Speakers Bureau

Listed below are UW-Waukesha faculty and staff who are available to speak to high school classes or to groups, such as community organizations, service clubs, church groups, etc. As an expression of their professional commitment to the community, they want to share their expertise and knowledge.

Most speakers do not require a fee for local presentations, however honoraria and travel expenses may be requested by the individual. Donations may be made to the UWW Friends & Alumni Foundation, Inc. for scholarships.

Speaking dates and times are limited by the individual's schedule. Contact should be made directly with the faculty or staff member at the campus address, or phone number listed next to their name. If there is any problem reaching the speaker, please email:  wakinfo@uwc.edu
 

Anthropology

Salah Bassiouni

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology 
Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Fields of Expertise

  • Ethnic and Racial Minorities
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • World Cultures
  • World Religions

Contact Information: salah.bassiouni@uwc.edu or 262-521-5203

Art

Barbara Reinhart

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • B.A. in Art and French from Cornell College of Iowa
  • MFA in drawing and painting from UW-Milwaukee

Fields of Expertise

  • American Birkebiener Cross Country Marathon experience from the middle-of-the-pack perspective Cross Country Skiing

Contact Information: barbara.reinhart@uwc.edu or 262-521-5543

Jeff Noska

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • M.F.A University of Notre Dame

Fields of Expertise

  • Ceramics, Sculpture

Contact Information: jeff.noska@uwc.edu or 262-521-5492 and 262-965-3469 (Home)

Biological Sciences

Alan D. Parker

Professor Emeritus of Biology
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Fields of Expertise

  • Biology of Fungi in Natural Ecosystems
  • Botany
  • Fungi and Human Affairs
  • Mushroom Identification
  • Plant Pathology
  • Wild Mushrooms

Contact Information: alananddiana@att.net or 262-521-5495

Michael Pauers

Assistant Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fields of Expertise

  • Animal Behavior
  • Cichlid fishes
  • Color Vision
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fishes(General biology, identification and taxonomy)

Contact Information: michael.pauers@uwc.edu or 262-521-5495

Chemistry

Gary Udovich

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Fields of Expertise

  • Acid Rain
  • Chemistry of Baking
  • Chemical Food Additives
  • Ozone Hole - Theories and Implications
  • Toxic Chemicals in the Home Environment
  • Various Areas of Environmental or Consumer Chemistry

Contact Information: gary.udovich@uwc.edu or 262-521-5526

Communications and Theatre Arts

Steven Decker

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • M.F.A., Theatre and Drama, Indiana University

Fields of Expertise

  • Acting and Directing
  • Corporate Training Through Role Play
  • Stage Combat

Contact Information: steven.decker@uwc.edu or 262-521-5209

Economics

Joe Essuman

Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Problems and Prospects for African Nations
  • Finance and Development
  • Foreign Aid and Privatization
  • General Economic Issues
  • Statistical Projects for Small Businesses

Contact Information: joe.essuman@uwc.edu or 262-521-5535; Home, 262-358-3455

Education/Psychology

Jill Rinzel

Assistant Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • Childcare Programs
  • Children's Sports Experiences
  • Cognitive Development
  • Gender Stereotype Development in Children
  • Learning and Development
  • Service Learning 

Contact Information: jill.rinzel@uwc.edu or 262-521-5509

Julianna M. Alitto

Assistant Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University (School Psychology)
  • Licensed School Psychology in WI and IL
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) as recognized by the National Assn. of School Psychologists

Areas of Expertise

  • Students with emotional and behavior disabilities
  • Mental health issues in childhood and adolescence
  • Response to Intervention (Multi-tier System of Supports)
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
  • Alternative education settings
  • Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM)

Contact Information: julianna.alitto@uwc.edu or 262-521-5509

English

Greg Ahrenhoerster

Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of Expertise

  • The Influence of King Arthur's Tales on the Star Wars Films
  • The Role of Sports in 20th Century American Literature

Contact Information: greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu or 262-521-5479

