Administrative Leadership Faculty

Mesut Akdere
Associate Professor, Adult and Continuing Education

Mesut Akdere teaches graduate courses in organization development, training and development, and leadership. His research interests include human resource development, organization development, leadership, and quality management.

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Phone: 414-416-5368
E-Mail: akdere@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 653



Carol Colbeck
Professor, Higher Education Administration



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Phone: 414-229-2656
E-Mail: colbeck@uwm.edu
Office: NWQ B 4476



Simone Conceição
Professor, Adult and Continuing Education

Simone Conceição teaches courses in the areas of distance education, use of technology with adult learners, instructional design, and adult learning. Her research interests include adult learning, distance education, impact of technology on teaching and learning, instructional design, learning objects, and staff development.

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Phone: 414-416-4248
E-Mail: simonec@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 623



Barbara Daley
Professor, Adult and Continuing Education

Barbara Daley began her adult education career as a staff development instructor in a large hospital setting. Since that time, she has worked as a provider of continuing professional education in health care in a rural community college and in an urban university setting.

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Phone: 414-229-4181
E-Mail: bdaley@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 595



Decoteau J. Irby
Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Decoteau Irby's research interests include the cultural politics of urban education; zero tolerance, school safety, and discipline policies; ideological dimensions of school reform movements; and schooling and labor experiences of Black males.

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Phone: 414-416-8714
E-Mail: irbyd@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 639



Thomas Joynt
Clinical Associate Professor, Educational Administration

Thomas Joynt earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the UW-Madison. He taught American History in the Janesville School District, and as part of his 17 year career as a district administrator in WI, he served as superintendent in Pulaski, Menomonee Falls, and Green Bay. He joined the UWM faculty in 2001.

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Phone: 414-416-8819
E-Mail: tjoynt@cesa7.k12.wi.us
Office: Enderis Hall 641



Larry Martin
Professor, Adult and Continuing Education

Larry Martin investigates the development and implementation of workforce development programs for low-literate employees; organizational culture and climate as they relate to race and ethnicity; and the development and assessment of diversity training programs.

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Phone: 414-229-5754
E-Mail: lmartin@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 621



Liliana Mina
Clinical Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Liliana Mina has over 25 years of experience in college student development, administration of adult education programs and student support services for under represented populations in post-secondary education.

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Phone: 414-416-5942
E-Mail: mina@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 617



Susana Muñoz
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Dr. Susana Muñoz is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Administrative Leadership department. Her scholarly interests center on the experiences of underrepresented populations in higher education.

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Phone: 414-416-5403
E-Mail: munozs@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 633



Latish Reed
Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Latish Reed is an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include urban school leadership, the historical and contemporary context of Black principals, and social justice in administration and teaching practices.

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Phone: 414-852-5246
E-Mail: reedlc@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 629



Regina Smith
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration

Regina Smith teaches course in program planning in higher education. Her research interests include psychodynamic perspectives of small online groups, epistemological beliefs of adult learners, adult learning, adult development, and the community college.

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Phone: 414-416-5943
E-Mail: rsmith2@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 651



Alfonzo Thurman
Professor, Higher Education Administration

Alfonzo Thurman is Dean Emeritus of the UWM School of Education and has over 40 years of higher education experience as an administrator and faculty member. His teaching and research interests focus on leadership, diversity, law, economics, and organizational development in higher education’s two and four year colleges and universities, with a particular interest in urban institutions.

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Phone: 414-416-2142
E-Mail: athurman@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 645



Leigh Wallace
Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Leigh Wallace is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative Leadership at UWM. She teaches courses in Leadership in Educational Organizations, Organizational Change and Team Leadership, and the Principalship Practicum.

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Phone: 414-416-8407
E-Mail: lwallace@uwm.edu
Office: Enderis Hall 635