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VANG, Chia Youyee
Assistant Professor, History
Email: vangcy@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-1101
Expertise: Modern Hmong/Southeast Asian history; Vietnam War
Degrees: M.A., Public Affairs, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Ph.D., American Studies, University of Minnesota

VEDULA, Murali
Faculty Associate, Center for Continuing Engineering Education
Email: mvedula@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 227-3121
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~mvedula/
Expertise: Plastics and rubber technology, processing and structure-property relationships, color filter fabrication for flat panel displays.
Degrees: Ph.D., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 1986

VELEZ, William
Professor, Sociology
Email: velez@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4809
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~velez/
Expertise: Sociology of education, with focus on school attrition at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Recent research focuses on alternative schools and student achievement. I am also engaged in research on housing choices and racial segregation, with specific look at how neighborhood contexts impact a number of outcomes, such as attending college
Degrees: Ph.D., Sociology, Yale University, 1983

VELGUTH, Madeleine C.
Professor Emerita, French
Email: velguth@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5968
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/~velguth/
Expertise: Translation studies, translator training, literary translation.
Degrees: Ph.D., UW-Madison

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering; Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Email: dv@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4503
Expertise: Materials processing: metal casting with emphasis on cast irons, heat treatment of metals and alloys, metal forming (bulk and sheet metal processing), machining and machinability. Structure: property relations, solid state phase transformations, microstructural modification. Materials education: issues in materials curriculum, teaching of materials science to students in nonmaterials fields. Failure analysis and prevention. Welding, brazing and soldering.
Degrees: B.S., Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, 1975; M.S.; Metallurgy, McMaster University, 1977; Ph.D., Metallurgy, McMaster University, 1983

Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Email: volkmer@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4516
Home Page: http://www.uwm.edu/People/volkmer/
Expertise: Ordinary differential equations, Lyapunov exponent, wavelets, real and complex analysis, dynamical systems, approximation theory.