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Lecturer, Dance
Email: radlofft@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2571
Expertise: yoga instructor
Degrees: B.F.A.

RAGINS, Belle Rose
Professor, Management
Email: ragins@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6823
Expertise: Mentoring in organizations, diversified mentoring relationships, diversity in organizations, sexual orientation in the workplace, gender and organizations, women in management, the ?glass ceiling,? women and power.

RAI, Kalyani
Assistant Professor, Center for Urban Community Development
Email: kalyanir@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3271
Expertise: Addressing issues of culture, race, gender and diversity; program development and evaluation; incorporating applied research and participatory action in the learning curriculum; adult education and nontraditional leadership development; culturally based Hmong parenting programs.
Degrees: B.S., Biology and Chemistry, University of North Bengal, India; M.S., Agricultural/Applied Economics, Virginia Polytech and State University; Ph.D., Continuing and Vocational Education, UW?Madison

RAICU, Valerica
Professor, Physics
Email: vraicu@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4969
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Physics/Raicu/
Expertise: Spectral fluorescence imaging and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) for studying protein-protein interactions in vivo and mapping the chemical composition of the cell; experimental and theoretical studies of dielectric and mechanical relaxation in biological and nonbiological materials; nonlinear laser spectroscopy for probing reaction dynamics, and mechanical and thermal relaxation in proteins; particle aggregation and aggregate properties, fractal analysis of structures.
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics/Biophysics, University of Bucharest

RAST, Joel
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Email: jrast@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2737
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Polsci/faculty/rast.html
Expertise: Urban economic development, Frank Zeidler administration, environmental justice, regional transportation planning.
Degrees: B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Lecturer, Seldon B. Lubar School of Business
Email: jude@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-2516
Degrees: Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Arizona State University

REDD, Steven B.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Email: sredd@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4741
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~sredd/
Expertise: U.S. foreign/national security policy, foreign policy decision-making, conflict studies, advisers and foreign policy.
Degrees: B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University, 1990; Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2000

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: reisel@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4671
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~reisel/
Expertise: Laser diagnostics of combustion processes, combustion chemical kinetics, internal-combustion engines, air pollution minimization, optics, fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, energy efficiency, lubrication.
Degrees: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 1989; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1991; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1994

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Email: renken@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5755
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/radon/heat/renken.html
Expertise: Computational and experimental methods in heat and mass transfer, radon entry dynamics, convection transport in porous media, energy conversion, energy conservation, heat transfer augmentation, data acquisition and instrumentation, engineering education, aerosol science, indoor air quality and pollution control.
Degrees: B.S., 1983; M.S., 1985; Ph.D., 1987, University of Illinois at Chicago

REZA, Ali M.
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Email: reza@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6884
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/reza
Expertise: Signal and image processing and system design; multi-sensor signal processing applied in the areas of radar, sonar and seismology; step-like signal detection applied in image-edge detection and segmentation; well-log signal in seismology and ionic-channel signal segmentation in biology; artificial neural network design for classification and system identification; fuzzy logic applied in nonlinear filtering; genetic and evolutionary algorithms applied in designing systems and algorithms; hardware implementation of signal processing algorithms; medical imaging systems.
Degrees: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 1976; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1986

RHYNER, Paula M.
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Email: prhyner@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4878
Expertise: Teachers? use of language facilitation and non-facilitation strategies with pre-school children who are at risk for or have identified language impairments, the effectiveness of various formal language screening tools in identifying children from minority populations and low-income families who are in need of comprehensive language assessment, development and testing of alternative approaches to language screening with low-income pre-school children from minority populations.

Associate Scientist, Anthropology; Associate Director
Email: jdr@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2440
Expertise: Late prehistory of the Great Lakes region.
Degrees: Ph.D., Anthropology, UWM, 1992

RIEBE, Katherine
Lecturer, ESL-General
Email: riebe@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4911
Expertise: ESL
Degrees: BA English MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies

ROCKOW, Joette
Sr. Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communication
Email: jrockow@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 530-9212
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~jrockow/
Expertise: Advertising, Animals as they are used/portrayed in the media, Public relations both corporate/nonprofit, Harley-Davidson culture Gun violence and media reporting
Degrees: Associate Degrees, Photography, (Milwaukee Area Technical College; B.A., Communication, Alverno College; M.A., Journalism and Mass Communications, UWM

RODGER, Gillian
Associate Professor, Music Department
Email: grodger@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-0504
Expertise: American musical theater, variety, vaudeville, burlesque, English music hall, burlesque and pantomime. Popular song and singing 1850-1940. Ethnomusicology, music of Australia, the Pacific region and S.E. Asia
Degrees: M.M. (Ethnomusicology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Emerita, Nursing
Email: brodg@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5466
Expertise: obstructive sleep apnea; snoring; nursing as a discipline; chronic illness; qualitative research methods
Degrees: PhD (Nursing Science, University of Virginia), MSN (University of Virginia), BS (Nursing, Georgia State University)

Professor, History
Email: joerod@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3963/5977
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/joerod
Expertise: Latino history, urban and suburban history; urban redevelopment; Milwaukee history; transportation history; environmental history; ethnic studies; racism
Degrees: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Professor, Atmospheric Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Email: roebber@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3950
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/roebber/
Expertise: Weather forecasting, weather analysis, severe storms, floods, tornadoes, snow.
Degrees: B.Sc., Meteorology, McGill University; S.M., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Meteorology, McGill University

ROHATGI, Pradeep K.
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Materials Engineering
Email: prohatgi@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4987
Expertise: Aluminum-fly ash composites, copper-graphite composites, solidification and casting characteristics of aluminum-silicon carbide composites, development of new industrial materials using fly ash cenospheres, ultralight composite materials containing ceramic microballoons, development of lead-free copper graphite castings, advanced materials for automotive and small-engine applications, reinforcement of aluminum alloy with silicon carbide particles.
Degrees: Ph.D., Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964

ROSE, Susan J.
Associate Professor, Social Work
Email: sjrose@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6301
Expertise: Child welfare, child neglect, substance abuse among the child welfare population, managed care and mental health treatment.
Degrees: Ph.D., Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990

ROSS, Anthony
Professor, Lubar Sch of Business
Email: antross@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6515
Home Page: http://www4.uwm.edu/business/scmi/
Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Global Logistics, Supply Management, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Manufacturing Strategy, Transportation
Degrees: PhD, MBA

ROUSSEAU,, Jerrold
Clinical Asst Prof, Social Work Field Education Program
Email: jerrold@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4983
Expertise: Conflict Engagement; Interpersonal Communication; Relationships; Growing Through Grieving Our Losses; Mindfulness; Caring for Elderly Family Members Living with a Family Member with Severe Mental Illness
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

RUCK, Tanya Kruse
Lecturer, Music
Email: tkruse@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 241-1153
Expertise: Singing (especially opera, art song, and musical theater), vocal health, vocal pedagogy
Degrees: BA-music, MM-vocal performance

Assistant Professor, Communication - General
Email: ruppele@uwm.edu
Expertise: communication technologies (e.g., social media, mobile phones) and relationships
Degrees: Ph.D.

RYDER, Randall J.
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Email: randall@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5479
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~randall/
Expertise: Reading research related to the acquisition and development of vocabulary knowledge, reading assessment, assessment of technology applications in school-based settings, construction of curriculum for the integration of the Internet into classroom instruction.
Degrees: Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota, 1978