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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.
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.
ANTONIO BENITEZ-NOGUERA, PHD
Antonio Benitez-Noguera (PhD in Spanish, UW-Madison) is from Madrid, where he managed his own company for many years. He has taught language and culture courses at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Minnesota State University.
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.
Robert Breslow is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and is an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at UW Madison where he runs the geriatric pharmacy clinic and teaches. He has over 25 years of experience in general and geriatric pharmacy.
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.
Seth Campbell is a first year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, obtaining his MFA in scenic design. Seth started his theatrical career in carpentry as an undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi. Gaining experience in carpentry, paint, props, lights, sound and technical direction, Seth has worked his way slowly northward, from Florida to Illinois. Scenic design is his passion, and he hopes to one day teach scenic design and technical theatre at a university.
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.
Mary Conroy is an award-winning author. Her articles have appeared in
Psychology Today, Better Homes and Gardens
(where she was a features editor),
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times
and many other premier publications. She has also taught writing at Edgewood College and for the Department of Life Science Communications at the UW-Madison.
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.
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 ad history.
ROBERT L. CURRY
Robert L. Curry (MFAs in acting and fiction) has been a professional actor for 30 years. He is head of Playwrights Ink, a Madison playwrights' development group, and teaches at Write-by-the-Lake, School of the Arts at Rhinelander, and Madison College.
JULIE M. DAHL
Julie M. Dahl (PhD, UW-Madison) has extensive experience teaching adult language learners in a variety of contexts in the U.S. and abroad. Her area of expertise is contemporary Spanish and Portuguese culture and language for business.
JONATHAN E. DE LEON
Jonathan E. De Leon is the Lighting and Sound Studio Supervisor for the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Theater Department. Jono got his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jono has designed or worked on numerous projects including designing lights for dance, plays, musicals, helping create art installations featured locally and more recently working on cinema and photography projects. Jono graduated with his Master's Degree in Theater and Drama with an emphasis in Lighting Design in 2012, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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.
Robbi Dreifuerst (MS, UW-Madison) is director of the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program for 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." 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, RN, is a clinical professor and a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner in the School of Nursing at UW Madison. Beth is a national leader in the palliative care movement with a focus on the importance of meeting both the physical and psycho social end of life care needs of older adults. Beth's clinical and academic experience provide student's with evidence-base knowledge and skills for quality end of life care.
Liz Fentress is a professional playwright, director, and actor. Her play
Liz's Circus Story,
which she wrote and performed, premiered on Kentucky Educational Television; her play
The Honey Harvest
premiered at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre.
JENNIFER L. FINK
Jennifer L. Fink has published in
American Baby, Home Education, Boys' Life, MyMidwest,
and other publications. An active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she has taught at School of the Arts at Rhinelander and Moraine Park Technical College.
Kailen Fleck will be entering his third and final year of grad school at UW-Madison this upcoming fall. While getting his MFA in acting and directing, he's participated in several productions both onstage and off. He's appeared recently in Richard III, Greater Tuna, and will appear in The Odyssey in November. He was assistant director for Cloud 9 and helped build set for Hound of the Baskervilles. Kailen also teaches Introduction to Voice/Speech.
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.
Boris Frank (BA, UW-Madison) president of Boris Frank Associates, is a nationwide consultant on fundraising, proposal writing, and grants development.
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 3 college campuses and managed 2 nonprofits, and she brings passion and a healthy sense of humor to her work.
Sage Goellner (PhD, UW-Madison) is an assistant professor of French at UW-Madison and directs Continuing Studies programs in French.
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.
Jim Greco is the costume studio supervisor at UW-Madison's University Theatre. He has worked as costume manager and created costumes for dozens of theatre companies, festivals, university theatre programs, and Tony-award-winning designers.
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.
JARED W. HENDRICKSON
Jared W. Hendrickson (PhD candidate, UW-Madison) specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Portuguese and Luso-African literature. He has studied at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal and has extensive teaching experience.