Lisa Hager

Assistant Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • British Literature and Culture
  • Chidren's Cartoons
  • Comic Books and Graphic Novels
  • Feminism
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues
  • Steampunk and Neo-Victorianism
  • Technology in the Classroom

Contact Information: lisa.hager@uwc.edu or 262-521-5479

Janet LaBrie

Senior Lecturer
Degrees

  • Ph.D. in English, Ph.D. minor in Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethnic Detective Fiction
  • Men's and Women's Speech Differences
  • Women's Rural Fiction
  • Writing a Life History

Contact Information: janet.labrie@uwc.edu or 262-521-5521

Ellyn Lem

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D. in English, NYU, New York, NY

Areas of Expertise

  • American Literature
  • Children and Young Adult Literature
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Food in Film and Literature
  • Literature of War
  • Student Veteran issues
  • Understanding Aging
  • Women in Literature
  • Work-family debate in popular culture

Contact Information: ellyn.lem@uwc.edu or 262-521-5478

Sara Pagliaroni

OWL Director
Degrees

  • M.A., Marquette University

Areas of Expertise

  • Composition and Grammar

Contact Information: sara.pagliaroni@uwc.edu or Home 262-894-7124

Cassandra Phillips

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • M.A., DePaul University
  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville

Areas of Expertise

  • Literacy and Literacy Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Contact Information: cassandra.phillips@uwc.edu or 262-521-5522

Margaret Rozga

Professor Emeritus of English
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry Writing Workshops

Contact Information: margaret.rozga@uwc.edu or Home 414-763-7887

Elizabeth Zanichkowsky

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • African-American Literature and Culture
  • Multiculturalism and Education
  • Novels of Manners and Domestic Fiction
  • On Writers: Jane Austen, Frances Burney, Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, Edith Wharton and others less known
  • Politics and Literature
  • Women's Literature

Contact Information: elizabeth.zanichkowsky@uwc.edu or 262-521-5478

History

Blake McNulty

Associate Professor Emeritus of History
Degrees

  • M.A., University of South Carolina

Areas of Expertise

  • Acquisition of the Panama Canal
  • American Involvement in Vietnam
  • Cultural Conflict in the 1920s
  • Philippine Uprising, 1899-1903
  • Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South
  • Slide Presentation: The Selling of World War II
  • Video Presentation: A Visit to Nepal,India (1994)
  • Video Presentation: A Visit to Burma
  • Video Presentation: A Visit to Laos
  • Video Presentation: A Visit to Vietnam
  • Vietnam War Era

Contact Information: blake.mcnulty@uwc.edu or 262-547-7920 (Home)

Mathematics

Paul Sundheim

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Expertise

  • The Beauty of Nature and the Golden Number Phi
  • The Color of the Fourth Dimension
  • The Shape of Space
  • The Size of Infinity

Contact Information: paul.sundheim@uwc.edu or 262-521-5437

Physics

Joe Otu

Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama

Areas of Expertise

  • Extraterrestrial Life
  • Nuclear Physics and Radiation Effects
  • Peace Without War - A Physicist's View
  • Radioactive Carbon Dating
  • Relativistic Time Dilation (The Twin Paradox)

Contact Information: joe.otu@uwc.edu or 262-521-5298

Political Science

Margaret Hankenson

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

  • American Government
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Women and Public Policy

Contact Information: margaret.hankenson@uwc.edu or 262-521-5204

Sociology

Salah Bassiouni

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology
Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethnic and Racial Minorities
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
  • World Cultures
  • World Religions

Contact Information: salah.bassiouni@uwc.edu or 262-521-5203

Ron Gulotta

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Loyola University of Chicago, 1994.

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Problem-Oriented Policing
  • Research and Evaluation

Contact Information: ron.gulotta@uwc.edu or 262-521-5205

World Languages

Deborah Paprocki

Associate Professor
Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • Films of Latin America or Spain
  • Latin American Culture
  • Latin American Literature
  • Spanish Culture
  • Spanish Literature
  • Value of Multilingualism

Contact Information: deborah.paprocki@uwc.edu or 262-521-5442