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 …

Araceli Alonso

Araceli Alonso is an Associate Faculty at UW–Madison in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health, where she teaches classes on women’s health and women’s rights. Dr. …

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 …

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 …

Nidia Bañuelos

Dr. Bañuelos studies community colleges, for-profit colleges and regional public universities that serve working adults and their local economies. Her training is in qualitative and historical sociology, and she has worked as an academic research …

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 …

Raina Bloom

Raina Bloom is an Academic Librarian at College Library. She works primarily with undergraduates, especially those who are new to academic research. Her research and professional interests include the history and philosophy of librarianship, critical …

Nicole Bowman-Farrell

Nicole Bowman-Farrell (Mohican/Munsee), Ph.D. is an Evaluator & Researcher with the University of Wisconsin Madison’s (UW) Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Dr. Bowman is a subject matter expert in culturally responsive research, policy, and …

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 …

Harry Brighouse

Harry Brighouse has taught at UW–Madison since 1992. A well-known philosopher of education, and commentator on educational policy issues, he has advised policymakers at the state level in Wisconsin and the national level in his …

Curt Bronkhorst

Professor Bronkhorst grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Madison with engineering and mathematics degrees and continued to MIT for graduate school. He has worked in research for industry, a DOE national laboratory and is …

Sarah Carroll

Sarah Carroll is an inaugural member of the HR Communities of Practice Office in the Office of Human Resources at UW–Madison. She serves as a Strategic and Organizational Development Partner to the HR Community and …

Kimberly Caul

Kim practiced as a Speech Therapist for 14 years, and this included medical settings with individuals with brain injuries, strokes, dementia and other illnesses as well as school settings where she worked with children ages …

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 …

Catherine Compton-Lilly

LIMITED AVAILABILITY- Moved to North Carolina, but will be back in Madison throughout the year. Catherine Compton-Lilly is a Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Compton-Lilly teaches courses in literacy …

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 …

John Dunne

John D. Dunne (PhD 1999, Harvard University) holds the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, an endowed position created through the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He also holds a co-appointment in …

Sarah Endicott

Sarah Endicott is a dual board-certified geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years’ experience as an advanced practice nurse in rural Wisconsin. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Endicott teaches a …

James Franzone

Jim Franzone is Assistant Dean for the Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate Program. Jim has worked for UW-Madison for 20+ years with experience in Residence Life and Academic Student Affairs. Jim’s work focuses on student …

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 …

Carey Gleason

Dr. Gleason is a clinical neuropsychologist and Alzheimer’s disease researcher. She leads the Inclusion of Under-Represented Groups Core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a firm believer that diversity makes for better …

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 …

Mark Guthier

Mark Guthier serves as the director at the Wisconsin Union and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Guthier joined the Wisconsin Union in 2001, becoming the Union’s third director during the organization’s almost 100-year …

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 …

Diana Hess

Diana Hess is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Her most recent book, The Political Classroom: Evidence and …

Nicholas Hillman

Nicholas Hillman is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hillman’s research examines how finance, policy, and geography shape educational opportunities in the United States. He also directs …

Matthew Hora

Dr. Matthew Hora is an expert on college-workforce transitions, with a focus on college internships, 21st century skills, and instructional design. His training is in cultural anthropology and the learning sciences, and his research on …

Edward Hubbard

Edward M. Hubbard is an Assistant Professor at UW–Madison, where he directs the Educational Neuroscience Lab. His research explores questions at the intersection of education and neuroscience, in the emerging field of Educational Neuroscience. His …

Lisa Imhoff

Lisa Imhoff (she/her) is an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin–Madison. She serves faculty, staff, and students as a DEI consultant, strategist, and advocate. Before joining …

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. …

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 …

Cindy Kuhrasch

Cindy Kuhrasch is a Distinguished Faculty Associate in the Department of Kinesiology. All of Cindy’s work is designed to develop caring and compassionate leaders who provide opportunities for children and youth to develop physical, cognitive, …

Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and an internationally known expert in the field. She has won numerous honors and awards, is a member of the National Academy of Education, and …

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 …

Edna Ledesma

Dr. Ledesma is an assistant professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The corpus of her research, teaching, and mentoring focuses on understanding the development of the smart, …