Jamie Henke (PhD, UW-Madison) is a distinguished faculty associate at UW-Madison. She teaches music for Continuing Studies and music theory for non-majors at the School of Music. She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Flo Hilliard MS 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.
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.
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.
Michael Kienitz is an internationally known freelance photographer and a digital-imaging trainer and consultant who works with publications around the country. His photographs have appeared in
The New York Times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DALIA M. MARTINEZ
Dalia M. Martinez is now going into her second year at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is currently studying Theater in the hopes of becoming a costume designer. Dalia has participated in many shows such as IMT's Broadcast (Costume Designer) and the University Theater's current production of Greater Tuna (Stitcher/Wardrobe Crew).
Sarah Marty (MAB, MS, BA, UW-Madison) directs theatre programs for Continuing Studies and is managing director of Four Seasons Theatre. Learn more at fourseasonstheatre.com.
Perri Mayes (JD) has been a respected mediator and trainer for more than 20 years. A former instructor for UW-Milwaukee's graduate certificate program in mediation, she is now an adjunct faculty member 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.
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.
KENNETH A. MILLER
Kenneth A. Miller is a visual communications consultant. He co-owns Miller Design and Consulting, specializing in publication design, onsite training, and video production services. He has also worked as an associate professor of graphic arts and as a video and visual editor for Capital Newspapers.
Christopher Mohar teaches fiction and poetry for Continuing Studies and has taught writing in a men's correctional facility and as an after-school tutor. He's the recipient of a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship.
SEAN MICHAEL MORRIS
Sean Michael Morris Sean Michael Morris (MA in Creative Writing) calls himself a digital agnostic. He is a World of Warcraft player, a genuine admirer of his gender-queer adult child, and a fan of every writer trying to convey ideas across digital media. Twitter: @slamteacher.
Maren Munoz (MFA, UW-Madison) has assisted at Penland School, Tandem Press, and her prints are in collections including the Denver Art Museum. She was a juror for the Overture Center galleries, and her work was in a sculpture project curated by Lynda Barry. Learn more at www.marenmunoz.com.
Barbara Nehls-Lowe (MPH, DMin) joined Continuing Studies after nearly 20 years in cancer control work. She has recruited for the Peace Corps and has taught community college courses in rural sociology and psychology. Barbara began her career in WI working in HIV/AIDS education with the Department of Public Instruction.
Robert Newton (PhD, UW-Madison) is a Celtic and West African music scholar and multi-instrumentalist who teaches online and onsite courses at UW-Madison. Bob has performed with various bands spanning the Celtic regions for more than 35 years. He currently performs with the Irish traditional band West Wind.
Paul Novak (PhD, UW-Madison) has studied yoga and hard and soft martial arts for many years.
Kristin Oakley (JD, UW-Madison) is a freelance writer, past president of the professional writers' organization In Print, and a board member of the Chicago Writers Association. She has led a wide variety of writing workshops and critiqued other writers' work extensively.
Kristi Obmascher (BS, Old Dominion Univ.) is director of all health programs at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. She has taken a proactive role for more than 20 years to raise awareness, provide education, offer support, and develop initiatives to address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and related issues.
LAURA V. PAGE
Laura V. Page (MS, UW-Madison) is an independent management consultant who has assisted hundreds of profit, nonprofit, and government organizations on issues of conflict resolution, team building, strategic planning, and leadership development. Laura was the first Manager of Business Counseling for UW-Madison's Small Business Development Center.
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.
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.
Cynthia Quinn is a signature member of the Midwest Watercolor Society and has taught graphic design, oil painting, and watercolor for Madison College and UW-Madison Continuing Studies. Learn more at cynthiaquinn.com.
Anne-Marie Rieunier is from Provence and cooks authentic French delicacies at Chez Nanou.
