Meet the faculty and staff of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies

The full faculty and staff consists of professors and instructors, advisors, administration, marketing, and support staff. We live the Wisconsin Idea every day, providing lifelong learning, professional development, and personal enrichment to students across Wisconsin and around the world.

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Anne ALEY
Outreach Program Manager, Summer Music Clinic
Phone: (608) 265-0451; email: maaley@dcs.wisc.edu

Anne manages pre-college outreach for the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic, which offers annual summer programs for young musicians in middle and high school. She also coordinates the Winds of Wisconsin, a premier high school youth wind ensemble that draws talented students from the region to audition for participation during the academic year.

Emuyé (pr: moo-yay') ASFAW
Human Resources Specialist, Academic Personnel Office
Phone: (608) 262-1156; email: easfaw@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Emily K. AUERBACH
Professor of English/Director, Odyssey Project
Phone: (608) 262-3733; email: eauerbach@dcs.wisc.edu

Emily Auerbach is a Professor of English, the Director of the life-changing UW Odyssey Project, www.odyssey.wisc.edu, and co-host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s University of the Air. She teaches Tuesday Morning Booktalks at the downtown library and coordinates “Eloquence and Eminence: Emeritus Faculty Lectures.”

Emily C. BAKER
Instructional Designer, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 262-5364; email: ebaker@dcs.wisc.edu

Emily Baker works with faculty across campus in the development of their online courses. She works primarily on post-baccalaureate master degrees and capstone certificates, and is part of the Educational Innovation initiative on campus.

Megan E. BALTZ (Jeidy)
Senior Outreach Specialist, Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
Phone: (608) 890-3678; email: mbaltz@dcs.wisc.edu

Megan supports the Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership, which provides trainings to child welfare staff and foster parents to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Our service area includes 21 counties in Southern and Southeastern Wisconsin. We provide responsive trainings in partnership with other organizations across the state that are child welfare specific.

Sarah C. BARBER
Assistant Dean, Director of Summer Session, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 262-3598; email: sbarber@dcs.wisc.edu

Sarah provides coordination and leadership for the Summer Term operations campus-wide.

Steven J. BOLDT
Director of Online Development, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 262-3579; email: sboldt@dcs.wisc.edu

Steve assists academic departments with online program development, project management, and leads the DCS EI Online Course Design and Development Team.

James A. CAMPBELL
Professor, Assoc. Dean, Program & Partnership Development, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-2352; email: jcampbell@dcs.wisc.edu

Jim works with faculty and staff from across campus to help develop noncredit programming, and also coordinates the UW-Madison Conference on Child Sexual Abuse.

Lavilla CAPENER
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-3003; email: lcapener2@dcs.wisc.edu

Lavilla develops PR and social media plans that support program marketing and enhance learner engagement, while boosting visibility for the Division as a whole. This includes a renewed focus on content marketing, in which we work to share our expertise and compelling stories about transformative learning experiences.

Suzanna Waters CASTILLO
Distinguished Faculty Associate, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 263-3174; email: scastillo@dcs.wisc.edu

Suzanna directs Continuing Studies’ Aging & Long-Term Care specialty. She is recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in professional development in geriatric mental health care.

Christopher CHAMBERS
Writing Instructor/Program Director, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-5095; email: cchambers@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Christopher is a writer, editor, and director of the writing program where he teaches courses in creative writing, screenwriting, and editing & publishing. He is widely published and has received numerous awards for his writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Jessica COURTIER
Outreach Specialist, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-3626; email: jcourtier@dcs.wisc.edu

Jessica is the Program Director in Music and Performing Arts. She oversees noncredit courses in music and dance as well as collaborative projects with other on- and off-campus arts units. She also teaches courses in music culture and history.

Narra S. COX
Department Chair/Professor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-2730, 800-442-4617; email: ncox@dcs.wisc.edu

Narra is chairperson of the academic departments in the Division of Continuing Studies. She also directs a partnership project involving statewide community planning for HIV prevention and care, as well as a statewide training system for HIV service providers.

Julie M. DAHL
Associate Faculty Assoc., Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-5929; email: jdahl@dcs.wisc.edu

Julie directs the Spanish language enrichment program and the Online Business Spanish Certificate. She also coordinates programs for Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, and other world languages. Her passion is creating practical effective language courses for adults.

Christine A. DeSMET
Faculty Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3447; email: cdesmet@dcs.wisc.edu

Author and scriptwriter Christine DeSmet teaches writing online and in person. She is the director of the annual June “Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat” (with credits offered in a partnership with UW-Madison Dept. of English), director of the fall “Weekend with Your Novel,” and coordinator of “Critique Services” for writers.

