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WADE, Bruce A.
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-5103
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Expertise: Numerical analysis for differential equations, finite element and finite difference methods for partial differential equations of evolution type, numerical analysis for electromagnetics.
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics, UW-Madison, 1982; M.S., Mathematics, UW-Madison, 1987; Ph.D., Mathematics, UW-Madison, 1994

WAGNER, Jeanne
Director of Field Education, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Phone: (414) 229-6501
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Expertise: Child welfare; adoption; management in social work practice
Degrees: B.S.W., Morehead State University; M.S.W., Jane Addams College of Social Work, Chicago

Associate Dean of Research, Educational Psychology
Phone: (414) 229-5441
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Expertise: Quantitative research methodologies, statistics, research design, psychometrics, item response theory, dimensionality assessment, differential item functioning, testing and measurement.
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science, Roosevelt University; M.S., Mathematics with a focus on Mathematics Education, Illinois State University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative and Evaluative Research Methodologies, University of Illinois at Urbana

Senior Lecturer, Educational Psychology
Phone: (414) 229-6040
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Expertise: Learning skills; reading; freshman orientation; at-risk admissions; career exploration.
Degrees: M.S., Reading, UW-Madison, 1979; B.A., Sociology, Psychology and Secondary Education, Marquette University, 1976

WANG, Jinsung
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Phone: (414)229-3226
Expertise: Motor control/learning
Degrees: Ph.D.

WANG, Ying
Associate Professor, Art History-Asian Art
Phone: (414) 229-3043

Associate Director, Enrollment Services
Phone: (414) 229-5921
Expertise: Student information systems to support efficiency in student admissions; registration and records; technological support of academic advising services; enterprise systems for student administration.
Degrees: B.A. Wartburg College, M.S. University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

WASHBURNE, Carolyn Kott
Adjunct Assistant Professor, English
Phone: (414) 229-2709
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WASLEY, James H.
Associate Professor, Architecture
Phone: (414) 229-4045
Expertise: Environmental issues associated with architectural design, landscape preservation, site and climate responsive design, resource conservation, extreme-case issues of indoor air quality and human health.
Degrees: Master of Architecture, Architecture, Rice University, 1993

WATSON, Griffith
Student Services Spec, Athletics/Administration
Phone: (414)229-7723
Expertise: Experienced academic advisor with expertise in NCAA initial eligibility, NCAA continuing eligibility, business process improvement, customer service, student-athlete counseling, and academic monitoring procedures. Highly skilled at communicating with diverse groups, including coaches, staff, student-athletes, parents, scouts, and campus personnel. Strategic thinker who is experienced in managing high-profile academic and eligibility issues.
Degrees: Master of Science Degree Major: Health and Kinesiology  Sports Management, Bachelor of Arts Degree Major: Sports Administration Minors: Business Administration and Public Relations

WATSON, Jennifer
Associate Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Phone: (414) 229-5891
Expertise: German and Scandinavian literature; authors Selma Lagerlöf, Nelly Sachs, Emil Marriot; German Language; Swedish Language
Degrees: B.A., Grinnell College, German and English; M.A., German literature and linguistics; Ph.D., German Literature, Scandinavian Literature

WEBER, Daniel
Senior Scientist, Children's Environmental Health Sciences Center
Phone: (414) 382-1726
Expertise: Fish biology, the use of fish as models of environmental health (neurochemistry, neuro-electrophysiology and behavior of fish are monitored after exposure to metals such as lead and methyl mercury), the ability of specific metal chelating drugs (e.g. DMSA) to ameliorate the effects of heavy metals on behavior and physiology.
Degrees: B.S. (with Distinction), Zoology, UW-Madison, 1975; M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Michigan, 1976; Cert. Ed., Science Education, University of Michigan, 1980; Ph.D., Ethology, Physiology, UWM, 1991

WEBER, Hanno
Adjunct Professor, Architecture
Phone: (414) 229-3817
Expertise: Architectural design building morphology; architectural design climate and environment urban design contextual response
Degrees: A.B Architecture Princeton University; M.F.A. Architecture Princeton University

