Katherine Duren, J.D., is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Division of Continuing Studies. Katy has over 20 years’ experience in higher and continuing professional education, including designing, teaching, and administering post-baccalaureate degree and certificate programs for post-traditional audiences. Katy oversees the EI Program Development team, and assists departments with curricular development, academic planning and approval, and program revenue budget planning.
Emily Baker, M.S., is an Instructional Technologist at UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies. Emily received her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in Elementary Education. After spending a year teaching abroad in South Korea, she decided to come back to Madison to study technology use in schools. She completed her master's degree in Educational Communications and Technology at UW-Madison in the spring of 2012. Emily has designed an online course for WCATY and is familiar with both Desire2Learn (Learn@UW) and Moodle.
Sarah Barber, M.S. is a Special Projects Manager. She provides academic planning and budgetary support to academic units with new degree or certificate programs for non-traditional students. She also assists with Summer Session operations. She earned her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison with a major in Economics and a certificate in Environmental Studies. She completed her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Michigan.
Steve Boldt, M.S. is a Project Manager. He assists academic departments with online program development, project management, and leads the DCS EI Online Course Design and Development Team. Steve has over twenty years of experience in managing, design and development, and delivering online programs/courses, workshops, and training in both the public and private sectors. Steve has earned his BS and MS in education and Professional Master Certificates in Project Management and Leadership.
Stephanie Johnson, M.F.A., is an Instructional Technologist at the UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies. Stephanie has over ten years of experience teaching college-level writing, literature, and public speaking courses. She has worked with students through a variety of delivery methods including traditional face-to-face instruction, hybrid courses, online semester-based courses, as well as print-based and online distance education courses. Additionally, she has experience developing courses and supporting faculty in an online environment.
Karen Skibba, PhD, is an Instructional Designer at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies where she consults with faculty on developing online courses and using technology to enhance student learning. Karen received her doctoral degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the UW-Milwaukee. Her dissertation researched how faculty members learn to teach adult learners in a blended program. Karen received a Master's Degree in Communication Studies from Marquette University. She has taught college-level communication and online and blended course development courses and seminars. She authored book chapters on using educational technologies and online and blended teaching and learning and presented her research at international conferences. Karen is also a trainer and peer reviewer for Quality Matters, a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.
William P. Tishler, M.A. is a Media Specialist with over twenty 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.