Roberta (Robbi) A. DREIFUERST
Outreach Program Manager II, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3830; email: rdreifuerst@dcs.wisc.edu

Robbi is director of the Leadership, Management, and Workplace Skills program area, which offers professional development that supports Wisconsin’s workforce. She also directs the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program, a 300-hour nationally-accredited certificate for managers who work in federal, state, and local government and in tribal and non-profit organizations. Robbi also teaches in the CPM Program.

Katherine DUNAGAN
Student Services Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 265-5120; email: info@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Christine J. DUNLEAVY
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 265-4267; email: cdunleavy@dcs.wisc.edu

Christine provides support for the open enrollment programs in the areas of Community Health; Digital Media, Marketing, and Design Classes; Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Relationship Matters; and support for the Wisconsin Women’s Education Network on Addiction, Recovery & Prevention grant.

Katherine M. DUREN
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Summer Term, Administration, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 263-5114; email: kduren@dcs.wisc.edu

Katy oversees the EI Program Development team, and assists departments with curricular development, academic planning and approval, and program revenue budget planning.

Stephen ELMER
Accountant, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 265-4919; email: selmer@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Leslie-Anne ENDRES
Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 262-9042; email: lendres@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Beth FAHLBERG
Program Director, Aging and Wellness
Phone: (608) 890-3628; email: bfahlberg@dcs.wisc.edu

Beth directs the aging and wellness programs within the Behavioral Health area. Her healthcare expertise includes issues related to aging, advanced chronic and serious illnesses, particularly heart failure, and on individualized, patient and family-centered care, particularly supportive and palliative issues, communication, decision-making and end-of-life care.

Christina L. FINÉT
Creative Director/Associate Director, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-3319; email: cfinet@dcs.wisc.edu

Christina directs artistic communications and divisional brand management, and oversees publications design and production.

Louise FOWLER
Associate, PLATO
Phone: (608) 262-5823; email: lfowler@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Leigh FREDRICKSON
Student Status Examiner Associate, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-3170; email: lfredrickson@dcs.wisc.edu

Leigh processes applications, manages admissions, and provides enrollment support for University Special Students.

I-Pang FU
Instructional Designer, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 890-4499; email: ifu@dcs.wisc.edu

I-Pang Fu leads the design and development efforts for the GIS Development, associated with the MS-Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, in the Department of Geography, College of Letters and Science.

Laura GALLAGHER
Marketing Account Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 263-9732; email: lgallagher@dcs.wisc.edu

Laura works with departments and programs to develop marketing strategies, and guides those strategies through execution and completion. She also works to ensure that communications and marketing materials are consistent, correct, and conform to divisional and UW-Madison standards and industry best practices.

Daniel A. GAONA
Financial Specialist Sr., Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 262-4660; email: dgaona@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

David GIROUX
Director, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-1031; email: dgiroux@dcs.wisc.edu

Dave provides overall leadership for the Marketing and Communications Team, which helps the Division and the campus develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to reach more non-traditional students and promote lifelong learning.

Samedi (Sage) GOELLNER
Assistant Professor, Languages/Humanities
Phone: (608) 262-4873; email: sgoellner@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Sage is assistant professor of French and directs the department’s French programs. She teaches French language, literature, and culture in adult evening classes, online, and in educational travel programs.

Laurie S.Z. GREENBERG
Sr. Development Specialist, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 263-6735; email: lgreenberg@dcs.wisc.edu

Laurie directs special projects for Continuing Studies. She has extensive experience developing educational programs and materials for universities, professional organizations, NGOs, farmers, natural resource managers, and food artisans in the U.S. and in 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Matthew GREENBERG
Student Services Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 890-0331; email: mgreenberg@dcs.wisc.edu

Matthew works with adult students and lifelong learners to assist with their educational planning. He works primarily with adults returning to complete a baccalaureate degree and the Guest and Senior Guest Auditor programs.

Kristine GRULEY
Associate Researcher
Phone: (608) 890-4969; email: kgruley@dcs.wisc.edu

Kristine will be researching, developing, and overseeing competency based education models for lifelong learners and invested stakeholders. This includes advising and consulting with departments and faculty on planning and implementing competency based models as well as quality assurance monitoring that learning outcomes are being met and benchmarked appropriately.

Amy GUNDERSON
Marketing Account Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-1156; email: agunderson@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Jean HAEFNER
Instructional Designer, Educational Innovation
Phone: 608-262-6784; email: jhaefner@dcs.wisc.edu

Jean Haefner is an Instructional Designer and Technologist at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Her research interests include emerging technologies, games for learning, community building, and student engagement in online learning.

