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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.
Andrew Archer (MSW, LICSW)is an Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) trained psychotherapist. He is knowledgeable in the realm of psychotropic medications and has worked with individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness for over 10 years. He applies mindfulness and EMDR interventions to treat rather than simply contain the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Andrew is the author of the 2013 memoir, Pleading Insanity (Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster). Through honest descriptions of bipolar disorder, the book details a genuine portrait of mental illness. He has recently moved back to Madison and joined the practice of Midwest Center for Human Services, LLP.
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.
Maytee Aspuro (MA, Edgewood College) is the former Chief Information Officer/Information Technology Director of the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families. Owner of AyG Management Consulting, she offers management consulting and training services throughout the state.
Tami Bahr LCSW, CSAC, ICS, EAGALA Certified, is the owner of Triquestrian, LLC, an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program. She is also a therapist at Open Door Center for Change, LLC and a full time Lecturer at Edgewood College. Tami is on the Executive Committee for the Recovery Coalition of Dane County and is the Wisconsin Network Group Coordinator for EAGALA.
Jane Bartels (M.Ed.)is presently in private practice in Madison, WI as a psychotherapist, specializing in families affected by substance abuse. She runs groups for women, men, adolescents and children ages 7-12, and she provides individual therapy for mental health issues. Bartels is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), has been a Certified Addictions Counselor since 1990, and is a CSAC in the State of WI. Having undergone over thirty treatments and hospitalizations due to her own alcohol addiction, now in total recovery, she has established her 'street cred' with patients reluctant to work with therapists who have not 'been there' as addicts themselves. She has authored the memoir, Broken Promises, One Family's Journey through Alcoholism and Reconnection.
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.
Leslie Bellais has been the curator of costumes 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 University of Wisconsin, she is currently working on her PhD in U.S. history.
Robert Birmingham teaches at UW-Waukesha and is executive director of the Friends of Aztalan State Park and former Wisconsin state archeologist. He is the author of
Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes.
Douglas Bosley (MFA, UW-Madison) is artist-in-residence at the Department of Bacteriology at UW-Madison. His honors and awards include first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters competition in printmaking. He teaches workshops and exhibits nationally and internationally. Visit www.dougbosley.com
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.
Lynn Breedlove walked the Camino in 2012 with Evelyn Mazack. He is a consultant on disability and elder rights after 31 years at Disability Rights Wisconsin.
Erin Brooks (PhD) is a specialist on music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She teaches music history at the UW-Madison School of Music, where she enjoys working with students from a variety of different majors.
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.
Joshua Calhoun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Faculty Affiliate at the Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE).
James Campbell (PhD), faculty member and associate dean for UW-Madison Continuing Studies, previously served as interim dean and vice provost for lifelong learning. He also coordinates the UW-Madison Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, which draws 800-1,000 participants every year.
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.
Otehlia Cassidy is an energetic dancer/educator whose interpretations of traditional West African dance movement reveal artistry steeped in experience. She has traveled numerous times to Mali and Guinea, studying traditional dances within their cultural context and continues to study with Malian and Guinean dancers in the United States.
SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO
Suzanna Waters Castillo is a Distinguished Faculty Associate. She is an educator and director of professional development in geriatric mental health. Dr. Castillo has over 20 years of experience in higher education and earned her MSSW and PhD from UW Madison studying adult learning and social gerontology. Prior to this Suzanna worked in community based care for older adults and wrote long term care policy for the government. She has developed the Mental Health and Older Adult Certificate Series, the only regional, evidence-based training for professionals working with older adults.
SUZANNA CASTILLO WATERS
Christopher Chambers is a Faculty Associate in UW-Madison Continuing Studies. He's published over 150 publications in 85 different journals and is a past recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jana Champion (BS, Mount Mary Univ.) is the deputy director for the Wisconsin State Crime Lab Bureau. She is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager and currently supervises 5 direct reports and over 160 staff in 3 laboratories.
