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BAHMANI-OSKOEE, Mohsen
Professor, Economics - General
Email: bahmani@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4334
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~bahmani/
Expertise: Teaching and research in international economics.
Degrees: B.A., National University of Iran, 1975. M.A., Michigan State University, 1979. Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981.

BAIME, Peter
Lecturer, PSOA Music
Email: pabaime@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5162
Expertise: Flamenco Guitar

BAISCH, Mary Jo
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing; Interim Director
Email: baisch@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5545
Expertise: Research in funding for community health and maternal and child health, health policy and community nursing services, adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention, access to health care.

BALDASSARO, Lawrence
Professor Emeritus, Italian and Comparative Literature;
Email: larryb@uwm.edu
Phone:
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~larryb/
Expertise: Baseball history, Dante, 20th century Italian culture, Sicilian history and culture, .
Degrees: Ph.D., Indiana University

BANDA, Anne
Director, Ctr for Global Health, College of Nursing
Email: banda@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-3995

BARNDT, Joanne
Clinical Assistant Professor emerita, Social Work
Email: jbarndt@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6010
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~jbarndt/
Expertise: Child welfare: adoptions, child abuse and neglect (physical, sexual, emotional) prevention and intervention, self-esteem in children, services to children ages 0-5. Medical social work: emergency room social work, end-of-life issues/death with dignity; medical ethics, volunteerism. Quality of life issues: money management/credit counseling, parks and recreation.
Degrees: M.S.S.A., Social Work, Case Western Reserve University, 1970

BASTING, Anne
Director, Center on Age and Community; Associate Professor
Email: basting@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2732
Home Page: http://aging.uwm.edu
Expertise: Creativity and aging.

BECKER, Gerald
Outreach Prog Mgr III, Conference Services
Email: gmb@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3193

BEDER, Jay
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: beder@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5280
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/beder/
Expertise: Statistics and probability.

BEIMBORN, Edward A.
Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering and Mechanics;
Email: beimborn@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5787
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/cuts
Expertise: Transportation planning and engineering, public transit, environmental aspects of transportation.
Degrees: B.S., Civil Engineering, UW?Madison, 1964; M.S., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1966; Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1968

BELL, Allen D.
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: adbell@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4233
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/adbell/
Expertise: Non-commutative rings, usually noetherian rings; localization; Hopf algebras and Galois extensions; non-commutative algebraic geometry; Lie superalgebras and Lie color algebras and their enveloping algebras.
Degrees: B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Washington, 1984

BELL-CALVIN, Jean C.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing; Associate Director
Email: jbellcal@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5694
Expertise: Community health nursing, particularly in community-based nursing centers and advanced practice nursing; clinical documentation; client outcomes and reimbursement for nursing practice; interdisciplinary health care practice models; community health nursing education; cultural competence and parish nursing.
Degrees: B.S., Nursing, Alverno College, 1979; M.S., Nursing, UWM, 1985

BENDER, Bruce
Professor, Finance
Email: bender@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4160
Expertise: Microeconomics, the economic analysis of political markets.

BENDINER, Kenneth P.
Professor, Art History
Email: bendiner@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4330
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~bendiner/
Expertise: British painting, 19th- and 20th-century painting and sculpture in Europe and America, three books and numerous articles on Victorian art. More specific research areas: Ford Madox Brown, Pre-Raphaelitism, Giorgio de Chirico, Henri Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, Edwin Landseer, Edouard Manet, John Frederick Lewis, Albert Moore.
Degrees: Ph.D., Art History, Columbia University, 1979

BENESH, Sara
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Email: sbenesh@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6720
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/sbenesh
Expertise: The Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and general issues related to civil rights and civil liberties and to judicial behavior.
Degrees: B.A., Political Science and English, Saint Norbert College, 1995; M.A., Political Science, Michigan State University, 1997; Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University, 1999

BERG, Craig
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Email: caberg@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4047
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~caberg/
Expertise: Science teacher education, preparing science teachers, science teaching strategies, using technology to teach, analyzing teaching and implementing powerful teacher-student interactions that facilitate thinking and magnify standards-based instruction, using the Internet to teach.
Degrees: M.S., Science Education; Ph.D., Science Education

BERGES, John
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Email: berges@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3258
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Biology/Docs/Faculty/berges.html
Expertise: Marine and freshwater biology and ecology; biological oceanography; algal biology, physiology and biochemistry; zooplankton biology; physiology and biochemistry.
Degrees: B.Sc., University of Guelph, 1987; M.Sc., University of Guelph, 1989; Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1994; Post-doctoral Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1994-96; lecturer, Queen's University of Belfast, 1996-2002

BERGTROM, Gerald
Professor, Retired
Email: bergtrom@uwm.edu
Phone:

BERKOWITZ, Joel
Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature-General
Email: berkowit@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6551
Home Page: http://www4.uwm.edu/jewishstudies/
Expertise: Yiddish literature and culture, Jewish theatre and drama, American Jewish literature and culture
Degrees: Ph .D., Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center, 1995 B.A., English, University of Pennsylvania, 1987