Annie Lisowski

Annie Lisowski is a professor in the Department of Extension Faculty’s Section of Youth Development and a member of the Extension Civil Rights Leadership Team. Lisowski’s work centers on collaborative initiatives that engage young people …

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 …

Jamie Macias

Jamie Macias is the Director of Career Services in the Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program. She has extensive experience coaching students and alumni on all aspects of their career development and has also consulted …

James Maynard

James Maynard has supported the University of Wisconsin Idea for over 20 years. Maynard consults in his spare time and works as the lecture demonstrator on campus. Maynard advises the Chemistry Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma …

Paula McAvoy

Paula McAvoy is the program director for the Center for Ethics and Education. She earned her doctorate in philosophy of education from the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is …

David McDonald

David McDonald has been a faculty member with UW–Madison since 1988. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the recipient of a doctorate at Columbia University, McDonald teaches and conducts research in the history …

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, …

Julie Mead

Julie Fisher Mead is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Dr. Mead researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education. Dr. Mead’s research centers on legal …

Alfonso Morales

Alfonso Morales, PhD (Northwestern), is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (College of Letters and Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is originally from rural New Mexico with roots in family farming …

Ruben Mota

Ruben Mota serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, collaborating and coordinating with campus partners to ensure UW-Madison is continually striving for access and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities. Prior to this position, …

Justin Mumford

Justin Mumford serves as the Assistant Director for Student Employment in the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this role he supports important work to engage students and bolster their …

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 …

Tracy Nelson

Tracy is a senior business leader with deep experience in a variety of industries such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, insurance, and more. She also teaches management and human resources courses in the Wisconsin School …

Julia Nepper

Dr. Nepper earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, where she majored in biology and chemistry. She completed her PhD in Biophysics in 2017 at UW–Madison. She worked with Prof. Doug Weibel, …

Missy Nergard

Missy Nergard is the Director of Sustainability for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this enterprise level role, she integrates sustainability as a cross-sector, transdisciplinary platform in research and academics, public-private partnerships, and the built environment. …

Kevin Niemi

Kevin Niemi is an Outreach Program Manager with the Institute for Biology Education. He has served on numerous national science education committees with the National Science Teachers Association and the National Science Education Leadership Association and …

Greg Offerman

Greg Offerman serves as the Associate Director for Advising & Outreach in the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this role, he serves a team that is passionate about supporting …

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 …

Noel Radomski

Dr. Noel Radomski is the Director and Associate Researcher for the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) at UW–Madison. In this position, he delivers presentations to and engages in informal conversations with postsecondary …

Marla Ramirez

NOT ACCEPTING TALK REQUESTS UNTIL SPRING 2023 Dr. Ramirez is a historian of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with specialization in oral history, Mexican repatriation, social and legal histories of Mexican migrations, and gendered immigration experiences. She …

Janice Rice

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 bachelors degree in Education, with …

Andrew Ruis

Andrew Ruis is Associate Director for Research in the Epistemic Analytics lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and a fellow in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, …

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, …

Jonathan Scharrer

Jonathan Scharrer is the director of the Restorative Justice Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is both a practitioner and trainer of restorative practices. Jonathan has extensive experience as a facilitator of …

Eleni Schirmer

Eleni Schirmer is a scholar of labor movements, social movements and public education. She is writing a political biography of the Milwaukee teachers’ unions, Wisconsin’s oldest and biggest teachers’ union.

Howard Schweber

Before becoming an academic, Professor Schweber practiced law for 5 years in both the public and private sectors. He holds graduate degrees in Law (JD), Government (PhD), and History (MA). Schweber is the author of …

Randy Stoecker

Randy Stoecker is a Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin with an affiliate appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. He has …

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. …

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 …

Jeff Wendorf

As the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association’s Vice President of Advancement, Jeff Wendorf is responsible for growing relationships with alumni, donors and organizations that support the achievement of engagement and fundraising goals. He oversees or …

Susan Wenker

Dr. Wenker earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1991. She also earned a Master of Science in Continuing Vocational Studies from UW-Madison in 2002 and a …

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 …