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SAEMANN, Georgia R.
Associate Professor, Accounting
Email: gsaemann@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6292
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/gsaemann/
Expertise: Financial accounting standard-setting process, auditing, accounting information systems.

Associate Professor, Communication - General
Email: eparcell@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-3127
Expertise: Military families, long-distance relationships, interpersonal relationships, family communication
Degrees: PhD University of Iowa MA University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee BA Iowa State University

SALDIN, Dilano
Professor, Physics
Email: dksaldin@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6423
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/dksaldin
Expertise: X-ray and electron diffraction and crystallography, holography, surface physics, condensed matter physics.
Degrees: Ph.D., Physics, University of Oxford, 1976

Associate Professor Emeritus, Human Movement Sciences
Email: esander@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-364-9400
Expertise: Title IX and women in sports: girls/women's athletics and equity.
Degrees: A.B., California State University, Chico; A.M., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

SANDS, Peter
Associate Professor, English
Email: sands@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5912
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~sands
Expertise: American literature, rhetoric, utopias and utopian studies, science fiction/film, law and literature/film, teaching of writing.
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., J.D.

SAPP, Marty
Professor, Educational Psychology
Email: sapp@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6347
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~sapp/
Expertise: Clinical applications of hypnosis, test anxiety, counseling and psychotherapy theories, counseling academically at-risk students, multicultural counseling, educational and psychological measurement, research methods and designs.

Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, UWM
Email: scanes@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5483
Expertise: university-business partnerships; funded research development

Teaching Assistant, Foreign Languages & Linguistics-General
Email: dms@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4546
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts - German and International Studies

SCHERMER, Brian Kaplan
Associate Professor, Architecture
Email: bscherm@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3815
Expertise: Architecture, the relationship between organizational and architectural change, large-client organizations and their management of complex building design and construction programs, challenges in contemporary architectural practice.

Interim Associate Dean/Professor, Administrative Leadership
Email: gts@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5253
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~gts/
Expertise: Educational administration and school leadership; school reform and restructuring; and instructional leadership.

Professor Emeritus, Mathematical Sciences
Email: schultz@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5264
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~schultz/
Expertise: Numerical methods for differential equations, finite difference methods, computational fluid dynamics.
Degrees: Numerical Analysis, 1970

SCHUSTER, Charles I.
Professor, English;
Email: cis@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5891
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/cis
Expertise: Teaching of writing, rhetorical theory, administration of writing programs, freshman seminars, writing across the curriculum, creative nonfiction, undergraduate educational reform, first-year experience, peer mentoring, narrative fiction.
Degrees: B.A., English, The Ohio State University, 1967; M.A., English, Hunter College, CUNY, 1971; Ph.D., English Literature and Rhetoric/Composition, University of Iowa, 1978

Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Community Studies
Email: schutz@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4150
Home Page: http://www.educationaction.org
Expertise: Community organizing, urban social action, youth organizing, community-school relations, social class in America, democratic theory, philosophy of education.
Degrees: Ph.D., M.P.P, University of Michigan

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Email: awschwab@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4410
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Chemistry/aws.htm
Expertise: Synthetic modeling of complex natural systems. Modeled the self-assembly process that nature uses to obtain complex structures from smaller building blocks; recently developed combinatorial approaches to preparing and evaluating many species all roughly designed to have the desired properties.
Degrees: B.S., Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Columbia University, 1985

Distinguished Professor, Geography
Email: mds@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3740
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/mds/
Expertise: Plant-climate interactions during the onset of spring in mid-latitudes, especially relating to phenology; synoptic climatology of North America, especially applications of air mass analysis; climatic change; assessing vegetation condition with remote sensing.
Degrees: B.S., Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 1980; M.S., Michigan State University, 1982; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1985

Professor, Philosophy
Email: schwartz@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4719
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~schwartz/
Expertise: Philosophy of psychology, cognitive studies.

SEERY, Carol Hubbard
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Email: cseery@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4291
Expertise: Stuttering and fluency disorders. Phonology disorders.
Degrees: Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders

Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Email: seifoddi@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4442
Expertise: Lean Manufacturing; cellular manufacturing.
Degrees: Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Professor, History/Urban Studies
Email: seligman@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4565
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~seligman/
Expertise: Chicago history, Milwaukee history, white flight, community organizing, riots, graduate education
Degrees: Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1999

SEN, Arijit
Associate Professor, Architecture
Email: sena@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5584
Home Page: www.senspeaks.wordpress.com
Expertise: Ethnicity and urban spaces, immigration history, American cultural landscapes, social justice, architectural history, environment and behavior studies, race, class, and gender in America, architectural design
Degrees: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 2002 M. Arch., Iowa State University, Ames. 1991 B. Arch., University of Bombay, Bombay. 1987

