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Kimberly Aime (MA, Ohio State Univ.) blogs and maintains steady work as a freelancer, including 2 book deals. Through her classes, she helps other writers use social media to create an online presence and writing portfolio.
Giosue Alagna (PhD candidate, Spanish and Portuguese) is an experienced translator and language teacher and has worked in Peru, Spain, and Italy.
Araceli Alonso is a United Nations Award Winner for her activism on women's health and women's rights. An associate faculty at UW-Madison's Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health, she is the founder and director of Health by Motorbike.
Helene Androski is retired senior academic librarian at the UW-Madison Memorial Library.
Celeste Anton has been designing and managing websites for 15 years. As owner of Dandelion Marketing Services in Madison, she manages Internet marketing projects for businesses large and small. She especially enjoys helping writers and small business owners get their online marketing off the ground through professional website design, WordPress, email marketing, SEO, traffic building, and social media.
DANIEL ARES LOPEZ
Daniel Ares Lopez (PhD candidate in Hispanic literature) is a native Spanish speaker who has taught Spanish to adults for many years. His areas of interest include linguistics, philology, and teaching Spanish as a second language in multicultural classrooms.
Emily Auerbach is a UW-Madison English professor who has won teaching, broadcasting, and arts awards. She's the author of
Searching for Jane Austen
Tami Bahr is the assistant director of Connections Counseling in Madison.
DENISE BAYRON KREMMER
Denise Bayron Kremmer teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners in the Division of Continuing Studies. She taught Business English and Conversation classes for a Fair Trade organization in Thailand. She has also taught English in Bali, Indonesia, and at a private school in the U.S.
Marni Bekkedal (PhD, Bowling Green) is a neuroscientist with expertise in brain chemistry and the processing of emotions. Her teaching emphasizes the importance of the brain in emotions and controlling our behaviors, making complex neuroscience understandable and applicable to daily life.
ANTONIO BENITEZ-NOGUERA, PHD
Antonio Benitez-Noguera (PhD in Spanish, UW-Madison) is from Madrid, where he managed his own company for many years. He has taught language and culture courses at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Minnesota State University.
Janelle Bentley (BFA, UW-Madison) is an active performer, teacher, and choreographer who has performed nationally and internationally. She recently returned from Israel, where she apprenticed with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.
Bridget Birdsall (MFA, Vermont College) decided in midlife to overcome dyslexic challenges and pursue her passion for writing, especially young adult literature. An award-winning author, she helps other writers find their voice and get their words out into the world.
Marilyn Bonjean (EdD) has more than 20 years of clinical experience with older adults and is a nationally known speaker on issues related to their well-being.
Beatriz Botero (PhD, Spanish and Psychology) is from Bogota, Colombia. Her research focuses on contemporary American literature's relationship to philosophy, art, and psychoanalysis. She has extensive teaching experience.
Robert Breslow is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and teaches at UW-Madison.
Ana Brito is a Venezuelan with a degree in travel and tourism. She is an aspiring chef who enjoys traveling and introducing her students to her language and culture.
Carrie Broughton (RN) is board certified in gerontology and mental health. A graduate of Continuing Studies' certificate series in Mental Health and the Older Adult, she has worked in behavioral services at Meriter Hospital for nearly 35 years.
Scott Caldwell (MA) is a licensed substance-abuse counselor who has trained professionals working with youth in health care, schools, juvenile justice, and human services.
Maristella Cantini was born and raised in Tuscany and studied at the University of Pisa, Italy (PhD, Italian). She has extensive experience teaching Italian language and culture. Her research interests include Italian literature, cinema authored by Italian women directors and women screenwriters.
SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO
Suzanna Waters Castillo (PhD, UW-Madison), is a faculty associate at the Division of Continuing Studies where she is the director of the Aging & Long-Term Care specialty.
Arsenio Cicero (PhD, UW-Madison) is a native of Havana and an experienced Spanish instructor who has taught extensively in Wisconsin. He is interested in combining language and culture in the classes he teaches.
Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author of numerous books.
Harold Coltharp worked for Wisconsin state government for over 38 years, the last 21 with the State Records Center of the Department of Administration. He is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager, was the Executive Secretary for the State Public Records Board, and a past president of the Madison chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators.
