GPS Faculty & Staff

Meet the UW-Green Bay faculty members who teach in the GPS program. Select a professor to learn more about them and their interests.

Alexander Bozzo

Alexander Bozzo

Assoc Lecturer
TH 381

Dr. Alexander Bozzo received his PhD from Marquette University (Philosophy) in 2018. His primary area of expertise is in early modern philosophy (namely, David Hume), but he has an interest in all things philosophical. He’s published in such fields as epistemology and medical ethics, and is currently working on questions pertaining to the problem of evil and the... Read more »

Denise Bartell

Denise Bartell

Dr Student Success & Engmnt
MAC C317

Denise Bartell is the Director of Student Success & Engagement at UW Green Bay. In this role, she works to maximize outcomes for all students and improve equity of access and outcomes for historically underserved students. In addition to serving as Director of the GPS Program, Dr. Bartell supports the First Year Seminar program, leads the Peer Mentor for First Year Seminars program,... Read more »

J. Vincent Lowery

J. Vincent Lowery

Associate Professor
TH 395

As Co-Director of the GPS Program, Vince Lowery assists with student recruitment, program development, staff training, and organizational management, and teaches within the program. Professor Vince Lowery joined the Humanities Department in 2009 after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for two years. He completed his doctoral studies in History at the University of... Read more »

Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz

Professor
TH 373

Professor Ortiz was born in San Sebastián (Spain) where she completed her undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Education. She came to the United States in 1987 to further her education. She obtained a Master Degree and a PhD in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests are focused on women's issues, concepts of nation and... Read more »

Elizabeth Wheat

Elizabeth Wheat

Associate Professor
MAC B327

Elizabeth Wheat is an Assistant Professor in Public and Environmental Affairs, Political Science, Environmental Science and Policy, and the Master of Science in Sustainable Management programs at UW-Green Bay. She teaches courses in Environmental Policy, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law and Policy, International Law, Global Politics, and Global Environmental Politics. Her research... Read more »

Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra

Lecturer
MAC B329

Tara DaPra has been teaching creative writing and English composition and at UW-Green Bay since 2009. She enjoys working with writers of all abilities, both online and in the traditional classroom, and she especially enjoys working with students individually during “conference week.” Her teaching philosophy centers on the idea that writers can discover what they’re trying to say... Read more »

Ekaterina Levintova

Ekaterina Levintova

Associate Professor
MAC A327

Dr. Katia Levintova is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies. She is a former Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and an author of several articles on teaching and learning as well as the political sociology of post-communist transitions published in sources such as the Journal of Political Science Education, and Europe-Asia Studies. She is also a recipient of several State... Read more »

Jennifer Ronsman

Jennifer Ronsman

Lecturer
MAC B322

Jenny Ronsman has been teaching English Composition at UW-Green Bay since 2007, and has also taught courses in Literature, Art, Creative Writing, and English Composition at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Silver Lake College. In particular, she enjoys teaching general education writing courses because of the opportunity for one-on-one discussion with each student; she finds great... Read more »

Ray Hutchison

Ray Hutchison

Professor
MAC B304

Dr. Ray Hutchison is Professor of Sociology in Public and Environmental Affairs. In addition to the First Year Seminar on The Sixties, he teaches Introduction to Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Identities, Urban Sociology, and Street Gangs in America.  Dr. Ray Hutchison grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received his B.A. from Harpur College at the State University of New York-Binghamton... Read more »

Laura Rowell

Laura Rowell

Teaching Supervisor
LS 457

Laura Rowell is the Director of the Dietetic Internship and an adjunct lecturer for the Human Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.  Laura also instructs fitness classes at a local gym, to be a role model for not only food but a healthy lifestyle in her own personal life. She was one of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Future 15 Leaders to Watch for... Read more »

Heidi Sherman

Heidi Sherman

Associate Professor
TH 331G

Professor Sherman received her PhD (History) from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where she studied medieval history and archaeology. She has published widely on aspects of the material culture of medieval Russia (flax and linen production and trade, glassmaking) and on the Viking-age site of Staraia Ladoga. At UW-Green Bay, she teaches courses about the Vikings, medieval history... Read more »