Hadeel HASAN
Assoc. Outreach Specialist, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 263-4431; email: hhasan@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

MJ HECOX
Marketing Strategies and Services Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-2937; email: mhecox@dcs.wisc.edu

MJ provides leadership for our team of account managers and marketing strategists, ensuring that we provide a high level of support for all DCS programs. MJ and her group develop robust integrated marketing plans for credit and noncredit lifelong learning offerings, serving as your primary points of contact with our IMC Team.

Kyle HENDERSON
Sr Digital Marketing Specialist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-4853; email: khenderson@dcs.wisc.edu

Kyle is the division's senior digital communication designer and content strategist. He designs and creates responsive digital content, including WordPress websites and HTML emails. He also assists campus partners with marketing communication needs and lectures on digital communication topics.

Jamie L. HENKE
Distinguished Faculty Associate, Music
Phone: (608) 263-6822; email: jhenke@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Jamie teaches music theory, composition, and history courses for DCS, and teaches Basic Concepts of Music Theory for the UW-Madison School of Music. She is a Chancellor’s Hilldale Excellence in Teaching Award and Honored Instructor recipient, and she is member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.

Hanna HERMANSON
Student Services Coordinator, Summer Term
Phone: (608) 262-2152; email: hhermanson@dcs.wisc.edu

Hanna assists with Summer Term marketing, communications and events, managing the University Summer Forums, and helping develop new academic programming for students in collaboration with schools and colleges across campus.

Florence (Flo) HILLIARD
Faculty Associate, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 265-2679; email: fhilliard@dcs.wisc.edu

Flo teaches about substance abuse, addiction, and recovery to a wide variety of professionals from health related fields. She trained nationally on The Science of Addiction and Recovery for Faces & Voices of Recovery (a Washington D.C based organization) and is passionate about creating dialogue and understanding of substance use initiation, addiction, treatment, and prevention.

Amy HOLEVAS
Instructional Technologist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 262-8117; email: aholevas@dcs.wisc.edu

Amy works on the Educational Innovation Program Development team developing online post-baccalaureate master degree programs, along with capstone certificate programs, mainly for nontraditional students. Her expertise is in video editing, transcription/closed captioning work, and online course design.

Matthew HORA
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 265-5629; email: mhora@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Matt focuses on adult teaching and learning and workforce development, and is developing a research program that can inform both basic scientific understanding of these issues and applications to continuing education programming in these areas.

Les HOWLES
Program Area Director, Distance Education Professional Development
Phone: 265-9753; email: lhowles@dcs.wisc.edu

Les is Director of Distance Education Professional Development, which provides certificate programs and courses for developing skills in online teaching and hosts the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.

Laura A. INGRAM
Associate Dean, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 262-4619; email: lingram@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Christine INTHACHITH
Student Services Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 265-5720; email: cinthachith@dcs.wisc.edu

Christine serves as coordinator of services for International Visiting Learners in the Division of Continuing Studies.

Patrick JACKSON
Program Director, Leadership/Management
Phone: (608) 262-4509; email: pjackson@dcs.wisc.edu

Patrick is a director of leadership and management programs, including the development of a Human Resources Certificate program, and other facilitation and workforce skills programs.

Whitney JACOBSON
Marketing Account Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 265-4706; email: wjacobson@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Sunshine H. JANSEN
Program Associate, Wisconsin Certified Public Manager Program
Phone: (608) 262-4354; email: sjansen@dcs.wisc.edu

Sunshine provides student advising and administration support for the Wisconsin Certified Public Manager® Program.

Colleen JOHNSON
Development Specialist / Grant Writer, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-4579; email: cjohnson1@dcs.wisc.edu

Colleen provides grant writing, funding strategy, and other development support for program areas within Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS), including Behavioral Health, Leadership / Management & Workplace Skills, Distance Education, Arts and Humanities, and the Odyssey Project.

Keri JOHNSON
Special Projects Coordinator, Summer Term & Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 265-2975; email: kjohnson@dcs.wisc.edu

Keri provides support and coordination for the Summer Term operations campus-wide. She is also a part of the Educational Innovation initiative on campus.

Joshua JUEDES
Visiting International Student Sponsored Groups Coordinator, Visiting International Student Program
Phone: (608) 265-5312; email: jjuedes@dcs.wisc.edu

Josh works closely with the student services team on the overall VISP program, meeting with UW faculty interested in bringing groups of students to campus, admitting and advising incoming international students, and planning group events.

Laura R. KAHL
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3982; email: lkahl@dcs.wisc.edu

Laura works with Christine DeSmet and Laurie Scheer on their writing programs, including Writers’ Institute, the Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat, and Weekend With Your Novel. She also handles payroll for Independent Learning.

