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Kimberly Aime Kimberly Aime (MA, Ohio State Univ.) blogs and maintains steady work as a freelancer, including two book deals. Through her classes, she helps other writers use social media to create an online presence and writing portfolio.
GIOSUE A. ALAGNA
Giosue A. Alagna (MA in public affairs; MA candidate in Spanish and Portuguese), an experienced translator and language teacher, has worked in Peru, Spain, and Italy.
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.
Tami Bahr is the assistant director of Connections Counseling in Madison, WI.
Vicki Bier , Professor, industrial and systems engineering; director, Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis is an expert on risk analysis and decision analysis, as applied to nuclear power safety, homeland security and critical-infrastructure protection.
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.
Christopher Bolander (PhD in French, UW-Madison) has lived in Montreal and has published and presented on Québécois literature and culture.
Marilyn Bonjean (Ed.D) has more than 20 years of clinical experience with older adults and is a nationally known speaker on issues related to their well-being.
Douglas Bosley (MFA, UW-Madison) was born and raised in the upper Mojave Desert of Southern California. He graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a BA in fine arts/printmaking before his MFA at UW-Madison.
Chelcy Bowles director of continuing education in music at UW-Madison, Chelcy directs and teaches adult programs in the community and professional development courses in music. An experienced classical and traditional Irish musician, she is a member of Capitol Ceili Band.
Kay Brathol-Hostvet (BFA, UW-Stout), a professional artist and enthusiastic art instructor, brings a wealth of experience in drawing, design, and painting to the classroom. She is represented locally by Artisan Gallery, Paoli. See www.kaybratholhostvet.com to learn more.
Ann Brickson , MSW, LCSW, has worked with battered women, children, teens and families for over 30 years. Her professional experience includes crisis counseling with teens and families, services for at risk children and youth, and advocacy with battered women and their children. She is currently the Children and Youth Program Coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence where she does training, technical assistance and program and policy development regarding children¿s exposure to domestic violence, dating violence, family dynamics of domestic abuse and the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse.
Alison Brooks (Licence es lettres, Univ. de Paris) is a teacher and translator of Arabic and French and is pursuing a master's in African languages and literature at UW-Madison. A former Peace Corps volunteer, she's lived in Tunisia, France, Syria, and Lebanon.
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.
SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO
Suzanna Waters Castillo (PhD, UW-Madison) directs and teaches programs on aging and long-term care for UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
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.
SONYA CLARK, MM
Sonya Clark (MM in piano performance and pedagogy, UW-Madison) maintains an active performance schedule and a full studio. The recipient of several awards, including the Corey Memorial Piano Scholarship, she immensely enjoys teaching.
Magdalena Coll-Palombi was born in Barcelona and speaks Catalan and Spanish. She teaches at Edgewood College, Madison College, and UW-Madison, and loves to communicate with her students.
Marcos Colon (PhD candidate in Luso-Brazilian Literature, UW-Madison) grew up in Brazil in a multicultural home. He has taught Portuguese and Spanish in the public school system and at several universities in the greater Philadelphia area for nearly 10 years.
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.
Michael Corradini is a professor of engineering physics and chair of the Energy Institute. His expertise is nuclear engineer with research interests focused on thermal hydraulics and multiphase flow for nuclear safety.
ROBERT L. CURRY
Robert L. Curry (MFA's 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 in Spanish and Portuguese, 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.
Maggie Delaney-Potthoff , performs throughout the U.S. 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.
Sims Delaney-Potthoff studied with Jethro Burns and with Matt Glaser at Berklee College of Music. He sings, writes, and arranges for Harmonious Wail, which he founded in 1987. An award-winning composer, he has been named Madison's Best Instrumentalist.
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 debuts 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 www.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.
DARRELL FRANCIS DIERINGER
Darrell Francis Dieringer (BS, UW-Madison) is a professional ballroom dancer, competing in American style rhythm. He and his professional dance partner operate the Art of Dance ballroom and Latin dance school.
Mary Diman (MFA, UW-Madison), has taught studio painting for UW-Madison, School of the Arts at Rhinelander, and other settings for 30 years. Her paintings are in invitational and juried shows, museums, and collections around the U.S. Learn more at marydiman.wordpress.com.
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.
Cj Doxtater is the Aging & Disability Specialist with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV), a consultant trainer with National Clearinghouse on Abuse In Later Life. He has served as the Elder Abuse Coordinator for the Oneida Tribe and is the WCADV representative to the WCADV, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Disability Rights of Wisconsin Collaborative.
Robbi Dreifuerst (MS, UW-Madison) is director of the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program for UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
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 Donna Erez Navot (JD, Cardozo Law School) directs the Mediation Clinic at UW Law School. She has worked in the Child Permanency Mediation Program of the New York City Family Court, where she mediated placement of children in foster care.
ELIZABETH A. FENTRESS
Elizabeth A. Fentress is a professional playwright, director, and actress. Her play
Liz's Circus Story
, which she wrote and performed, premiered on Kentucky Educational Television; her play
The Honey Harvest
premiered at the Horse Cave Theatre.
JENNIFER L. FINK
Jennifer L. Fink has published in
, and other publications. An active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she has taught at School of the Arts and Moraine Park Technical College.
KAREN FOX FISCHER
Karen Fox Fischer a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Music, teaches a variety of music courses and styles in the Madison area. A violin player and traditional Irish fiddler, she maintains a private studio in Madison.
Kathy Flores is the Diversity Coordinator for the City of Appleton. She currently volunteers and consults on the issue of Intimate Partner Violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. She has been a member of the WCADV/WCASA LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Taskforce since 2004. Kathy now leads the Fox Cities and Oshkosh LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project addressing intimate partner violence, sexual assault and hate crimes and offers training statewide on these issues.
Linda Friend was a Senior Producer at Wisconsin Public Television where she was awarded more than 40 national broadcast awards. She teaches photography and video at Edgewood College and regularly exhibits photography in the Midwest and local Madison area.
Susan Fuszard (MA) is a trainer with Living on Purpose Training & Consulting who brings to her classes a wealth of experience in the area of employee assistance.
Kathy Germann has facilitated trainings on a broad range of human relations issues since 1982. She has taught on three college campuses and managed two nonprofits, and she brings passion and a healthy sense of humor to her work.
Leah Gjertson (MSW, JD; PhD candidate in social work) is a project assistant at the Center for Financial Security in UW-Madison's School of Human Ecology. She previously worked at the Institute for Research on Poverty.
Sage Goellner (PhD in French, UW-Madison) has lived in France and Quebec and has taught all levels of French language and culture. She is a faculty associate and French instructor at UW-Madison.
EZEQUIEL GOMEZ CARIDE
Ezequiel Gomez Caride (PhD candidate in Curriculum & Instruction) is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a certified Elementary and High school teacher in Argentina, and has extensive experience teaching Spanish to all ages here in the US.
Martha Goodge (MA in French), a graduate student in the Dept. of French and Italian, has taught several evening French courses. She also researches 17th-century French literature and culture.
Joseph Goveas (MD) is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Jim Greco is the costume studio supervisor at UW-Madison's University Theatre and teaches Fundamentals of Costume Technology (Stage Makeup and Sewing for the Theatre) and Costume Technology (Draping and Crafts). As a costume shop manager, he has worked for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indianapolis Repertory Theatre, GeVa Theatre, and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. As a draper he has created costumes for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Alliance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. Jim has worked with Tony-award winning designers Martin Pakledinaz, Catherine Zuber, and Ann Hould-Ward and has designed for the Florida Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Whoop De Doo, GeVa, and University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.
Vida Groman has worked as a teacher, consultant, and therapist for more than 30 years and has studied and taught Perceptual Thinking Patterns since 1984. She uses an eclectic approach that invites participants to learn through their bodies and minds.
Dineen Grow is an experienced teacher of Irish, founder and president of the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison, and primary organizer of the Madison Deireadh Seachtaine. She has also taught at the Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School.
Jan Hagedorn (PhD student in world language education) has taught French and Spanish for five years and has lived and studied in France.
Heidi Hakseth is an Irish music and dance enthusiast. She has taught Irish dances to adults students for more than 10 years.
