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PADGETT, Deborah L.
Associate Professor/Chair, Social Work
Email: dpadgett@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6452
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~dpadgett/
Expertise: Social work ?Macro Methods?: group work methods, organization and community practice, organizational practice, leadership and management, structuring organizations in ways that are inclusive and supportive of diverse groups (ethnicity, gender, age, health).

PAIK, Peter
Assistant Professor, French Italian and Comparative Literature
Email: pypaik@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4382
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/pypaik/
Expertise: World cinema, modern German literature, modern American literature, philosophy and theory of literature, history of religion.
Degrees: A.B., Brown University; Ph.D., Cornell University

PARK, Hanyong
Associate Professor, L&S Linguistics
Email: park27@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6166
Expertise: Foreign accent, Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Korean Language
Degrees: Ph.D. in Linguistics

PARKER, Leonard
University Distinguished Professor, Physics;
Email: leonard@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6437
Expertise: Gravitation, cosmology, quantum field theory.
Degrees: B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Rochester; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University; Fellow of the American Physical Society

PASSMAN, Richard
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Email: rpassman@uwm.edu
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~rpassman/
Expertise: Parent-child attachment phenomena; grandparenting; child abuse; parental disciplinary techniques; imitation; mothers-to-be; attachments to objects; behavior therapy techniques with children, adults and the developmentally disabled

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Email: dlp2@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4592
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~dlp2/
Expertise: The teaching of writing in schools, the teaching of literature in schools, English Language Arts Methods, English Education
Degrees: Ph.D. English and American Literature, NYU; MA English and American Literature, NYU; BS Secondary Education Communication, Lock Haven University

PATCH, Sarah
Associate Professor, Physics
Email: patchs@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4475
Home Page: https://people.uwm.edu/patchs/
Expertise: multi-modality diagnostic imaging techniques: xray CT, MRI, & ultrasound, as well as diffuse optical tomography. My current research focus is on thermoacoustics, both imaging and range verification during ion therapy, and also electromagnetic imaging. Inverse problems in general, specifically trained in algorithm development for direct image reconstruction, for both thermoacoustic computerized tomography and cone beam reconstruction of X-ray CT data. Also, motion correction for Propeller MRI.
Degrees: B.S., Stanford University, 1989; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1994

PATRICK, Timothy
Assistant Professor, Health Care Administration and Informatics
Email: tp5@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6849
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/tp5/
Expertise: Health informatics, health care terminology, digital libraries.
Degrees: M.S., Computer Science, 1990; Ph.D., Logic/Philosophy, 1992; Post-doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Informatics, 1995, University of Missouri?Columbia.

Director, Employment and Training Institute
Email: pawasara@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3385
Expertise: Voter ID, employment for ex-offenders, driver's license recovery policies, labor market research, neighborhood indicators based on administrative databases, driver's transportation-to-work issues, child care barriers to employment, post-secondary education, evaluation of job training and education programs, welfare policy, worker benefit policies, student follow-up studies. See www.eti.uwm.edu

PEASE, Neal H.
Professor, History
Email: pease@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5205
Expertise: Modern Polish and Central European history, history of the Roman Catholic Church (especially in Poland and Central Europe), history of Jews in Poland & Eastern Europe, baseball in American history, soccer in history, politics, and society.
Degrees: Ph.D., History, Yale University, 1982

Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Email: peekhaus@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5033
Expertise: social resistance to agricultural biotechnology, informational and communication issues that inhere in this industry and those struggling against it.
Degrees: Ph.D. - library & information science MLIS - library & information science Joint Honours B.A. - political science & history

Professor, Marketing
Email: lperacch@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3830
Expertise: The application of consumer behavior research to marketing issues and promotional and advertising information, children's consumer behavior, marketing in nonprofit organizations, consumer satisfaction, marketing research.