Lisa C. KAUFMAN
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-2873; email: lkaufman@dcs.wisc.edu

Lisa is Program Coordinator with Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD). She works with the DEPD certificates and the annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, plus special projects for Continuing Studies.

Kimberly KELLY
Senior Outreach Specialist, Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
Phone: (608) 890-3645; email: kkelly@dcs.wisc.edu

Kimberly is a trainer for the Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership, which provides trainings to child welfare staff and foster parents to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Our service area includes 21 counties in Southern and Southeastern Wisconsin. We provide responsive trainings in partnership with other organizations across the state that are child welfare specific.

Moira G. KELLEY
Career and Educational Counselor, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-7136; email: mkelley@dcs.wisc.edu

Moira counsels community adults in career transition and advises adults interested in continuing their education, through both individual career counseling and career planning workshops. She also admits and advises University Special students, coordinates all office publications, and serves as liaison to Marketing and Communication staff.

Haley KERKHOFF
Instructional Technologist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (920) 370-1991; email: hkerkhoff@dcs.wisc.edu

Haley works as part of the Educational Innovation Program Development team where she assists team members in the creation of post-baccalaureate masters degrees and capstone certificates and provides editing and quality review services.

Mike KERN
Instructional Designer, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-4962; email: mkern@dcs.wisc.edu

Mike assists faculty and instructors with noncredit online program design and development as well as project management of course development efforts.

Wendy S. KERR
Secretary/Program Assistant, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 262-9354; email: wkerr@dcs.wisc.edu

Wendy supports Dean Jeff Russell and maintains his calendar. Contact Wendy if you want to know where Jeff is – she might have some idea.

Jeff A. KIRSCH
Faculty Associate, Languages
Phone: (608) 262-3428; email: jkirsch@dcs.wisc.edu

Jeff earned his PhD In Spanish literature with a minor in Portuguese. He directs the Spanish Independent Learning program and instructs its upper levels. He also teaches Spanish for Reading Knowledge and administers this exam for graduate students.

Helen R. KLEBESADEL
Faculty Associate, Women's Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3056; email: hrklebesadel@wisc.edu

Helen directs the venerable Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) as well as the UW System Women's Studies Consortium, which offer annual conferences and other programing through the Division of Continuing Studies. A nationally known artist and teacher, Helen periodically offers in-person and on-line courses in the visual arts. Her artwork can be seen at klebesadel.com»

Julie E. KLEIN
Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 262-5699; email: jklein@dcs.wisc.edu

Julie is the Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Division of Continuing Studies and the Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning. She manages special projects and provides support for the Division’s instructional, research, outreach, and development enterprise.

Sara KLUENDER
Strategic Planner, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 890-0433; email: skluender@dcs.wisc.edu

Sara's responsibilities include providing the strategy, development, and implementation support for the Lifelong Learning 2020 strategic plan.

Nancy J. KOBERLE-O'CONNELL
Senior Artist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-6192; email: noconnell@dcs.wisc.edu

Nancy designs divisional publications and direct-mail pieces. Creates catalog covers and complex artwork using the Adobe Suite software, with a focus on Photoshop.

Jessica KOCH
Program Assistant Supervisor Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-4498; email: jkoch@dcs.wisc.edu

Jessica is responsible for supervising the front-line customer service staff and provides administrative support to the ACSSS unit.

Connie J. KOEBKE
Senior Outreach Specialist, Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
Phone: (608) 265-6241; email: ckoebke@dcs.wisc.edu

Connie is a Training Manager for the Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership, which provides trainings to child welfare staff and foster parents to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Our service area includes 21 counties in Southern and Southeastern Wisconsin. We provide responsive trainings in partnership with other organizations across the state that are child welfare specific.

Sajia KOPP
Information Process Consultant, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 263-4317; email: info@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Sarah KORPI
Independent Learning Coordinator, Independent Learning
Phone: (608) 890-3364; email: skorpi@dcs.wisc.edu

As the academic program coordinator at Continuing Studies, Independent Learning’s largest campus partner, Sarah manages the academic aspects of course instruction and revision for over 80 courses, provides opportunities for instructor professional development, and facilitates communication among the Independent Learning academic team and our Extension partners. She also teaches several Independent Learning German courses.

Louis LOEFFLER
Instructional Technologist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 263-6320; email: lloeffler@dcs.wisc.edu

As part of the Educational Innovation team, Louis works to create online professional master's degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates.

Buri LOR
Graphic Designer, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-4970; email: blor@dcs.wisc.edu

Buri designs various marketing materials for the Division of Continuing Studies to supplement marketing campaigns that reach the targeted audience, campaign goals, and overall mission.

Sarah L. MARTY
Assoc. Faculty Associate, Performing Arts
Phone: (608) 263-2790; email: smarty@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Sarah Marty is the Arts Program Area Director and coordinates UW Continuing Studies theatre, arts management, and dance programs. She teaches “Arts Enterprise: Arts as Business” in collaboration with the Bolz Center and UW School of Business, serves as the Production Manager for the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert, and works on a per project basis as a consultant for large scale events on and off campus.

April McHUGH
Career and Educational Counselor, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-2683; email: amchugh@dcs.wisc.edu

April counsels community adults in career transition and advises adults interested in continuing their education, through both individual career counseling and career planning workshops. She also facilitates the weekly Job Search Support Group and admits and advises University Special students.

Aphra MEDNICK
Outreach Program Manager 1, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 265-8041; email: amednick@dcs.wisc.edu

Aphra is the program director for the Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) program, and oversees multiple face to face, online, and certificate programs for human service professionals. Aphra also teaches and works directly with faculty on course development.

Melissa MEYER
Marketing Strategist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-2102; email: mmeyer@dcs.wisc.edu

Melissa is a marketing strategist for the Division of Continuing Studies. She assists with marketing strategy and comprehensive marketing plan development, and works with campus clients to identify marketing objectives, build supporting tactical plans, and evaluate the ongoing success of marketing efforts.

Leanne MORRIS
Human Resources Manager, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 890-3337; email: lmorris@dcs.wisc.edu

Leanne is the Division’s HR representative, responsible for HR related duties such as recruitment, onboarding, performance management, and other personnel related programs.

Kevin MULLEN
Associate Faculty Associate, Odyssey Project
Phone: (608) 890-3330; email: kmullen@dcs.wisc.edu

Kevin works one-on-one with UW Odyssey students as they improve their writing and reading comprehension skills, and he assists with the day-to-day running of the program. In addition, he teaches a writing class for Odyssey alumni.

Liz NAGEL
Program Coordinator, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 263-7023; email: enagel@dcs.wisc.edu

Provides administrative support for programs in the area of Community Health for the department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies.

Barbara M. NEHLS-LOWE
Outreach Specialist, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 890-4653; email: bnehlslowe@dcs.wisc.edu

Barbara is a member of the WI HIV Outreach Project. She coordinates the Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG), which is a statewide body of people affected by the HIV epidemic. Additionally, Barbara coordinates professional development courses on topics such as: grief and loss, forgiveness, mindfulness, and spirituality.

Alan NG
Director of Outreach Technology and Faculty Associate, Administration/Humanities
Phone: (608) 265-9529; email: ang@dcs.wisc.edu; Twitter: @alannguw; full bio»

Alan is responsible for leading and managing the use of technology within the Division, and also serves the entire campus as a leader and consultant on outreach technology. In addition he teaches German in our Humanities program.

Anne NIENDORF
University Services Associate, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-0958; email: aniendorf@dcs.wisc.edu

Anne is the first point-of-contact for students, learners of all ages, members of the university community, and the general public. She provides customer service, handles customer requests, schedules appointments, assists with admissions and enrollment, and provides support to counseling and advising staff.

Denise A. NOLDEN
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 263-5130; email: dnolden@dcs.wisc.edu

Denise provides administrative support for programs in the area of Behavioral Health and Wellness for the department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies. She also coordinates many details of the annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference on Child Sexual Abuse.

Kristi L. OBMASCHER
Senior Outreach Specialist, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 262-8971; email: kobmascher@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Alissa OLECK
Production Manager, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 263-7814; email: aoleck@dcs.wisc.edu

Alissa provides project management and support for the EI Program Development Team. She also assists with special projects related to the Educational Innovation Initiative and lifelong learning.

Sheila S. OLIG
Production Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-2723; email: solig@dcs.wisc.edu

Sheila manages production schedule. Updates direct-mail brochures and other publications. Supports catalog production process. Handles routine office management and budget duties.

Lori J. O'NEILL
Program Assistant Supervisor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 263-6322; email: loneill@dcs.wisc.edu

Lori works in the visual art area on continuing education art classes, the School of the Arts at Spring Green workshops, the Wisconsin Regional Art Program, and supervises the Liberal Studies and the Arts program associates.

John J. OPPENHEIMER
Instructional Designer/Technologist, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-3801; email: joppenheimer@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Barry M. ORTON
Professor of Telecommunications and Director of Senior Learning, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-2394; email: bmorton@wisc.edu; full bio»

Barry is Director of Senior Learning, which includes supporting PLATO, UW-Madison's Learning In Retirement organization. He also coordinates programs in digital media and workplace communication.

