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 …

Matthew Banks

Dr. Matthew I. Banks received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Doctorate of Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Banks is currently Professor of Anesthesiology and …

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 professor in the School of Nursing. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Bryan maintains an active clinical practice at Tellurian, Inc., where she serves people who …

Tony Chambers

Over 40 years of teaching, researching, and leading college student development initiatives in the US and Canada. Extensive professional work focusing on student well-being and flourishing. Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, and current …

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 …

Morgan Jerald

Morgan Jerald is an assistant professor of psychology at UW-Madison. She received her BA from Spelman College and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her current research examines sociocultural factors, such as the media …

Margaret Kerr

Margaret Kerr, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and a State Specialist in Vulnerable and Underserved Children with the Division of …

Pelin Kesebir

Pelin Kesebir is a social and personality psychologist specializing in the psychology of happiness.She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, and has since published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles on topics …

Neil Klemme

Neil Klemme has been with the Division of Extension for the past 16 years and has been in his current role for the past 11 years. His programming focuses on community based civic engagement of …

Michael Koenigs

The goal of Dr. Koenigs’s research is to improve mental healthcare and promote well-being for individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated. We have a longstanding collaboration with the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections …

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 …

James Li

Dr. Li is a clinical psychological scientist with expertise in child mental health, quantitative methods (i.e., longitudinal models, factor analysis, structural equational modeling), and psychiatric genetics. He focuses his research on childhood neurodevelopmental and externalizing …

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 …

Chad McGehee

Chad McGehee, M.A. M.Ed., is a meditation teacher, scientific collaborator and trusted coach working at the intersection of elite performance and meditation. At the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department, Chad became the first ever Director …

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 …

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 …

Todd Newman

Todd P. Newman is an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology …

Paula Niedenthal

Paula Niedenthal grew up in Chicago, spending her summers on a family farm between Mauston and Reedsburg in Wisconsin. There, her father, an ordained minister, substitute preached for local pastors. Paula attended the University of …

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan

Dr. Poehlmann-Tynan is a child clinical psychologist who studies child and family health disparities and well-being from an interdisciplinary perspective. The purpose of her work is to facilitate social justice for young children and their …

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 …

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 …

Brittany Travers

Dr. Brittany Travers is an Associate Professor and Carla and Mike Austin Faculty Fellow in the Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her PhD in Cognitive …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

David Williamson Shaffer

David Williamson Shaffer is the Sears Bascom Professor of Learning analytics at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Educational Psychology and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Professor Shaffer …