …

Janice Rice

Currently not accepting talk requests. Janice Rice is a member of Ho-Chunk Nation & is a retired librarian with a focus on American Indian resources, literature, culture, history, language preservation & revitalization. She received her …

David Ronis

David Ronis is the Karen K. Bishop Director of Opera at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since coming to UW-Madison in 2014, seven of his productions have garnered national attention, winning awards from The American Prize …

Elaine Scheer

Elaine Scheer’s often-humorous watercolors introduce us to her family, and events that have happened from before she was born to the present. Scheer first came in Wisconsin in the freezing winter of 1987 to participate …

Nete Schmidt

Nete teaches Danish language classes as well as various classes on Scandinavian Literature and Area Studies. For several years, Nete lived in Bjerringbro, Denmark, where she worked as a Professor of English and Danish at …

Karl Shoemaker

Karl Shoemaker received a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001, and holds a JD from Cumberland School of Law. He is the author of Sanctuary and Crime in Medieval Europe, 400–1500, and …

Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop, an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics has been at UW–Madison since 2004. Her lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell polarity and cell division during embryonic development using …

Scott Teeple

Scott Teeple serves on the faculty of the UW Band program in the School of Music. He conducts the Wind Ensemble, comprised of the top musicians in the School of Music, shares responsibilities with the …

Chia-Jung Tsay

Chia-Jung Tsay is an Associate Professor in the Management and Human Resources Department at UW-Madison. Her research examines the psychological processes that influence decision making about performance. She investigates the role of perception, expertise, and …

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. A speaker …

Amy Zelenski

Amy B. Zelenski, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Director of Education Innovation and Scholarship for the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW- Madison. She designs curriculum …