Undergraduate Faculty and Staff
Dominic Barraclough, PhD
139 Doudna Hall
He began his academic career in 1999 as an Assistant Professor in the graduate Counselor Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In addition to having been a full-time faculty member for 11 years, Dr. Barraclough served in a series of administrative positions including Program Coordinator for the Counselor Education program (similar to being a Department Chair), Director of Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs, Coordinator of Learning Outcomes Assessment for the Division of Academic Affairs, and Director of Graduate Studies and Academic projects from 2013 to 2016. In that role he helped lead the effort for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, including final editing of the Assurance Argument and co-writing the Quality Initiative Proposal and Report.
Dr. Barraclough is a member of the Editorial Board of The Humanistic Psychologist. He serves as the university’s advisor to its Circle K Club. Lastly, he is the founding board Treasurer of UW-Platteville’s Real Estate Foundation, which has built two multi-million-dollar residence halls in a unique public-private partnership.
Academic Department Associate
134 Doudna Hall
206 Pioneer Tower
Rick Bockhop is a professor of Agricultural Education department and serves as advisor for the Collegiate FFA and the Sigma Alpha Sorority. Bockhop is actively involved in the preparation of teachers for Agricultural Education programs in the Tri-State area. Additionally he teaches several Agricultural Engineering Technology classes.
126D Doudna Hall
She taught 8-12th grade English Language Arts and College Credit Public Speaking for Seymour Community Schools in Seymour, Wisconsin for 11 years. She has provided a multitude of professional development opportunities surrounding the use of technology in the classroom. Brogley is one of the few educators that is a Certified Google Education Trainer, Certified Google Innovator, and Google Streetview Certified. She also founded the Southwest Wisconsin Google Educator Group. She has been named to EdTech Magazine's "Dean's List: EdTech's 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs" for two years in a row. She currently is a full-time Technology Support Specialist for the Platteville Public Schools where she coaches teachers on effective technology integration.
352 Gardner Hall
Dr. Collins is a professor teaching mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his mathematical interests include discrete math, abstract algebra, and the history of mathematics. He has done several Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects on flipping the mathematics classroom.
Jennifer Collins, PhD
126A Doudna Hall
Dr. Collins’s research interests include the impact of short-term study abroad experiences on pre-service teachers understanding of the world around them and how rural educators can frame instruction in place-based and culturally responsive ways. She is passionate about mitigating the achievement gap for marginalized students and leads experiences for rural students that expose them to broader and more diverse schooling contexts. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville she was an Assistant Professor at Queens University of Charlotte and taught in Title I schools in Charlotte, North Carolina for a decade.
She is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Association of Multicultural Educators, serves on the Teacher Advisory Committee for the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and as a member of the Core Planning Group for PATH (Platteville Arts Trails History).
David Cooper, PhD
Performing and Visual Arts/Music
154 Doudna Hall
Dr. Cooper is an associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and was department chair of the music department until 2015. He is also the host and author of the educational blog www.AllThingsTrumpet.com. Along with repertoire and equipment reviews, you will be able to find a number of his music publications and recordings on this site. These publications include an adaptation of the Bach cello suites for trumpet, numerous jazz transcription books, two book/CDs of arias arranged and adapted for Mezzo-Soprano and Trumpet, and duet books from the compositions of Bartok, Tellemann and Sachse. Publishing affiliations include, Tom Harrell, Hal Leonard Corp., Chas. Colin Publishing, Roger Dean Publications and the Lorenz Corp.
Dr. Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpets players in the Midwest. As a performer, his affiliations include the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Isthmus Brass, The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Tom Gullion, The Art Blakey Tribute Band, and The Tim Whalen Nonet. He has given solo recitals at the Universities of Duluth, Wyoming, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and Lawrence Conservatory. He has also given solo recitals at ITG Conference, NY Brass Conference, Central Conservatory of Beijing, China. Ensemble affiliations have included the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Canton and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, Walt Disney World, and the Aspen Jazz Ensemble.
