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Professor, Architecture
Phone: (414) 229-5236
Expertise: commjercial Real estate development, history of real estate development, design and real estate development, shopping malls, post-occupancy evaluation, new urbanism, building diagnosis, defects in buildings, building design, urban design.
Degrees: M.A., Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1967, B.ARCH Cooper Union

Lecturer, Dance
Phone: (414) 229-2571
Expertise: yoga instructor
Degrees: B.F.A.

RAGINS, Belle Rose
Professor, Management
Phone: (414) 229-6823
Expertise: Mentoring in organizations, diversified mentoring relationships, diversity in organizations, sexual orientation in the workplace, gender and organizations, women in management, the ?glass ceiling,? women and power.

RAI, Kalyani
Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Community Development
Phone: (414) 227-3271
Expertise: Addressing issues of culture, race, gender and diversity; program development and evaluation; incorporating applied research and participatory action in the learning curriculum; adult education and nontraditional leadership development; culturally based Hmong parenting programs.
Degrees: B.S., Biology and Chemistry, University of North Bengal, India; M.S., Agricultural/Applied Economics, Virginia Polytech and State University; Ph.D., Continuing and Vocational Education, UW?Madison

RAICU, Valerica
Assistant Professor, Physics
Phone: (414) 229-4969
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Expertise: Spectral fluorescence imaging (single- and multi-photon) and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) for study of protein-protein interactions in vivo, and mapping the chemical composition of the cell; experimental and theoretical studies of dielectric and mechanical relaxation in biological and nonbiological materials; Nonlinear laser spectroscopy for probing reaction dynamics, and mechanical and thermal relaxation in proteins; particle aggregation and aggregate properties, fractal analysis of structures.
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics/Biophysics, University of Bucharest

IT Professional, Information & Media Technologies Special Projects
Phone: (414) 254-5933
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Expertise: Issues with being tall (Rasmussen is 7 feet 3 inches tall) in a one-size-fits-all society; Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that primarily affects taller people; Board member of the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers.
Degrees: B.S., Computer Science, UWM, 1985

RAST, Joel
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Phone: (414) 229-2737
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Expertise: Urban economic development, Frank Zeidler administration, environmental justice, regional transportation planning.
Degrees: B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Athletics/Administration
Phone: 414-229-4405
Expertise: Coaching, Motivational Speaking, and Leadership Speaking
Degrees: Undergraduate degrees in Business Marketing and Business Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

REDD, Steven B.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Phone: (414) 229-4741
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Expertise: U.S. foreign/national security policy, foreign policy decision-making, conflict studies, advisers and foreign policy.
Degrees: B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University, 1990; Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2000

Professor, Theatre
Phone: (414) 229-3048
Expertise: Costume design and construction, fashion history
Degrees: M.F.A., Costume Design

REI-DOVAL, Gabriel
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Phone: (414) 229-4912
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Expertise: Galician Studies, Sociolinguistics, Language Planning and Policies, Bilingualism, Luso-Hispanic Linguistics
Degrees: B.A., Galician-Portuguese Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), 1990; M.Phil., Galician Linguistics, USC, 1999; Ph.D., Galician Philology, USC, 2001.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (414) 229-4671
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Expertise: Laser diagnostics of combustion processes, combustion chemical kinetics, internal-combustion engines, air pollution minimization, optics, fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, energy efficiency, lubrication.
Degrees: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 1989; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1991; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1994

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (414) 229-5755
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Expertise: Computational and experimental methods in heat and mass transfer, radon entry dynamics, convection transport in porous media, energy conversion, energy conservation, heat transfer augmentation, data acquisition and instrumentation, engineering education, aerosol science, indoor air quality and pollution control.
Degrees: B.S., 1983; M.S., 1985; Ph.D., 1987, University of Illinois at Chicago

REZA, Ali M.
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Phone: (414) 229-6884
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Expertise: Signal and image processing and system design; multi-sensor signal processing applied in the areas of radar, sonar and seismology; step-like signal detection applied in image-edge detection and segmentation; well-log signal in seismology and ionic-channel signal segmentation in biology; artificial neural network design for classification and system identification; fuzzy logic applied in nonlinear filtering; genetic and evolutionary algorithms applied in designing systems and algorithms; hardware implementation of signal processing algorithms; medical imaging systems.
Degrees: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1976; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1986

RHYNER, Paula M.
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Phone: (414) 229-4878
Expertise: Teachers? use of language facilitation and non-facilitation strategies with pre-school children who are at risk for or have identified language impairments, the effectiveness of various formal language screening tools in identifying children from minority populations and low-income families who are in need of comprehensive language assessment, development and testing of alternative approaches to language screening with low-income pre-school children from minority populations.

