Maren Walz

Web Coordinator
University Advancement
Office hours

Specialty area(s)

Web & Interactive Communications (iComm) unit leader, project management, campus communication, iComm liaison for 1/2 of campus.

Brief biography

2015 Academic Staff Excellence Award recipient

Campus service: Academic Staff Council, Joint Planning and Budget, Strategic Planning steering committee, Inclusive Excellence strategic planning committee, Information Security committee

Community service: Church council president (previously vice president), parent school volunteer, webmaster for numerous non-profits, UWL Choral Union.

Hobbies and pastimes: learning new crafts, arts and musical instruments (current interests are polumer clay and ukulele), reading (current focus on slavery and the African-American experience), played and coached rugby for 11 years following high school.

Professional history

Owner, Web Designer: Avantgaard Creative Services, (Ettrick, WI)
Technical Writer: GEA Farm Technologies, Research and Development, (Galesville, WI)
Instructional Designer/Web Communications Editor: Ashley Furniture Industries, Retail Learning Services, (Arcadia, WI)
Market Research Coordinator: Teenage Research Unlimited, Qualitative Research (Northbrook, IL)

Research and publishing

Presented "All the nuggets IRL" at HighEdWeb 2017, Hartford

Presented "How I get my geek on in a cost cutting atmosphere" at HighEdWeb 2015, Milwaukee


University of Wisconsin-Parkside

University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2003

BA: Education, Psychology, Sociology; activities: women's rugby


Luther College

Luther College 1995-1998

Field of study: Special education; activities: women's rugby, choir


Minnetonka Public Schools 1994

I am proud to be a product of a public education.