Timothy Deis, PhD
436 Doudna Hall
Mary Jo Durni
University Services Associate
139 Doudna Hall
126B Doudna Hall
Prior to joining UW-Platteville, Edgington taught for 15 years in the Dodgeville School District in elementary, middle and high school settings. During her last three years in the district, she worked in leadership roles serving as the K-12 Response to Intervention Coordinator for one year and two years as the district math coach.
G. Daniel Fairchild, PhD
Performing and Visual Arts/Music
180A Doudna Hall
His primary teaching specialties include applied horn and trumpet, conducting, instrumental ensembles, and numerous music education pedagogy classes.
His research interests and activities focus on high quality new music literature for grade 5-12 instrument ensembles and the teaching of comprehensive music literacy through performance. His work with Wisconsin Music Teachers Association is centered on the impact of evolving nation-wide performing and visual arts teacher certification and alternative teaching license qualifications. In addition, he is an active member of the Music Educators National Conference, Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, International Horn Society, and the College Band Directors Association.
University Services Associate
139 Doudna Hall
Fischer enjoys spending time traveling to visit family, bike riding, walking, and watching the Packers.
Beth Frieders, PhD
Biology/Broad Field Science
231 Gardner Hall
Clerical Assistant and Project Assistant
134 Doudna Hall
As of 2005 she has been providing clerical support for the Adult Education Program at UW-Platteville. She provides assistance with class surveys and keeps their databases current with updated addresses and contact information.
Jodean Grunow, PhD
140M Doudna Hall
Dr. Grunow teaches the Mathematics for Educators courses for elementary and middle school students through the Department of Mathematics and the Teaching Elementary Mathematics course through the School of Education, as well as, tutoring mathematics for the Praxis PPST emax. Additionally, she serves as Co-Project Director for an ESEA IHE Improving Teacher Quality grant. She served previously as Mathematics Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Her research interests are in developing pedagogy for teaching mathematics for understanding and in pursuing effective professional development for teachers of mathematics. She is a University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distinguished Alumna. She is a member of the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Wisconsin Mathematics Council (WMC), and the Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development (ASCD). She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi, honorary fraternities.
Edina Haslauer, PhD
131 Doudna Hall
Dr. Haslauer's research and teaching interests focus on the implementation of multicultural education throughout teacher training programs, culturally responsive pedagogy, social justice in education, and teaching English language learners (ELLs). Currently, she is working on a project that examines the ways in which after school programs enhance the language development of ELLs. Dr. Haslauer is fluent in three languages and has 15 years of second language teaching experience.
She is a member of the National Association for Multicultural Education and TESOL International Association.
125A Doudna Hall
608.342.1248 or 608.342.1271
Hazen taught middle school grades in the Shullsburg Public Schools for 18 years and was the principal at Cuba City High School for 13 years. While at Cuba City, he was very active in the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) serving on many committees and was the Region 3 representative on its Board of Directors. At UW Platteville, Hazen has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching education courses and currently serves as the Clinical Experiences Coordinator.
134B Doudna Hall
Prior to teaching for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Henze served as a secondary teacher, a junior-senior high school principal, and principal of Galena Middle School in Illinois for 23 years. He has presented at many workshops and conferences on various issues dealing with middle level education.
Henze is a licensed guidance counselor, secondary teacher, and school administrator. He is a member of several professional organizations and serves on several board of director positions in education and in his local community.
Lindsay Hollingsworth, PhD
140D Doudna Hall
Dr. Hollingsworth taught at the elementary level for six years in Mesa, Arizona and Verona, WI and has spent over ten years preparing future teachers. She is passionate about teacher training and the teaching of literacy skills. Dr. Hollingsworth is an executive board member for the Hidden Valley Reading Association, and a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and International Literacy Association. She is also a member of the National Association for Professional Development Schools and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Yuanyuan Hu, PhD
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program
332 Warner hall
Dr. Hu’s research involves teaching English to speakers of other languages, bilingual education, world Englishes, English in China, and minority language maintenance. She currently serves on the Language and Policy editorial board.