Adam Gaines

Adam Gaines

Associate Professor
SA 119

Education

D.A., M.M. Ball State University; B.M. University of Louisville

Adam Gaines is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Dr. Gaines directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history courses and works with music technology. Dr. Gaines has performed as a soloist in his native Kentucky, as... Read more »

Jennifer Ham

Jennifer Ham

Professor
TH 331D

Chair of Humanities

Professor Jennifer Ham teaches a wide array of courses on German language, literature and culture. She has presented and published in the area of turn-of-the-century German studies on topics such as German theater and urban entertainment, the cultural history of animals, Frank Wedekind, Nietzsche and femininity and German cabaret. She is coeditor of Animal Acts:... Read more »

J P Leary

J P Leary

Associate Professor
WH 410F

Dr. J P Leary (Cherokee/Delaware) serves as an Associate Professor in First Nations Studies, History, and Humanities, as a member of the graduate faculty in the Professional Program in Education, and as a faculty affiliate with the Education Center for First Nations Studies. He regularly teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to FNS: The Tribal World, American Indians in Film,... Read more »

Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

Associate Professor
TH 331G

Dr. Christopher Martin has been teaching Philosophy at UW Green Bay for almost 6 years now. He teaches a wide range of classes, but particularly enjoys courses helping students to ask and investigate deep questions about the nature of reality, identity, free will, and science, such as metaphysics (the study of Being) and Early Modern Philosophy (the major philosophical disputes defining the years... Read more »

Daniel Meinhardt

Daniel Meinhardt

Associate Professor
LS 454

Dr. Meinhardt teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and evolutionary biology. Trained as an evolutionary anatomist, Dr. Meinhardt’s early research focused on miniaturization in frogs and some philosophical questions in evolutionary biology (e.g., Are species real?). Recently, he turned attention to the development of human reproductive anatomy,... Read more »

Joel Muraco

Joel Muraco

Dr. Joel Muraco is an Assistant Professor of Human Development. He currently teaches courses in Adolescent Development and Family Development. He studies romantic relationships, the lived experiences of gay and lesbian individuals, and the intersection of the two. Dr. Muraco is relatively new to the area, moving from Arizona to Green Bay just this past August. He has become active in the advocacy... Read more »

Jon Shelton

Jon Shelton

Associate Professor
MAC A324

Jon Shelton teaches and does research on the past and present of working people, unions, jobs, and education in the United States.  His book Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order (2017) tells the story of how the politicization of teachers and their unions in the 1970s helped facilitate the decline of labor-liberalism, clearing the way for... Read more »

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Associate Professor
MAC C313

Dr. Christine Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Human Development, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UWGB. Dr. Smith teaches courses on women and gender, social psychology, and research methods. She has done research examining the partner preferences of lesbian and bisexual women, the impact of fat stigma,... Read more »

Alison Staudinger

Alison Staudinger

Associate Professor
MAC A317

Dr. Staudinger teaches in Democracy and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Political Science at UW-Green Bay. Along with law and gender, she teaches courses in Political Theory. Her research explores constitutional change and political economy, with a particular focus on Prohibition and Repeal and the activism of women seeking a just division of labor in the home. Dr.... Read more »

Kimberley Reilly

Kimberley Reilly

Assistant Professor
MAC A320

Kimberley Reilly teaches in Democracy and Justice Studies, History, and Women's and Gender Studies at UW--Green Bay. Her teaching interests include U.S. women's history, legal history, the history of sexuality, and American consumer culture. Her current research is a legal and cultural history of marriage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her work has been... Read more »

David Voelker

David Voelker

Associate Professor
TH 377

David Voelker is an Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies and History. He is passionate about teaching the history of early America up to the Civil War, with a special interest in integrating First Nations. In recent years, he has also nurtured his interest in environmental history--which is the study of the historical relationship between humans and the natural world--and he has taught a... Read more »

Lora Warner

Lora Warner

Associate Professor
MAC A314

Dr. Lora Warner, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Public Affairs at UW-Green Bay. Dr. Warner teaches in the Public Administration program and leads the Nonprofit Management Emphasis, working with her students in numerous public and nonprofit organizations in the area each year on internships and service learning projects. Dr. Warner teaches courses in program evaluation,... Read more »

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Associate Professor
MAC B303

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