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 Designer at UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies. Emily received her undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in Elementary Education. After spending a year teaching abroad, she decided to come back to Madison. She completed her master's degree in Educational Communications and Technology at UW-Madison in the spring of 2012. Emily is part of the development team and works with instructors across campus in the design and development of their online courses.
Sarah Barber, M.S. is the Summer Term Director. She provides coordination and leadership for Summer Term operations. She earned her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison and completed her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Michigan.
Steve Boldt, M.S. is the Director of Online Development. 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.
Jean Haefner, B.F.A., M.F.A., is an Instructional Designer and Technologist at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Jean has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to technology and education, and more recently taught game design and development at UW-Stout. With degrees in advertising design and photography, a MFA in web and interactive design, and advanced coursework in education technology, Jean has worked, taught, and presented in these areas and brings more than 15 years of educational web and interactive design experience to the Online Development team. Her research interests include emerging technologies, games for learning, and community building and student engagement in online learning.
Stephanie Johnson, M.F.A., is an Instructional Designer 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.
Sara Kluender, M.B.A., is a Marketing Strategist for the Division of Continuing Studies. Sara assists departments with marketing strategy and comprehensive plan development from identifying objectives through tactical planning of the marketing mix and evaluation of success. She has over fifteen years of experience in marketing, integrated communications, advertising, promotional strategy and event planning. She earned her undergraduate degree in communication with a focus on organizational leadership and supervision and her M.B.A with a focus in management and marketing.
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.
Jessica Viesselmann, M.B.A., is a Market Research Manager at the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. She provides marketing research support to help determine the interest level and market needs for new programs. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Management & Human Resources from UW-Madison. After working in the Market Research field for a few years she came back to the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received her M.B.A. from the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research.