Arsenio Cicero (PhD UW-Madison), a native of Havana, is a film producer, director, and scriptwriter. In Havana, Dr. Cicero produced more than thirty short films and videos, authored 50+ film reviews, and coordinated the international press for Cuban film festivals. He has interviewed more than 100 leading filmmakers from around the world.
Amy Clay Amy Clay (MA, University of Caen) is a PhD candidate in Second Language Acquisition. She has lived and taught in Normandy, France and has extensive teaching experience in a variety of settings.
Jessica Courtier (PhD UW-Madison) is the Program Director in Music and Performing Arts. She oversees non-credit courses in music and dance as well as collaborative projects with other on- and off-campus arts partners. She also teaches courses in music culture and history.
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.
Michael Daun (MPA, Cornell Univ.) is a private financial consultant and the former deputy comptroller for the City of Milwaukee.
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.
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.
Skye Doney defended his dissertation,
Moving Toward the Sacred
in 2014, completed after researching in both Germany and Israel. He has taught history courses both at UW-Madison and Concordia University Wisconsin. He currently works for the George L. Mosse Program.
James Draeger is Architectural historian and State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is co-author of the national award winning book,
Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries
and historical consultant to the Wisconsin Public Television program.
Robbi Dreifuerst (MS, UW-Madison) leads the Leadership and Management program area and directs the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program. She is a member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers and the Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network at UW-Madison.
Craig Eley has a PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa, where his dissertation examined the history of recording environmental sounds. He is currently an ACLS Public Fellow working at the radio program "To the Best of Our Knowledge."
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." He is the author of more than 100 publications including 5 books. He and his colleagues have developed and tested a pathway to forgiveness that has helped incest survivors and people with drug rehabilitation, in hospice, in shelters for abused women, and in cardiac units of hospitals, among others. His recent work has been in schools within conflict regions such as Belfast, Northern Ireland, assisting teachers to deliver forgiveness programs to students.
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.
BETH FAHLBERG, PHD
Beth Fahlberg PhD, RN, is a program director for Continuing Studies and is a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner. Beth is a national leader in the palliative care movement with a focus on the importance of meeting the physical and psycho-social end-of-life care needs of older adults.
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.
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.
Susan Fuszard (MS, UW-Madison) consults regularly with supervisors and managers regarding complex workplace challenges. She brings that expertise to the classroom and engages participants in hands-on learning. In her free time she practices her favorite relaxation and stress management techniques.
Jesse Gant is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at UW Madison and a Public Humanities Fellow with the Wisconsin Humanities Council. His dissertation examines the formation of the Republican Party during the 1850s.
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.
Kathy Germann (M.A., Ohio State Univ.) has taught, consulted, and coached for over 30 years. She practices radical hospitality and supports others in building organizations where people treat each other with uncompromising respect and dignity.
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, UW-Madison) is an assistant professor of French at UW-Madison and directs Continuing Studies programs in French.
Ricardo Gonzalez is a native Cuban, a scholar of Cuban history and music, and 40+-year resident of Madison. He has served on Madison's Common Council, founded the Madison-Camaguey (Cuba) Sister City Association, and owns the Cardinal Bar.
GLICERIA GONZALEZ ABREU
Gliceria Gonzalez Abreu is a pianist and orchestral conductor. She has led classical music ensembles in Cuba, Mexico, and the US. González also works in popular music, singing backup vocals and playing keyboards and vibraphone with the Afro-Cuban All Stars.
Vicki Goodman-Strenski (LCSW CSAC ) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified substance abuse counselor. She has worked in both, mental health and substance use disorders fields for over 25 years. Vicki has been supporting people in creating and achieving a variety of self- directed change designed to improve their psychological and physical health. Vicki uses a combination of neurobiology, contemplative practices and psychology, known as neuropsychology, cognitive behavioral strategies, and motivational strategies. Vicki has expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use disorders. Vicki currently works at the UW Hospital in the Addictive Disorders Clinic and has a private practice with Family Therapy Center of Madison. She works with individuals and couples and runs groups on Mindfulness Meditation as a tool to increase psychological wellness. She completed Alan Marlatt's MBRP (Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention) protocol and has worked with Dr. Zgierska of the UW Family Medicine Clinic in her research using MBRP to treat alcohol dependence.