BHATNAGAR, Amit
Associate Professor, Marketing
Email: amit@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2520
Expertise: Competitive strategies for marketing products on the Internet.
Degrees: Ph.D., Marketing; M.S., Aerospace Engineering

BINKOWSKI, Fred P.
Senior Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute
Email: sturgeon@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-383-1723
Expertise: fisheries biology, ecology, aquaculture

BIRD-SOTO, Nancy
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Email: birdsoto@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5234
Expertise: Activist Puerto Rican author Luisa Capetillo; Latin American/Latino literature.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

BLAKEY, Joan
Associate Professor, Social Work-General
Email: blakey@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-3998
Expertise: Trauma among women who have involvement with the child protection and criminal justice system Trauma Informed Care Prostitution and sex trafficking
Degrees: PhD - University of Chicago MSW - University of Minnesota BS - University of Minnesota

BLANKENBURG, Janice
Lecturer, Marketing
Email: janiceb@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6174
Expertise: Over 25 years of marketing experience working at some of the largest corporations in America: Mattel, Ralston Purina, Kimberly-Clark. Also worked at Cramer-Krasselt and as a marketing consultant with blue chip clients: Xerox, Kraft General Foods, General Mills, Colgate-Palmolive. Spent 10 years at American Girl helping to build the company to $300 million in sales and was one of seven senior managers who sold the company to Mattel.
Degrees: B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; E.M.B.A., Washington University

BLASINI, Gilberto
Associate Professor, English - General
Email: gblasini@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4540
Expertise: Film Studies
Degrees: PhD in Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA (2002) MA in Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA (1993) BA in English Literature, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (199!)

BLAU, Richard M.
Professor, Film
Email: dickblau@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6015
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~dickblau/
Expertise: Photography, anthropology, ethno-musicology, Polish-American music and culture, Romani (Gypsy) music and culture, Mediterranean studies, Greek studies, photographic studies of the family, portraiture, documentary photography, art photography, American studies, multicultural curriculum development in higher education.

BLEWETT, Peter
Senior Lecturer, English
Email: pblewett@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 442-2807
Home Page: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/governance/board/bio06.html
Expertise: Local and national education policy, including equity, desegregation, and education reform; writing program administration; the teaching of writing.
Degrees: B.A., Philosophy, Holy Redeemer College; M.A., English, Marquette University; Ph.D., English, UWM

BOCKELOH, James
Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing
Email: bockeloh@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5556
Expertise: Emergency Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner; Flight Nursing; Emergency Department Care of Psychiatric Patients; Pre-Hospital Emergency Care.
Degrees: DNP, MSN, BSN, AAEE

BOGNER, Carl
Lecturer/Programmer, Film
Email: crlelbog@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4758
Expertise: Experimental media; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender film/video
Degrees: B.A, English, University of Virginia; B.A., Film Production

BOHTE, John
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Email: jbohte@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4328

BOOTSMA, Harvey
Assistant Scientist, Graduate School Great Lakes WATER Institute
Email: hbootsma@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 382-1717
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/hbootsma/
Expertise: Limnology (the study of lakes and rivers). Areas of specialization include the cycling of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon) in lakes, the ecology of algae, food web structure, and the interaction of physical (e.g. meteorological, chemical and biological) processes in lakes.

BORNSTEIN, Erica
Assistant Professor, Anthropology-General
Email: elbornst@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4881
Expertise: Faith-based non-governmental organizations, anthropology of humanitarianism, human rights, philanthropy and charity.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of California, Irvine.

BOULANGER, Mary
Sr Acad Librarian, Library
Email: maryb@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4659
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~maryb/
Degrees: B.S., Michigan State University; M.L.I.S., University of Michigan

BOULTON, Pam
Director, UWM Children?s Center
Email: boulton@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5384
Expertise: Child Care, Child Care Administration, Leadership in Early Childhood Programs.
Degrees: B.A., Sociology; M.A., Education, Early Childhood; Ed.D., Educational Leadership

BOWERS, Jane M.
Professor Emerita, Music
Email: jmbowers@uwm.edu
Phone:
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~jmbowers/
Expertise: Baroque music, early music performance and performance practice, history of the flute and flute music, women and music (all facets), women and blues, women?s music-making cross-culturally, women and the lament, women composers in the 16th and 17th centuries, African-American music.

BRADFORD, Lisa
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Communication - General
Email: lisabrad@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3917
Expertise: My teaching expertise is in the areas of intercultural communication and health communication. My research focus is on cultural barriers to health care. My recent research efforts focus on cultural issues related to HIV/AIDS knowledge and risk behaviors and the barriers to prenatal care for African American and Latino women.
Degrees: B.S., Speech Communication, Utah State University; M.A., Communication, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Communication, Arizona State University.

