Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker for a convention, seminar or civic/community organization? Are you a member of the media looking for an expert source? UW-Marshfield/Wood County has the following experts on staff. Contact the faculty/staff member directly, or contact University Relations, at 715-389-6545.

Iddrisu Adam

Associate professor, Geography and Geology

Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Issues, Population, HIV and AIDS, Immigration, Third World Issues, Africa, Weather and Climate Issues, Resource Management, Non-governmental Organizations in the Developing World.

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Kavita Bhatia

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Area(s) of Expertise: College Mathematics, Technology in Mathematics; Geometry and Topology

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Michelle Boernke

Assistant Campus Dean of Administrative Services

Area(s) of Expertise: Fundraising (special event, sustaining or capital), recruitment and retainting your volunteers, board development and training, team work and leadership development with hands-on learning tools, speak your peace - the nine tools of civility

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Dana Haagenson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Area(s) of Expertise: Chemistry

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John Harrington

Tennis Coach

Area(s) of Expertise: Fitness & health, Heart disease and exercise, Tennis, Basketball, First Aid, CPR/Defibrillation

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Helen Johannes

Lecturer, English

Area(s) of Expertise: Creative writing – short stories, novels, Developing student writing publications, International travel with students, Writing contests/judging, Mystery novels

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Kitty Kingston

Professor of Art

Area(s) of Expertise: Fine art of printmaking and papermaking

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Jeff Kleiman

Professor, History

Area(s) of Expertise: History of the Holocaust, Holocaust Denial, American Religion and Politics, American Political History, American Ethnic History, American Religious History, Jews and Judaism, History of Marshfield

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Mary Beth Knoeck

Student Services/Adult Enrollment Coordinator

Area(s) of Expertise: Returning to school, The Adult Learner, Is school for me?, How to start a new career path, the steps needed to go back to school.

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Laura Lee

Associate Professor; Biology

Area(s) of Expertise: General biology (plants, animals, nature, ecology), Bird watching & Bird feeding, Conservation/Environmental Issues, Related topics

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Martin Lee

Associate Lecturer, Physics

Area(s) of Expertise: Physics, Astronomy, Math, History of Physics & Astronomy, Space Race/Exploration, Flight/Aviation, Related Topics

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Brittany K. Lueth

Assistant Campus Dean of Student Affairs

Area(s) of Expertise: College prep, understanding colleges & careers, student involvement and activites

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Dawn Messerschmidt

Financial Aid/Veterans Advisor

Area(s) of Expertise: Financial aid, Veterans educational opportunities

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Chris Meyer

Network Manager/Network Administrator

Area(s) of Expertise: Computer technology

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Sandra Neumann

Associate Professor, Psychology

Area(s) of Expertise: Animal sheltering, animal shelter volunteers (recruitment, retention and training), adopting to families with children; diversity awareness for adults; awareness of and combating discrimination among adults; disaster preparedness and safety in the workplace; comprehensive sexuality education; environmental sustainability in higher education; living and working as an open lesbian; vegetarian; pagan-partnered mother of a toddler

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Douglas Oba

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Area(s) of Expertise: Viral pathogenesis; Microbial diseases in general

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Laurie Petri

Academic Librarian

Area(s) of Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction, Search Skills, Advanced search skills; Libraries in the 20th Century; The Digital Divide; Information literacy; Knowledge management

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Carrie Shipers

Assistant Professor, English

Area(s) of Expertise: Poetry, fiction, and memoir writing, literary publishing (including literary journals and publishing contests), 20th and 21st-century literature, women writers

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Julie Tharp

Professor, English

Area(s) of Expertise: Women and violence, Violence in mass media, Multiculturalism, Global perspectives, Women's writing, Native American literature and film, Quilt history

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Kimberly A. Valenza

UW Colleges Student Governance Advisor

Area(s) of Expertise: College tuition and planning, Financial literacy for students, student success programs, student leadership and governance

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Kelly Wilz

Assistant Professor, Communication/Theatre Arts

Area(s) of Expertise: Dissent from war; War and film; Gender and war; Rhetoric of war culture; Iraq War films; Gender and popular culture; and Enemy construction, Processes of dehumanization and rehumanization

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