UWSP: New personnel join UWSP

Twenty-one faculty, four administrators, 23 members of the academic staff and two military science personnel are new at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall.

“I am happy to welcome such an impressive group of new faculty and staff to UWSP,” says Chancellor Linda Bunnell. “Being new to UWSP myself, I look forward to working with them and the rest of the campus community to continue priorities of student excellence and partnership.”

The administrative appointments are as follows:

Linda Bunnell, chancellor; B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; formerly a consultant serving higher education and nonprofit clients, former chancellor of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, former senior vice president for higher education for the College Board; Lance R. Grahn, dean of the College of Letters and Science; B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Duke University; formerly chair and associate professor of history at Marquette University; Todd J. Kuckkahn, executive director of UWSP Foundation and assistant to the chancellor for advancement; B.S., UW-Madison; M.S., UW-Platteville; formerly fund-raiser and strategic planner for U.S. Bank, United Way of Dane County; and Rosanne Proite, executive director of Campus Life; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Kansas State University; formerly director of housing and residential life at Florida Atlantic University.

The faculty appointments are as follows:

Esther Bauer, instructor of German; M.A., Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet (Germany); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. pending, Yale University; formerly doctoral candidate at Yale; Christy A. Brazee, associate professor of communication; B.A.J., UW-Madison; M.A., UW-Stevens Point; Ph.D., Purdue University; formerly assistant professor at Purdue University; Carrie A. Burgener, assistant professor of mathematics and computing; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; M.F.A., Parsons School of Design; formerly with Parsons School of Design; Michael C. Demchik, associate professor of forestry; B.S.F., M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; formerly employed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service;

Howard L. Eissenstat, instructor of history; B.A., M.A., State University of New York at Albany; Ph.D. pending, University of California-Los Angeles; formerly history instructor at University of California-Los Angeles; Don F. Guay, assistant professor of paper science; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Maine; formerly employed at Integrated Paper Services in Appleton; David L. Harpster, assistant professor of mathematics and computing; B.S., B.S., M.S., University of North Dakota; Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman; formerly assistant professor of mathematics at Minot State University; Rebecca L. Henning, instructor of communicative disorders; B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington; Ph.D., University of Iowa; formerly Ph.D. candidate at University of Iowa;

Todd C. Huspeni, assistant professor of biology; B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara; formerly assistant research biologist at University of California

Marine Science Institute; Peter Iannelli, assistant professor of business and economics; B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.S., Texas A&M University; formerly a consultant CPA and a business instructor at South Texas Community College; Julia M. King, assistant professor of communicative disorders; B.S., UW-Madison; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; formerly associate lecturer at UW-Stevens Point; Christine M. Faris Kline, instructor in the University Library; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; M.A., University of Iowa; formerly electronic resources coordinator at Northern State University;

Marilyn (Lynn) A. Kramer, assistant professor of English; B.A., UW-Madison; M.A., Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee; formerly executive director at The Arc of Outagamie County; Kathleen Lamb, instructor of sociology; B.A., Bluffton College; M.A., Ph.D. pending, Bowling Green State University; formerly instructor at Drake University and Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa; Kenneth L. Menningen, associate professor of physics; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; Ph.D., UW-Madison; formerly associate professor and chair of physics at UW-Whitewater; Matthew K. Mulvaney, assistant professor of psychology; B.A., Hartwick College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; formerly doctoral candidate at University of New Hampshire;

Eric F. Olson, instructor of resource management and Center for Land Use Education; B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., UW-Madison; formerly local project coordinator for the Long Lake Watershed Planning Grant Project in Stevens Point; Kristi L. Roth, assistant professor of health, exercise science, and athletics; B.S., Guildford College; M.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University; formerly instructor at Catawba Valley Community College; Robert H. Sirabian, assistant professor of English; B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University; formerly assistant professor of English at UW-Stout; Sarah Jane Smith, assistant professor of English; B.A., M.F.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; formerly taught at South Miami School of Arts, Western Michigan University and University of Illinois at Chicago; and Thomas J. Wetter, assistant professor of health promotion and human development; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., UW-Madison; formerly associate lecturer at UW-Stevens Point.

