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Dr. Joanne Wilson

Greetings and welcome to the Division of Academic Affairs!

Academic Affairs manages most aspects of the student’s educational experience. At UW-Platteville, this includes the three colleges: Business, Industry, Life Sciences and Agriculture (BILSA); Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS); and Liberal Arts and Education (LAE). Our division also oversees the Karrmann Library, Graduate Studies, the Office of Institutional Research, the Distance Learning Center, and the Office of Continuing Education.

At UW-Platteville, we promote excellence by using a personal, hands-on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and to contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community.

UW-Platteville offers 42 majors, 64 minors, 17 pre-professional programs, and three graduate programs on campus. The Distance Learning Center offers two undergraduate degrees and 6 graduate programs.

Whether it’s in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, the athletic field, or online, our faculty and staff take a personal interest in UW-Platteville students. The faculty-to-student ratio is 25:1. With respect to practical learning experiences, over 69% of UW-Platteville students complete an internship. This is the highest among the 4-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System.

During the 2017-18 academic year and beyond, Academic Affairs is committed to building on its strength in applied learning by expanding opportunities for students to experience high-impact educational practices. These include growing undergraduate research, study abroad, service learning, creative endeavors, and internships.

About the Provost

Dr. D. Joanne Wilson has been at UW-Platteville for 30 years and began her current role as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2017.

She has served UW-Platteville in many capacities since 1986, including assistant professor of general engineering, chair of general engineering, executive director of First Year Experience, interim dean of the College of EMS, interim assistant chancellor for Student Affairs and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Wilson received her bachelor’s degree in applied mechanics and engineering sciences from the University of California at San Diego, and her Master of Science and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Wilson has received many accolades, including the inaugural UW-Platteville Woman of the Year Award, the Tau Beta Pi Wisconsin Epsilon Chapter Excellence in Teaching Award, and the UW System Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.

Past research and grant work includes a National Science Foundation grant for “Creating a Framework to Enhance the Engineering Literacy of Education Majors and the Instructional Effectiveness of Engineering Faculty,” as well as the “Development of a Web-Based Curriculum for Use as the Basis for Course Entitled ‘Introduction to College Life.’”

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