Mary Conroy is an award-winning author. Her articles have appeared in
Psychology Today, Better Homes and Gardens
(where she was a features editor),
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times
and many other premier publications. She has also taught writing at Edgewood College and for the Department of Life Science Communications at the UW-Madison.
Marshall Cook teaches writing for UW-Madison. His 26 published books include the Monona Quinn Mystery Series and the true crime book
The Great Wisconsin Manhunt of 1961
. He edits
Creativity Connection: The Writer's Quarterly Encouragement
Georgia Corner was a soloist with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company from 1996-2000. A founder of the NYC-based Wellspring Project, she has danced with Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Dura Mater, Lise Brenner, and Beverly Brown.
ROBERT L. CURRY
Robert L. Curry (MFAs in acting and fiction) has been a professional actor for 30 years. He is head of Playwrights Ink, a Madison playwrights' development group, and teaches at Write-by-the-Lake, School of the Arts at Rhinelander, and Madison College.
JULIE M. DAHL
Julie M. Dahl (PhD, UW-Madison) has extensive experience teaching adult language learners in a variety of contexts in the U.S. and abroad. Her area of expertise is contemporary Spanish and Portuguese culture and language for business.
ARTHUR DE SMET
Arthur De Smet is professor emeritus of radiology with a lifelong interest in landscape and architectural photography. He has taught Continuing Studies courses on medieval Germany, English cathedrals, the history of England, English church architecture, and more.
Patrick Dean M.Ed., CT. Being the founder and director of the Wisconsin Grief Education Center (WGEC), Patrick has worked with clients on the issues of grief and loss since 1988. He is an instructor at Marquette University and an award-winning freelance photographer. He holds a certificate in death education from the National Center for Death Education and Counseling, a certificate in trauma counseling from UW-Milwaukee and a certificate in thanatology from the Association of Death, Education and Counseling. Patrick has extensive and valuable practical experience, including spending the last two years working with the community of Crandon, WI in their grief of the murder of six teens by an off-duty police officer.
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff performs throughout the United States and Europe with the highly acclaimed band Harmonious Wail. One of Madison's finest jazz vocalists, she is also a private vocal coach and a recording artist.
Christine Desmet is an award-winning writer of novels and screenplays who teaches fiction and screenwriting and mentors other writers at UW-Madison. Her mystery series debuted in September 2013 with
Lori Devoti has garnered excellent reviews for her teaching at Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat and at Writers' Institute. The author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal romance, she's been a finalist for many awards. Learn more at loridevoti.com.
GIUSEPPINA DI FILIPPO
Giuseppina Di Filippo (PhD candidate in Italian UW Madison) is a native of Italy. She has extensive experience teaching Italian at all levels. She enjoys working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Stella Dobbins (MA, Univ. of Houston) is an artist and art historian who exhibits her artwork nationwide and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.
Robbi Dreifuerst (MS, UW-Madison) is director of the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program for Continuing Studies.
Evan Engelstad is pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the UW-Madison School of Music and is a piano instructor at Farley's House of Pianos.
Robert Enright (PhD), a licensed psychologist and a professor of educational psychology at UW-Madison, has been a leader in the scientific study of forgiveness and its effects since 1985. Time Magazine referred to him as "the forgiveness trailblazer."
DONNA EREZ NAVOT
Donna Erez Navot (JD, Cardozo Law School) directs the Mediation Clinic at the UW-Madison Law School. She worked in the Child Permanency Mediation Program of the New York City Family Court, where she mediated placement of children in foster care.
Deneille Erikson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese specializing in Spanish Literature and cultural studies. She has taught all levels of Spanish language classes to all ages.
Liz Fentress is a professional playwright, director, and actor. Her play
Liz's Circus Story,
which she wrote and performed, premiered on Kentucky Educational Television; her play
The Honey Harvest
premiered at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre.
JENNIFER L. FINK
Jennifer L. Fink has published in
American Baby, Home Education, Boys' Life, MyMidwest,
and other publications. An active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she has taught at School of the Arts at Rhinelander and Moraine Park Technical College.
Steve Fondow (PhD in Spanish linguistics, The Ohio State Univ.) is an associate lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Madison, specializing in Spanish morphology, phonology, and grammar. He also studied at the Universidad de la Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
Thais Fonseca (MA, UW-Madison). Born and raised in Brazil, she loves introducing others to her language through teaching and translation.
