Speakers Bureau

We have listed the names of faculty and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha 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 contact:

UW-Waukesha
Marketing & Communications Department
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Phone: (262) 521-5445
E-Mail: wakinfo@uwc.edu
Web Site: waukesha.uwc.edu

Anthropology

Salah Bassiouni

Associate Professor

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

Kathleen Bubinas

Associate Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Anthropology with a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fields of Expertise

  • Are Immigrants Taking Jobs Away from U.S. Workers?, Community Gardens as a form of Food Security, Farmers Markets: Sustaining the Local Economy, Food Security, The Global Food System: Feast or Famine, Local Food Systems: Costs and Benefits, Community Gardens and the Changing Urban Landscape, Redevelopment in Post-Industrial Cities, Re-Imagining the Post-Industrial City

Contact Information: kathleen.bubinas@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5523

Art

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: aparker26@wi.rr.com or (262) 521-5495

Michael Pauers

Lecturer

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

Paul Zillgitt

Lecturer

Degrees

  • Doctorate from the Chicago School of Medicine

Fields of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology

Contact Information: paul.zillgitt@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5524

Chemistry

Gary Udovich

Associate Professor

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

Fields 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

Tony Landowski

Academic Success Center Director

Degrees

  • M.S. Guidance and Counseling from UW-Whitewater

Fields of Expertise

  • Higher Education Options
  • Financial Aid
  • UW-Waukesha Resource

Contact Information: tony.landowski@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5506

Jill Rinzel

Assistant Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Expertise

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

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

English

Greg Ahrenhoerster

Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Fields 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

Fields 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

Fields 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

Fields of Expertise

  • American Literature
  • Children and Young Adult Literature
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Food in Film and Literature
  • Literature of War
  • Service Learning
  • Women in Literature

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

Sara Pagliaroni

OWL Director

Degrees

  • M.A., Marquette University

Fields 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

Fields 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

Fields 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

Fields 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

Fields 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)

Horticulture

Bambi ButzlaffVoss

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Degrees

  • B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Expertise

  • Flowers
  • Master Gardener
  • Perennial Landscaping

Contact Information: bambi.butzlaffvoss@uwc.edu or (262) 521-5445

Mathematics

Paul Sundheim

Associate Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Fields 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

Physical Education

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

Physics

Joe Otu

Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama

Fields 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

Fields of Expertise

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

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

Sociology

Salah Bassiouni

Associate Professor

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

Ron Gulotta

Associate Professor

Degrees

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

Fields 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

Assistant Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields 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

Media Contacts

These members have indicated a willingness to share their special knowledge with members of the media seeking to clarify or further explain a story, or with business firms which might have questions of technical concern.

You may also call the Marketing & Communications  department at (262) 521-5445 for further information on resident expertise.