The academic staff appointments are as follows:

Shelby R. Billeb, student adviser for the Collaborative Degree Program; B.S., M.S.Ed., UW-Oshkosh; formerly customer service specialist for the Wisconsin Job Center in Medford; Mary Kaia Durall, clinical physician assistant in Health Services; B.B.A., B.S., M.P.A., UW-Madison; formerly family practice physician assistant in Prairie du Sac; Alisa M. Garbisch, residence hall director; B.S., UW-Oshkosh; M.S. pending, Central Missouri State University; formerly residence hall director at Central Missouri State University; Ian P. Goldberg, budget analyst and financial planner in the College of Natural Resources; B.S., University of North Texas; M.B.A., UW-Madison; formerly senior financial analyst at Alliant Precision Fuse Co. in Janesville;

Michelle M. Grimm, administrative specialist in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program; B.S., Winona State University; formerly communication specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Jeannie A. Hill, senior lecturer in theatre and dance, B.A., University of Vermont; formerly a working professional dancer; Michael B. Jan, records manager/assistant archivist in the University Library;

B.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead; M.A., M.L.I.S., UW-Milwaukee; formerly contract archivist at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee; Amy Kowalski, associate outreach specialist for the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; also currently a communication specialist for National Environmental Education Advancement Project at UW-Stevens Point;

Ed M. Lee, associate registrar; B.B.A., St. Norbert College; M.B.A., UW-Oshkosh; formerly collaborative degree adviser at UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Edward P. Lee, associate lecturer of interior architecture; B.S., Ohio University; M.Arch., Miami University, Ohio; formerly facilities planner with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah; Tiffany Lyden, outreach program manager for the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership; B.A., Augustana College-Rock Island, Ill.; M.S., UW-Stevens Point; formerly workshop coordinator at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Mont.; Kevin C. Masarik, associate outreach specialist in the Center for Watershed Education; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; M.S., UW-Madison; formerly graduate research assistant at UW-Madison;

Ann L. Munzenmaier, associate lecturer of health, exercise science, and athletics; B.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; formerly graduate assistant and softball coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato; Jessica J. Pondell, residence hall director; B.S., UW-La Crosse; M.A. pending, University of Northern Iowa; formerly assistant hall coordinator at University of Northern Iowa; Laura J. Rosenfield, admissions counselor; B.S., M.S., UW-Stevens Point; formerly graduate assistant in UWSP Coop Fisheries Research Unit; Toni L. Sage, instructional specialist in Tutoring-Learning Center; B.A., Washington State University; formerly coordinator of content area tutoring in Tutoring-Learning Center;

Matthew A. Schmidt, associate media specialist in University Telecommunications; B.A., UW-Stevens Point; Wendy Schmidt, lecturer in interior architecture; B.S., UW-Madison; M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; formerly assistant professor of interior design at Ball State University; Samuel S. Stanton, lecturer in political science; B.A., M.A., Arkansas State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University; formerly visiting assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University; Kathleen R. Stebbins-Hintz, associate lecturer in education; B.S., J.D., UW-Madison; formerly assistant director of curriculum and instruction for Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools;

David O. Taynor, associate lecturer in health, exercise science, and athletics, and assistant football and strength/conditioning coach; B.S., Urbana University; M.A., University of Louisville; Sang Meas Vang, artist/graphic designer in News Services; B.F.A., UW-Stevens Point; formerly project graphic designer at UW-Stevens Point; and Rhonda L. Verdegan, athletic trainer in health, exercise science, and athletics; B.S., UW-Stevens Point; M.A., Illinois State University; formerly assistant athletic trainer at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The military science appointments are: Jo Anne Parks, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, assistant professor of military science; B.A., College of St. Benedict; M.A., College of St. Scholastica; formerly Army Reserve battalion commander; and Gary Thompson, Captain U.S. Army, assistant professor of military science; B.A., Concordia College; formerly Wisconsin National Guard recruiting operations officer.