Pioneer Spotlights

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The following College of Liberal Arts and Education faculty and staff were featured in the university's Pioneer Spotlight.

Dr. Frank King

Dr. Frank King

Dr. Frank King, assistant professor of ethnic studies at UW-Platteville, began teaching at the university in fall 2014. He teaches Introduction to Ethnic Studies as well as Race, Class, and Gender. See more.

Scott Soja

Scott Soja

Scott Soja, assistant professor of health and human performance, held a dual appointment as the head athletic trainer in athletics and senior lecturer in health and physical education at the university for the past 13 years, prior to his faculty appointment in fall of 2013. See more...

Dr. David Gillota

David Gillota

Dr. David Gillota, assistant professor of English, received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., specializing in contemporary American literature and humor. His critically-acclaimed book, "Ethnic Humor in Multiethnic America" was published in 2013. See more...

Sarah Strange

Sarah Strange

Sarah Strange, theatre lecturer, resident costume designer and costume shop manager, began teaching at UW-Platteville in fall 2013. She completed a Bachelor of Science in theatre design and technology and earned a Master of Fine Arts in costume design and her work has been seen throughout the United States and internationally. See more...

Dr. James Romesburg

James Romesburg

Dr. James Romesburg is an assistant professor of English, teaching Freshman Composition I and II. His research interests focus mainly on the role formal literacy education plays in working-class lives. See more...

Dr. Dong Isbister

Dong Isbister

Dr. Dong Isbister, assistant professor of women's and gender studies, began teaching at UW-Platteville in fall 2013. Her research includes a focus on culture and representation as well as transnational feminism, among other topics. See more...

Dr. Claudine Pied

Claudine Pied

Dr. Claudine Pied is an assistant professor of sociology. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology and her research focused on economic anthropology and the impact of economic decline upon a small town in Maine. See more...

Dr. Sabina Burton

Sabina Burton

Dr. Sabina Burton is an associate professor of criminal justice. She received a bachelor's degree in law and a master's degree in political science in Munich, Germany. She earned a Ph.D. in social ecology from the University of California-Irvine. Her main professional interests are forensic psychology, terrorism and cultural diversity. See more...

Dr. Shan Sappleton

Shan Sappleton

Dr. Shan Sappleton is an assistant professor of political science, teaching courses in comparative politics, international relations and African politics. She was born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Her dissertation research examined the West African countries of Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire. See more...

Stephen Shepherd

Stephen Shepherd

Stephen Shepherd, a senior lecturer of English Composition I and II, is a singer/songwriter and has received multiple invitations to attend the GRAMMYs. His album, "Escape is Not a Place," spent 36 weeks in the Top 20 on the Roots Music Country Chart. See more...

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