Dr. Hu oversees the undergraduate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She also coordinates UW-Platteville’s Master of Science in English Education program, established in 2001 in collaboration with South Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China.
Rea Kirk, PhD
140F Doudna Hall
Dr. Kirk has been a professor of special education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 21 years. She is part of the Interdisciplinary Program Council, the Women's and Gender Studies Program Council, and the Ethnic Studies Program Council, as well as co-advisor for Kappa Delta Pi.
Dr. Kirk has been a reviewer for one of Kappa Delta Pi’s international journals for over ten years and has just been awarded the Regional Chapter Counselor of the Year. Some of her other honors include Underkofler Alliant Energy and UW-System Excellence in Teaching Award; UW-Platteville Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization; Liberal Arts & Education Teaching Excellence Award; Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Teaching Award; UW-Platteville Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and UW-Platteville Woman of the Year.
She has been active in Faculty Governance, serving on the executive board a number of times. She has also been active on committees throughout campus.
Becky Lee, PhD
139 Doudna Hall
Dr. Lee taught in the public schools for 27 years, teaching kindergarten and serving as a Reading Specialist. She taught in the Master's in Reading program at Viterbo University for three years, UW-Platteville for three years, and at the University of Dubuque for twelve years.
Dr. Lee is a member of the International Reading Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Dan Leitch, PhD
140L Doudna Hall
Dr. Leitch joined the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2008 working as an associate professor and assistant interim director. Starting in 2010 he also became the assistant coordinator for the Master of Science in English Education China program. Prior to joining UW-Platteville he worked in residential programs for children with emotional and behavioral disorders, juvenile corrections, and international development projects.
His current research groups and projects include the Educational Policies for Children with Disabilities in China, Beijing Normal University; Self-Help Refugee Integration Programs for Families from Myanmar, Central Iowa; and an international comparative study of self-help refugees group for a book project.
In 2016 he was awarded the Advising Excellence Award for International Students, International Student and Scholar Services from UW-Platteville.
Geopolitics and Integration Strategies in Germany: Self-Help Organizations as Pillars for Refugee Integration. In S. Rodriquez (Ed.), 2017
Increasing Social Inclusion for the Children of Migrant Workers in Shanghai, China: A Four-Year Longitudinal Study of a Non-Governmental, Volunteer-Led, After-School Program. Frontiers of Education in China. 11, 2, 217-249, 2016
Left-Behind Children in Ethnic Minority Regions of China: Excerpts from Students’ Diaries and Letters, Joetsu Association for the Study of Education Administration. May
Selected Fellowships and Research Grants:
DAAD Fellowship, Inclusive Education, HDA, Darmstadt, Germany, 2016
Wisconsin Teaching Scholar, University of Wisconsin-System, 2014-2015
Visiting Scholar, Department of Special Education, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, June 2014
Fulbright Scholar, Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Ukraine: Transforming Schools and Communities, Lviv, Ukraine, 2010-2012.
Peggy Marciniec, PhD
126G Doudna Hall
Dr. Marciniec’s research and teaching interests focus on literacy instruction for learners who struggle and on assessment of reading. She has taught in regular education classrooms, in special education classrooms in both public and private settings, and has served as a district reading specialist. Dr. Marciniec has worked with school districts to develop district wide curricula and to provide professional development to teachers. She has directed a university Reading Clinic that served the needs of local school districts, offering diagnosis and instruction for readers who struggle. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Dr. Marciniec taught at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and directed the graduate reading program, and taught at Alaska Pacific University where she worked with First Nations students.