Associate Scientist, Anthropology; Associate Director
Phone: (414) 229-2440
Expertise: Late prehistory of the Great Lakes region.
Degrees: Ph.D., Anthropology, UWM, 1992

Co-Director, Partnership for Sustainability and Peacebuilding
Phone: (414) 229-3222
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Expertise: making social change in complex adaptive social systems, systems thinking, sustainable peacebuilding, managing public disputes, international conflict, negotiation, mediation, peace processes, current international affairs.
Degrees: J.D., Harvard Law School

RIEBE, Katherine
Lecturer, ESL-General
Phone: (414)229-4911
Expertise: ESL
Degrees: BA English MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (414)229-5665
Expertise: language arts instruction, specifically teaching writing in grades 1-8.
Degrees: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Associate Professor, Marketing
Phone: (414) 229-5508
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Expertise: "Excavating" consumers' symbolic worlds, effect of internalized cultural models on consumer conceptualization of marketing communication, survey methods that identify and categorize cultural models (meaning communities) for purposes of improving communication and product positioning, "measuring" advertising efficiency, in-depth (one-to-one interviews and focus groups) qualitative marketing research.

ROCKOW, Joette
Sr. Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communication
Phone: (414) 229-5354
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Expertise: Advertising, public relations, animals as they are used/portrayed in the media, gun violence and media reporting, photography, Harley-Davidson culture
Degrees: Associate Degrees, Photography, (Milwaukee Area Technical College; B.A., Communication, Alverno College; M.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, UWM

RODGER, Gillian
Associate Professor, Music Department
Phone: (414) 229-0504
Expertise: American musical theater, variety, vaudeville, burlesque, English music hall, burlesque and pantomime. Popular song and singing 1850-1940. Ethnomusicology, music of Australia, the Pacific region and S.E. Asia
Degrees: M.M. (Ethnomusicology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh

School of Education Office of Advising and Academic Services,
Phone: (414) 229-2232
Expertise: Diversity, history of Latinos in the U.S. with special emphasis on the migration and immigration to Wisconsin, the Puerto Rican experience in the U.S.
Degrees: M.S., Education, UWM, 1988

Associate Professor, History
Phone: (414) 229-3963/5977
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Expertise: U.S.?Latinos, city and suburb redevelopment.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Professor, Atmospheric Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-3950
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Expertise: Weather forecasting, weather analysis, severe storms, floods, tornadoes, snow.
Degrees: B.Sc., Meteorology, McGill University; S.M., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Meteorology, McGill University

ROHATGI, Pradeep K.
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Materials Engineering
Phone: (414) 229-4987
Expertise: Aluminum-fly ash composites, copper-graphite composites, solidification and casting characteristics of aluminum-silicon carbide composites, development of new industrial materials using fly ash cenospheres, ultralight composite materials containing ceramic microballoons, development of lead-free copper graphite castings, advanced materials for automotive and small-engine applications, reinforcement of aluminum alloy with silicon carbide particles.
Degrees: Ph.D., Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964

ROSE, Susan J.
Associate Professor, Social Work
Phone: (414) 229-6301
Expertise: Child welfare, child neglect, substance abuse among the child welfare population, managed care and mental health treatment.
Degrees: Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990

Senior Lecturer, Music
Phone: (414) 229-6490
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Expertise: American vernacular music idioms (Country, Blues, Rock and Roll); history of American oral tradition music and related guitar styles; modern American free verse poetry; cultural history and genre applications of popular music.
Degrees: M.A. and Ph.D.

Senior Communications Specialist/Photoshop Instructor, University Communications & Media Relations
Phone: (414)229-2407
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Expertise: Graphic Design, Communications, Adobe Software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), Integrated Marketing
Degrees: BA in Communication & the Arts from UW-Green Bay (focus on Graphic Design) Advanced Degree in Sustainable Urban Design from Archeworks Web Design Certificate from UWM's School of Continuing Education

ROSS, Anthony
Professor, Lubar Sch of Business
Phone: (414)229-6515
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Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Global Logistics, Supply Management, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Manufacturing Strategy, Transportation
Degrees: PhD, MBA

Director, Edison Initiative, College of Letters and Science
Phone: (414) 229-6041
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Expertise: History of ideas about animals, history and significance of the modern zoological garden, author, Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo (2002); editor, Representing Animals (2002).
Degrees: B.A., University of Utah; A.M., Ph.D., History, Harvard University

ROUSSEAU,, Jerrold
Clinical Asst Prof, Social Work Field Education Program
Phone: (414)229-4983
Expertise: Conflict Engagement; Interpersonal Communication; Relationships; Growing Through Grieving Our Losses; Mindfulness; Caring for Elderly Family Members Living with a Family Member with Severe Mental Illness
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

RUCK, Tanya Kruse
Lecturer, Music
Phone: (414) 241-1153
Expertise: Singing (especially opera, art song, and musical theater), vocal health, vocal pedagogy
Degrees: BA-music, MM-vocal performance

Assistant Professor, Communication - General
Expertise: communication technologies (e.g., social media, mobile phones) and relationships
Degrees: Ph.D.