Kerrie JL OSBORNE
Digital Marketing Specialist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-7309; email: kosborne@dcs.wisc.edu

As part of the digital team, Kerrie helps create, edit, and maintain the division website. She manages errors, updates, and content for new and existing program and administrative pages.

Laura V. PAGE
Program Director, Leadership/Management
Phone: (608) 890-3627; email: lpage@dcs.wisc.edu

Laura is a director and instructor within the Leadership, Management and Workplace Skills program area. She focuses on creating programs and conferences that address the professional skills and personal development needs of leaders, managers and team members in public, profit and non-profit organizations. Her major focus is on cutting edge issues and transformational learning.

Kimary J. PETERSON
Senior Outreach Specialist, Distance Education Professional Development
Phone: (608) 265-4159; email: kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu

Kimary is the Conference Manager for the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, and oversees marketing for the Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) programs.

Bridget POWELL
Program Manager, Distance Education Professional Development
Phone: (608) 263-1154; email: bpowell@dcs.wisc.edu

Bridget is Program Manager and Online Instructor for DEPD certificate programs and courses. She is responsible for designing the curriculum, teaching, and evaluating online courses.

Sybil T. PRESSPRICH
Career and Educational Counselor, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-7207; email: spressprich@dcs.wisc.edu

Sybil counsels community adults in career transition and advises adults interested in continuing their education, through both individual career counseling and career planning workshops. She also administers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and career-development workshops for area employers and chairs the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award committee.

Megan READING
Senior Outreach Specialist, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 265-4551; email: mreading@dcs.wisc.edu

Megan is coordinator of the Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Training System. She works with the State of Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program to provide statewide training opportunities for HIV prevention and care service providers, local public health providers, HIV case managers, and others committed to HIV/AIDS.

Andy RICHARDSON
Department Administrator, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-0557; email: arichardson@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Naomi (Nomi) RIVERS
Program Associate, Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership
Phone: (608) 262-7291; email: nrivers@dcs.wisc.edu

Nomi provides administrative support to the Southern Child Welfare Training Partnership, which provides trainings to child welfare staff and foster parents to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Our service area includes 21 counties in Southern and Southeastern Wisconsin. We provide responsive trainings in partnership with other organizations across the state that are child welfare specific.

Dean ROBBINS
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-2982; email: drobbins@dcs.wisc.edu

Dean develops PR and social media plans that support program marketing and enhance learner engagement, while boosting visibility for the Division as a whole. This includes a renewed focus on content marketing, in which we work to share our expertise and compelling stories about transformative learning experiences.

Terry ROSS
Associate Outreach Specialist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 890-2871; email: tross@dcs.wisc.edu

Terry works with faculty and staff to create community and develop partnerships around the second phase MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Martin E. ROUSE
Assistant Dean and Director, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-5825; email: mrouse@dcs.wisc.edu

Martin directs the day-to-day admissions and student services for University Special students. Martin also works closely with visiting international students and advises community adults, especially recent immigrants, about options in returning to school.

Dr. Jeffrey S. RUSSELL
Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 890-2318; email: jrussell@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Dean of Continuing Studies since 2011, Jeff brings 25 years' experience as an educator and department chair to the division. In his role as Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, he is striving to make UW-Madison a global leader in the service of lifelong learners. He and his work embody the importance of embracing emerging technology and higher standards, integrity, organization, leadership, hard work, and the appreciation of differences and diversity.

Maria SADOWSKI
Senior Editor, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-0199; email: msadowski@dcs.wisc.edu

Maria writes and edits print and digital content for Continuing Studies programs and Educational Innovation.

Stanley SALLAY
Graphic Designer, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-1938; email: ssallay@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Susan C. SAWATSKE
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 263-6670; email: ssawatske@dcs.wisc.edu

Sue provides administrative support for music programs and coordinates data for online classes.

Laurie SCHEER
Associate Faculty Associate and Writing Mentor, Writing
Phone: (608) 265-3972; email: lscheer@dcs.wisc.edu

Nationally known speaker, author, and writing coach Laurie Scheer is the director of the UW-Madison Writers’ Institute and the managing editor for the Midwest Prairie Review Journal, a yearly publication that showcases the talent of the UW-Madison writing community. Laurie also teaches online and in-person writing courses.

Jane C. SCHIMMEL
Academic Advisor and Continuing Education Grant Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-2862; email: jschimmel@dcs.wisc.edu

Jane advises returning adult and other nontraditional students who are interested in pursuing course work as nondegree/University Special students or who are exploring degree options at UW-Madison. Jane also coordinates the Continuing Education Grant application, the admissions process for UW Madison’s Capstone Certificate programs, and advises high school students enrolling through the Youth Options and Traditional High School programs.