Booth Fowler professor emeritus of integrated liberal studies and political science at UW-Madison and is the author of
Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History of Wisconsin,
among other works.
Booth Fowler is professor emeritus of Integrated Liberal Studies and Political Science at UW Madison. He is the author of
The Dance with Community, Believing Skeptics, Carrie Catt: Feminist Politician, Unconventional Partners
and other works.
Boris Frank (BA, UW-Madison) president of Boris Frank Associates, is a nationwide consultant on fundraising, proposal writing, and grants development.
Jesse Gant is the co-author of
Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State
and a Public Humanities Fellow with the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the UW Center for the Humanities.
Roberta Gassman (MSSW, UW-Madison) is a senior fellow in the School of Social Work at the UW-Madison. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary for employment and training for the United States Department of Labor.
Chariti Gent (MS, Univ. of Colorado, CPCC, ACC) founded Chariti Gent Coaching and Consulting. She received her professional coach training from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs, is an active member of Phenomenal Women Wisconsin, and regularly volunteers her time and talents to train up-and-coming coaches. Chariti Gent Coaching and Consulting is a global member of the International Coaching Federation.
Kathy Germann has facilitated trainings on a broad range of human relations issues since 1982. She has taught on 3 college campuses and managed 2 nonprofits, and she brings passion and a healthy sense of humor to her work.
Sage Goellner (PhD, UW-Madison) is an assistant professor of French at UW-Madison and directs Continuing Studies programs in French.
Joseph Goveas (MD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Laurie Greenberg Laurie S. Z. Greenberg (PhD - Wisconsin - cultural geography and environmental studies) directs special projects for Continuing Studies. She has extensive experience developing educational programs and materials for university classes, professional organizations, NGOs, farmers, natural resource managers, and food artisans in the US and in 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries. She has lived in Mexico.
Heidi Hakseth is an Irish music and dance enthusiast. She has taught Irish dances to adult students for more than 10 years.
Jerry Hancock is a minister in the United Church of Christ. He has deep roots in the Southwest and brings an understanding of the secular and religious dimensions of Spanish Imperial Santa Fe. He is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin Law School and Chicago Theological Seminary.
Linda Hancock is an award-winning artist and calligrapher who has studied
The Book of Kells
Bob Hanle retired in 2011 from the State Budget Office in the Department of Administration after a 33 year career in state government. He currently works part-time as a policy consultant for the Department of Public Instruction.
DARALD R. HANUSA
Darald R. Hanusa (PhD) is a private practice psychotherapist with over 35 years of mental health experience. He is a certified Daring Way (TM) facilitator who leads community-based shame resiliency groups and is senior preceptor and lecturer for the UW-Madison School of Social Work.
Sandy Hardie is a certified clinical substance abuse counselor and independent clinical supervisor. She has worked in the addiction field for more than 27 years, specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years.
Kyle Henderson (MS, UW-Whitewater) is digital marketing manager for UW-Madison Continuing Studies. An experienced communications professional and performer with expertise in digital content and presentation, he helps organizations communicate clearly and relevantly with their audiences digitally and face-to-face.
JARED W. HENDRICKSON
Jared W. Hendrickson (PhD candidate, UW-Madison) specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese and Luso-African literature. He has studied at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal and has extensive teaching experience.
Jamie Henke (PhD, UW-Madison) is a distinguished faculty associate at UW-Madison. She teaches music for Continuing Studies and music theory for non-majors at the School of Music. She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Flo Hilliard (MS, Univ. of North Florida) is project manager of the Wisconsin Women's Education Network on Addiction, Recovery, and Prevention at UW-Madison. She has worked in addiction treatment, prevention, and advocacy for nearly 20 years.
Alice Honeywell has helped adults improve their writing for more than 30 years. She has worked at UW Press and the UW-Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs and has written and edited for business, nonprofit, and public sector organizations.
Andrew Irving (PhD, UW-Madison) is an award-winning instructor, academic adviser, and technologist. He teaches intermediate French and currently serves as the director of the French House.
