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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …