Speakers' Bureau / Experts' List
Looking for a speaker for a convention, seminar or civic/community organization? Are you a member of the media looking for an expert source? UW-Marshfield/Wood County has the following experts on staff. Contact the faculty/staff member directly, or contact University Relations, at 715-389-6545.
Dr. Iddrisu Adam
Associate professor, Geography and Geology
Education: B.A. (Honors) University of Ghana, Legon; Grad. Dip. - Norwegian Language and Culture, University of Trondheim, Norway; M.Sc. Environmental Studies; Ph.D. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Issues, Population, HIV and AIDS, Immigration, Third World Issues, Africa, Weather and Climate Issues, Resource Management, Non-governmental Organizations in the Developing World.
Contact: 715-389-6527 (office) / 715-389-1996 (home)
Dr. Mathew J. Bartkowiak
Assistant Professor, English
Education: B.A. UW-Green Bay; M.A. Bowling Green State University; Ph.D. Michigan State University
Area(s) of Expertise: Popular music history, music and social change, popular culture studies, the 60s counterculture, American radicalism.
Dr. Kavita Bhatia
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Education: B. Sc. University of Poona, India; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Area(s) of Expertise: College Mathematics, Technology in Mathematics; Geometry and Topology
Director of Continuing Education
Education: B.S. UW-La Crosse, M.S. UW-River Falls
Area(s) of Expertise: Starting a non-profit and/or managing non-profits, fundraising (special event, annual or capital), working with non-profit boards and committees, volunteer recruitment and retention, donor recognition and solicitation, outcome measurement and impact, true collaborations, retail management and starting your own small business.
Education: B.A., English, Edgewood College; MLS UW-Madison
Area(s) of Expertise: Searching techniques, advanced searching techniques, successful fundraising, making fancy desserts, club advising.
Contact: 715-389-6531, 715-384-5213 (home)
Dr. Dana Haagenson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: B.S. University of North Dakota; M.S. Washington State University; Ph.D. University of North Dakota
Area(s) of Expertise: Chemistry
Lecturer, Political Science
Education: M.A. International Relations; Retired US Army LTC of the Infantry; Significant Materials Management and Logistics Management Experience
Area(s) of Expertise: Current political events, Threats to the nation, Iraq, Iran and North Korea
Dr. Amanda S. Hakemian
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Education: B.A. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Area(s) of Expertise: General biochemistry topics, methanotrophs and bioremediation.
Education: B.S., M.S. UW-Madison; Credits - Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of Oslo – Norway, Oxford University – England
Area(s) of Expertise: Fitness & health, Heart disease and exercise, Tennis, Basketball, First Aid, CPR/Defibrillation
Education: B.S., M.T.S. UW-Stevens Point
Area(s) of Expertise: Creative writing – short stories, novels, Developing student writing publications, International travel with students, Writing contests/judging, Mystery novels
Dr. Kitty Kingston
Professor of Art
Education: B.S. UW-Madison, M.A. and M.F.A UW-Madison
Area(s) of Expertise: Fine art of printmaking and papermaking
Dr. Jeff Kleiman
Education: Ph.D. Michigan State University, M.A. University of Cincinnati, B.A. Lindenwood University
Area(s) of Expertise: History of the Holocaust,Holocaust Denial, American Religion and Politics, American Political History, American Ethnic History, American Religious History, Jews and Judaism, History of Marshfield
Dr. Glenn Kuehn
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Education: Ph.D. and M.A. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale; B.A. UW-Eau Claire; AOS Culinary Institute of America.
Area(s) of Expertise: Aesthetics, cooking/eating/food and American philosophy/pragmatism.
Dr. Laura Lee
Associate Professor; Biology
Education: B.A. Augustana College; Ph.D. University of Illinois
Area(s) of Expertise: General biology (plants, animals, nature, ecology), Bird watching & Bird feeding, Conservation/Environmental Issues, Related topics
Associate Lecturer, Physics
Education: B.A. Eastern Illinois University, M.S. UW-Oshkosh (in progress)
Area(s) of Expertise: Physics, Astronomy, Math, History of Physics & Astronomy, Space Race/Exploration, Flight/Aviation, Related Topics
Brittany K. Lueth
Education: A.A.S UW-Marshfield/Wood County; B.S. UW-Stevens Point, M.S. Ed in Student Affairs & Administration, UW-La Crosse
Area(s) of Expertise: College prep, understanding colleges & careers, student involvement and activites.
Financial Aid/Veterans Advisor
Education: B.A. UW-Stevens Point (in progress)
Area(s) of Expertise: Financial aid, Veterans educational opportunities.
Network Manager/Network Administrator
Education: B.S., Business Administration, UW-Stevens Point
Area(s) of Expertise: Computer technology
Dr. Sandra Neumann
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Education: B.A. and M.A., Humboldt State University; Ph.D., Miami University
Area(s) of Expertise: Animal sheltering, animal shelter volunteers (recruitment, retention and training), adopting to families with children; diversity awareness for adults; awareness of and combating discrimination among adults; disaster preparedness and safety in the workplace; comprehensive sexuality education; environmental sustainability in higher education; living and working as an open lesbian; vegetarian; pagan-partnered mother of a toddler.
Dr. Douglas Oba
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Education: Ph.D., Experimental Pathology, University of Florida; B.S., Microbiology, Brigham Young University
Area(s) of Expertise: Viral pathogenesis; Microbial diseases in general
Education: A.A.S. UW-Rock County; B.S. UW-Whitewater; B.S.W. UW-Whitewater; M.L.I.S. UW-Madison
Area(s) of Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction, Search Skills, Advanced search skills; Libraries in the 20th Century; The Digital Divide; Information literacy; Knowledge management
Dr. Julie Tharp
Education: B.S. Mankato State University; M.A. Mankato State University; Ph.D. University of Minnesota; Fulbright Scholar
Area(s) of Expertise: Women and violence, Violence in mass media, Multiculturalism, Global perspectives, Women's writing, Native American literature and film, Quilt history
Dr. Kelly Wilz
Assistant Professor, Communication/Theatre Arts
Education: B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A. Northern Illinois University; Ph.D. Indiana University.
Area(s) of Expertise: Dissent from war; War and film; Gender and war; Rhetoric of war culture; Iraq War films; Gender and popular culture; and Enemy construction, Processes of dehumanization and rehumanization