MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2022–2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars.
This year’s program participants come from all the System’s 13 universities except for UW-Madison. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars must demonstrate excellent teaching skills and have a curiosity about student learning to be nominated by Provosts. The yearlong program begins in late May and will culminate with a research presentation at the annual Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning in Madison.
The program provides UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. In addition to discussing influential literature, participants are guided through systematic research focused on improving student learning through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project, the 22nd year of using this format.
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars is one of three signature programs offered by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID). OPID supports UW System’s 13 Centers for Teaching and Learning in fostering a culture of teaching and learning excellence in Wisconsin. Together they offer professional development programs that ensure student learning in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments. Fay Akindes is OPID Director.
The Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program is directed by two faculty leaders, Valerie Barske, a history professor at UW-Stevens Point and Heather Pelzel, a biology professor at UW-Whitewater.
The 2022–2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars are:
- Sarita Mizin, UW-Eau Claire, Feminist Theory, Medical Humanities, Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Kaia Simon, UW-Eau Claire, Literacy, Multilingual Writers, Feminisms, Rhetoric, and Composition
- Clifton Ganyard, UW-Green Bay, Humanistic Studies
- Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, UW-Green Bay, Music
- Valerie Krage, UW-La Crosse, Early Childhood Education
- Kristina LaPlant, UW-La Crosse, American Political Behavior
- Taylor Cole Miller, UW-La Crosse, Media Studies
- Kim Omachinski, UW-Milwaukee, Intercultural/Cross-Cultural Communication
- Jessica Brandt, UW Oshkosh, Science Biology
- Beth Johnson, UW Oshkosh, Science Geology
- Rebeccah MacKinnon, UW-Parkside, Mathematics
- Catherine Mossman, UW-Parkside, Biology
- Shannon Prince, UW-Parkside, Education
- Douglas Selent, UW-Platteville, Software Engineering
- Irfan UI-Haq, UW-Platteville, Mathematics
- Rebecca Haley, UW-River Falls, Chemistry
- Chris Hergenrader, UW-River Falls, Companion Animal Science
- James Berry, UW-Stevens Point, Linguistics
- Jess Bowers, UW-Stevens Point, Social Work
- Saemyi Park, UW-Stevens Point, American Politics
- Ann Oberding, UW-Stout, Art Education
- Kim Zagorski, UW-Stout, Political Science/International Studies
- Cherie Dakota, UW-Superior, Social Work
- Amanda Zbacnik, UW-Superior, Special Education
- Ken Brosky, UW-Whitewater, English
- Narendra Regmi, UW-Whitewater, Macroeconomics, International Trade, Economic Growth
The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 165,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree – with a median salary of more than $66,000. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.