Ad Hoc Faculty/Instructors
Ed Brud has more than 30 years of reporting, editing and design experience. He is currently the news design coordinator for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in charge of design for the Sunday news sections. He teaches JAMS 231: Publication Design. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Tess Gallun is an award-winning documentary veteran who owns Root River Films, a production company that focuses on well-crafted, powerful stories about life. With over twenty years of long-form nonfiction experience, her professional credits include innovative community service and public awareness campaigns, documentaries for national PBS outlets, a thirteen part series for the Discovery Channel, and rich historical video projects for museums. The subjects she’s covered include war photography, community advocacy, wildlife conservation, gun violence, racism, LGBT homelessness and world religions. Tess has taught media ethics and journalism production classes at UW-Milwaukee since 2005. Her teaching successes include fostering relationships between students and the community, helping to raise support through social media assignments, and inspiring students to make a difference in the world.
Paul Kosidowski is a free-lance writer and critic who contributes regularly to Milwaukee Magazine, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. He was Literary Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from 1999-2006, where he oversaw the theater's play development program and the dramaturgy of 14 productions each season. His writing has also appeared in American Theatre magazine, Backstage, the Boston Globe, Theatre Topics, and Isthmus (Madison, WI). He has an M.A. in Journalism from UW-Madison, and has done advanced graduate work in English at UWM.
Thomas Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at UW-Milwaukee. His responsibilities include directing the university's media, marketing and public relations initiatives; directing all government relations and neighborhood programs; and overseeing UWM's Alumni Association. Prior to his work at UWM, Luljak served as director of corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, where he also served as executive director of the company's foundation. Luljak began his career as a broadcast journalist, and served as news director for WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM. He teaches JAMS 212: Introduction to Corporate Communication and JAMS 280: Sports Marketing. Luljak earned his master's degree from UWM in Mass Communication. His bachelor's degree is from the departments of Radio/TV Film and Speech Education at the UW-Oshkosh.
Mike Oelhafen is currently the Director of Media at Charleston|Orwig. During his 25+ years in advertising, he has worked at agencies like FCB, Doner, Cramer/Krasselt, Hoffman York, and Starcom touching accounts from British Petroleum, IAMS Pet Foods, Long John Silver's, Gillette, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Hillshire Farms, and more. In 2003, Mike was a recipient of a Media Plan of the Year award from MEDIAWEEK for work on Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Mike has a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising and Mass Communications) from UW-Madison. Mike has been a part of the UWM team since 2006.
Malcolm McDowell Woods has nearly thirty years experience as an essayist, reporter, editor and designer. He currently serves as New Media Editor for Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee, where he oversees a quarterly magazine, Graze, and directs the company’s web and social media strategies. Woods is on Twitter @malcolmmw. He has served in editorial and management positions at various publications, winning awards for page design and opinion writing. Woods has an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from UW-Milwaukee.