Undergraduate Faculty and Staff

Dominic Barraclough, PhD

Dominic Barraclough, PhD
Interim Director

139 Doudna Hall
608.342.1131
barracld@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Barraclough received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of North Dakota in Counseling Psychology in 2000 after having completed a Pre-doctoral Internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to earning his Doctorate, he earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1989.  In addition, Dr. Barraclough completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Counseling and Consultation Services.

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.

 

Judy Belken

Judy Belken
Academic Department Associate

134 Doudna Hall
608.342.1276
belken@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Judy Belken started working at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1985 in the Department of Military Science.  She transferred to Career Planning and Placement for ten years before joining the School of Education in 1999.  Her duties within the School of Education include working with the graduate programs and scheduling.
Rick Bockhop

Rick Bockhop
Professor
Agriculture

206 Pioneer Tower
608.342.1892
bockhopr@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Rick Bockhop earned his PhD in Agricultural Education from Iowa State, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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.

 

Jessica Brogley

Jessica Brogley
Lecturer

126D Doudna Hall
608.342.6099
brogleyjes@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Jessica Brogley earned her Master of Science in Educational Technology from Lesley University and her Bachelor of Science in Secondary English and Speech Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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.

 

Teresa Burns

Teresa Burns
Professor
Humanities/English/Foreign Languages

325 Warner Hall
608.342.1880
burnst@uwplatt.edu

Biography

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Ben Collins

Ben Collins
Professor
Mathematics

352 Gardner Hall
608.342.1746
collinsbe@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Collins earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Philosophy from Central College in Iowa.

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

Jennifer Collins, PhD
Assistant Professor

126A Doudna Hall
608.342.1248
collinsjen@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Collins earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Urban Education and her Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC).

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

David Cooper, PhD
Associate Professor
Performing and Visual Arts/Music

154 Doudna Hall
608.342.1021
cooperd@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Cooper earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Akron, and his Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Lawrence University.

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

Timothy Deis, PhD
Professor
Mathematics

436 Doudna Hall
608.342.1948
deist@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Deis earned his PhD in Semigroups from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He currently works with students who plan to become middle or high school teachers. His interests include outreach programs for middle or high schools in the tristate area.
Mary Jo Durni

Mary Jo Durni
University Services Associate

139 Doudna Hall
608.342.1131
durnim@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Mary Jo Durni joined the School of Education in 2011 after working in several positions on campus since 2001.  In her duties she assists students and monitors their progress on their way to student teaching.
Erin Edgington

Erin Edgington
Assistant Professor

126B Doudna Hall
608.342.1284
edgingte@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Erin Edgington earned her Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Middle Level Education from Illinois State University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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

G. Daniel Fairchild, PhD
Professor
Performing and Visual Arts/Music

180A Doudna Hall
608.342.1123
fairchig@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. G. Daniel Fairchild earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, he taught music in Illinois public schools.

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.

 

Mary Fischer

Mary Fischer
University Services Associate

139 Doudna Hall
608.342.1131
fischema@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Mary Fischer earned her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She began her career at UW-Platteville in 2000 in Dining Services after 8 years of being a stay at home mom. Since 2004 she has worked primarily in the School of Education and became full-time in 2007. Fischer supports the School of Education Director, faculty and staff, and students.

Fischer enjoys spending time traveling to visit family, bike riding, walking, and watching the Packers.

 

Beth Frieders, PhD

Beth Frieders, PhD
Professor
Biology/Broad Field Science

231 Gardner Hall
608.342.1683
frieders@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Frieders earned her PhD and Master of Science in Plant Sciences from the University of Minnesota, and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Olaf College. Dr. Frieders is a professor within the biology department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She teaches courses that include BioQuest, The Unity of Life, Fundamentals of Biological Investigation, Plant Pathology, and more.
Vicki Gevelinger

Vicki Gevelinger
Clerical Assistant and Project Assistant

134 Doudna Hall
608.342.1276
gevelinv@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Vicki Gevelinger began her career at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1991 providing clerical support for the Center of Education for the Young Adolescent (CEYA). In 2003, she joined the School of Education providing clerical support for the graduate program where she assigns graduate advisors to all graduate student applications received from the Admissions Office. In her duties she files all incoming correspondence from the Graduate Office and assists the Graduate Office in obtaining needed documentation to complete the students’ Master of Science in Education files.

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

Jodean Grunow, PhD
Senior Lecturer

140M Doudna Hall
608.342.1009
grunowj@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Grunow earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

Edina Haslauer, PhD
Assistant Professor

131 Doudna Hall
608.342.1116
haslauee@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Haslauer earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and a Bachelor of Art in Sociology from Loras College.  She also attended the Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz, Austria.

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.

 

Tim Hazen

Tim Hazen
Lecturer

125A Doudna Hall
608.342.1248 or 608.342.1271
hazent@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Tim Hazen obtained his Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education and Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He earned his Pre-K–12 Principal’s Certification at Loras College.