Autumn Jackson (MA, Illinois State Univ.) is the director of family literacy at Literacy Network in Madison. She has taught English in Ecuador, Indonesia, and the U.S.
Denise Jess has facilitated trainings on a wide range of human relations issues since the mid-1980s, including teaching in a learner-centered classroom for 11 years. She is committed to creating inclusive environments where all voices are respected.
JULIE TALLARD JOHNSON
Julie Tallard Johnson , MSW, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and author. She has taught courses on compassionate communication, group dynamics, depth psychology, and facilitated journaling circles and groups for 30 years. She has been studying the scientific basis of thought transformation, inspiration, and creativity for 35 years. She is the author of several books, including Spiritual Journaling and The Zero Point Agreement.
Michael Kienitz is an internationally known freelance photographer and a digital-imaging trainer and consultant who works with publications around the country. His photographs have appeared in
The New York Times.
Suzanne Kilkus (PhD) is a marriage and family therapist and relationship coach in Madison. She has practiced psychotherapy since 1979. She regularly teaches workshops and seminars for local and regional hospice, health care, community education, and social services organizations.
YOUNGMI J. KIM
Youngmi J. Kim (MS, UW-Madison) is a native of Seoul who has taught Korean language and culture at all levels. She has a passion for teaching language and enjoys interacting with students.
Jeff Kirsch (PhD, UW-Madison) has taught at Tulane Univ. and UW-Madison. He has authored 3 published novels, many independent-learning courses in Spanish and Portuguese, and the textbook
Spanish for Reading Knowledge.
Akira Kondo (PhD candidate in second-language acquisition) is originally from Osaka, Japan. He has taught English as a second/foreign language in various settings in the U.S. and Japan for a number of years. He also served as a pre-service foreign language supervisor (Spanish, French, and Latin).
Mailys Krier Born and raised in Aix-en-Provence, France, Mailys holds an MA in English literature. She currently teaches French 101 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and attended a one-year teaching program in France.
NANCY DUNN KURR
Nancy Dunn Kurr (BA, UW-Madison) is principal violist in the Edgewood Chamber Symphony and an active chamber musician in the Madison area. She has been teaching string students of all ages for more than 20 years.
Steve Kurr (MM, UW-Madison) has taught continuing education music courses for more than a decade. He is conductor of the Middleton Community Orchestra and teaches orchestra and music history at Middleton High School.
Bob Lavigna (MS, Cornell) is assistant vice chancellor and director of human resources for the UW-Madison. He previously was administrator of merit recruitment and selection for the state of Wisconsin and began his career in the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
William Layher (PhD, Harvard University) is a specialist on the literature and culture of medieval Germany and Scandinavia. His research focuses on aspects of play and transgression, cross-cultural mediation, and courtly representation during the high middle ages.
Joshua Ludke (art education, UW-Madison; art therapy, UW-Superior) draws, paints, and makes prints and is a substitute teacher for the Madison Schools.
Adrianne Machina has spent nearly 20 years helping businesses attract more leads and convert more sales through effective marketing programs and persuasive messaging. An active member of Toastmasters International, she speaks on social marketing media around the country.
Nathaniel Maddux Nate's love of the Spanish language has been shaped by his travels all over the Spanish-speaking world. He has taught students of all ages in university, immersion, and study abroad settings. His interests include bilingualism, Spanish-language acquisition, and Spanish dialectology.
Andrea Magermans (PhD,UW-Madison) has taught a wide variety of French language, literature, civilization, and culture courses. She has spent time studying, working, conducting research, and traveling in French-speaking Europe, Quebec, and the South Pacific.
Mary Magray (PhD) is an Irish historian, author of the groundbreaking
Transforming Power of the Nuns,
the story of modern women's religious communities in Ireland, and a former editor of
Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies.
Sarah Marty (MAB, MS, BA, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for Continuing Studies and is managing director of Four Seasons Theatre. Learn more at fourseasonstheatre.com.
Perri Mayes (JD) has been a respected mediator and trainer for more than 20 years. A former instructor for UW-Milwaukee's graduate certificate program in mediation, she served as president of the Association of Conflict Resolution in 2011-12.
David Mays (MD, PhD) is the past forensic clinical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. He also serves on the clinical faculty at UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Amy McFarland is a ragtime, classical, swing, and folk music enthusiast who has played piano for more than 30 years. She teaches music and dance to individuals and groups, and has performed for dances, concerts, and festivals throughout the U.S.
