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LA, Grace E.
Associate Professor, Architecture
Phone: (414) 229-6864
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Expertise: Architecture, design. Research areas include housing, public space, theatres and civic institutions, urban interventions.
Degrees: B.A., Harvard University; M.Arch., Harvard University

Assistant Professor, School Of Public Health
Phone: (414)227-4512
Expertise: Food policy, industrial agriculture and public health, food systems and climate change
Degrees: PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPP, George Washington University

LAIOSA, Michael
Assistant Professor, School Of Public Health
Phone: (414)229-2279
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Expertise: Children's Environmental Health Immune System Dysfunction after toxicological exposure Health effects of dioxin and PCB exposure
Degrees: PhD

LAKEN, Valerie
Assistant Professor, English - General
Expertise: Creative Writing, Contemporary American Fiction, The Short Story
Degrees: MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan MFA, Creative Writing, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor, Administrative Leadership
Phone: (414) 229-4305
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Expertise: School law, college and university law. Research interests include general legal developments relating to schools and postsecondary education. Particular focus: academic freedom, student nondiscrimination, higher education organization and governance.
Degrees: M.S., Educational Administration; J.D.; Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

LANTERS, Josepha
Professor, English
Phone: (414) 229-4799
Expertise: Irish studies (Irish literature and culture), Irish mythology.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Director, LGBT Resource Center
Phone: (414) 229-4116
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Expertise: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues.

LASCA, Norman
Professor Emeritus, Geosciences - General
Phone: (414)229-4561
Expertise: Earth Surface Processes, Process Geomorphology, Glacial Geology, Soils
Degrees: AB Brown University, MS University of Michigan, PhD University of Michigan

LATCH, Emily
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-4245
Expertise: Population genetics and evolutionary ecology of vertebrate species. Focus on questions with applications for conservation and management.
Degrees: Ph.D., Purdue University

Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-3205
Expertise: Public Libraries
Degrees: Ph.D.; M.L.S.; B.A.

LAVONIS, William
Associate Professor, Music
Phone: (414) 229-4584
Expertise: American singing and song; history of vocal jazz; Antonin Dvorak?s American experience, Joan of Arc in music, the Russian songs of Rachmaninoff, the Norwegian songs of Edvard Grieg, King David in music, songs of contemporary American composers, Richard Faith, vocal tips for choral conductors.
Degrees: Bachelor of Musical Theatre and Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory, VA; Master of Music in Opera Singing, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati

LEAF, Linda
Instructor, Human Movement Sciences
Phone: (414) 444-3143
Expertise: Table Tennis
Degrees: J.D. Degree; B.A. in History and Political Science

LEE, Cheng-Ming
Professor Emeritus, Mathematical Sciences
Phone: (414) 229-5270
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Expertise: Analysis: real and functional analysis, dynamics systems and chaos, non-linear analysis and fractals. Mathematics education: incorporating computing software and other information technologies into the teaching of mathematics.

LEE, Mordecai
Professor of Governmental Affairs, School of Continuing Education
Phone: 414-227-3282
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Degrees: Ph.D., Public Administration, Syracuse University, 1975

LEMKE, Melissa
Research Specialist, Industrial and Manufacturing Engr
Phone: (414) 229-6803
Expertise: Accessibility, Disability, Biomechanics, Human Factors
Degrees: B.S. Biomedical Engineering; M.S. Biomedical Engineering

Lecturer, MALLT - General
Expertise: Jorge Luis Borges and Translation; Jorge Luis Borges and Gender; Translation Studies

LESKE, Jane Stover
Associate Professor, Nursing
Phone: (414) 229-6234
Expertise: Family responses to critical injury, issues in critical care, evidence-based practice initiatives, family caregiving, family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures.

Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Phone: (414) 229-4718
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Expertise: Media history, theory and criticism, especially regarding television and film in the U.S.; gender, sexuality and feminism
Degrees: M.A., Ph.D. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

LEVINE, Leonard P.
Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Phone: (414) 229-5170
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Expertise: Man/machine interfacing, privacy as applied to computer use.
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, Syracuse University, 1959

Professor, History
Phone: (414) 229-3962
Expertise: North American urban history and public policy: issues of economic change, urban development and cultural diversity in the city.

Associate Professor, Organizations and Strategic Management
Phone: (414) 229-6825
Expertise: Organizational learning, transfer and diffusion of knowledge, management of innovation and technology, firm idiosyncrasies.