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.
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.
Clare Haden received her MFA in Acting from UW- Madison and currently serves as the Oral Communication Specialist at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. She has worked as a professional actor, voice and speech coach, and teaching artist.
Heidi Hakseth is an Irish music and dance enthusiast. She has taught Irish dances to adult students for more than 10 years.
Sandy Hardie is Executive Director of Mahala's Hope, a certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Independent Clinical Supervisor and Certified Trauma Specialist and has worked in the substance abuse field for over 25 years specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years.
Kathleen Heinen (MFA, UW-Madison) has taught drawing, design, painting, watercolor, and life drawing at UW-Madison and Madison College.
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.
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 is a Faculty Associate with the division and has lectured throughout the state and nationally on many Substance Use Disorders topics including the special issues of women, adolescents, culture and neuroscience. She is the program director of the Substance Abuse and Motivational Interviewing Certificate Programs and the director of Wisconsin Voices For Recovery, a statewide project that advocates for reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing education around the science of addiction and recovery.
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.
Tracy Honn is a printing history educator, curator and letterpress printer living in Madison, Wisconsin. She directs the Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of letterpress printing at UW-Madison Libraries.
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.
Gabriel Javier M.Ed. currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the LGBT Campus Center, Division of Student Life, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to working at UW-Madison, Gabe was the Senior Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Spectrum Center, the nation's first college/ university office dedicated to student services for lesbian and gay students. Gabe is past co-Chair of the National Consortium of LGBT Higher Education Professionals and past Chair of Administration for the Standing Committee for LGBT Issues of the American College Personnel Association.
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.
Joan Jorgensen is an associate professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine. She is federally funded to research reproductive organ development to understand the fetal basis of adult disease. Dr. Jorgensen reviews federal grant applications and manuscripts for several journals.
TIMOTHY JUERGENS, MD
Timothy Juergens Dr. Juergens is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry with the University of Wisconsin SMPH and director of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Comprehensive Sleep Program. He specializes in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, and is board certified in geriatric psychiatry, sleep medicine and psychiatry.
Marina Kelly (MFA, 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.
Oxana Khramova (MM, University of Northern Iowa) is a teaching assistant in the UW-Madison School of Music. An All-Russian Piano Competition prize winner, she holds a degree from the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory in Russia. She enjoys teaching students at all levels.
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. Learn more at klebesadel.com.
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.
SAMIE LAINE SCOTT
Samie Laine Scott (BFA, UW-Madison) focuses in painting and printmaking. She received multiple scholarships to pursue her studies, and holds an Art Education Certificate. A partner at Lost Lake Collective, Medford, WI, Samie creates printed textile and other functional works.
Barbara Landes (MFA, UW-Madison) is an artist and instructor working primarily with handmade paper. She has taught papermaking and bookmaking at UW-Madison, was the Artist in Residence at the Madison Public Library, and was recently awarded an Artist Residency at the Women's Studio Workshop. Visit www.barbaralandes.com for more.
Katie Langland (MA) is a Public Health Training Coordinator for the Denver Prevention Training Center. She has developed and delivered numerous health education programs, professional trainings, counseling sessions, and community-based programs focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. She completed the CDC CHOICES Training of Trainers and currently coordinates the CHOICES program in the Denver Public Health STD clinic (including scheduling, training, adaptation, and implementation). As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Ms. Langland served as a Community Development and Health Educator in four rural indigenous Guatemalan communities. She has obtained degrees in Spanish, International Studies, Elementary Education, and an Anthropology Masters with a focus on Political Ecology and Sustainability.