Anne McGuire has an academic background in psychology and is a Certified Professional Life Coach with a private practice in LaGrange Park, IL. She sees her work as a life coach focusing in two directions. She aims at assisting her clients to come to a place of healing in the midst of their past losses. (She is a former recipient of the UW-Madison Grief Support Services Certificate.) After leading them to a place of healing from the past, she focuses on equipping them for the future by shining a light on their uniqueness, gifts, strengths, sorrows, joys and coping skills.
KENNETH A. MILLER
Kenneth A. Miller is a visual communications consultant. He co-owns Miller Design and Consulting, specializing in publication design, onsite training, and video production services. He has also worked as an associate professor of graphic arts and as a video and visual editor for Capital Newspapers.
Christopher Mohar teaches fiction and poetry for Continuing Studies and has taught writing in a men's correctional facility and as an after-school tutor. He's the recipient of a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship.
Maren Munoz (MFA, UW-Madison) has assisted at Penland School, Tandem Press, and her prints are in collections including the Denver Art Museum. She was a juror for the Overture Center galleries, and her work was in a sculpture project curated by Lynda Barry. Learn more at www.marenmunoz.com.
Michael Naparstek (PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Literature) has lived and studied throughout Asia, most recently 2 years in Taiwan. His scholarship focuses on Chinese religious ritual. His courses cover East Asian languages and culture.
Barbara Nehls-Lowe (MPH, DMin) joined Continuing Studies after nearly 20 years in cancer control work. She has recruited for the Peace Corps and has taught community college courses in rural sociology and psychology. Barbara began her career in WI working in HIV/AIDS education with the Department of Public Instruction.
Robert Newton (PhD, UW-Madison) is a Celtic and West African music scholar and multi-instrumentalist who teaches online and onsite courses at UW-Madison. Bob has performed with various bands spanning the Celtic regions for more than 35 years. He currently performs with the Irish traditional band West Wind.
Brian O'Donnell is an active Madison-based fiddler who performs various styles, including old-time with the Barley Brothers and Cajun with the Cajun Strangers.
Kristin Oakley (JD, UW-Madison) is a freelance writer, past president of the professional writers' organization In Print, and a board member of the Chicago Writers Association. She has led a wide variety of writing workshops and critiqued other writers' work extensively.
Kristi Obmascher (BS, Old Dominion Univ.) is director of all health programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. She has taken a proactive role for more than 20 years to raise awareness, provide education, offer support, and develop initiatives to address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and related issues.
LAURA V. PAGE
Laura V. Page (MS, UW-Madison) is an independent management consultant who has assisted hundreds of profit, nonprofit, and government organizations on issues of conflict resolution, team building, strategic planning, and leadership development. Laura was the first Manager of Business Counseling for UW-Madison's Small Business Development Center.
Raquel Paraiso is an enthnomusicologist and a multi-instrumentalist who teaches and performs both classical and Latin American music in a variety of musical settings. She performs with the Madison based Latin American ensembles Cuicani, Xtring Quartet, and Sotavento.
ERIN J. PAUL
Erin J. Paul (PhD, UW-Madison) has extensive experience teaching all levels of Spanish language and literature classes. She has also taught business Spanish and online courses.
Donna Peckett (BA in art history) is the producing artistic director of TAPIT/new works. She is a tap dancer, actor, educator, specialist in dance and drama for young children, and award-winning choreographer. Learn more at www.tapitnewworks.org.
Jonathan Peik has been performing and recording in the Midwest since 1986. He teaches 5-string banjo, mandolin, guitar, and runs bluegrass jam classes. Jon focuses on technique building, ear training, applied theory and the use of these skills in ensemble playing. Learn more at jonpeik.weebly.com.
Sandrine Pell (MA, Univ. of Burgundy) was born in France, has lived in Ireland, China, India, and Morocco, and is completing her doctorate in Second Language Acquisition. She has extensive teaching experience at all levels of French language and culture.
Kim Petersen (MD) is a geriatrician and president of Elder Advocates. He serves as a consultant and trainer across the country.
