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Program Director, Arts Humanities and Science School of Continuing Education
Phone: (414) 227-3311
Expertise: Writers' conferences, noncredit creative writing courses, business writing and public speaking for professionals, visual arts tours.
Degrees: B.A., Journalism; M.S., Education

Lecturer, Social Work
Phone: (414) 964-5030
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Expertise: Social Work & Gerontology; services for elderly and adults with disabilities; community-based services; family caregiving; caregiver stress; Alzheimer's Disease; geriatric care management
Degrees: M.S.W., UW-Milwaukee

OLIKER, Stacey
Associate Professor, Sociology
Phone: (414) 229-4388
Expertise: Families and family change, caregiving, friendship, gender inequality.
Degrees: Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1985

OLSEN, Kathryn
Associate Professor, Communication
Phone: (414) 229-6936
Expertise: Argumentation, debate, public address, rhetorical criticism, communication and social order.

Instructl Prg Mgr II, Arch & Urb Planning
Phone: (414)229-6157
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Expertise: Professional photography; advertising, portraiture, and photojournalism. Over twenty years experience working with prairie restorations and ten years experience with SE Wisconsin woodland restorations. Responsible for prairie and woodland installations at MPS, UW-Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County Parks.
Degrees: BFA Commercial Photography, Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.

Associate Dean, Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-6837
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Expertise: Classification, including library classification (e.g., Dewey); structure of classification; culture and classification; classification of knowledge; bias in classification; browsing for information
Degrees: PhD in Library and Information Science, UW-Madison; MLS (Master of Library Science), U of Toronto; BA, Gustavus Adolphus College

OLSON, Kathryn
Professor, Communication
Phone: (414) 229-4261
Expertise: Televised political campaign debates; presidential speeches; rhetorical leadership for ordinary citizens; Reagan's rhetoric; the 1964 presidential campaign, social movement rhetoric; post-World War II American public address
Degrees: Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.A., University of North Carolna at Chapel Hill; B.A., UW-Eau Claire

OREN, Tasha
Associate Professor, English - General
Phone: (414) 238 8014
Expertise: Film and media studies, Global Culture, contemporary media, Television, Israeli culture, popular culture, Asian-American Studies
Degrees: B.F.A., (film), M.A., and Ph.D., (media studies)

OSMON, David C.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Phone: (414) 229-4747
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Expertise: Neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, frontal lobe function, executive functions, neuro-psychological assessment, cognitive neuroscience.

Associate Professor, Social Work
Phone: (414) 229-3271
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Expertise: HIV sexual risk behavior change (emphasis on primary prevention: working with people who are not yet infected with HIV); information exchange (technology transfer); social power; sexual and condom use negotiation; influence of alcohol, drug use and history of trauma or violence on sexual risk; design and evaluation of interventions to effect change in substance use and/or sexual risk behavior; research methods; research grant writing.
Degrees: B.S., Psychology and Sociology, UW-Madison; M.A., Social Psychology, Temple University; Ph.D., Social Psychology, Temple University

Professor, Physics
Phone: 414-229-2610
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Expertise: crystallography, electron holography, structure of biological molecules, mapping internal electric and magnetic fields in solids, solid-state processes at the atomic level, broadband mobile communication systems
Degrees: D.Phil., Wolfson College, Oxford; B.A. Honors in Physics (First Class); Corpus Christi College, Oxford

OWEN, Heather A.
Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory, Biological Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-6816
Expertise: Plant cell biology, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, pollen development, ultrastructure of freshwater phytoplankton.
Degrees: B.S., Biology, University of Akron, 1979; M.S. and Ph.D., Botany, Miami University, 1983, 1988

OWENS, Laura
Associate Professor, Exceptional Education
Phone: (414) 229-2869
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Expertise: High school inclusion for students with disabilities, supported employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, disability awareness, transition from school to adult life for individuals with disabilities, job accommodations/adaptations for employees with disabilities, disability rights in the criminal justice system, arts apprenticeship for at-risk youth.
Degrees: Ph.D., Rehabilitation and Special Education, UW?Madison

OXFORD, Raquel
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (414) 229-4814
Expertise: Second language education, including bilingual and English as a second language; second language teacher preparation and mentoring; technology integration in second language instruction; multicultural education; and schooling for language minority students.
Degrees: M.A., Spanish, Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas