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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.
Penny Andrews (MA in Interpersonal Communication; D. Min in spirituality) has been a presenter at the national, state, and local levels on topics related to self-care and families, aging and creativity, spirituality and mindfulness.
Helene Androski is a retired senior academic librarian at the Memorial Library.
Amy Arntson exhibits her paintings and gives presentations nationally and internationally. Professor emeritus in UW-Whitewater's Department of Art and Design, she also teaches a workshop the School of the Arts in Rhinelander. Learn more at amyarntson.net.
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, WI.
Leslie Bellais has been the curator of Costume and Textiles at the Wisconsin Historical Society for more than 23 years. With Master's degrees in U.S. history from the College of William & Mary and the Univ. of Wisconsin, she is currently working on her PhD in U.S. history.
Robert Birmingham is an archaeologist and author who teaches at UW-Waukesha and writes from his home in Madison.
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.
Chelcy Bowles is Director of continuing education in music at UW-Madison, directing and teaching community and professional development music programs. An experienced classical and traditional Irish musician, she is a member of Capitol Ceili Band.
Patricia Brennan Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering, Theme Leader, Living Environments Laboratory at the UW-Madison, developed a series of Web-based interventions designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She is also National Program Director of Project HealthDesign, a RWJ–funded initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. Brennan is fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing (1991) and the American College of Medical Informatics (1993) and in 2002 was elected to the of the Institute of Medicine.
Robert Breslow is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and teaches at UW-Madison.
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.
Barbara Buenger is professor in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison.
Robert Bunselmeyer (PhD) began his study of the First World War as a graduate student. He has taught the history of the war and other topics in modern European, especially British, history at Yale, Fordham, Villanova universities and Bates College.
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, MSSW), is a faculty associate at the Division of Continuing Studies where she is the director of the geriatric mental health series. She has extensive direct service work experience with older adults and is recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in professional development in geriatric mental health care.
Jana Champion (BS, Mount Mary University) is the Deputy Director for the Wisconsin State Crime Lab Bureau. She is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager and currently supervises five direct reports and over 160 staff in three laboratories.
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.
Carol Cohen Carol Cohen (PhD in theatre and drama, UW-Madison) is grants manager for Wisconsin Public television and a reviewer for the Dane Arts grant program. She also works with small nonprofits on grant development.
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
LEE ANN COOPER
Lee Ann Cooper is the Program Coordinator for the Intoxicated Driver Program in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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 (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 United States and abroad. Her area of expertise is contemporary Spanish and Portuguese culture.
Michael Daun (MPA, Cornell Univ.) is a private financial consultant and the former deputy comptroller for the City of Milwaukee.
ARTHUR DE SMET
Arthur De Smet is professor emeritus of radiology with a lifelong interest in landscape and architectural photography. He has taught 5 courses for Continuing Studies, covering English cathedrals, the history of England, and English church architecture.
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.
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 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.
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 groups for 30 years. Her paintings are in invitational and juried shows, museums, and collections around the United States. 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.
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.
Leslie Esser-Reitano began her career as an actress and singer, performing professionally in theatre in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the United States. She thanks a BA in Theatre from UW-Madison for getting her started, and her parents for not insisting her major be in something "practical". Leslie is one half of Heartline Theatricals with her husband, Tony Reitano. In the pursuit and exploration of all things theatrical, she now coaches singers and actors, produces innovative theatre projects, and endeavors to live the creative life one impulse at a time.
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 a Rhinelander and Moraine Park Technical College.
Booth Fowler is professor emeritus of integrated liberal studies and political science at UW-Madison and is the author of
The Dance with Community, Believing Skeptics, Carrie Catt: Feminist Politician
, among other works.
Philip Freeburg is a local government law educator in the Local Government Center of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. He specializes in the powers and duties of local government bodies and officials, local government law, open meetings and records, as well as ethics and conflicts of interest.
Linda Friend was a senior producer at Wisconsin Public Television where she garnered more than 40 national broadcast awards. She teaches photography and video at Edgewood College and regularly exhibits photography in the Madison area and throughout the Midwest.
Roberta Gassman Roberta Gassman (MSSW, UW-Madison) is a senior fellow in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training for the United States Department of Labor.
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.
Sarah Gibson (MA, North Dakota State Univ.) is president of Accent Learning & Consulting in Madison, a training and development firm she founded in 2004 to help companies understand the impact of workplace communication and individuals increase their credibility and effectiveness.
Sage Goellner (PhD in French, UW-Madison) is an assistant professor of adult education at UW-Madison and directs Continuing Studies programs in French.
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 United States.
Vicki Goodman-Strenski (LCSW, CSAC) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor. She has worked in the field for more than 20 years and specializes in working with people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse/dependence and co-occurring disorders.
Joseph Goveas (MD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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.
Al Guyant (BS, UW-Milwaukee) is president of Guyant & Associates in Madison, a training and consulting firm specializing in human communications and services. He is a nationally recognized trainer, facilitator, media coach, and author with more than 35 years of experience.
Jan Hagedorn (PhD student in world language education) has taught French and Spanish for many years and has lived and studied in France.
Peggy Hager is senior lecturer in Scandinavian Studies at UW-Madison. She has worked and traveled widely in Norway.
Heidi Hakseth is an Irish music and dance enthusiast. She has taught Irish dances to adult students for more than 10 years.
Jerry Hancock (Reverend) has studied Celtic Christianity at Chicago Theological Seminary and on the island of Iona.
Linda Hancock is an award-winning artist and calligrapher who has studied
The Book of Kells
Said Hannouchi is a native Arabic speaker with extensive teaching experience. He's completing his Master's degree in African languages and literature at UW-Madison.
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.
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.
Kathleen Heinen (MFA, UW-Madison) has taught drawing, design, painting, watercolor, and life drawing at UW-Madison and Madison College.
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 Hendrickson is a PhD student and head teaching assistant in UW-Madison's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. A specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese and Luso-African literature, he has studied at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal.
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.
MADGE HILDEBRANDT KLAIS
Madge Hildebrandt Klais (PhD) is assistant professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison. She teaches the history of books and print culture, literature, and information literacy pedagogy. She is the author of
The External School in Carolingian Society
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.
Paula Hirschboeck (PhD) recently retired from the Philosophy Department of Edgewood College in order to serve full time as a Zen Buddhist teacher and priest. She has led retreats and taught meditative mindfulness for various groups including Holy Wisdom Monastery, and Promega.
Mary Hoddy (MS, UW-Madison) coordinates staff education and training at UW-Madison's Wisconsin Union, where she develops and facilitates programs in communication skills, coaching, management, learning styles, and workshop design.
Timothy Howell (MD) is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist. He has extensive clinical experience in geriatric psychiatry at both UW-Madison School of Medicine and the VA. He is also the designer of the Wisconsin Star Method of complex geriatric case analysis.
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.
JULIE T. JOHNSON
Julie T. Johnson has authored 10 books on creativity, spirituality, journaling, intuitive development, and living an active and purposeful life. Her popular online newsletter,
The Meaning Maker
, offers inspiration from 3 decades of exploration into the psychology of creativity.
TIMOTHY JUERGENS, MD
Timothy Juergens (MD) is board certified in geriatric psychiatry, sleep medicine and psychiatry. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at UW Madison. He is also the Director of the Comprehensive Sleep Program at the William Middleton Veterans' Hospital in Madison, WI.
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
, and the
New York Times
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 three published novels, many independent-learning courses in Spanish and Portuguese, and the textbook
Spanish for Reading Knowledge
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.
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.
Christopher Kleinhenz is professor emeritus at UW-Madison, where for 40 years he taught courses on medieval Italian literature. He has also given numerous illustrated lecture series on related topics and led study tours to Italy and the Mediterranean world.
Theresa Koenig (DMA, UW-Madison) performs extensively with historical woodwinds. She is a member of the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Eliza's Toyes,Ensemble Musical Offering, and the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and has recently performed with the Piffaro Renaissance Band, Kansas City Baroque Consortium, and others.
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 United States and has also worked as an English-Japanese simultaneous interpreter.
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 more than 20 years.
Steve Kurr (MM in musicology, UW-Madison) has taught continuing education music courses for more than a decade. He conducts the new Middleton Community Orchestra and teaches orchestra and music history at Middleton High School.
Maya Lea is an art historian who has taught at the Univ. of Michigan and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an award-winning curator at UW-Madison, she developed hands-on workshops and a book-discussion series and founded UW-Madison's placemaking group.
Elizabeth Lewis (BFA in creative writing, Emerson College) is certified in stress management training and is licensed as a one-on-one HeartMath provider. She has advanced training in trauma healing and body-mind-spirit practices from around the world. Visit elewishealingarts.com to learn more.
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 arts-tribe.com and TomLinfield.com to learn more.
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 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.
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
BILL C. MALONE
Bill C. Malone is the author of
Country Music, USA
, compiler of the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, and a 2-time Grammy Award nominee who hosts WORT-FM's "Back to the Country."
Sarah Marty (Master's in arts administration, MS in curriculum and instruction, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for Continuing Studies and is managing director of Four Seasons Theatre.
Barbara Mathews (member of the WI Watercolor Society) has taught seminars at L'Ateliar, the Galena School of Art, and Raven Wish, as well as in numerous countries. She was just inducted into the United Art Alliance Hall of Fame.
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.
Ron McCrea , an award-winning journalist, has appeared in Frank Lloyd Wright documentaries on the Travel Channel, the E! Entertainment Network, and the BBC. His book is in an updated second printing and an e-book edition is now available.
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 United States.
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.
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.
Robert Newton (PhD, UW-Madison)is a Celtic and African music scholar and multi-instrumentalist and teaches online and onsite courses at UW-Madison. Bob has performed with various bands spanning the Celtic regions for more than 30 years, and currently performs with the Irish traditional band West Wind.
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.
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 in business administration, Old Dominion Univ.) 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.
Cheryl Oliva is the former purchasing director for the City of Milwaukee, where she designed and implemented many efficiencies in the procurement process. She currently works as an independent management consultant specializing in organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
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.