Tara Potter After losing her husband at age 31, Tara was faced with raising two young children, helping them understand and adjust to losing a father at a young age. She eventually transformed her personal experiences in grief, her background in both business and education, and her degree in psychology into her current employment as Continuing Care Coordinator for the eight offices of Cress Funeral Services. She has done numerous presentations on her unique work, including a presentation at the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference, presenting a workshop on various creative employment possibilities and opportunities in grief counseling.
Christopher Powers has worked as a professional acoustic musician for more than 30 years, playing and recording with many string bands in folk, bluegrass, country-blues, and jazz. He hosts a weekly radio program on WORT-FM and performs locally with several bands.
Shawn Preuss PCC, BS in Business Management, Trained CTI Coach, and Certified Myer Briggs Facilitator is a leadership and team development coach and the owner of Transitions Coaching & Consulting, Inc. Shawn has been coaching and consulting with individuals, teams, groups, and organizations for 15 years and has been in the coaching industry (sport/business/life) for more than 35 years. Shawn specializes in working with groups and teams navigating the process of team development using leadership practices and the coaching process. With an inside-out perspective, Shawn helps to draw out the best from people and organizations. Shawn's insightful and objective perspective is a stabilizing point to any group of people she works with. With her depth of experiential learning, Shawn guides others in drawing rich learning from everyday life and business. Her coaching often acts as a catalyst to dynamic shifts and changes in life and business. Shawn is an instructor in the ACTP accredited University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Life Coaching Certificate program and she provides mentoring, coaching, and consulting to professional coaches. She is an active member of the International Coaching Federation, Chicago Coaches Federation, and Association for Psychological Type.
Maria Pulla-France (MA) was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. She has extensive experience teaching Spanish language and culture to college students and professional adults. Her teaching experience includes traditional classroom, one-on-one, and hybrid instruction. She has a passion for teaching Spanish.
Cynthia Quinn is a signature member of the Midwest Watercolor Society and has taught graphic design, oil painting, and watercolor for Madison College and UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Learn more at cynthiaquinn.com.
Anne-Marie Rieunier is from Provence and cooks authentic French delicacies at Chez Nanou.
PETER D. RIOS
Peter D. Rios plays conga with the Madison-based band Grupo Candela. He specializes in various percussion instruments and is inspired to pass along skills to the next generation of percussionists.
OLIVIA C. RIVARD
Olivia C. Rivard (BFA, BA, Univ. of Minnesota) received training in Paris at Studio Harmonic and the Centre de Danse du Marais. She organizes and teaches her own modern dance technique classes for adults and works as part of the Bare Bones Dance Collective.
Kenneth Robbins (MD) is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and geriatrician with more than 20 years of experience in providing care to older adults. He is the medical director for the geriatric psychiatry unit at Stoughton Hospital.
Katherine Rosing (MFA, Northern Illinois Univ.) has been teaching college-level art for more than 20 years. Her quiet, rhythmic paintings abstracted from forests and patterns of water have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad.
Jeff Russell (MS, UW-Madison) is co-director of Russell Consulting, where he specializes in helping organizations successfully respond to the challenges of continuous change with a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching.
Jeffrey Russell (PhD, PE) is vice provost for lifelong learning and dean of the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison. Previously, he was professor and chair of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Pieper Foundation Chair in Servant Leadership.
Angela Rydell (MFA, Warren Wilson College), has been a writing coach and instructor for Continuing Studies since 2006. She's a recipient of the
Poets & Writers'
Writers Exchange Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her fiction and poetry have been published in many journals.
Philip Salamone (BA, UW-Madison) studied classical drawing and painting in New York City at the Art Students League, Water Street Atelier, and Grand Central Academy. He is an award-winning artist and muralist with paintings on UW-Madison campus and Epic in Verona, WI. Learn more at philipsalamone.com.
Laura Saunders (MSSW), senior counseling manager in UW-Madison's Department of Family Medicine, has practiced and taught Motivational Interviewing for over a decade. She monitors the clinical practices of more than 20 health educators.
Laurie Scheer (MA, DePaul Univ.) is a writing mentor, professional speaker, and instructor for Continuing Studies. Her book
The Writer's Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre
is a writing manual for the transmedia arena. She is the recipient of the 2014 James T. Tiedge Alumni Award for ethics, integrity, and service from her undergraduate alma mater Marquette University.
