Portrait Photograph of Andrew Ruis

Andrew Ruis

Associate Director for Research

School of Education and the School of Medicine and Public Health | Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Hometown: Pacifica, California

Andrew Ruis is Associate Director for Research in the Epistemic Analytics lab at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and a fellow in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of “Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States,” as well as numerous articles on the history of food, nutrition, and health; learning analytics and digital humanities; and STEM and medical education.


  • This talk explores the origins of the National School Lunch Program, the longest running children’s health and social welfare initiative in U.S. history.

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