ERIN J. PAUL
Erin J. Paul (PhD, Spanish, 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 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 5-string banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bluegrass jam classes. Jon 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.
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. He hosts a weekly radio program on WORT-FM, and performs locally with several bands.
Axel Presas (PhD candidate, UW-Madison), a native Spanish speaker from Havana, has taught Spanish at the University of South Florida and UW-Madison. He's an effective instructor ready to teach you all the secrets of Spanish grammar.
Cynthia Quinn is a signature member of the Midwest Watercolor Society and has taught graphic design, oil painting, and watercolor for Madison College and Continuing Studies. Visit cynthiaquinn.com to learn more.
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.
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 (MFA in Painting, 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 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.
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 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.
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 philipsalamone.com to learn more.
Henry Sapoznik is an award-winning author, radio and record producer, and performer of traditional Yiddish and American music. A 5-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 United States. 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 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.
Jillian Sayre (PhD) is an associate lecturer in American Literature at UW-Madison. She teaches courses in literary theory, narratology, and topics in 19th-century American literature, including early American women writers and frontier literature.
Cindy Schaefer-Padilla (MA, Loyola Univ.) is the organizational development specialist at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital in Janesville, WI. She is an accomplished organizational development and training professional in the areas of talent management, employee engagement, leadership development and mentoring, employer branding, and organizational change.
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, Gender and Women's Studies, and Medieval Studies at UW-Madison.
MATTHEW D. SELEKMAN
Matthew D. Selekman (MSW, LCSW) is a family therapist, addictions counselor, and codirector of Partners for Collaborative Solutions, a family therapy training and consulting firm. He specializes in treating self-injury and other difficult issues, and leads workshops around the world.
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 10 years.
JESSE J. STOMMEL
Jesse J. Stommel (PhD) is an assistant professor at Continuing Studies, where he teaches courses in film, literature, and digital media. He also directs Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Visit hybridpedagogy.com to learn more.
Dean Strang is a lawyer, adjunct law professor, and author of
Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror
from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Lynn Tarnoff directs School of the Arts for 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.
Vivian Tomlinson trained at the University of Cape Town Ballet School, South Africa, before he became a principal dancer with Wisconsin Ballet Company.
Robert Toomey (MA, Viterbo Univ.) is coordinator of programs in Leadership, Management and Other Workplace Skills for Continuing Studies.
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) is an organizational improvement specialist with the City of Madison who teaches classes in productivity and quality management throughout the state.
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.
Angela Voras-Hills earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she taught creative writing and composition. She has served as fiction editor for Madison Review, managing editor of Breakwater Review, and reads poetry submissions for Ploughshares. She has been awarded the Martha Collins Prize in Poetry, a fellowship from the Writers' Room of Boston, and a scholarship to attend the Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop. Her work appears in MARY, Barnstorm, and Cimmaron Review among others. Learn more about Angela by visiting her blog.
Art Walaszek (MD) is a board certified psychiatrist and associate professor of Psychiatry at UW-Madison School of Medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in geriatric psychiatry and named to the 2010 list of "To Docs" in 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.
Mike Watson (BA, UW-Madison) is a realist painter with emphasis on the figure and portraiture. Visit his work at www.mikewatsonart.com.
Douglas 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.
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.
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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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 Board of Bar Examiners - Continuing Legal Education - CLE 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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Business Spanish 1
Start anytime, complete within 1 year
Business Spanish 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: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or instructor's consent.
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Arts Enterprise: Art as Business
T, Jan 21-May 6, 6-9pm
This course provides an overview and foundation for those interested in developing, launching, or advancing innovative enterprises in arts, culture, and design. Learn the unique contexts and challenges of creative careers. Explore the nature and structure of arts enterprises while cultivating your own career vision and creative project goals.
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Irish Tin Whistle
W, Jan 22-Feb 19, 6:15-7:30pm
If you want to learn to play tin whistle and have little or no experience with it, this 5-week class is for you. Learn basic techniques and easy Irish tunes. Music-reading skills are not necessary. Bring a D whistle; recording device optional.
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Using the Wisconsin STAR Method to Assess Late-Life Mental Disorders
Th, Dec 12, 9am-3pm
Learn the fundamental theory, principles, and practice of this geriatric mental-health assessment method. Uniquely adaptable to many different settings, the method enables professionals to meaningfully address daunting problems in the lives of older adults.
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Beyond the DSM
M, Feb 24, 9am-4pm
For some, DSM-5 was a disappointment. For others, a catastrophe. For still others, it is simply more of the same - a collection of diagnoses without evidence or support - a fraud. In Beyond DSM-5, we will look at what is not included in the book - the developmental transitions of humans beings and how we change, new evidence about genetics and epigenetics, brain scanning and new treatments, the evidence behind medications and psychotherapy, happiness and positive psychology, and finally, predictions for what to expect in DSM-6 and beyond.
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T, Jan 21-Mar 25, 6-7:30pm, (no class Mar 18)
Acquire beginning knowledge of Arabic writing, sounds, and the 5 language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Develop the ability to comfortably use basic words and expressions. No prerequisites.
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