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 …

Allyson Bennett

Allyson Bennett’s research centers on how the interplay between early environments, experiences, and genes contribute to individual variation in psychological and physical health across the lifespan. A longitudinal and multidisciplinary research approach with nonhuman primates …

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 …

Gina Bryan

Dr. Bryan is a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Bryan maintains an active clinical practice at Journey Medical Health Center, where she …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sterling Johnson

I am a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist focused on understanding age and AD-related changes in brain and cognition. I am particularly interested in disambiguating presymptomatic dementia-processes from aging and other age-related brain diseases using molecular …

Michael Koenigs

Dr. Koenigs is a UW neuroscientist who studies how our brains generate our personalities. In particular, Dr. Koenigs studies how dysfunction in certain brain circuits can give rise to problems controlling emotion, decision-making, and social …

Jody Krainer

Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that practiced at a large medical and behavioral healthcare system in Waukesha for twenty years. She also has advance education and experience in business and worked as an …

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 …

Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath, Psy D, ABPP is a licensed psychologist who provided Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services. Bob has expertise in health psychology, positive psychology, authentic happiness, mind/body wellness and stress management. All talks …

Natascha Merten

Dr. Natascha Merten is a Scientist in the Okonkwo Lab within the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and an Honorary Affiliate in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Merten is also the Director of …

Bilge Mutlu

Dr. Mutlu is an assistant professor of computer sciences, psychology, and industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he directs the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. His research focuses on designing robotic technologies that benefit …

Dipesh Navsaria

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is a pediatrician working in the public interest. He blends the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional and child health advocate. With graduate degrees in public …

Joseph Newman

Dr. Joseph P. Newman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was formerly Department Chair and Director of Clinical Training. Professor Newman is renowned internationally for his theoretical and empirical contributions …

Bas Rokers

Dr. Bas Rokers is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UW–Madison. He is an expert in visual perception. He frequently lectures and demonstrates how our brains successfully (and sometimes not so successfully) interact with our …

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 …

John Shutske

Currently Not accepting Talk Requests John Shutske is a professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Biological Systems Engineering. Professor Shutske has 32 years of experience working as a …

Charles Snowdon

Charles prefers in-person talks. Dr. Charles Snowdon has studied behavior of non-human primates in captivity and the wild for more than 35 years and has pioneered non-invasive ways to study animals. More recently he has …

Alvin Thomas

Alvin Thomas is a clinically trained psychologist focused on the risk and protective factors for African-American boys, the positive development of youth, and the engagement of fathers in care of their children. He is interested …

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 …

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 …

Art Walaszek

Art Walaszek is a geriatric psychiatrist, medical educator and public health researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In his clinical practice, Art cares for older adults with dementia, depression, …

Emily Ward

Emily J. Ward is an Assistant Professor at UW–Madison, where she directs the Visual Cognition Laboratory. She is broadly interested in understanding the scope and limits of visual perception, with an emphasis on how we …

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 …