Kay Lawrence (MPA, University of Iowa) is Training Coordinator and Employee Assistance Program Director at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She develops and facilitates professional development sessions on various topics including effective meeting skills, presentation skills, and respectful workplace.
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.
Elizabeth Lewis (BFA, Emerson College) is an artist, writer, motivational speaker, and stress management and personal development coach. Her areas of expertise include HeartMath, forgiveness facilitation, resilience-building, meditation, happiness, chakra healing art, and global body-mind-spirit practices. Learn more at elizabeth-lewis-coach.com
Joshua Ludke (art education, UW-Madison; art therapy, UW-Superior) draws, paints, and makes prints and is a substitute teacher for the Madison Schools.
Darcy Luoma (MS in organization development, Pepperdine Univ.) is a leadership coach and organization development specialist and the owner of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and was recently voted Madison's favorite coach.
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.
Richard March was the Wisconsin State Folklorist from 1983-2009 and radio host of Down Home Dairyland on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Sarah Marty (MAB, MS, BA, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for Continuing Studies, teaches Arts Entrepreneurship, and is Producing Artistic 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 recently inducted into the United Art Alliance Hall of Fame.
Barbara Matthews (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 recently 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 is the director/clinical instructor with the UW Law School's Mediation Clinic.
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.
Evelyn Mazack walked the Camino in 2012 with Lynn Breedlove. She has a small private law practice.
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.
Doug Meske (MSW, PhD)is a psychotherapist who specializes in couples and family therapy. He has presented workshops throughout the U.S. on building relationships, taking care of emotional needs, and treatment issues.
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.
JOHN E. NELSON
John E. Nelson John is coauthor of
What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement.
He has led workshops for federal and state governments, professional associations, and Fortune 500 companies. His work has appeared in
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
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.
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 is director of the Behavioral Health program area, which offers professional continuing education programs addressing aging, mental health, substance use disorders and related issues for social workers, counselors and other health and human services providers. She is director of the state-mandated training for Wisconsin's intoxicated driver program (IDP), provides IDP-related training, and plans a variety professional development programs.
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, MS-J, Northwestern Univ.) is a Program Director for UW-Madison's Continuing Studies leadership and management group. Laura was an independent management consultant for over two decades, and is a frequent seminar instructor and keynote speaker.
June Partoll (RNC, CLSW, NHA) is a licensed nurse, social worker and nursing home administrator, certified in gerontology. She has worked for more than 25 years in long term care, acute care, administration and patient/client advocacy. An expert witness and private consultant, June lectures on aging issues ranging from health care, Social Security, Medicare, financial and legal protections, and care giving at Madison College, UW-Madison and other venues.
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.www.jonpeik.weebly.com
VIOLAINE S. PELADAN
Violaine S. Peladan Originally from Albi in the South of France, Violaine is studying communications and has lived in Montpellier and Paris. She is an experienced teacher of beginning French.
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.
Bridget Powell (MA, OMDE) is program manager and online instructor for Continuing Studies' Distance Education Professional Development programs. She designs, teaches, and evaluates online certificate programs. Bridget retired from the Air Force in Dec 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Rizzo is a Local Government Specialist with the UW Extension System, whose expertise is in community dialog and deliberation and civility in local government.
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.
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.
Noelle Rydell is an editor, author, and librarian. She has a bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in Library and Information Science from UW-Madison. She has worked as an editor for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Her story "Hooks" won first prize in Madison Magazine's short fiction contest. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in many publications or anthologies.
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.
Angelica Salinas (MS)is a Researcher in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. She is currently the program director of the FASD Education and Outreach Projects. She provides adaptive functioning assessment for individuals at risk of an FASD, and coordinates diagnostic services and provides aftercare counseling and services.
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.
