Profile for Maren Walz

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Specialty area(s)

Strategic management of the university-wide integrated marketing and communications program, including planning, creative development, implementation and assessment of marketing and communications efforts.

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

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


Purdue University 2021

Master of Science in Strategic Communication; Strategic Communication Leadership Concentration

University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2003

BA: Education, Psychology, Sociology; Activities: Women's Rugby

Luther College 1995-1998

Field of study: Special Education; Activities: Women's Rugby, Choir

Minnetonka Public Schools 1994

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

Professional history

Web Coordinator: UW-La Crosse
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