Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman moved to Wisconsin in 1987, accepting a research scientist position in the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). He joined the UW-Madison faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 1992. …

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 …

Uwe Bergmann

Uwe Bergmann is a Professor in the Physics Department of UW-Madison. He specializes on the development and application of novel X-ray techniques based on the most powerful x-ray sources. He has studies ancient manuscripts including …

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 …

Kenneth Bradbury

Kenneth Bradbury is currently the Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, and Wisconsin’s State Geologist. He received a PhD in Geology from UW–Madison and has worked on groundwater issues in Wisconsin for …

Tom Broman

Tom’s current interests include science and medicine in the Enlightenment; the role of science in the public sphere; 18th-century German intellectual and cultural history. Ph.D., Princeton University, History, 1987 M.A., Princeton University, History, 1983 M.S., …

Gary Brown

Gary A. Brown, PLA, FASLA has been with the University of Wisconsin for over 36 years. After serving for 15 years with the UW System as a landscape architect and facilities planner, his travels around …

Barry Burden

Barry Burden is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burden’s research and teaching focus on U.S. elections, public …

Steve Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter has worked on water quality and fisheries problems of Wisconsin’s lakes since 1974. He was a co-founder of the Resilience Alliance for studies of social-ecological change. He served as a co-chair of the …

Susan Carpenter

Susan Carpenter is the Native Plant Garden curator and gardener at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. Since 2003, she has worked with students and community volunteers to maintain and monitor a 4-acre garden representing the …

Eric Carson

Eric Carson is a geologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and a professor at UW-Madison. His research focuses on how landscapes evolve over geologic time and, particularly, processes associated with rivers, floods, …

Marcus Cederstrom

Marcus Cederström earned his B.A. from the University of Oregon in Sports Business, History, and Scandinavian Studies and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a folklorist working …

Susan C. Cook

Not accepting talk requests until 2023 Susan C. Cook is a music historian and dance scholar whose published work and current research engages with American musical repertories of all kinds. She is particularly interested in …

Katherine Cramer

Katherine (Kathy) Cramer is professor in the Department of Political Science at UW–Madison and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. She earned her B.A. there in the Department of Political Science and the …

Chuck Czuprynski

Chuck Czuprynski, is Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Past Director of the Food Research Institute. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of bacterial pathogens, with …

Steven Deller

Steven Deller is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW–Madison and a Community Economic Development Specialist with the UW-Extension. Professor Deller’s long-term research interest includes modeling community and small regional economies in order to …

Hilary Dugan

Dr. Dugan is a limnologist who studies how terrestrial and atmospheric changes, such as warming air temperatures or land use patterns, alter biogeochemical fluxes and aquatic processes in lakes. Her research sites span from Wisconsin …

James Flores

James is an Oneida Nation tribal member and a first-generation college graduate from Milwaukee, WI. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies with a Certificate in Cultures & Communities. Through his formal …

Cary Forest

Cary Forest grew up in Wisconsin, was an undergraduate at UW–Madison and received his PhD from Princeton University in 1992. From there he moved to San Diego and began his post graduate career as a …

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 …

Tony Goldberg

Tony Goldberg focuses on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease. He endeavors to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across landscapes, and over time. Tony is involved in a …

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. …

Amy Greil

Ms. Greil is a community development educator, facilitator and catalyst in Kenosha and Racine Counties. Spearheading projects in workforce development, coordinated food systems and urban neighborhood revitalization.

Ilia Guzei

Ilia Guzei obtained his Masters at Moscow State University in 1992, and his PhD in Chemistry at Wayne State University in 1996. He has worked as a crystallographer since and has authored or co-authored over …

Moira Harrington

Moira Harrington is thrilled to work for two programs–Sea Grant and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute–that promote the sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources, with a special focus on groundwater and the Great …

Brad Herrick

Brad Herrick holds a B.A. in Biology from Luther College and an M.S. in Ecosystems Studies from UW-Green Bay. He is the ecologist and research program manager at the UW-Madison Arboretum. His research interests include …

Sarah Kemp

Sarah Kemp has been with the Applied Population Laboratory, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology since 2003. Her research has focused primarily on enrollment projections modeling. She has worked with more than ninety school districts projecting …

James Lattis

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW–Madison and is the author of many publications in that field. He helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the …

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 …

Jordana Lenon

Jordana Lenon, B.S. ’84 UW–Madison, has worked in biomedical research communications at UW–Madison since the mid-1990s, when UW–Madison scientist James Thomson became the first in the world to successfully isolate and culture nonhuman primate embryonic …

Alexandra Linz

Alex Linz is post-doctoral researcher at the UW-affiliated Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she is passionate about the natural world, both seen and unseen. Alex researches ways to use microbes …