LI, Jin
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Phone: (414) 229-6891
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Expertise: {Expertise:?Environmental engineering, biological water and wastewater treatment, microbial biofilm, microsensor application in environmental studies, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

LI, Lian
Associate Professor, Physics
Phone: (414) 229-5108
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Expertise: Synthesis of semiconductor materials of reduced dimensionality by metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy and molecular beam epitaxy, surface physics, scanning probe microscopy, IR spectroscopy.
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, Arizona State University, 1995

LI, Xin
Research Assistant, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Phone: 4142487005
Expertise: Urban Transport system study;Public Transport system Study;Big data in Transportation;
Degrees: BSc in Civil Engineering (Chongqing Jiaotong University, China) MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering(University of Southampton, UK) PhD in Engineering (UWM, US)

LI, Yaoyu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (414) 229-3960
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Expertise: Mechatronics; control, optimization, diagnostics and prognostics of mechanical systems; extremum seeking control; HVAC control systems; power management of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; underwater robot and observation systems; wireless process control; active and semi-active control of sound and vibration; smart structures.
Degrees: Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering

LIOTTA, Julie A.
Director of Languages; School of Continuing Education, Arts
Phone: (414) 227-3118
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Expertise: Foreign language curriculum development; language-teaching pedagogy and customized training programs.
Degrees: B.A., Secondary Education, French/ESL/Latin, 1992; Post-Bacalaureate major, Spanish; M.A., English with specialization in Second Language Acquisition, 2004.

Associate Professor, Information Studies
Phone: (414) 229-4908
Expertise: Internet law, information law and policy, including intellectual property, privacy and free speech, especially as it applies to educational institutions, K-12 through higher education especially in online or digital settings.
Degrees: Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.L.I.S. University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee, LL.M. The John Marshall Law School, J.D. Marquette University Law School, B.A. (History), University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee.

LISTON, Michael
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Phone: (414) 229-5217/4719
Expertise: Philosophy of science and mathematics; history of mathematics; history of science, especially 19th century natural science.
Degrees: B.A., Trinity College, Dublin, 1975; L.L.B., Trinity College, Dublin, 1976; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1984

Associate Professor, Nursing
Phone: (414) 229-5098
Expertise: Post-anesthesia care
Degrees: Ph.D., Family Nurse Practitioner

LITZAU, Kathleen
Asc Dir, Unspec (8), Athletics/Administration
Phone: (414)229-3739
Expertise: Athletics Administration
Degrees: Undergrad: English & Business Grad: Athletic Administration

Director, Student Services
Phone: 414-229-3059
Expertise: Theories of college student development, including ethical dilemmas faced by students, multicultural issues on the college campus, and the experiences of first-generation college students.
Degrees: Associates Degree, Corning Community College; B.A., Social Work, University of Dubuque; Masters in Counselor Education, Penn State; Ph.D., Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Louisville

LOYD, Jenna
Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Administration, School Of Public Health
Phone: (414)227-3870
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Expertise: Urban health inequities and social justice; race, gender and health inequities; intersection of immigration and criminal justice policy;
Degrees: PhD, Geography, University of California, Berkeley MA, Geography, niversity of California, Berkeley

LUND, Shelley
Associate Professor, Communication?Sciences and Disorders
Phone: (414) 229-4945
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Expertise: Augmentative and alternative communication, communication development of individuals with severe disabilities, assistive technology for communication.
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989; M.A., Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, 1991; Ph.D., Communication?Disorders, The?Pennsylvania State University, 2001

Dean, College of Nursing; Professor
Phone: (414) 229-4189
Expertise: Development and testing of community-based primary care delivery models, with special emphasis on vulnerable urban populations; development and testing of automated clinical documentation systems for nursing practice settings; reducing health disparities through health promotion, with special emphasis on adolescent pregnancy prevention and life-style modification; nursing education; nursing work force issues. Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (F.A.A.N.)
Degrees: B.S.N., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois?Chicago

LYNCH, John J.
Associate Professor, Health Care Administration and Informatics
Phone: (414) 229-5121
Expertise: Planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of the computerized patient information systems; educational programs in health care informatics.
Degrees: B.A., History, St. John?s University, 1971; B.S., Medical Record Administration, Viterbo College, 1974; M.S., Allied Health, The Ohio State University, 1979; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Marquette University, 1994