OLIVIA C. RIVARD
Olivia C. Rivard (BFA, BA, Univ. of Minnesota) received training in Paris at Studio Harmonic and the Centre de Danse du Marais. She organizes and teaches her own modern dance technique classes for adults and works as part of the Bare Bones Dance Collective.
Kenneth Robbins (MD) is a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and geriatrician with more than 20 years of experience in providing care to older adults. He is the medical director for the geriatric psychiatry unit at Stoughton Hospital.
Bobbette Rose has 30 years of experience as a graphic designer and visual artist. She currently oversees print and digital projects for Wisconsin Public Television and operates a gallery in Mineral Point with seven other artists.
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.
Laura Saunders (MSSW), senior counseling manager in UW-Madison's Department of Family Medicine, has practiced and taught Motivational Interviewing for over a decade. She monitors the clinical practices of more than 20 health educators.
Laurie Scheer (MA, DePaul Univ.) is a writing mentor, professional speaker, and instructor for Continuing Studies. Her book
The Writer's Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre
is a writing manual for the transmedia arena. She is the recipient of the 2014 James T. Tiedge Alumni Award for ethics, integrity, and service from her undergraduate alma mater Marquette University.
Mary Schil (PhD, UW-Madison) was a Fulbright graduate student at the Universidade de São Paulo. She lived in Brazil for 13 years and has extensive experience teaching all levels of Portuguese language, culture, and literature.
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 is a test examiner at the UW-Madison. She has written two ESL books for Collins Language as well as children's books.
Doug Smith (MA, MSc, MDiv) is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant with more than 25 years' experience as a counselor, therapist, and health care administrator. He has written
The Tao of Dying
Being a Wounded Healer
, and several other books.
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.
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.
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.
SHARON M. VAN SLUIJS
Sharon M. Van Sluijs (MFA, Univ. of Iowa) has taught grammar, writing, and literature since 1990. She has worked at UW Press, UW-Madison, Washburn University, and SUNY and has written and edited for a wide range of clients through her manuscript consulting business.
Guy Vanrensselaer (BS, UW-Madison) is the Process Improvement Specialist for the City of Madison. He has been an instructor for the University of Wisconsin's Certified Public Manager program for over 20 years. He also provides consulting services to public and not-for-profit organizations statewide.
Wendy Vardaman is the author of
Echolocations, Poets Map Madison,
co-editor/webmaster of Verse Wisconsin (versewisconsin.org), and co-founder/co-editor of Cowfeather Press (cowfeatherpress.org). She is one of Madison's two Poets Laureate (2012-2015). Learn more at wendyvardaman.com.
John Viars has been Executive Director of the Des Moines Playhouse since 1982, where he has directed and produced over 200 plays and hosted AACT's first-ever International Community Theatre Festival. He is a charter member of the American Association of Community Theatre and has been its president in the past. He is a frequent workshop leader, consultant and a national adjudicator of theatre festivals. He is recipient of the David C. Bryant and Art Cole Awards from the American Association of Community Theatre.
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.
Doug Whittle (MFA, Univ of Florida) has led Continuing Studies educational tours to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and many other international destinations, as well as performing-arts and visual-arts travel experiences in North America.
Joni Wildman (BA, BFA, Florida State University) is a painter and a poet. She holds bachelor's degrees in creative writing and studio art. Currently an MFA candidate at UW-Madison, her paintings depict fantastical spaces inhabited by figures from pop-culture and folklore.
REBECCA WILLIAMS SPINDLER
Rebecca Williams Spindler (BA, communication arts, UW-Madison) has written a 3-book, award-winning YA series with her teen daughter for Little Creek Books. She has taught writing classes for Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, UW-Madison Literary Fest, and the South East Wisconsin Book Festival, and is currently vice president of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.
Georgiana Wilton (PhD) is 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.
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.
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Minnesota Board of Psychology - Continuing Education Credit Hours
National Board of Certified Counselors - NBCC Clock Hours
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Public Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours
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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