Bonnie A. SCHMIDT
Program Assistant Supervisor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-2102; email: bschmidt@dcs.wisc.edu

Bonnie is Program Associate at DEPD and manages administrative and program support for all DEPD certificates and events. She knows DEPD programs not only as a member of the staff but also as a student, having earned DEPD’s Basic Online Instructor Certificate in 2012.

Joann E. SCHRAGE
Senior Artist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-0074; email: jschrage@dcs.wisc.edu

Joann manages the divisional in-house photo collection and designs publications and direct-mail pieces, exhibits, ads, and large format image pieces. She is also the account manager for both the Distance Education & Professional Development conference and the Child Sexual Abuse conference.

Jane A. SCHULENBURG
Professor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-8663; email: jschulenburg@dcs.wisc.edu

Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg is a Professor of History specializing in medieval social history and medieval women. She teaches and coordinates evening continuing education courses in history and leads medieval study tours to Europe.

Kyle Lee SCHWOCH
Accountant, Dean's Office and Administration
Phone: (608) 263-7653; email: kschwoch@dcs.wisc.edu

Kyle is the Financial Program Supervisor for the Dean’s Office. He is responsible for the facilitation and supervision of the financial operations of the Division.

Greta SECKMAN
Digital Solutions Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 262-6281; email: gseckman@dcs.wisc.edu

Greta leads our digital team in digital marketing, web development, direct marketing, and customer segmentation.

Anna C. SEIDEL-QUAST
Visiting International Student Program (VISP) Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 262-7392; email: aseidelquast@dcs.wisc.edu

Anna advises international students pursuing short term nondegree study on our campus. Helping with everything from course enrollment to finding winter coats, Anna is the main point of contact for students learning how to navigate the United States and UW-Madison for the first time.

Kimberly R. SEYMOUR
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3731; email: kseymour@dcs.wisc.edu

Kim provides administrative support for the division’s Educational Travel Program, as well as noncredit evening history courses.

Zufang SHAN
Office Operations Associate, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-7815; email: zshan@dcs.wisc.edu

Zufang manages financial records for Adult Career and Special Student Services, provides administrative support for the scholarship and awards program, and provides front-line customer service for the Division of Continuing Studies.

Dolores SIREK
Designer and Technologist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 890-0113; email: dsirek@dcs.wisc.edu

Dolores works with faculty and staff across campus to produce and promote programs and courses that utilize Web and interactive media materials. Her expertise includes Web and interactive media design, development and project management along with computer graphics, animation, and innovative learning solutions.

Karen A. SKIBBA
Instructional Designer, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 265-9752; email: kskibba@dcs.wisc.edu

Karen consults with faculty on developing online courses and using technology to enhance student learning.

Christina (Tina) SMITH
University Services Program Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 265-3517; email: csmith1@dcs.wisc.edu

Tina is the program coordinator for aging, theater arts, and dance & movement continuing education classes.

Emily SPRENGELMEYER
Associate Outreach Specialist, Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 890-2872; email: esprengelmeyer@dcs.wisc.edu

Emily develops community partnerships and coordinates outreach activities for the second phase of the Educational Innovation-supported Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) effort.

Sarah E. STILP
Senior Student Services Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-3408; email: sstilp@dcs.wisc.edu

Sarah facilitates the admission and enrollment of university special students to unique programs at UW-Madison, such as summer language institutes and teacher workshops. She is also responsible for assisting with electronic processes and improvements, including ISIS (UW-Madison's student database).

Jesse STOMMEL
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (303) 408-9809; email: jstommel@dcs.wisc.edu; full bio»

Jesse is Assistant Professor of digital humanities. He coordinates continuing studies programs in film and digital studies. His research focuses on digital pedagogy, new media, and horror film. He is also the Director of Hybrid Pedagogy, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology.

Elizabeth (Betsy) STRAHIN
Market Research Analyst, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-0114; email: estrahin@dcs.wisc.edu

Betsy is responsible for conducting market research projects such as new program market analysis and post-event evaluations.

Judith A. STRAND
Associate Dean and Director, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 265-9153, 263-6960; email: jstrand@dcs.wisc.edu

Judith directs the team of 15 who provide a range of services to adults in transition and nontraditional students. She serves as the academic dean for University Special students, advocates for adult students, and works with campus partners to extend access to learning at UW-Madison.