Mary Schil (PhD, UW-Madison) was a Fulbright graduate student at the Universidade de São Paulo. She lived in Brazil for 13 years and has extensive experience teaching all levels of Portuguese language, culture, and literature.
Gary Schoener is a clinical psychologist and nationally known speaker and consultant. After 37 years as executive director of the Walk-in Counseling Center of Minneapolis, he is now the center's director of consultation and training.
Jane Schulenburg (PhD, UW-Madison) is professor of history in Continuing Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Medieval Studies at UW-Madison.
EUGENIA SHERMAN BROWN
Eugenia Sherman Brown (PhD) serves as adjunct professor of history for Trinity and Fuller Seminaries. A Fulbright scholar, she lectured in history for many years at Carroll College and Edgewood College. She has taught for Continuing Studies since 1994.
Jenny Siklos (MEd, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia) teaches at Madison English as a Second Language School and is a test examiner at the UW-Madison. She has written two ESL books for Collins Language as well as children's books.
Doug Smith (MA, MSc, MDiv) is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than 25 years' experience as a counselor, therapist, and health care administrator. He has written
The Tao of Dying
Being a Wounded Healer
, and several other books.
Flint Sparks has more than 30 years' experience in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy with graduate degrees in both biology and psychology. He has extensive postdoctoral training in mindfulness-based psychotherapies and group therapy, with specialty training in several models.
Rose Stephenson (MA, Middlebury College) lived for many years in Germany. She has taught Continuing Studies courses in German for more than 20 years.
JULIE TALLARD JOHNSON
Julie Tallard Johnson has authored 10 books on creativity, spirituality, journaling, intuitive development, and living an active and purposeful life. Her popular online newsletter,
Living From the Zero Point,
offers inspiration from 3 decades of exploration into the psychology of creativity.
BECKY TARVER CHASE
Becky Tarver Chase (MA, UW-Madison) directs the English language program in Continuing Studies and has taught English to adults in the U.S., Thailand, and Mexico. She has also authored several textbooks for National Geographic Learning.
Vivian Tomlinson trained at the University of Cape Town Ballet School, South Africa, before he became a principal dancer with Wisconsin Ballet Company.
Molly Tomony (MA, ATR-BC, LPC) is currently a child and family therapist for the Rainbow Project in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught art therapy and education for both the University of Wisconsin and Edgewood College, and has worked in several hospices, specializing in art therapy and grief work with children. Molly has extensive experience in running grief groups for both hospices and schools, having written manuals for running grief groups in elementary, middle and high school settings. She has also applied her art therapy talents to individuals with disabilities and is currently an art instructor for SALSO (Strong Artistic Ladies Speaking Out).
Robert Toomey (EdD, Edgewood College) is an outreach specialist in the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison. He is a member of the Wisconsin State Training Council, and previously served as training officer for several State of Wisconsin agencies.
Suzanne Torres (BA, Monmouth University) studied sculpture in San Francisco, Florence, Italy and Barcelona, Spain. An MFA candidate at UW-Madison, Torres has also been an Open Studio Resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and a Fellow at Vermont Studio Center.
Ridley Usherwood (MA, D.Min) has over 40 years of experience in education, teaching, research, and program design. He is currently grief support coordinator for Home Health United as well as a practicing marriage and family therapist, with a strong background in pastoral ministry and counseling. He has taught classes in multi-cultural studies at Edgewood College and was for 9 years the Director of the Intercultural Studies Program at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Ridley has done work in South Korea, Brazil, Great Britain, Ghana, Germany, Argentina, the Philippines, Ecuador and Canada. He has also assisted in the development of Hope Africa University in Nairobi, Kenya.
SHARON M. VAN SLUIJS
Sharon M. Van Sluijs (MFA, Univ. of Iowa) has taught grammar, writing, and literature since 1990. She has worked at UW Press, UW-Madison, Washburn University, and SUNY and has written and edited for a wide range of clients through her manuscript consulting business.
Guy Vanrensselaer (BS, UW-Madison) is the Process Improvement Specialist for the City of Madison. He has been an instructor for the University of Wisconsin's Certified Public Manager program for over 20 years. He also provides consulting services to public and not-for-profit organizations statewide.