Director, Enrollment Services
Phone: (414) 229-6164
Expertise: Issues related to college/university admissions and enrollment, admission requirements, standardized testing, affirmative action in admissions, adult/returning students, student enrollment trends in higher education, grades and grading practices, implementation of enterprise systems for student administration, transfer student issues and practices, student records management practices.
Degrees: B.A., M.A., UWM

WEILL, Donald
Dir, Unspecified (9), FAA/Budget & Planning
Phone: (414)229-4129

Professor, PSOA Music
Phone: (414)229-4594
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Expertise: Jon Welstead is Professor and Director of the Department of Music and Director of the Electro-Acoustic Music Center in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His works include compositions for instrumental ensemble, electronic/computer music, music for dance, over 100 theatrical presentations and films, and has presented both nationally and internationally.
Degrees: Ph.D., Music Composition/Theory, Electronic/Computer Music, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

University Services Associate, Development
Phone: (414) 229-3012
Expertise: Medieval music; liturgy; Gregorian chant.

Lecturer, School of Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-2474
Expertise: School libraries, young adult literature

WESTER, Stephen
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Phone: (414) 229-4774
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Expertise: Psychology of men and masculinity, male gender role development/socialization/impact, multicultural expressions of of masculinity, gender and emotions.
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of Toledo, 1992; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Xavier University, 1994; Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Florida, 2000 (Phi Beta Kappa); Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin, 2007-Present

WHEATLEY, Kathleen
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Phone: (414) 229-5710
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Expertise: Spanish linguistics, Romance Linguistics
Degrees: Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, University of Michigan

WHITE, Sammis B.
Professor, Urban Planning
Phone: (414) 227-3203
Expertise: Economic development, water cluster development, workforce development, urban education, entrepreneurship, housing policy.
Degrees: B.A. Williams College Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-2252
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Expertise: Parental investment patterns and mating systems in birds, the evolution of behavioral and life history traits, the relative influence of phylogeny (i.e. evolutionary history) and ecology on the evolution of different forms of male parental care (e.g. incubating eggs or nestlings, feeding nestlings or fledglings) in the swallows (Hirundinidae).
Degrees: B.S., Biology, University of Michigan, 1983; M.S., Biology, University of Michigan, 1988; Ph.D., Biology, Queen?s University, 1992

Research Specialist, Psychology - General
Phone: (414)229-7145
Expertise: FMRI brain imaging analysis
Degrees: BS chemistry

Professor, History
Phone: (414) 229-4529
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Expertise: European women?s history, 1500-1750; history of Christianity; European social history, 1500-1750.

Clinical Asst Prof, American Sign Language/Interpreter Training Program
Phone: (414) 982-3510 Videophone
Expertise: American Sign Language, Medical American Sign Language, Healthcare relating with People who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Health Education for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Degrees: BS in Community Health, MBA in Healthcare Administration and MS in Healthcare Finance Managment

Research Specialist, School Of Freshwater Science
Phone: (414)687-2672
Expertise: Freshwater ecology, limnology
Degrees: BS: Biology with concentration in Environmental Science (freshwater focus)Minor: Earth Science MS: Ecology and Environmental Science (freshwater focus - Alpine Lakes and Climate Change)

WILDER, Quinn E.
Outreach Specialist, Child and Youth Care Learning Center
Phone: (414) 227-3172
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Expertise: Quality of care that youth workers are able to give to youth at risk; evaluation tools that measure the impact of a 40-hour continuing education program on practice, particularly when coupled with administrative support in implementing course learnings.