She is an active member in the International Literacy Association (ILA), the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA), Kappa Delta PI Honor Society for educators (KDP), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Leigh Monhardt, PhD
126F Doudna Hall
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville he worked as an elementary and middle school science teacher and has an emphasis in Biology, Environmental Studies and Museum Studies. He has extensive in-service experience as a lead teacher and clinician for several National Science Foundation (NSF) teacher enhancement projects including STEM Connects, UW-Platteville; Science Co-op Project, University of Missouri- St. Louis; Science PALs (Parents, Activities, and Literature), Iowa City, IA; and Iowa Chautauqua Program, Iowa City, Iowa. He has been involved in science teacher training throughout the states of Utah, Iowa, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dr. Monhardt has developed science curriculum for students and teachers in the PrimeScience Project, Science PALs Project, and Environmental Curriculum Development, Museum of National History, at the University of Iowa. He has also developed science curriculum for students and teachers in the Buckle Down Series at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
John Nkemnji, PhD
106 Doudna Hall
Dr. Nkemnji joined the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1988 and has served as a counselor of Kappa Delta Pi on campus for the past twenty-five years. He currently teaches Educational Media Applications and Educational Media Theory. He has earned prestigious awards and was recently inducted into the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.
In addition to teaching he is an author and publisher of several books-chapters, articles and papers. His research interest centers on using technology to motivate and educate diverse learners.
126C Doudna Hall
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Rosemeyer worked as a middle school language arts teacher for more than ten years in Wisconsin and Florida. She also served as a curriculum leader in the area of English. She earned the Google Educator certification and was an integral part of adopting and implementing a 1:1 student to iPad program in Platteville.
University Services Associate
140B Doudna Hall
Chris Schulenburg, PhD
229 Warner Hall
Dr. Schulenburg is an associate professor in Spanish and teaches classes on Introductory and Intermediate Spanish Language, Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Composition and Conversation, Spanish Civilization, and Teaching World Languages.
In 2012-13 Dr. Schulenburg was a Unversity of Wisconsin System Teaching Fellow, he received the Outstanding Educator Award from Kappa Delta Pi Iota Rho in 2012, and in 2011 he was presented with an LAE Excellence in Professional Development Award.
His recent publications have appeared in "Hispania", "Revista de estudios hispÃƒÂ¡nicos" (St. Louis), "Confluencia", and "Chasqui". Currently, Professor Schulenburg is working on a manuscript exploring the changing role of the intellectual in novels by the Argentine writer Ricardo Piglia.
Wonim Son, PhD
140H Doudna Hall
Dr. Son teaches classes that include the Foundations of Early Childhood Education, Human Growth and Development, Pre-K Methods of Cognitive Development, and Administration and Family Relations in Early Childhood. Her research focuses on pedagogy, multiculturalism, professional development, and values in children’s literature.
She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young children (NAEYC).
Frank Steck, PhD
411 Pioneer Tower
Dr. Steck taught photography and worked as a professional photographer in Terre Haute, Indiana and Oswego, New York. He currently teaches in the department of industrial studies and coordinates the technology education program. He serves as faculty advisor to the Harry Nohr Woodturners, the 300th Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, the most active community/university group on campus.
Nancy Turner, PhD
152 Gardner Hall
She currently teaches courses in Medieval Europe, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, History of Western Science, Modern Middle East, Women in European Civilization, and World Civilization I.
130 Doudna Hall
In her current position Weier assists students in preparing for the Foundations of Reading test as well as the math PRAXIS exam. Previously Weier has taught Foundations of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She has also worked as a classroom teacher in grades 1-4, and a Title I reading teacher for grades K-6. Weier has additional experience as a pre-school teacher and as a middle school at-risk teacher. She has also been active in community service boards as well as serving as a 4-H leader and Religious Education coordinator and teacher.
Mark Zidon, PhD
217 Pioneer Tower
He has been awarded the Wisconsin Teaching Fellow Award, the Underkolfer Teaching Excellence Award, and the North Dakota Agricultural Teachers Association Distinguished Service award. He was also named the American Association for Agricultural Education Central Region Outstanding Agricultural Educator.