BRADY, Patrick
Profesor, Physics
Email: prbrady@uwm.edu
Phone:
Home Page: http://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/~patrick/
Expertise: Dynamics of gravitational collapse, black holes, numerical relativity including simulation of binary coalescence, and the detection of gravitational waves using interferometric gravitational-wave detectors.
Degrees: Ph.D. , Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta, Canada; M.Sc., Mathematical Physics, University College Dublin; B.Sc., Mathematical Science, University College Dublin

BRANDL, Steven
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice-General
Email: sgb@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5443
Expertise: Police decision making and behavior, police use of force, police injuries and assaults, police officer health and safety, gun violence, criminal investigation, homicide
Degrees: Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1991 M.S. Michigan State University, 1988

BRAUNER, Mitchell
Associate Professor, Music
Email: brauner@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4625
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~brauner/
Expertise: Music, Western music history, popular music, music appreciation.
Degrees: B.A., History and Music, UW?Madison; M.F.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

BRAVO, Hector R.
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Email: hrbravo@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6756
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~hrbravo/
Expertise: Computational hydraulics, experimental hydraulics, dispersion processes, surface hydrology.
Degrees: B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, 1976; M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1982; Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1989

BRAZAUSKAS, Vytaras
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: vytaras@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5656
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~vytaras/
Expertise: Actuarial science and statistics.
Degrees: Ph.D.

BRIGHAM, Richard
Instructor, Educational Psychology
Email: brighamr@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 425-4447
Expertise: Psychological needs of children and adolescents with severe behavioral deficits and developmental disabilities, special education complaint and dispute resolution process, mediation requested by parents, special education students.
Degrees: M.S., Educational Psychology; Psy.D., Clinical Psychology

BRODWIN, Paul E.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Email: brodwin@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4734
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~brodwin/
Expertise: Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, community mental health, health care disparities, cultural issues in bioethics and mental health care.
Degrees: Ph.D.

BROOKS, Arthur S.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Email: abrooks@uwm.edu
Phone: 229-4552
Expertise: Great Lakes limnology; the interaction of the physical-chemical environment of lakes with the lower portion of the aquatic food web (the phytoplankton and zooplankton). Research involves the collection of nutrient and plankton data from Lake Michigan, along with weather phenomena that influence the aquatic environment and the influence of climate change on the lake ecosystem.
Degrees: B.A., Biology, Washington and Jefferson College, 1965; M.S., Zoology, University of Vermont, 1967; Ph.D., Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1972; Postdoctoral Fellow, Great Lakes Limnology, UWM, 1972

BROWN, Jim
Associate Professor, Center for Consumer Affairs
Email: jbrown@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3255
Expertise: Consumer law and economics; consumer financial services; payment networks; electronic payments; consumer warranties, dispute resolution; auto insurance; consumer law, unfair and deceptive practices.
Degrees: B.A., Physics, Princeton University; J.D., UW?Madison

BRUCKS, Karen M.
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: kmbrucks@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5113
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~kmbrucks/
Expertise: Low-dimensional dynamical systems, topological dynamics, symbolic dynamics, coding theory, ergodic theory.

BUCK, David D.
Professor Emeritus, History
Email: davebuck@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 964-8682
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/History/~davebuck
Expertise: Chinese history (1800-1950), with special emphasis on urban and social aspects; East Asian history.
Degrees: B.A., History, Stanford University, 1958; M.A., East Asian Regional Studies, Harvard University, 1960; Ph.D., History, Stanford University, 1972

BUFF, Rachel
Associate Professor, History; Director
Email: rbuff@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6483
Expertise: Immigration and naturalization policy, illegal immigration, immigrant and ethnic history.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995

BULEY-MEISSNER, Mary Louise
Associate Professor, English
Email: meissner@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4511
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~meissner/
Expertise: Cross-cultural education, focusing on Asian American literature and life stories, particularly narratives by women addressing their roles and responsibilities during times of social and cultural change; building educational partnerships between the Hmong American community and UWM that will advance understanding of Hmong American history, culture and the social changes influencing community progress.
Degrees: Ph.D., English, University of Washington, 1985

BULLOCK, Marcus P.
Professor, Comparative Literature
Email: bullock@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6993
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~bullock/
Expertise: European literature and philosophy, 18th century to contemporary; Walter Benjamin; Franz Kafka; Ernst Juenger; film; South Asian literature and culture; Indian films.

BUNTIN, John D.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Email: buntin@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5012
Expertise: Sites and mechanisms of hormone action on brain function and behavior, with emphasis on peptide hormone effects on neuroendocrine and behavioral changes associated with reproduction in birds.
Degrees: B.A. Psychology, Colorado College, 1969; Ph.D. Psychobiology, Rutgers University, 1975

BUSEH, Aaron
Associate Professor, Nursing
Email: aaronbg@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5462
Expertise: Local and global public health issues: HIV/AIDS, sexual risk behaviors among adolescents, women, and men; social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS; socioeconomic and cultural factors associated with HIH/AIDS transmission and prevention in Africa and the African American community; health systems research in developing countries of Africa; health and social problems associated with African immigrants and vulnerable populations; ethical issues related to international/global health research.
Degrees: M.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D.