Fabiola Hamdan works with Dane County Dept. of Human Services' Joining Forces for Families. She serves on the boards of Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison, Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC), Wisconsin Women Business Initiative and Inter-faith Coalition for Workers Justice.
DARALD R. HANUSA
Darald R. Hanusa (PhD) is senior preceptor and senior lecturer for the UW-Madison School of Social Work and a founding member of the Dane County Domestic Violence Task Force. He's worked with perpetrators and the survivors of domestic violence since 1980.
Sandy Hardie is a certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Independent Clinical Supervisor. She has worked in the addiction field for over 27 years specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years.
Jackie Hefty (MFA, UW-Madison) an artist and educator for nearly 30 years, concentrates on papermaking, the book arts, printmaking, and collage. Visit www.whispering-woodlands.com to learn more.
Craig Heilman is an avid Irish musician and session player who has studied uilleann pipes, whistle, and bodhran with Joanie Madden, Darach DeBruin, Michael Cooney, and others. He is a member of the local band Traditional Frequency.
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.
Jamie Henke Jamie Henke (PhD in music theory) 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 has also received the chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
PAUL H. HENNING
Paul H. Henning worked as a location photographer, cofounded and directed Wisconsin's only commercial stock picture agency, and managed European operations for the Comstock agency in London. He consults with photographers and publishers worldwide and works with Tetra Images and Matton Images.
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.
Edith Hines (DMA, UW-Madison) is a baroque and modern violinist who performs with Ensemble SDG, Madison Bach Musicians, Ensemble Musical Offering, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and is an assistant editor at A-R Editions.
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.
Timothy Howell (PhD) is a geropsychiatrist and assistant professor of medicine at the UW Medical School. He has extensive clinical experience with older adults and is also on staff at the VA Hospital in Madison.
Kristin Hunt (Ph.D. UW-Madison, 2006, Theatre Research) is a lecturer in the Integrated Liberal Studies (ILS) department at UW-Madison and serves as the program's Undergraduate Advisor. She teaches a variety of courses including Comedy and Political Thought, The Art of War, Art and Political Activism, and Critical Thought and Expression.
Sue Hunter (BS) is a trainer with Living on Purpose Training & Consulting who brings to her classes a wealth of experience in the area of employee assistance.
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.
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.
Laurie Jorgensen has advocated for survivors of domestic and sexual violence for 20-plus years and helped hundreds of communities intervene on behalf of survivors and their children. She has trained for the State Bar Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, and many others.
TIMOTHY JUERGENS, MD
Timothy Juergens (MD) is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist on the faculty of the UW Medical School and the Veteran's Hospital in Madison. Late-life sleep disorders are a primary area of his research, teaching, and clinical practice.
Maya Kadakia recently returned to the U.S. after spending a year studying traditional dance in Guinea and Mali, West Africa. She is excited to share her new material and her love of African dance with the Madison community.
Marina Kelly (MFA in Time-Based Art, UW-Madison) is an interdisciplinary artist who designs situations that bring people together, creating contemporary dance works, site responsive performances, live art tableaux, looping videos and sculptural installations.
YOUNGMI J. KIM
Youngmi J. Kim (MS, UW-Madison) is a native of Seoul, Korea and has taught Korean language and culture at all levels. She has a passion for teaching language and enjoys interacting with students.
HELEN R. KLEBESADEL
Helen R. Klebesadel (MFA, UW-Madison) exhibits her watercolors internationally and directs the Wisconsin Regional Artist Program. An experienced teacher of art and of gender and women's studies, she offers unique online and in-person courses for artists. Visit klebesadel.com or continuingstudies.wisc.edu/lsa/art/wrap/.
Theresa Koenig (DMA, UW-Madison) plays baroque and modern bassoon and Renaissance winds. She has played with many period ensembles, including Piffaro, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Duo Ricercata, Eliza's Toyes, and Chicago Baroque Band.
Akira Kondo (PhD candidate in second-language acquisition) is a native of Osaka, Japan. He has extensive experience teaching English and Japanese in Japan and the U.S. and has also worked as an English-Japanese simultaneous interpreter.
Michael Kruse (MA, UW-Madison) speaks Hindi and Urdu, which he learned both at UW-Madison and while traveling and doing research in India. He has taught Hindi in the Division of Continuing Studies since 2010.