Laura Saunders (MSSW), is with the Dept. of Family medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and for 15 years has provided MI training to physicians, nurses, medical students, psychologists, addiction-treatment providers, social workers, physical therapists, and health educators. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), Laura has provided MI training both nationally and internationally with consistently high levels of satisfaction from participants.
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.
Jane Schulenburg (PhD, UW-Madison) is professor of history in Continuing Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Medieval Studies at UW-Madison.
SAMIE L. SCOTT
Samie L. Scott (BFA, UW-Madison) focuses in painting and printmaking. She received multiple scholarships to pursue her studies, and holds an Art Education Certificate. A partner at Lost Lake Collective, Medford, WI, Samie creates printed textile and other functional works.
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.
Jenny Siklos (MEd, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia) teaches at Madison English as a Second Language School and in Continuing Studies 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.
Jan Starczewski (MA) was born in France, raised in England, and is currently a PhD student in French at UW-Madison. His area of research is 18th-century French history and literature.
Rose Stephenson (MA, Middlebury College) lived for many years in Germany. She has taught Continuing Studies courses in German for more than 20 years.
Jesse Stommel (PhD, UC-Boulder) is an assistant professor at Continuing Studies, teaching courses in film, literature, and digital media. He also directs Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Learn more at hybridpedagogy.com, jessestommel.com, and on Twitter: @Jessifer.
Dean Strang (AB, Dartmouth; JD, Virginia) is a lawyer, adjunct law professor, and author of
Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror
from U. Wisconsin Press.
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.
Lynn Tarnoff (MA) director of UW-Madison Continuing Studies Visual Arts and Living Well programs has degrees in education and healthcare administration. She is an award-winning artist, instructor, gallery co-founder and business entrepreneur. She has worked in education, public health, toy invention and community art development.
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.
William Tischler is professor emeritus of landscape architecture. He has lectured widely, is an award-winning author, and has won numerous teaching awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the National Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Bill Tishler is professor emeritus of landscape architecture. He has lectured widely, is an award-winning author, and has won numerous teaching awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society, the National Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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.
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.
Mikko Utevsky , a Madison native, is the conductor of The Studio Orchestra and the Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra. He is also active as a violist, baritone, and music critic for the Well-Tempered Ear.
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.
Paul Vosburgh (BA, UW-Madison) is a financial services career professional focusing on educating and helping individuals and families achieve their financial goals and dreams. As First Vice President-Wealth Management at UBS, he demystifies the financial world jargon in seminars for individuals and corporate clients.
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.
Lisa Webne-Behrman (PhD) Licensed Psychologist and Mediator, is Senior Partner with Collaborative Initiative, an organization that provides training, facilitation, mediation and dispute resolution systems design. Lisa is also Senior Psychologist at UW Madison Counseling Center focused on mindfully addressing life's challenges.
Sarah White 's feature articles have appeared in venues ranging from Microsoft's bCentral portal for small business to the Credit Union National Association's Googolplex website for young people. Her areas of subject matter expertise include marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, workplace skills, and consumer awareness. She has written everything from short blog posts to books for business and consumer audiences, and crafted all sorts of corporate communications, from self-paced training to white papers to websites. She has also taught for the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Wheelhouse Studios. She holds a journalism degree from Indiana University.
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.
R L WIDMANN
R L Widmann Professor R L Widmann, currently a Reader and Research Scholar at the Folger Shakespeare library, Washington D.C., is a Shakespeare scholar and has taught online courses since 1993 at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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 a senior scientist in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. She is currently the principal investigator of several research and outreach projects addressing the prevention, identification, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). As a rehabilitation psychologist, she conducts clinical assessment and aftercare services to individuals and families affected by FASD and other developmental disabilities including utilizing the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II to assist in the diagnosis and modification to treatment. She provides extensive training and consultation to clinicians and service providers nationally.
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.
Amy Zelenski PhD, is the Director of Education for the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison. She designs curriculum and teaches communication, empathy, teamwork, and self-awareness skills to medical professionals.
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