Lynn TARNOFF
Outreach Program Manager, Art / Living Well
Phone: (608) 890-1424; email: ltarnoff@dcs.wisc.edu

Artist, art instructor, and community arts development and healthcare professional, Lynn is the director of the Art and Living Well programs. She is also the director of School of the Arts, which offers multidisciplinary, intensive community art experiences in Rhinelander every summer.

Becky TARVER-CHASE
Faculty Associate, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 890-3253 email: btarver@dcs.wisc.edu

Becky coordinates the English Language Program in Continuing Studies, providing courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners. She also writes textbooks for people learning English worldwide in conjunction with National Geographic Learning.

Karen Sharece THOMAS
Student Services Coordinator, Adult Career and Special Student Services
Phone: (608) 263-6851; email: kthomas@dcs.wisc.edu

Karen facilitates the admission and enrollment of UW-Madison Capstone Certificate programs, works with adults who are interested in other post-baccalaureate opportunities, and supports campus nontraditional students. She also serves as the Multicultural/Disadvantaged coordinator for the Division of Continuing Studies.

Mary THOMPSON
Director of Educational Development, Dean's Office
Phone: (608) 890-2020 email: mthompson@dcs.wisc.edu

Mary works with campus partners to develop programming, competencies, and assessments for our credit and noncredit learners. She also works with Continuing Studies faculty and staff on building their course portfolios and to increase opportunities to build new noncredit opportunities.

William P. TISHLER
Media Specialist, Administration/Educational Innovation
Phone: (608) 890-1561; email: wtishler@dcs.wisc.edu

William is a Media Specialist with over 20 years of experience developing distance education courses that use video as the primary medium for content delivery. He is a UW-Madison alum with a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College.

Robert TOOMEY
Outreach Specialist/Program Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-2576; email: rtoomey@dcs.wisc.edu

Robert coordinates leadership and management programs, including the Servant Leadership Certificate program and several leadership, management, and supervisory programs in partnership with Wisconsin state government. His experience includes previous service with several state government agencies, and he has been a member of the Wisconsin State Training Council for 15 years, elected 3 times as Chair.

Jessica A. VIESSELMANN
Market Research Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 265-3187; email: jviesselmann@dcs.wisc.edu

Jessica provides marketing research support to help determine the interest level and market needs for new programs.

Roberta (Bobbie) L. WANG
Senior Administrative Program Specialist, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3480; email: rwang@dcs.wisc.edu

Bobbie is the primary author of the Continuing Studies Information System (CSIS) Knowledge Base and also assists the Odyssey Program with financial and grant management.

Julie A.B. WELBOURNE
Outreach Specialist, Summer Music Clinic
Phone: (608) 263-2242; email: jawelbourne@dcs.wisc.edu

Julie coordinates all advertising, brochure mailings, payroll, and camper enrollment and correspondence for the Summer Music Clinic and Winds of Wisconsin, as well as general office management.

David WERTHER
Independent Learning Instructor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 265-6386; email: dwerther@dcs.wisc.edu

bio forthcoming

Bernadette WITZACK
Program Coordinator, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
Phone: (608) 262-3885; email: bwitzack@dcs.wisc.edu

Bernadette works with the Odyssey Program, Emeritus Faculty Lectures, and Tuesday Morning Booktalks.

Ann WHITAKER
Outreach Program Manager II, Behavioral Health
Phone: (608) 890-2747; email: awhitaker@dcs.wisc.edu

Ann plans professional continuing education events for mental health and human service providers, and acts as a special projects manager for the Community Health program area. Prior to her current part-time position, she worked for UW-Madison Continuing Studies for almost 30 years as a program manager.

Douglas E. WHITTLE
Faculty Associate, Educational Travel
Phone: (608) 263-7787; email: dwhittle@dcs.wisc.edu

Doug develops and leads educational trips for adults throughout the United States and the world. Domestic trips focus primarily on the performing arts, while international trips encompass many subjects, ranging from archaeology, fine arts, wildlife ecology, history, religion, and others.

Janet Staker WOERNER
Faculty Associate, Distance Education Professional Development
Phone: (608) 890-3038; email: jwoerner@dcs.wisc.edu

Janet is responsible for teaching, assessment, and designing curriculum for DEPD certificates and courses. Her focus is social media use in higher education.

Sarah ZEMPLINSKI
Direct Marketing Specialist, Integrated Marketing Communications
Phone: (608) 890-1111; email: szemplinski@dcs.wisc.edu

Sarah manages our list and customer segmentation processes to develop successful targeted marketing campaigns for direct mail and email. She also provides general e-marketing campaign support.

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UW-Madison Continuing Studies, 21 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 262-1156
Email: info@dcs.wisc.edu
Home page: continuingstudies.wisc.edu