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JACOBS, Barbara L.
Clinical Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Phone: (414) 229-3812
Expertise: Mental health, primarily substance abuse; clinical training.
Degrees: O.T.R.; M.S.

JAIN, Hemant K.
Tata Consulting Professor and Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Management Information Systems
Phone: (414) 229-4832
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Expertise: Strategic issues in electronic commerce, strategic planning and design of EC applications, business implications of EC on specific industries, logistics of electronic commerce, component-based system development, system reuse, strategic planning and architectural design of data warehouses, design and implementation issues in large data warehouses (for decision support), database design and modeling, distributed system design, techniques for developing hardware and software architecture (system architecture), group decision support system using data visualization techniques, data and object distribution in distributed systems environment, data administration in distributed environment, model management in decision support system, OLAP.
Degrees: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Indore, India, 1973; M.S., Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology?Kharagpur, 1975; Ph.D., Information Systems, Lehigh University, 1981

Lecturer, Office Of The Dean
Phone: (414)229-5315
Expertise: Pharmacology
Degrees: BS - Marquette University ; Pharmacy BS- University of Wisconsin College of Pharmacy ; PharmD - University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy ; MS - Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety - Northwestern University

JAY, Gregory S.
Professor, English;
Phone: (414) 229-6327
Home Page:; (Cultures and Communities Home Page)
Expertise: Multiculturalism in Literature and Society; Teaching About Race and Ethnicity; American Literary and Cultural Studies; Representations of Race in Film and Media; Whiteness Studies; Higher Education Curriculum Reform; Service Learning
Degrees: B.A., Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz; Ph.D., English, State University of New York at Buffalo

Professor, History
Phone: 837-6566
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Expertise: Great Depression/Great Recession; 2012 presidential election; 2014 election,2016 election; Barack Obama, GOP primaries; Herbert Hoover; American conservatism, Franklin D. Roosevelt; national and world economy; wars and foreign policy in Middle East; 2016 presidential nomination; the ranking of U.S. presidents; American foreign policy; religion and politics, teaching college history; Writing biography; How to get a job in hard times; the Right in America; The American economy; Ronald Reagan; racism and anti-Semitism, Elvis Presley, American Religion, the Sexual Revolution, Republican and Democratic parties, American presidential elections, 1900-present; the 2007-present Great Recession; the Great Depression of the 1930s; the political and cultural history of the 1920s and 1930s; the stock market crash of 1929; National politics in the 20th century; national politics since 1945; Herbert Hoover's depression policies; Franklin D.Roosevelt and the Great Depression; Franklin D.Roosevelt and World War II; The War on Terror Since 9/11; the ranking of Presidents; Theodore Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson; the Cold War; world trade; Ronald Reagan; international affairs and foreign policy; race relations, the period, 1933-1945; World War II; Huey Long; the Longs of Louisiana; anti-Semitism in America; religion, especially religious fundamentalism; New Age religion ;Southern politics, Movies about 20 century wars and how they shaped our memories of those wars,demagogues of the Great Depression including Huey Long, Father Charles Coughlin, and Dr. Francis Townsend; Republican politics; Democratic politics; American popular culture; the 1920s in America; Louisiana History; graduate education. Most recent books,Herbert Hoover, 1928-1933, Fighting Quaker, (2012); Elvis Presley: Reluctant Rebel (2011); Changing Times: The Life of Barack Obama (2009);A Time of Paradox: America, 1890-2004 (2006) Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and each president and presidential campaign since Ronald Reagan; the national Republican and Democratic parties, the government debt crisis and government shutdown, the politics of Obamacare, likely presidential nominees in 2016, the value of a college education; religion; religion and the nuclear family; the Great Recession; to political and economic arguments over entitlements
Degrees: Poydras High School (Louisiana), Valedictorian, 1964; B.A. History, University of Louisiana, Lafayette,1968 (Salutatorian); M. A. History, Florida State University, 1969; Ph.D, History, Florida State University, 1973, Summa Cum Laude.

JEONG, Wooseob
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-6167
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Expertise: Human-computer interaction, feelable computer interface, multimedia/multimodal Geographic Information Systems, usability, multilingual information retrieval, librarianship in East Asia, information-seeking behavior of immigrants.
Degrees: B.A., M.A., International Relations, Seoul National University; M.L.I.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Information Studies, Florida State University

JESKE, Robert
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Phone: (414) 229-2424
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Expertise: North American archaeology, Native Americans, evolution of stone tools, human osteology, culture contact, forensic archaeology.
Degrees: B.A. Beloit College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Director, Center for Student Involvement
Phone: (414)229-5780
Expertise: College Student Transition, Student Involvement, Assessment in Higher Education, Leadership and Organizational Change in Colleges and Universities
Degrees: Ph.D. Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (Michigan State University) M.A. College Student Personnel (Bowling Green State University) B.S. Educational Policy and English (UW-Madison)

Coach, Athletics/Administration
Phone: (414)229-4483
Expertise: Volleyball,team building, student-athlete development, and leadership. Conference championships 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013
Degrees: B.S. elementary education M.S. Physical education-adult fitness

JOHNSON, Teresa S.
Associate Professor, Nursing
Phone: (414) 229-6231
Expertise: Pre- and postnatal, hospital & community based breastfeeding support, assessment of fetal and infant growth; infant body composition; promotion of healthy birth outcomes; prevention of fetal and infant morbidity and mortality; and elimination of disparities in birth outcomes.
Degrees: B.S., Washburn University; M.N., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor, Occupational Therapy
Phone: (414)229-3616
Expertise: Evidence based practice, evidence review; physical and neurological outcomes research; traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, stroke; outcomes measurement
Degrees: Ph.D.

Assoc Admin Prgm Spec, General
Phone: (414)229-6282
Expertise: Museum Collection Care, Preservation & Digitization, Metadata, Art History
Degrees: MA in Museum Studies and American Art from the George Washington University

Interim Director, UWM Learning Technology Center
Phone: (414) 229-5136 twitter @tjoosten
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Expertise: Blended and Online Teaching, Social Media, Twitter, Facebook, Communication Technology, Virtual Worlds, Second Life, Web 2.0, Assessment and Evaluation, Survey Development, Performance Testing, Item and Exam Development, Technology Implementation, Educational Technologies, Clickers, Virtual Teams, Course Management System, D2L, Online Teaching, Social Presence, Hybrid Teaching, Communication, Public Speaking, Mediated Communication
Degrees: BA and MA, Communication, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD ABD, Interdisciplinary (Communication, Management, Public Administration), Arizona State University

JORDAN, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Sociology
Phone: (414) 229-5074
Expertise: Cities (primarily U.S. and European), sociology of food, urban sociology and urban change, monuments and memorials, community, globalization, Europe, Germany.
Degrees: B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz.; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Associate Professor, Communication
Phone: (414) 229-5177
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Expertise: Plastic surgery, Internet & new media studies, rhetoric (theory and criticism), television and film criticism, popular culture, postmodern theory.
Degrees: B.A., Drake University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Georgia

JOYCE, Caroline
Senior Outreach Specialist, The JASON Project
Phone: (414) 227-3365
Expertise: Distance learning: online, satellite broadcasts, compressed video networking, curriculum design, spreading content across multimedia presentations
Degrees: B.A., Education, National Lewis University; Master?s, Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University; Doctoral candidate in Education Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University