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.

 

Dale Henze

Dale Henze
Senior Lecturer

134B Doudna Hall
608.342.1287
henzed@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dale Henze earned his Master of Science in Education Administration from Purdue University and his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education from Illinois State University. His primary interest is middle level education and the early adolescent. Early adolescence is a distinct period of human growth and development situated between childhood and adolescence. Henze believes that this remarkable stage of the life cycle spotlights special educational considerations in our schools and classrooms.

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

Lindsay Hollingsworth, PhD
Assistant Professor

140D Doudna Hall
608.342.1268
hollingswoli@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Hollingsworth earned her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University, her Master of Arts from the University of Phoenix, and Bachelor of Arts from Luther College. She completed her Reading Teacher license through Viterbo and her English as a Second Language license through Mesa Community College.

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

Yuanyuan Hu, PhD
Associate Professor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program

332 Warner hall
608.342.1929
huy@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Hu earned her PhD in English with an emphasis in English as a Second Language from Purdue University, and her Master of Arts in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Zhejiang University, China.

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

Rea Kirk, PhD
Professor

140F Doudna Hall
608.342.1279
kirkr@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Krik earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Montana-Billings, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in American History and Education, with an emphasis in intellectual disabilities, from the University of California-Los Angeles.

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

Becky Lee, PhD
Lecturer

139 Doudna Hall
608.342.1131
leebe@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Lee earned her PhD in Teaching and Learning Processes with an emphasis in early childhood education from Capella University, her Master of Science in Reading Specialist and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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

Dan Leitch, PhD
Associate Professor

140L Doudna Hall
608.342.6046
leitchd@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Leitch earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Continuing and Vocational Education with a minor in International Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Master of Science in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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.

Selected Publications:

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

Peggy Marciniec, PhD
Associate Professor

126G Doudna Hall
608.342.1656
marciniecp@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Marciniec earned her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction – Reading, and Master of Science in Education – Special Education, from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education – Elementary Education and Special Education from the Illinois State University.

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

Leigh Monhardt, PhD
Professor

126F Doudna Hall
608.342.6004
monhardtl@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Leigh Monhardt earned her PhD and Master of Science in Science Education from the University of Iowa, and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Luther College.

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

John Nkemnji, PhD
Professor

106 Doudna Hall
608.342.1244
nkemnji@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Nkemnji earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from the University of Texas-Austin. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wyoming and his TESOL certification from Iota State University.

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.

 

Caitlin Rosemeyer

Caitlin Rosemeyer
Lecturer

126C Doudna Hall
608.342.1131
rosemeyerca@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Caitlin Rosemeyer earned her Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction - Literacy Studies from the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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.

 

Liz Runde

Liz Runde
University Services Associate

140B Doudna Hall
608.342.1130
rundeel@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Liz Runde earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She joined UW-Platteville’s School of Education in 2010 as a University Services Program Associate. In 2011, she transitioned to assisting students with scheduling, processing licensure documents, and assisting with daily operations.
Chris Schulenburg, PhD

Chris Schulenburg, PhD
Associate Professor
Foreign Languages/Spanish

229 Warner Hall
608.342.1109
schulenburgc@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Schulenburg earned his PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and both his Bachelor of Science in Teaching License-Spanish and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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 hispánicos" (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

Wonim Son, PhD
Professor

140H Doudna Hall
608.342.1614
sonw@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Son earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Early Childhood Education, from the Indiana State University. She earned her Doctorate (all but dissertation) in Educational Philosophy and History from the Korea University, her Master of Education in Educational Philosophy and History, and her Bachelor of Arts in Civic Ethics Education from the Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.

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

Frank Steck, PhD
Professor
Technology Education

411 Pioneer Tower
608.342.1180
steck@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Steck earned his PhD in Curriculum & Instruction and a Master of Science in Technology Education from Indiana State University. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Industrial Arts from the State University of New York-Oswego, and one in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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

Nancy Turner, PhD
Professor
Social Studies

152 Gardner Hall
608.342.1789
turnern@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Turner earned her PhD and Master of Arts in History from the University of Iowa, and her Bachelor of Arts in History and German from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Turner is a professor within the history department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Her research interest include Christian/non-Christian relations in the late middle ages, scientific revolution, and alchemy in the sixteenth century.

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.
Jan Weier

Jan Weier
FORT Tutor

130 Doudna Hall
608.342.1253
weierj@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Janis Weier earned her Master of Science in Elementary Education with a reading emphasis, and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a math specialization from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.

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

Mark Zidon, PhD
Professor
Agriculture

217 Pioneer Tower
608.342.1391
zidon@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Dr. Zidon earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Iowa State University, and his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University. Dr. Zidon is a professor within the agriculture department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his research interests focus on teaching methods in agricultural education.

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.

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