WILHITE, Jessica
Asst Coach, Athletics/Administration
Phone: 414-229-5661
Expertise: Healthcare Technology
Degrees: Business Marketing

WILK, Joan A.
Associate Professor, Nursing
Phone: (414) 229-4586
Expertise: Community nursing centers, nurse-managed centers, advanced practice nursing, health care and public policy, health care for the homeless, health promotion and illness prevention with under-served populations, international health care and nursing.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Phone: (414)229-5761
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Expertise: Athletic training clinical and classroom education, athletic training educator preparedness, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and professional development.
Degrees: BS-Athletic Training, Concordia University Wisconsin. MS-Kinesiology/Athletic Training, Indiana University. EdD-Health Care Education, Nova Southeastern University.

Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Community Studies
Phone: (414) 229-5626
Expertise: Quality of life in the elderly community; education of children; youth in the criminal justice system; class and race in America, urban dwellers life chances, impact of systemic poverty on youth
Degrees: University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee B.A., Political Science, Sociology; M.A., Political Science; Ph.D., Urban Social Institutions

Assistant Professor, English
Phone: (414) 229-3665
Expertise: Silent film restoration and preservation; global women directors; national cinemas (U.S., Europe, Asia, Middle East); and film and the other arts (music, dance, theater, painting, digital media).
Degrees: B.A., Film Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Film & Television, University of California, Los Angeles

WIMPEE, Charles F.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-6881
Expertise: Molecular biology, molecular evolution, environmental microbiology, bioluminescence.
Degrees: M.S., Botany, University of Georgia, 1978; Ph.D., Biology; University of California, Los Angeles, 1984

Assistant Professor, Africology
Phone: (414) 229-5081
Expertise: Racism; white privilege; how children learn about race/the impact of racial identity and racism on child development
Degrees: Ph.D. African American & African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. African & African American Studies and Social Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

WIRTH, Jessica W.
Associate Professor Emerita, Foreign Languages and Linguistics
Phone: (414) 229-6794
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Expertise: Linguistic semantics, pragmatics, linguistic typology and universals.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-4993
Expertise: Cellular neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, neuroendocrinology of insects, neuromodulation, developmental plasticity, hormonal regulation of development, insect metamorphosis, neuropeptides, neuropeptide modulation of nervous system development and function, modulation and expression of potassium ion channels, potassium ion channels.

Assoc Lecturer, Film
Phone: (414)229-6015
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Expertise: Film and video production (10 year exhibition history), film and new media theory, graphic design (five years in industry), web programming (first freelance web design job in 1996, currently coding in HTML and CSS, and coding PHP for open source content management systems like Wordpress and Drupal)
Degrees: 2001 -- B.A., UW-Madison (English and Philosophy) 2009 -- MFA, UW-Milwaukee (Film Production)

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Phone: (414) 229-5223
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Expertise: Single molecule spectroscopy and imaging; single molecule trapping; nanoscopy; confocal microscopy and near-field scanning optical microscopy
Degrees: Ph.D., University of California at Riverside

WOLFRAM, Dietmar
Professor, Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-6836
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Expertise: Information retrieval systems design and evaluation, modeling and simulation of inf ormation retrieval systems, user search behavior on the Internet, applied informetrics, technology education for information professionals.
Degrees: B.Sc., History of Science/Computer Science; M.L.I.S.; Ph.D., Library and Information Science;

WOODS, Malcolm
Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies
Phone: (414) 229-4436
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Expertise: Magazines; Periodical Design Publishing; Social Media

WOYWOD, Christine
Assistant Professor, PSOA Art & Design
Phone: (414)229-4200
Expertise: Art Education
Degrees: Ph.D., Art Education, Northern Illinois University

Outreach Prog Mgr III, Executive MBA Program
Phone: (414)229 6045
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Expertise: Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Marketing, IT Strategy, Business Strategy, Technology Management
Degrees: AAS- Electrical Power Engineering BS- Industrial Management MS Engineering Management

WUTZ, Darci
Associate Professor, Dance
Phone: (414) 229-3058
Expertise: Musical theater choreography; concert choreography, non-musical theater choreography.
Degrees: B.F.A., Theater/Dance Emphasis, University of Minnesota at Duluth; M.F.A., Dance Performance and Choreography, Smith College