Mark Louden

Mark Louden is a linguist who received his training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University. A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has published extensively on this language and other German-American varieties, as well as …

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 …

John J. Magnuson

John J. Magnuson is an aquatic ecologist and limnologist with a special interest in fish and fisheries ecology. His training is in fish and wildlife management, zoology, and oceanography. Current interests include: long-term ecological research …

Jonathan Martin

Professor Jonathan Martin joined the faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW–Madison in 1994 after completing his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. Professor Martin has received numerous …

Jaime Martindale

Jaime prefers in-person talks. Jaime has been the Map & Geospatial Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library since November 2003. She received her B.S. degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation and a Masters Degree …

Kevin Masarik

Kevin Masarik is a groundwater education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has assisted tens of thousands of well owners through locally organized well water …

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 …

David Mickelson

David M. Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management at UW–Madison and has taught glacial geology, intro geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, air photo interpretation and Geology of the National Parks at …

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 …

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 …

Anne Moser

Anne Moser is senior special librarian at the Wisconsin Water Library at the UW–Madison. She provides STEM storytimes to libraries around Wisconsin and provides education and outreach in support of Wisconsin Sea Grant and Wisconsin …

Larry Nesper

Larry Nesper received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1994. He wrote a book on the Chippewa spearfishing conflict in Wisconsin in the 1980s and 90s. He is also a consultant for the …

Michael Notaro

Dr. Michael Notaro is the Associate Director and Senior Scientist of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a PhD in Atmospheric Science at the State University of …

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 …

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 …

Aaron Olver

Aaron Olver is the Managing Director of the University Research Park. Established in 1984, University Research Park, a University of Wisconsin-Madison affiliate, is an internationally recognized research and technology park that supports early-stage, and growth-oriented …

Angela Pakes

Angela Pakes earned her BS in Geological Engineering with a BS in Geology/Geophysics at UW-Madison in 1996, and her MSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1997. She joined …

Sean Palecek

Sean Palecek graduated from the University of Delaware, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in biology. He began graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Doug Lauffenburger in the Department of …

Omar Poler

Currently Not Accepting Talk Requests Omar Poler is an enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community and serves as the American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator at the School of Education. In that position, he leads …

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 …

Douglas Reinemann

Douglas Reinemann is proud to call Sheboygan his hometown and to have found a place at the University of Wisconsin, where the boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state. His work as …

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 …

Joe Salmons

Joe Salmons is the Lester W.J. “Smoky” Seifert Professor of Language Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. With Jim Leary, he co-founded the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and edited …

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.

Sissel Schroeder

Sissel Schroeder received her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is also an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the American Indian …

Titus Seilheimer

Titus Seilheimer has been a fisheries specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant since 2012 where he leads research, outreach, and education activities focused on Great Lakes fisheries and ecosystems. He has a B.A. in Biology from …

Christine Seroogy

Christine Seroogy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Christine grew up in Green Bay and received a BS in Microbiology from UW–Madison. She completed her medical education at the University of Minnesota, …

Dean Sommer

Dean has worked at the Center for Dairy Research for the last 19 years, serving as a technical resource to Wisconsin cheese manufacturers and their customers. Prior to that Dean worked for 18 years at …

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 …

Esther Stewart

Esther K. Stewart is a geologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey where she uses geologic mapping to address questions about the rocks that underlie Wisconsin. Prior to joining the state survey, she …

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 …

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. …

Cathy Techtmann

Cathy is a Professor of Community Resource Development and an Environmental Outreach State Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She specializes in environmental interpretation, communication, and leadership development that make environmental issues “come alive” for …

Stanley Temple

Stanley (Stan) Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for …

Tim Van Deelen

Tim Van Deelen is a professor of wildlife ecology having worked as a researcher in several conservation agencies in the Great Lakes region. His teaching and research focuses on the conservation, management, and ecology 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 …

Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams is a licensed landscape architect who provides planning assistance and zoning coordination expertise to the campus. His primary roles involve Campus Master Plan technical coordination and support, major capital improvement project zoning and …

John Williams

John (Jack) Williams is Professor in Geography and a former director of the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison. He studies climate change and ecosystem responses to changing climates, using the end of the last …

Jerry Yin

Jerry Yin received his BA from Princeton University, his PhD from UW-Madison (molecular biology), and did post-doctoral work at MIT and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He was promoted to Assistant Professor at Cold Spring Harbor …

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 …

Lucas Zoet

Lucas (Luke) Zoet grew up in Michigan and was always interested in the landscapes of the upper Midwest. Through this interest he began studying glacial processes, first as an undergraduate at Michigan State University and …