Associate Professor, French, Italian & Comp Literature
Email: csjorn@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5058
Expertise: Middle East, Women in the Middle East, Modern Arabic Literature, Arab- American literature and culture
Degrees: PhD and MA Anthropology Univ. of Chicago

SHAW, C. Frank
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Email: cfsiii@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4411
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~cfsiii/
Expertise: Structure and function of metallothioneins, metal-altered immune responses, pharmacology of gold-based therapeutic agents.
Degrees: B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1966; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Northwestern University, 1970

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Email: rashort@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4536
Expertise: Early Literacy and Early Intervention for Students at Risk of Reading Failure
Degrees: B.S. & M. A., Northern Michigan University; Ph. D. University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor, History
Email: silverld@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3968
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/History/faculty/silverman.html
Expertise: Modern European Jewish history, literature, and culture; Jewish cultural studies
Degrees: B.A., Yale University; M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Ph.D., Yale University, 2004

SINDHU, Bhagwant
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Email: sindhu@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-1180
Expertise: Assessments, including pain, grip strength measurement, assessment of maximal effort and sincerity of effort; upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
Degrees: B.Sc. (H), Occupational Therapy; B.S., Occupational Therapy; M.S., Occupational Therapy; Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science

Lecturer, Honors Program - General
Email: asinger@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4658
Expertise: Modern British/English history, modern Jewish history
Degrees: Ph.D., Modern British/English History (Anglo-Jewish)

Assistant Professor, Occupational Science & Technology
Email: slavens@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6933
Home Page: http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/faculty_staff/details.cfm?customel_datapageid_4032192=4224491
Expertise: Biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, pediatric mobility, assistive mobility device usage, upper extremity motion analysis, and musculoskeletal modeling and simulation.
Degrees: NIDRR ARRT Postdoctoral Fellowship,Marquette University, 2007-2010 Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2007 M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2004 B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2001

Professor, Information Studies
Email: smiragli@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4707
Home Page: http://smiraglia.org
Expertise: Information organization; knowledge organization; "works" as information phenomena; information and culture; virtual knowledge
Degrees: M.Div., The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York, 1997. Ph.D., University of Chicago, Graduate Library School, 1992: M.L.S., Indiana University, Graduate Library School, Bloomington, IN, August 1974 B.A. (Music), Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, June 1973

SMITH, Gregory
Adjunct Professor, Lubar Sch of Business
Email: smit2244@uwm.edu
Phone: 4146179837
Expertise: Banking Issues; Federal Reserve Board and FOMC actions; Wisconsin economy; business strategy; leadership
Degrees: BA, Princeton with honors, 1985 MBA, University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business with honors, 1990

SMITH, Jeffery
Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Email: jsmith@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6851
Expertise: History and law of mediated communication.
Degrees: Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

SMITH, Roger O.
Professor, Occupational Science & Technology
Email: smithro@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5625
Expertise: Measurement of disability and the application of assistive technology, the effectiveness of assistive technology interventions on the lives of people with disabilities.
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993; M.O.T., University of Washington 1980; B.A., Goshen College 1976

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
Email: brilis@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4767
Expertise: Child and adolescent development; lifespan development; aging and memory; death, dying, and grief; learning skills, especially memory.
Degrees: B.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Human Movement Sciences
Email: acs@uwm.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Purdue University

SOMMERS, Jeffrey
Professor, Global Studies & African Diasporic Studies
Email: sommerjw@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4155
Expertise: Global political economy. Economic development. Economic history. Democracy Promotion.

Lecturer, Human Movement Sciences
Email: sorce@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6080
Expertise: Bowling, Advanced Bowling
Degrees: Bachelor's of Business Administration, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 1997

Senior Lecturer, Honors College - General
Email: southwd@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4658
Expertise: Modern British & American Literature
Degrees: Ph.D., English Language & Literature, Yale University 1997; B.A., English & Creative Writing, Northwestern University '90

Lecturer, Lubar Sch of Business
Email: spellman@uwm.edu
Phone: (608)334-2110
Expertise: Investments (since 1992): managed multi-billion dollar funds and a team of analysts when I was Director of Research; doctorate in behavioral finance: combination of psychology and finance; asset pricing; investment strategy: consulted for top ranked strategist in country
Degrees: BS Finance, Mathematics Minor; MS Finance; PhD Behavioral Finance

Director, Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery, Chemistry - General
Email: dcstaff@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4411
Expertise: Medical products development; project management; FDA compliance and strategy; technology assessment and transfer; intellectual property formation and licensing; organizational development; business formation; capital formation
Degrees: BS and MS - Biology; PhD - Immunology ;MS - Management

STAGG, Josef
Associate Professor, Architecture
Email: jstagg@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4032
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/VIRCOM
Expertise: Inner city education/training, planning/research, and application of digital technology to solving housing problems; use of emergent technologies.
Degrees: B.A., Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1970; Master of Environmental Design, Architecture and Human Behavior, Yale University, 1974; Ph.D., Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 1984

