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. …

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., …

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

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 the social contexts of art, musical …

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 …

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 …

Kacie Lucchini Butcher

Kacie Lucchini Butcher is an award-winning public historian whose work is dedicated to building empathy and advancing social justice. She is currently the Director of the Rebecca M. Blank Center for Campus History, formerly known …

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 …

Antje Petty

Antje Petty is the Associate Director and Outreach Manager of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. Her research focuses on the history of emigration from German-speaking Europe in the context of global migration and …

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

Currently not accepting talk requests. 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 …

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 …

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 …

Scott Seyforth

Scott C. Seyforth holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is an assistant director of residence life. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …