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Office of Field Experience

Cindy Duley  Profile of Cindy Duley

Field Exp-Partnerships Specialist
263 Morris Hall
cduley@uwlax.edu
608.785.8736

Specialty areas:

Field Experience Coordinator and Partnership Specialist:

  • EA-A Majors (English, Science, Math, Social Studies)
  • EC-A Majors (PETE, School Health, Art, Music, Global Cultures and Languages)
  • Out-of-Area Student Teaching (Educators Abroad, Internships, Milwaukee Guest Student Teaching/Intern Program, Milwaukee Spanish Immersion Program, Arizona Student Teaching)
  • Out-of-Area Field Experiences (Arizona Cultural Teaching and Learning Experience, Milwaukee Urban Experiences)
  • School of Education Graduate Programs
Christy Wopat  Profile of Christy Wopat

Field Exp Coordinator & Comm Specialist
Morris Hall
cwopat@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Field Experience Coordinator and Communication Specialist:

  • ECE (Early Childhood Education)
  • EME (Elementary/Middle Education)
  • EME/SPE (Special Education)
  • EME/TSL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Communication/Social Media for School of Education & Office of Field Experiences

Rebecah Neitzel  Profile of Rebecah Neitzel

Field Experience Administrative Assistant
274 Morris Hall
rneitzel@uwlax.edu
608.785.8126

Specialty areas:

Administrative Assistant

 

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of educator preparation, educator preparation programs are formally housed in three different academic units at UWL. As such, faculty and instructional staff directly aligned with educator preparation and supporting these programs are also housed in a variety of units and departments (links lead to faculty profiles):

The term “SOE-affiliated faculty” is used to describe faculty and Instructional Academic Staff with teaching and/or student supervisory duties in programs that are approved to prepare students for licensure through Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI), and who are housed in units outside of the School of Education. These faculty undergo personnel review in a collaborative manner by their content unit Dean and the SOE Dean.

Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff housed in the Department of Educational Studies (DES) and the Institute for Professional Studies (IPSE) are considered to be “SOE faculty and staff”. These faculty undergo personnel review solely by the SOE Dean.

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Expectations

All SOE and SOE-affiliated faculty and IAS are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers (in alignment with WI PI 34.014). Some additional work hours outside of the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with PK-12 school year. In particular, 

  • SoE affiliated faculty are expected to have preparation specifically related to their assignment, hold an advanced degree and demonstrate expertise in their assigned area of responsibility, be knowledgeable about the current elementary, middle, and/or secondary curriculum, Wisconsin academic standards, practices, requirements, technology, and administrative practices relevant to their program, and to incorporate current techniques that are relevant to the PK-12 setting into their teaching.
  • SoE affiliated faculty are hired in a role associated with preparing educators and are therefore expected to be engaged in scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers.
  • SoE affiliated faculty are expected to participate in service and professional practice with PK-12 schools, professional organizations, and other education related endeavors at the local, state or national level that aligns with and informs PK-12 education and their work as teacher educators
James Carlson  Profile of James Carlson

Educational Studies
Associate Professor
185B Morris Hall
jcarlson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8140

Specialty areas:

Social Foundations of Education; Multicultural Education; Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; Literacy Studies

Wen-Chiang Chen  Profile of Wen-Chiang Chen

Educational Studies
Associate Professor
365B Morris Hall
wchen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8144

Specialty areas:

K-8 Literacy, Teacher Education, Critical Literacy, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Rosalie DeFino  Profile of Rosalie DeFino  Rosalie DeFino saysMeet with me

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
300C Morris Hall
rdefino@uwlax.edu
608.785.5403

Specialty areas:

Math Education

Teacher Education

Elementary Teaching

Ann Epstein  Profile of Ann Epstein

Educational Studies
Professor
340C Morris Hall
aepstein@uwlax.edu
608.785.8145

Specialty areas:

Early Childhood Education, Montessori

Yuko Iwai  Profile of Yuko Iwai

Educational Studies
Professor
365A Morris Hall
yiwai@uwlax.edu
608.785.5407

Specialty areas:

literacy, culturally responsive teaching, multicultural children's literature, self-efficacy, multicultural education, teacher education, self-regulated learning

Lema Kabashi  Profile of Lema Kabashi

Educational Studies
Associate Professor
300B Morris Hall
lkabashi@uwlax.edu
608.785.8143

Specialty areas:

 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Video-Based Instruction
  • Single Subject Research Design

    • Multiple Baseline Design

      • Across Behaviors, Across Participants, Across Settings​

    • A-B- and A-B-A-B Design 

    • Parallel Design

  • Computer Skills  

    • Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint​

  • Learning Management Systems

    • D2L, BlackBoard

  • Technology 

    • Animoto​, VoiceThread, EdPuzzle, Google Drive/Site, Populr, TodaysMeet, Padlet, Wix, Skype, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast, YouTube Channel, PowToon, Pear Deck, Glogster, iMovie

Valerie Krage  Profile of Valerie Krage  Valerie Krage saysMeet with me

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
340A Morris Hall
vkrage@uwlax.edu
608.785.8136

Specialty areas:

Early childhood education, family engagement in education, impact of poverty on development and learning.

Heather Linville  Profile of Heather Linville

Educational Studies
Professor
335 Morris Hall
hlinville@uwlax.edu
608.785.8142

Specialty areas:

Dr. Linville's main research areas are digital storytelling as translanguaging, advocacy for English learners (ELs), language teacher education, and language ideologies.

Deanna Maynard  Profile of Deanna Maynard  Deanna Maynard saysMeet with me

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
185A Morris Hall
dmaynard@uwlax.edu
608.785.8138

Specialty areas:

Special Education - Behavior Disorders

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

Early/Middle Childhood Literacy

Matt McParker  Profile of Matt McParker  Matt McParker saysMeet with me

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
325B Morris Hall
mmcparker@uwlax.edu
608.785.8152

Specialty areas:

Social Studies Education

Multicultural Education

Mid-Level Education

Lisa Pitot  Profile of Lisa Pitot  Lisa Pitot saysMeet with me

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
300A Morris Hall
lpitot@uwlax.edu
608.785.8139

Specialty areas:

Science Methods, Assessment, Science Literacy, and Science Communication. Place-based / Project-based learning, and using Socio-scientific Issues to teach Science. 

Denise Rueter  Profile of Denise Rueter

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
160D Morris Hall
drueter@uwlax.edu
608.785.5408

Specialty areas:

Early childhood and Elementary Literacy

J.C. Wagner-Romero  Profile of J.C. Wagner-Romero

Educational Studies
Assistant Professor
160B Morris Hall
jwagner-romero@uwlax.edu
608.785.8735

Specialty areas:

Race and ethnic relations
Student-Family identities and Pierson's power of connection
Latinx & undocumented student and family expectations & experiences 
Language access and equity
Culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogy
International and global education
Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

SOE faculty in IPSE

Alyssa Harlan  Profile of Alyssa Harlan

Inst For Prof Studies In Educ
Lecturer
160A Morris Hall
aharlan@uwlax.edu
608.785.8136

Specialty areas:

Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, Foundations of Reading Test, reading intervention, assessment, target-based grading

Ann Yehle  Profile of Ann Yehle

Educational Studies
Lecturer
266 Morris Hall
ayehle@uwlax.edu
608.785.8139

Specialty areas:

(FYI, if a telephone number is listed on this site, it is not accurate.  I do not have a campus phone.  Please email me at ayehle@uwlax.edu.  Look forward to connecting.  Ann

Specialty areas - Educational leadership and Middle Level 

SOE-affiliated faculty in Science

Megan Litster  Profile of Megan Litster

Health Professions - PT
Associate Professor
4060 Health Science Center
mlitster@uwlax.edu
608.785.8476

Specialty areas:

Anatomy Education

SOE-affiliated faculty in Physical, Adapted, and School Health Education

Gicheol Kim  Profile of Gicheol Kim  Gicheol Kim saysMeet with me

Exercise & Sport Science
Assistant Professor
Mitchell Hall
gkim@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

physical education teacher education, kinesiology, scholarship of teaching and learning, online education

Brock McMullen  Profile of Brock McMullen

Exercise & Sport Science
Assistant Professor
215 Mitchell Hall
bmcmullen@uwlax.edu
608.785.8167

Specialty areas:

Adapted Physical Education and Physical Education Teacher Preparation 

Christina Mehrtens  Profile of Christina Mehrtens

Exercise & Sport Science
Assistant Professor
Mitchell Hall
cmehrtens@uwlax.edu

Sarah Mosley  Profile of Sarah Mosley

Exercise & Sport Science
Associate Teaching Professor
204 Mitchell Hall
smosley@uwlax.edu
608.785.8687

Specialty areas:

Teen Mental Health is a passion of mine.  

Jenna Starck  Profile of Jenna Starck

Exercise & Sport Science
Assistant Professor
133 Mitchell Hall
jstarck@uwlax.edu
608.785.6535

Specialty areas:

Physical Education Teaching Graduate Program Director

Adventure Education & Outdoor Pursuits Emphasis Director

Adventure Education Program Director

Research Interests: assessment literacy, adventure education, social and emotional learning, and occupational socialization theory

Rachyl Stephenson  Profile of Rachyl Stephenson

Exercise & Sport Science
Assistant Professor
212 Mitchell Hall
rstephenson@uwlax.edu
608.785.5415

Specialty areas:

Assessment, Dance, and Social Emotional Learning are my topics of passion, but enjoy anything related to physical education as a profession.

Abigail Wagner  Profile of Abigail Wagner

Exercise & Sport Science
Associate Teaching Professor
108 Mitchell Hall
awagner@uwlax.edu
608.785.8691

Specialty areas:

Adapted Physical Education

Pre-K and Elementary Physical Education

SOE-affiliated faculty in Math

Matthew Chedister  Profile of Matthew Chedister

Mathematics & Statistics
Associate Professor
1003 Cowley Hall
mchedister@uwlax.edu
608.785.6609

Specialty areas:

Mathematics Education and Geometry

Joshua Hertel  Profile of Joshua Hertel

Mathematics & Statistics
Professor
1001 Cowley Hall
jhertel@uwlax.edu
608.785.8668

Specialty areas:

Teaching mathematics with technology, alternative forms of assessment in mathematics, mathematics education history, teaching and learning of trigonometry, and the development of probabilistic reasoning.

Jennifer Kosiak  Profile of Jennifer Kosiak

Mathematics & Statistics
Professor
1015 Cowley Hall
jkosiak@uwlax.edu
608.785.8385

Specialty areas:

Mathematics Education

Jenni McCool  Profile of Jenni McCool

Mathematics & Statistics
Professor
1005 Cowley Hall
jmccool@uwlax.edu
608.785.8667

Specialty areas:

Mathematics Education

SOE-affiliated faculty in ENG

Merideth Garcia  Profile of Merideth Garcia

English
Associate Professor
425K Wimberly Hall
mgarcia@uwlax.edu
608.785.6927

Specialty areas:

Digital Literacies, Fan Studies, English Teaching Methods, Young Adult Literature, Qualitative Research, Rhetoric & Composition

Thomas Jesse  Profile of Thomas Jesse

English
Associate Professor
425M Wimberly Hall
tjesse@uwlax.edu
608.785.6934

Specialty areas:

20 & 21c American Literature, Secondary English Education, Poetry and Poetics, Rhetorical Approaches to Literature

SOE-affiliated faculty in SS

Kenneth Shonk  Profile of Kenneth Shonk

History
Professor
401A Wimberly Hall
kshonk@uwlax.edu
608.785.6560

Specialty areas:

Modern Ireland/Northern Ireland, Modern Europe, British and French Empires, Fascism, History of Rock 'n' Roll, Modern Africa, World History

SOE-affiliated faculty in Art

Lisa Lenarz  Profile of Lisa Lenarz  Lisa Lenarz saysMeet with me

Art
Associate Professor
202 Lowe Center For The Arts
llenarz@uwlax.edu
608.785.8235

Specialty areas:

-Art Education
-Interdisciplinary Studio Art

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SOE-affiliated faculty in MUS

Tammy Fisher  Profile of Tammy Fisher

Music
Associate Professor
242 Lowe Center For The Arts
tfisher@uwlax.edu
608.785.6725

Specialty areas:

Marching and Symphonic Bands, Instrumental Music Education, Conducting, Percussion Studies

SOE-affiliated faculty in Languages

Kimberly Morris  Profile of Kimberly Morris

Global Cultures & Languages
Associate Professor
263B Cartwright Center
kmorris2@uwlax.edu
608.785.8323

Specialty areas:

Hispanic Linguistics, World Language Pedagogy, Pragmatics, Study Abroad, Curriculum Design, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Teacher Preparation, Academic Literacy

Astrid Lorena Ochoa Campo  Profile of Astrid Lorena Ochoa Campo

Global Cultures & Languages
Assistant Professor
263A Cartwright Center
aochoacampo@uwlax.edu
608.785.5247

Specialty areas:

Contemporary Latin American literature and culture; women writers; women, gender, and sexuality studies; Latinx studies; and World Languages Education

SOE-affiliated faculty in SPY

Robert Dixon  Profile of Robert Dixon  Robert Dixon saysMeet with me

Psychology
Associate Professor
331B Graff Main Hall
rdixon@uwlax.edu
608.785.6893

Specialty areas:

School Psychology, Response to Intervention (RtI), Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Online Service Delivery

To arrange a meeting, please use the following link

     Psychology Office Hours (349A GMH): LINK

Daniel Hyson  Profile of Daniel Hyson

Psychology
Associate Professor
349A Graff Main Hall
dhyson@uwlax.edu
608.785.8444

Specialty areas:

Equity-Minded Teaching

School Psychology (especially Teacher-Student Relationships, Alternative Approaches to Working with Behaviorally Challenging Students, Systems-Level Data-Driven Decision Making)

Jocelyn Newton  Profile of Jocelyn Newton  Jocelyn Newton saysMeet with me

Psychology
Professor
335A Graff Main Hall
jnewton@uwlax.edu
608.785.6889

Specialty areas:

School Psychology; Assessment; Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention; Child & Adolescent Psychopathology

Ruth Schumacher-Martinez  Profile of Ruth Schumacher-Martinez

Psychology
Assistant Professor
341K Graff Main Hall
rschumacher-martinez@uwlax.edu
608.785.6904

Specialty areas:

Racial Justice

Disability Justice

Neurodiversity 

Autism

Special Education Law

Crisis Intervention

Counseling Individuals with Disabilities 

Social-Emotional-Behavioral Regulation and Coping Skill Development