The Ethnic Studies Program Council includes Carl Allsup, ethnic studies; Rosalyn Broussard, social sciences; Teresa Burns, humanities; Rea Kirk, education; Joe Lomax, criminal justice; Laura Wendorff, humanities; Laura Beadling, humanities; and Melissa Gormley, social sciences.
The UW-Platteville Ethnic Studies Program is dedicated to awakening the minds and spirits of students and others to the issues of race and ethnicity in the United States and the social realities and moral challenges of racism in U.S. culture. It strives to help students fulfill their intellectual, moral and social potential, and encourages them to remove barriers which can prevent others from achieving their potential. It promotes the study of race and ethnicity in historical, social and political structures, and supports and encourages the integration of the vast new scholarship which questions, analyzes and narrates the role of race and ethnicity in the U.S.
The ethnic studies program oversees the UW-Platteville curriculum requirement that every student in a degree program complete a three-credit course on issues of race and ethnicity.