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  Mark Krueger  

Mark Krueger is the interim dean of the UWM School of Continuing Education. Mark provides leadership to the School's approximately 80 faculty and staff to fulfill the School's mission of outreach, continuing education, research, and public service. He is responsible for fiscal and human resource management, as well as strategic planning that guides the development, implementation and on-going sustainability of more than 1,100 diverse educational programs.

Mark reports to the Provost and advises the University administration on matters relating to its outreach goals. He facilitates extending the Schools resources to the people, agencies, businesses and governments of our local and global communities; oversees and sustains collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Extension; works to build community partnerships that foster program development and generate revenue, and in the spirit of shared governance works with the faculty to make program and budget decisions..

In addition to his role as interim dean, Mark is a UWM professor and director of the Youth Work Learning Center and has taught related courses at UWM for over 20 years. YWLC is an education, research and service center for people who work with youth and is part of an international network of advocates for improving the quality of care for children and adolescents.

Prior to his tenure at the University, Mark was a child and youth care worker in a residential treatment center for 11 years. He has written eleven books about youth work and dozens of articles. His research and teaching interests are focused on how youth development is promoted in daily interactions among youth workers and youth, and organizational and professional development. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the U.S. and Canada as well as in several European countries.

Mark is past president of the Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals and the National Organization of Child and Youth Care Worker Associations.

Youth Work Practice (ExEd, Ed Pol, or Soc Wrk 581) Available Online
Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care Sec 101
Overview of Child and Youth Care


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