NANCY DUNN KURR
Nancy Dunn Kurr (BA in viola performance, UW-Madison), principal violist in the Edgewood Chamber Symphony and an active chamber musician in the Madison area, has been teaching string students of all ages for 20 years.
Steve Kurr (MM in musicology, UW-Madison) has taught continuing education music courses for over a decade. He conducts the new Middleton Community Orchestra and teaches orchestra and music history at Middleton High.
David Kyeu (MA, Egerton Univ., Kenya) is a graduate student and TA in the UW-Madison Dept. of African Languages and Literature and chairs the Egerton University Graduate Students Swahili Council. His interests include African children's literature and language pedagogy.
Graciela Laguna is a community activist with a Master's Degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has presented in many national and international conferences on many subjects around social justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Graciela has been active in the movement to eradicate gender-based, domestic and sexual violence for more than 25 years.
Rebecca Laird (PhD candidate in Portuguese, UW-Madison)has studied in Portugal and Brazil. Her areas of interest include colonial and post-colonial Brazilian literature, Brazilian comics and graphic art, and memes as they undergo changes in genre.
Ann Lewis (MS) is a psychotherapy clinician and supervisor for adult counseling services at Family Services, Inc., Madison, WI. She also is the Supervisor for WISE Stars which offers psychotherapy for older adults.
Tom Linfield is a founding member of the cooperative artsTRIBE and chair of Madison Area Open Art Studios. He exhibits regularly and has received grants and press for various art projects. Visit www.arts-tribe.com and www.TomLinfield.com to learn more.
Baoli Liu is visiting assistant professor and head piano technician in the UW-Madison School of Music. He was formerly an associate professor of piano technology at Shenyang Conservatory of Music and a visiting scholar at University of Cincinnati.
Joshua Ludke (art education degree, UW-Madison; art therapy degree, UW-Superior) draws, paints, and makes prints and is a substitute teacher for the Madison Schools.
Nancy Macgregor (BFA, Layton School of Art) did advertising art and television production in Chicago, then opened her own studio. She has taught figure drawing, watercolor, printmaking, and acrylics. Visit www.nancymacgregor.com to learn more
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.
Hikari Maekawa is pursuing a doctoral degree in piano pedagogy in the UW-Madison School of Music, and is a faculty member at the Monroe Street Arts Center in Madison.
KURT D. MAJKOWSKI
Sarah Marty (Master's in arts administration, MS in curriculum and instruction, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for UW-Madison Continuing Studies and is managing director of Four Seasons Theatre.
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 performs with the Madison-based contra-dance band Last Gaspe and has taught at folk music festivals throughout the U.S.
Aphra Mednick (LCSW, MSW, Smith College) has clinical and supervisory experience with a variety of populations. Currently she is an outreach specialist in the Dept. of Professional Development and Applied Studies, UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
Gregg Miller is co-director of Prof-Cen Consulting. He was formerly a senior lecturer in the Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies at UW-Madison, specializing in supervisory strategies and employee retention.
KENNETH A. MILLER
Kenneth A. Miller 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.
Joan Mills (MS, UW-Madison) is a dance specialist who has been named Wisconsin Dance Educator of the year by the National Dance Association.
JOHN E. NELSON
John E. Nelson is a speaker and seminar facilitator on well-being and core values. He coauthored
What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement
and created the Well-Being Model, which integrates emerging concepts from psychology, economics, medicine, and other fields.
Leslee Nelson (MFA, UW-Madison) has taught Business of Art for ten years in the UW Art Department. Her 2011 sabbatical project expanded the web component of this class. She exhibits her work internationally and at the Chazen Museum of Art. Visit www.LesleeNelson.com
Robert Newton (PhD, UW-Madison) teaches online and in the classroom at UW-Madison. His research and teaching interests include oral and performance traditions in West Africa and the Celtic regions. He has performed traditional Irish music for more than 30 years.
KA MAN (MELODY) NG
Ka Man (melody) Ng (MM in piano performance and pedagogy, UW Madison) is an award-winning performer and is currently a doctoral student and teaching assistant in piano performance. She teaches group and private piano lessons to students of all ages.
