Mitch

Mitch is an Clinical Law Professor, and Director of the Economic Justice Institute and the Neighborhood Law Clinic. He is also the Law School’s representative on the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and former Chair …

Laura Albert

Laura Albert, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests are in the field of operations research, with a particular focus on discrete optimization 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 …

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 …

Timothy Baye

Tim Baye is a Professor of Business Development/Energy Finance & State Energy Specialist, University of Wisconsin. His research and educational programs serve energy industry executives, professionals and policy leaders. He has over 30 years’ experience …

Vicki Bier

Vicki Bier is Professor Emerita in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she directed the Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis …

Laird Boswell

Laird Boswell is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is an expert on modern French history, French politics and society, the history of nationalism, and the contemporary extreme right in Europe.

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 …

David Canon

David Canon has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1991. Before that, he taught for five years at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He teaches classes and does research on congressional …

Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo (AB biology, Harvard 1979; JD law, Columbia 1982) is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, whose faculty she joined in 1989.  She served on …

Kaiping Chen

Chen’s research employs data science and machine learning methods as well as interviews to examine how digital media and technologies affect political accountability to public well-being and how deliberative designs can improve the quality of …

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 …

Mark Copelovitch

Mark Copelovitch is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He studies the politics of international trade, …

Ankur Desai

Ankur Desai is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the UW–Madison. He studies how ecosystems respond to climate variability and how the climate responds to ecological patterns and processes.

Tom Eggert

Tom has been at the forefront of business and sustainability for the last twenty-five years, both teaching classes in sustainability at the University of Wisconsin and founding and serving as the Executive Director of the …

Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg is a number theorist whose popular articles about mathematics have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Slate. Testimonials “…you have an incredible ability to take a complex …

Claire Erickson

Claire Erickson is a graduate student in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. She focuses on modifiable factors of Alzheimer’s disease. Claire hopes to integrate her background in Alzheimer’s research with a career in aging …

David Fields

David Fields is the Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea and …

Jason Fletcher

Jason prefers in-person talks. Jason Fletcher is a Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Agricultural and Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences as well as the Director of the Center for Demography …

Edward Friedman

Edward Friedman received his PhD from Harvard. He studied in Taiwan and is fluent in Chinese. He has had a lot of experience with government service, and many of his works have been published throughout …

Donna Friedsam

Donna Friedsam has worked extensively on access to and financing of health care and the organization of delivery systems. She consults widely in the public and private sectors on state government programs and on financing …

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. …

Theodore Goodfriend

Dr. Ted Goodfriend is a graduate of Swarthmore and U. of Penn Medical School, training at Case-Western Reserve, Washington University, and NIH. Dr. Goodfriend has been on the faculty at UW–Madison since 1965. He has …

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 …

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 …

Leah Horowitz

Leah S. Horowitz is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a long-standing interest in grassroots environmental governance and particularly in supporting Indigenous rights to protect their land and water …

Daniel Hummel

Daniel G. Hummel is the Program Curator for Academic Communities at Upper House, a Christian study center located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow with UW-Madison’s …

Charles Irish

Professor Charles Irish is a Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law (emeritus) and the founding director of the UW’s East Asian Legal Studies Center. At the UW, Professor Irish taught tax and international trade and business courses. …

Eunsook Jung

Jung is a faculty associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests lie in the field of comparative politics and include Political Islam, social movements, politics of Indonesia, …

Ronald Kalil

Ronald Kalil has a PhD degree in neuroscience from M.I.T. He joined the UW–Madison faculty in September of 1973 and established the Neuroscience training Program, the campus-wide graduate program in neuroscience. He directed the Program …

Cecelia Klingele

Cecelia Klingele, Associate Professor of Law, is a proud double Badger (B.A. ’99, J.D. ’05). Her academic research focuses on criminal justice administration, with an emphasis on community and institutional corrections. She teaches courses in …

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, …

Gavin Luter

In his role as Managing Director of the UniverCity Alliance, Gavin leads and leverages a network of faculty, staff, and students at University of Wisconsin-Madison who are interested in making local governments stronger and cities …

Kenneth Mayer

Kenneth R. Mayer is Professor of Political Science, and on the Steering Committee of the Elections Research Center. His research interests are the presidency, voting rights, election administration, and redistricting. He is a frequent expert …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dale Mohr

Professor Mohr was born in the North-shore of Milwaukee, attended University Wisconsin-Milwaukee for BA in History and Political Science and a MUP In Urban Planning. Professor Mohr has been employed in sector of land use …

Richard Monette

Professor of Law, on faculty since 1992. Former Chairman and CEO, Turtle Mountain Chippewa

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, …

Gregory Nemet

Gregory Nemet is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses in policy analysis, energy systems, and international environmental policy. Nemet’s research focuses on understanding …

Brian Ohm

Brian is a Professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison. He holds a joint appointment as the state specialist in land use planning law with the Division of Extension. He is …

Ryan Owens

Ryan Owens is the Director of the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, a Professor of Political Science, and Affiliate Faculty in the Law School. Owens studies law and courts and American political institutions. …

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 …

Gary Radloff

Gary Radloff is a researcher and director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis with the Wisconsin Energy Institute. He served as the Interm Director of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative and is a Fellow with the Nelson …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Timothy Smeeding

Tim Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014. He was named the John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow, American Academy …

Victoria Solomon

Victoria Solomon is an Associate Professor in Community Resource Development with the University of Wisconsin Extension. She has a Masters Degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London and a Bachelors Degree …

Christopher Stark

Chris Stark is a Community and Economic Development Educator for UW-Madison, Division of Extension. Based in Eagle River, Stark had multiple roles in economic development prior to coming to Extension, including as a site location …

Lisa Steinkamp

Dr. Steinkamp has a Bachelor’s degree in human biology, a Master’s degree in physical therapy, an MBA, and a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis. Her PT interests are in sports medicine, but her …

Eric Sundquist

Eric Sundquist (PhD in city and regional planning, Georgia Tech; MS in public policy, Georgia Tech; MH in humanities, University of Richmond; BA in English, Miami University) is Director of the State Smart Transportation Initiative. …

Kevin Walters

Kevin Walters works in Public Affairs at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) where he has served as a researcher, historian, archivist, and executive communicator since 2011. He completed a PhD in history from the …

Cody Wenthur

Dr. Cody Wenthur is an innovative, translational investigator in psychopharmacology who has been on the UW–Madison faculty since 2018. His work is focused on improving our understanding of the basis for beneficial and detrimental effects …

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering and current department chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison‘s Department of Engineering Physics. His research interests focus on developing improved tools for computational modeling of complex …

Tom Zinnen

Tom Zinnen has been a Biotechnology Extension Specialist since 1991. He also served as a Congressional Science Fellow in 2000–2001, and he was on loan to the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010 as …

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 …