Senior Lecturer, English - Professional and Technical Writing
Email: stanton@uwm.edu
Expertise: Foundation grant/proposal writing for nonprofits, grant funding and writing for arts and culture nonprofits, nonprofit communications, business writing, technical writing, editing, qualitative program evaluation
Degrees: PhD, Anthropology;MS, Counseling Psychology;BS, Anthropology and Geography; Certificate in Museum Studies; Certificate in Online and Blended Teaching

STEELE, Michael
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Email: steelem@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-6871
Expertise: mathematics education, teacher knowledge, teacher professional development, algebra, secondary mathematics, teacher preparation
Degrees: Ed.D., Mathematics Education, University of Pittsburgh M.S., Natural Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S., Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

STEINKE, Theodore
Acad Staff Emeritus, Media Production
Email: steinke@uwm.edu

STERN, Nathaniel
Associate Professor, PSOA Art & Design
Email: sternn@uwm.edu
Home Page: http://nathanielstern.com
Expertise: Both the production of and theories behind new media art: video, interactive, physical computing, installation, print, aesthetics, form, philosophy.
Degrees: BSc Design, Textiles and Apparel Department, Cornell University. MPS Computer Art, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University. PhD Art and Technology, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin.

Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: stockbri@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3528
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~stockbri
Expertise: Probability, stochastic analysis.
Degrees: Ph.D, 1987; M.A., 1984; B.S., 1976

STOFFEL, Virginia (Ginny)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Email: stoffelv@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5583
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~stoffelv/
Expertise: Substance abuse interventions, motivational interviewing facilitating change, health and wellness through occupations, mental health and mental illness, Americans with Disabilities Act applied to persons with mental illness and substance abuse, occupational therapy.
Degrees: B.A., Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, 1977; M.S., Educational Psychology, UWM, 1983; Ph.D., Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, Cardinal Stritch University, 2007

Assistant Dean, Administration
Email: lstoner@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4770
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~lstoner/

Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Email: sstrath@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-3666
Home Page: http://www4.uwm.edu/CHS/faculty/97~faculty.html
Expertise: physical activity; physical activity and aging; physical activity and public health; physical activity assessment; physical activity promotional strategies

STRAWN, Sandra
Associate Professor, Theatre
Email: strawn@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5046
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~strawn/
Expertise: Technical production- Stage properties construction and design, costume crafts, mask-making, casting and molding for the stage.

Shaw Distinguished Professor, Biological Sciences
Email: jrs@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 382-1700
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~jrs/
Expertise: Swimming and feeding performances of small aquatic animals.
Degrees: M.Sc., Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1965; Ph.D., Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1969

STUHMILLER, Jacqueline
Lecturer, English - General
Email: stuhmill@uwm.edu
Expertise: Medieval Hunting, Literary Depictions of Nature and Animals
Degrees: Ph. D., Cornell University

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Email: surber@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5097
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~surber/
Expertise: Human learning and memory, learning from text.
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Occidental College, 1966; M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 1976; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 1978

SURERUS, Kristene K.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Email: surerus@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2977
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~surerus/
Expertise: Chemistry of iron, with an emphasis on how iron is utilized by biological organisms.

Professor, Geosciences
Email: sverdrup@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4017
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/sverdrup/index.html
Expertise: Seismology, tectonophysics, oceanography.
Degrees: B.S., Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 1975; Ph.D., Earth Science (Tectonophysics), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, 1981

Associate Professor, Educational Policy & Community Studies
Email: swaminar@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-5752

Associate Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Email: aswartz@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4242
Expertise: My research interests center on obesity; in particular, the health benefits of physical activity and the negative impact of sedentary behavior for adults and older adults including 1) relationships between physical activity, sedentary behavior, health and obesity level, 2) novel translational physical activity interventions to improve health and reduce sedentary time for overweight and obese individuals, and 3) the accurate assessment of physical activity and sedentary behavior.
Degrees: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Physical Med & Rehab, University of Michigan; Post-Doctoral Scholar, Physical Med & Rehab, University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of Tennessee; M.S., Exercise Science, Ball State University B.S., Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

Professor Emeritus, Information Studies Admin
Email: sweetlnd@uwm.edu
Phone: (414)229-4707
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~sweetlnd/
Expertise: Collection development, evaluation and management in libraries.
Degrees: AB--history. MA--History. PhD--US history MLS (Master of Library Science)

SZIARTO, Kristin
Associate Professor, Geography
Email: sziarto@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3941
Home Page: (414) 630-3053
Expertise: Geographies of social movements, protest, and resistance; political geography; alliance politics; immigrant activism; politics of urban public health, esp. infant mortality, reproductive justice, and teen pregnancy; Barcelona urban politics and the Catalan independence movement.
Degrees: Ph.D., Geography, University of Minnesota; M.A., Geography, University of Georgia; B.A., Theater, Williams College