ANTONIO NOGUERA, PHD
Antonio 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.
Paul Novak (PhD, UW-Madison) has studied yoga and hard and soft martial arts for many years.
LYNNE ROTHERMEL NOVOTNAK
Lynne Rothermel Novotnak (MA in dance/movement therapy) facilitates dance improvisation for people with a wide range of abilities and teaches an experimental approach to art.
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.
Peggy Olive (MSW, UW-Milwaukee), an associate professor for UW-Extension's Dept. of Family Development, has 20 years of experience providing community-based education. She also teaches financial education and coaching for NeighborWorks America and works with Cooperative Extension in Richland County.
Susan Paddock (PhD, Univ. of Oregon) is an emeritus professor of governmental affairs for UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
LAURA V. PAGE
Laura V. Page has been an independent management consultant for 20 years, assisting hundreds of businesses and nonprofit organizations on issues of communication, conflict resolution, team building, and leadership development.
Raquel Paraiso is an ethnomusicologist and a multi-instrumentalist who teaches and performs both classical and Latin American music in a variety of musical settings. She is part of the Madison based Latin American ensembles Cuicani, Xtring Quartet, and Sotavento.
Theron Parsons is a professor of psychology at UW-Platteville and a certified batterer-treatment provider. He provides services to men through the Aggression Resolution and Management program as well as general mental health services to individuals and families.
Donna Peckett (BA in art history) is the producing artistic director of TAPIT/new works and a tap dancer, actor, educator, specialist in dance and drama for young children, and award-winning choreographer.
Jonathan Peik has been performing and recording in the Midwest since 1986. He teaches five-string banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bluegrass jam classes. He focuses on technique, ear training, applied theory, and using these skills in ensemble playing.
Kim Petersen (MD) is a geriatrician and president of Elder Advocates, Inc. He serves as a consultant and trainer across the country.
KIMARY J. PETERSON
Liese Pfeifer is academic curator of the UW Design Gallery and Collections Manager at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection in the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology. Her art, like her teaching, encourages a spiritual connection through self-acceptance in art play.
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. Since 1979 he's hosted "Mud Acres Bluegrass Special" on community radio station WORT-FM.
Axel Presas (PhD candidate, UW-Madison), a native Spanish speaker from Havana, has taught Spanish at Univ. of South Florida and UW-Madison. He's an effective instructor ready to teach you all the secrets of Spanish grammar.
Cynde 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. Visit www.cynthiaquinn.com to learn more.
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. Visit www.cynthiaquinn.com to learn more.
Ken 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 has exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and in Japan, China, and Germany. For more than 20 years she has taught studio art courses at colleges and universities in Chicago and Madison.
Jeff Russell is codirector of Russell Consulting, Inc., 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.
NICOLA J. RUTLIN
Nicola J. Rutlin (MA in French) is an enthusiastic and energetic French instructor committed to stimulating her students' interest in French and Francophone cultures. Originally from Scotland, she studied at the Sorbonne and lived in Bordeaux.
Angela Rydell (MFA in poetry, Warren Wilson College) has taught creative writing workshops throughout Madison. Her work has been published in
Alaska Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Poets & Writers
, and other journals.
Sadira has been performing and teaching Middle Eastern dance for more than 20 years. She travels and studies dance and music in Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan, and she produces the Madison Middle Eastern Festival and directs the Riad Dance Company.
Philip Salamone (BA, UW-Madison) studied classical drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier in New York City. He has won several awards, including the Alfred Ross Award for outstanding achievement. Visit www.philipsalamone.com to learn more.
Jennifer Sams (DMA in Voice, UW-Madison) is the alto soloist/section leader at Christ Presbyterian Church and is active as both a performer and teacher in the Madison musical community.
Henry Sapoznik is an award-winning author, radio and record producer, and performer of traditional Yiddish and American music. A five-time Grammy nominee, he is founding director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at UW-Madison.
Fatima Sartbay (PhD candidate in anthropology) is from Kyrgyzstan and has worked as an interpreter of Russian and English in Central Asia and the U.S. Her dissertation thesis focuses on the intersection of Islam, shamanism, and gender roles in Central Asia.