Wendy Vardaman is the author of
Echolocations, Poets Map Madison,
co-editor/webmaster of Verse Wisconsin (versewisconsin.org), and co-founder/co-editor of Cowfeather Press (cowfeatherpress.org). She is one of Madison's two Poets Laureate (2012-2015). Learn more at wendyvardaman.com.
Manuel Vellón has more than 40 years of experience as a professional percussionist and teacher. He's played locally and internationally with various groups and singers and is cofounder of Madison's Grupo Candela.
Art Walaszek (MD) is a board certified psychiatrist and associate professor of Psychiatry at the UW-Madison School of Medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in geriatric psychiatry and was named on the 2010 list of "Top Docs" in the Madison area.
David Wargowski , attending physician in the Genetics Clinic at UW-Madison Waisman Center and medical director of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic, focuses on evaluating children and adults with birth defects and genetic disorders.
Doug Whittle (MFA, Univ of Florida) has led Continuing Studies educational tours to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and many other international destinations, as well as performing-arts and visual-arts travel experiences in North America.
Joni Wildman (BA, BFA, Florida State University) is a painter and a poet. She holds bachelor's degrees in creative writing and studio art. Currently an MFA candidate at UW-Madison, her paintings depict fantastical spaces inhabited by figures from pop-culture and folklore.
REBECCA WILLIAMS SPINDLER
Rebecca Williams Spindler (BA, communication arts, UW-Madison) has written a 3-book, award-winning YA series with her teen daughter for Little Creek Books. She has taught writing classes for Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, UW-Madison Literary Fest, and the South East Wisconsin Book Festival, and is currently vice president of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.
Georgiana Wilton (PhD) is the principal investigator for several research and outreach projects in UW-Madison's Department of Family Medicine, addressing the prevention, identification, and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. She has worked in the disabilities field for 25 years.
Janet Wood (MA, UW-Madison) is an experienced instructor of Italian for adults and a lifelong Italophile who has lived, studied, and traveled throughout Italy.
Zack Zdrale (MFA Academy of Art Univ.) is an honors graduate in figurative painting. He has taught life drawing and figure painting courses at Academy of Art University and UW-Madison and continues to teach online.
Xiuping Zhu (MA,English Linguistics) is a Chinese native with 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught Chinese courses for Continuing Studies since 2011 and loves teaching and singing.
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Minnesota Board of Psychology - Continuing Education Credit Hours
National Board of Certified Counselors - NBCC Clock Hours
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Public Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours
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This class offers 1-on-1 support through powerful exercises to help you put your story on the page in script format. Whether you're writing for yourself, a small circle of friends, or the world at large, start today! Review playwriting basics, including structure, theme, character, plot, and dialogue. Outline, draft, and revise dramatic writing while improving your craft through writing exercises.
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Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
W, Apr 22, 8:30am-4:30pm
Today's manager cannot ignore the impact a multigenerational workforce has on workplace dynamics. Demographic trends in the United States have created a unique situation: 4 generations now work together. As a manager, you face the challenge and opportunity of leading teams with a variety of mindsets, preferences, and work styles. Come and learn practical skills to tap the distinctive strengths of your staff and encourage collaboration within your multi-generational organization.
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Managing Psychotropic Medication for Older Adults
F, May 8, 9am-3pm
Medication management of physical health problems in older adults can be extremely challenging. When adding psychotropic medications to the list, it becomes imperative to understand the therapeutic role that these medications play. Learn about managing medications for older-adult mood disorders, psychosis, dementias, and delirium; behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; and current trends in medication therapy for late-life mental health problems.
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Business Spanish Certificate Program
Starts Mar 2
In 6 months, greatly improve your Spanish language skills and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business successfully in Spain and Latin America. Learn to communicate professionally via email, telephone, and Skype. This online 2-course program for working professionals provides flexibility in time and content. Prerequisite: Intermediate level of Spanish.
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T, Apr 7, 8:30am-3:15pm
In this class you explore leadership characteristics and ways to strengthen your organization and support others' work. Learn about different leadership styles, public perceptions of leadership by sector, servant-leadership basics, and how to apply effective practices of leadership. Develop a personal leadership philosophy that contributes to your organization's mission.
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