PERCY, Stephen L.
Professor, Political Science;
Email: percy@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6913/5916
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/percy/
Expertise: Urban politics, public administration, public policy (formation, implementation, analysis, evaluation), disability rights policy, empirical research design.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Linguistics/Slavic
Email: peschio@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4949
Expertise: Russian literature, film and cultural history, especially literary pragmatics, unofficial culture, censorship, Golden Age poetry.
Degrees: Ph.D., Russian Literature, University of Michigan, 2004

University Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
Email: petering@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5853
Expertise: Metal toxicology; metallodrugs and cancer; zinc, copper, iron metabolism; metalloproteins (metallothionein, zinc finger proteins); metal toxicology; environmental health; environment in relation to economics; precollege life science education; biblical environmental ethics.
Degrees: B.A., Wabash College; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Director, mall Business Development Center
Email: timp@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3240
Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Small Business Marketing, Business Development
Degrees: B.A., 1991 UW-Madison; M.B.A., 1997, University of South Florida

PETTO, Andrew
Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Email: ajpetto@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6784
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~ajpetto/
Expertise: Evolution education, human and primate evolution, gross anatomy and functional morphology.
Degrees: Ph.D., Bioanthropology; graduate work in science education

PEVNICK, Stephen H.
Associate Professor, Visual Art
Email: pevnick@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6359
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~pevnick/
Expertise: Computer-run hardware applications in the visual arts and in design of industrially replicated products, the invention and industrial design of children?s toys.
Degrees: B.A., Design, Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University-?Carbondale, 1968; M.F.A., Multi-Media/Sculpture, Washington University?St. Louis, 1972

Prof Emeritus, Theatre
Email: corliss@uwm.edu
Expertise: Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, History and performance of opera.
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

PICK, Mary E.
Faculty Associate, Child and Youth Care Learning Center
Email: mpick@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3353
Expertise: Life skills training for young adults, case management training and consultation with human service programs and online therapy courses worldwide.
Degrees: B.S., Criminal Justice/Social Work, UW?Oshkosh, 1980

Director of Research Support, Engineering & Applied Science Graduate Studies and Research
Email: piechow4@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3721
Expertise: Grant writing; technical writing; federal funding for research; editing and proofreading; faculty development; strategic planning for research funding; American regional fiction; American autobiography
Degrees: B.A., M.A, English, Marquette University; Ph.D., American Literature, UWM

PIENKOS, Donald E.
Professor, Political Science
Email: dpienkos@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4239
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~dpienkos/
Expertise: Russian and Eastern European politics, foreign policy.

PILLAI, Krishna
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: krishna@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6535
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/CEAS/faculty/KPillai.html
Expertise: Processing of polymer composites and plastics; Numerical simulation of injection, compression/injection and transfer molding processes; Computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer (FEM, FDM, BEM); Transport in porous media; Rheology of polymers.
Degrees: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

PINCON, Deborah
Doctoral Student, Communication
Email: dmpincon@uwm.edu

POLFUSS, Michele
Assistant Professor, Office Of The Dean
Email: mpolfuss@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-2609
Expertise: Pediatric obesity
Degrees: BSN: University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh MSN: Marquette University PhD: Marquette University

Visiting Asst Prof, School of Information Studies
Email: ponelis@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-2514

PORTER, Andrew
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature-General
Email: portera@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6436
Expertise: Homer, Greek Epic, Iliad, Odyssey, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Degrees: M.Div, MA, MA, PhD

PRASAD, Gyaneshwar
Assistant Professor, Biosciences
Email: prasadg@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4363
Expertise: Microbial physiology, microbial genomics, nitrogen fixation
Degrees: Ph.D.,

PRASAD, Rashmi
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics&Admn
Email: prasadr@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-7104
Expertise: Natural language processing, Text processing for biomedical and healthcare applications, Linguistics, Language Resources
Degrees: PhD, Linguistics

Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Email: pritchar@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4436
Expertise: Journalism, media law, First Amendment, press law, ethics, conflict resolution. Canada, Canadian studies, Quebec.
Degrees: Ph.D., Mass Communication (law minor), UW?Madison, 1984

PROSEN, Deidre
Lecturer, Visual Art
Email: deprosen@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4200
Expertise: Painting and Drawing
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A.

PUCCI, Sandra Liliana
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
Email: pucci@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6166
Expertise: Bilingualism, heritage language issues, bilingual education, biliteracy, second language acquisition. Language politics, planning and policy.
Degrees: B.A., Italian Language and Literature, UW?Madison, 1980; M.S., TESL, University of Southern California, 1992; Ph.D., Education: Language, Literacy, and Learning, University of Southern California, 1994

PYCIOR, Helena M.
Professor, History
Email: helena@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3966
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~helena/
Expertise: History of human-animal relations, history of presidential pets, Marie and Pierre Curie, history of scientific couples, history of 19th-century algebra.
Degrees: B.A., Mathematics, Molloy College, 1968; M.A., Mathematics, Cornell University, 1970; Ph.D., History of Science, Cornell University, 1976