Laura Saunders (MSSW), senior counseling manager in UW-Madison's Dept. 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 published author and professional speaker, and an instructor for Continuing Studies. Her book
Creative Careers In Hollywood
and her dvd
How To Pitch and Sell Your Screenplay
have helped mentor the next generation of media professionals.
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 is professor of history in the departments of Liberal Studies and the Arts, Women's Studies, and Medieval Studies at UW-Madison.
Khiang Seoiu has been practicing taiji for the past 23 years and teaching in the Fitchburg community since 2008. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the arts and eager to introduce the Chen-style taiji to the community.
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.
Mark Snowden (MD, MPH), associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Univ. of Washington and medical director for geriatric psychiatry services at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, is conducting an NIMH grant studying treatment of depressed nursing home residents.
Rose Stephenson (MA, Middlebury College) lived for many years in Germany. She has taught Continuing Studies courses in German for more than 10 years.
Sandy Stetzer has served for 20 years at Children Service Society of Wausau, WI, where she helped design what many consider the premier visitation/safe-exchange program in Wisconsin. She also consults with visitation programs in other states.
Lynn Tarnoff directs School of the Arts at Rhinelander for UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Cofounder of Pastiche Gallery, she has exhibited and taught painting for more than 25 years and has worked in toy invention and design and community arts development.
Julia Taylor (MA, National Fine Arts Academy, Ukraine; MFA, UW-Madison) is trained in classic and contemporary graphic arts. She has exhibited her work and taught drawing, printmaking, and 2-D design internationally.
Lisa Thurrell (MFA, UW-Madison) is codirector of Kanopy School for Contemporary Dance and Choreography. She also teaches at Ballet Minnesota and has taught, danced, and choreographed with companies, universities, and festivals throughout the U.S. and in Denmark.
Laura Tiede , with over 20 years of teaching experience, has practiced yoga, meditation and mindfulness throughout her life. She is a nationally certified yoga instructor whose classes provide a safe, encouraging, non-competitive environment to calm and harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Vivian Tomlinson trained at the Univ. of Cape Town Ballet School, South Africa, before he became a principal dancer with Wisconsin Ballet Company.
Robert Toomey (MA, Viterbo University) is coordinator of programs in Leadership, Management and Other Workplace Skills in the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison.
CYNTHIA B. TORPPA
Cynthia B. Torppa (PhD, Ohio State Univ.) is associate professor of communication studies at Marshall University specializing in family communication. She teaches and researches youth development, organizational communication, and health communication.
Brenda Underhill has worked as a professional in the substance abuse field for more than 35 years. She has served as an organizational consultant in management, planning, training, supervision, and program design for trauma-informed and trauma-specific substance abuse treatment services.
Lynet Uttal (PhD) is a professor of human development and family studies and former director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. Her current research and community-based work focuses on Latino immigrant families and transnational processes affecting immigrant family life.
SHARON M. VAN SLUIJS
Sharon M. Van Sluijs (MFA, Univ. of Iowa) has taught grammar, writing, and literature since 1990; worked at UW Press, UW-Madison, Washburn University, and SUNY; and written and edited for a wide range of clients through her manuscript consulting business.
Guy Vanrensselaer (BS, UW-Madison), an organizational improvement specialist with the City of Madison, has taught classes in productivity and quality management throughout Wisconsin.
Teri Varney (LCSW) is a professional counselor at Family Service Madison, where she coordinates and facilitates groups for Alternatives to Aggression, a certified domestic-violence-treatment program. For 20 years she has worked in the anti-violence movement addressing violence against women and children.
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 own Grupo Candela.
Art Walaszek (MD) teaches in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
KATIE LARAYE WALDREN
Katie Laraye Waldren has written four dulcimer books and has been featured on eight recordings. She has played the dulcimer since 1972 and her skills are sought by music organizations and festivals nationally.
Daniel Wallach (MM in saxophone performance, UW-Madison) is professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Edgewood College. He has taught and recorded throughout the U.S. and performed with Chick Corea, Coco Taylor, Tower of Power, the Temptations, and others.
Mike Watson (BA, UW-Madison) is a realist painter with emphasis on the figure and portraiture. Visit his work at www.mikewatsonart.com.
Beth Whittemore (LCSW) has worked with teens, adults, couples, and families for more than 20 years in management of anger and violence, relationship issues (including LGBT), overcoming depression and anxiety, enhancing parenting skills and blended families, improving self-esteem, and decreasing stress.
Douglas Whittle (MFA, Univ. of Florida) has led Continuing Studies educational tours to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam and Cambodia, and many other international destinations, as well as performing-arts and visual-arts travel experiences in North America.
Peggy Williams (MS, UW-Madison) is an experienced freelance writer and teacher. She had so much fun independently publishing her first mystery novel that she decided to take her show on the road and help others map their own routes to indie success.
Rosalind Wiseman wrote
Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the basis for the movie
. An internationally recognized speaker on social justice, parenting, and media literacy, she was one of the principal speakers at the White House Summit on Bullying in 2011.
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.
Nick Yackovich (MSW, PhD) is a clinical faculty member with the UW-Madison School of Social Work. He has more than 20 years of experience providing treatment, program development, and consultation in correctional settings.
ANTONETTE M. ZEISS
Antonette M. Zeiss (PhD) was the lead worker for the Central Veterans' Administration Office in researching and developing evidence-based cognitive therapies. She focuses on mental health policy and training, interdisciplinary teams and health-care service delivery, and depression treatment and risk factors.
Xiuping Zhu (MA,English Linguistics) is a Chinese native with 20 years of teaching experience. She has taught Chinese courses for UW-Madison Continuing Studies since 2011 and loves teaching and singing.
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American Association of Sexuality Educations, Counselors and Therapists - AASECT Clock Hours
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit
Association of Social Work Boards - ACE Clock Hours
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
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Public Services - Psychologists - Contiuning Education Credit Hours
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Public Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours
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Continuing Studies Noncredit Catalog
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Spanish Evenings: Tapas and Conversation
F, Nov 1-22,
This four-part series combines lectures about icons and stereotypes of the Hispanic world with wine, light tapas, and conversation. The lectures are in Spanish and designed for an intermediate-level listener. We wrap up with more food and conversation practice. Relax at the end of the work week while learning in the pleasant ambience of the University Club. Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or above.
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Business Spanish Certificate 1
Course will start July 1
Business Spanish Certificate 1 gives you the essential skills to conduct business in a Spanish-speaking environment. Learn how to properly address colleagues and clients. Write professional emails and letters, converse over the phone, and Skype. Develop your own professional profile in Spanish, learn to describe your skills and experiences across cultures, and practice interviewing, all while reinforcing your command of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level Spanish or instructor's consent.
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Grammar and Punctuation:
Paths Toward Clarity
Become more professional in writing/editing work reports, office emails, or a novel or memoir. Six lively units cover everything from comma rules to sentence structure, helping both business and creative writers hone their English usage. Work at your own pace and receive one-to-one feedback. Level 2 includes feedback on exercises and a critique of up to 2,000 words of your work.
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Spanish Topics in Translation:
the Boom Authors
M, Sept 9-Nov 4,
Learn about Latin American culture through the eyes of the pioneer Boom authors, such as Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. Short readings, documentaries, and excerpts from fictional films focus on these authors and their influence on the film makers of today. Conducted primarily in English, the course also offers the option of practicing Spanish. No prerequisite.
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Hip-Hop in the Heartland:
Educator and Community Leader
MTWThF, July 22-26, 9 am-9 pm
Each summer, Urban Word NYC teams up with UW-Madison's Office of Multicultural Initiatives to offer this week-long program for teachers, community leaders, and students. Learn best practices in hip-hop and spoken-word pedagogy, including proven techniques for developing lesson plans, strengthening your course study, and creating a platform for understanding the scope of hip-hop history, culture, and politics.
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New Age Publishing Secrets Revealed: Getting Published!
Finished your book? Now what? Query agents? Go Indie? Explore e-books or POD presses? Where should you spend your time and money? Discover your options and learn how self-publishing might just land you a literary agent. This 80-minute audio/slideshow workshop recording of two successful self-published authors will help you plan your future today! Look for another in-person offering this November.
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