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Faculty & Staff

Keir Wefferling

Keir Wefferling

Asst Prof & Herbarium Curator
MAC 212

Kelly Deuerling

Kelly Deuerling

Assistant Professor
LS 437

I am interested in how water flows through and promotes chemical weathering and nutrient cycling within the critical zone – the region between the top of vegetation and the bottom of aquifers that supports terrestrial life.  This includes groundwater-surface water interaction, chemical weathering across climates, water-rock interaction, and effects of anthropogenic practices on surface... Read more »

Franklin Chen

Franklin Chen

Associate Professor
LS 460

Research Interests

Applications of Computing Algebra in Physical Chemistry Teaching, Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, Quantum Chemistry of Colors, Fingerprint Lifting, Preservation and Development, Ultrasonic Stimulation of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Treatment of Wood for The Extraction of Hemicellulose

Education

Undergraduate - Agricultural Chemistry,... Read more »

Kpoti Gunn

Kpoti Gunn

Assistant Professor
ES 307A

I received my first undergraduate degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Lome-Togo and a second one in Environmental Sciences from Bellevue University in Nebraska. While at the University of Lome, I discovered my passion of Water management, which deepened further with an added interest in water pollution during my environmental science studies at Bellevue University. After my... Read more »

Mathew Dornbush

Mathew Dornbush

Dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
WH 480E

Research Interests

My primary research interest relates to the use of native plant restorations to improve ecosystem services, focusing principally upon their influence on soil organisms and processes.

Education

Ph.D. 2005 Iowa State University, Ames, IA; M.S. 2001 Iowa State University, Ames, IA; B.A. 1998 Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Michael Draney

Michael Draney

Professor
LS 461

Research Interests

I am interested in conservation applications of terrestrial arthropod assemblages, especially spiders, and have a particular interest in the ecology and taxonomy of sheet web spiders (family Linyphiidae).

Education

Ph.D., Entomology, 1997, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Certificate in Environmental Ethics, 1995, University of Georgia,... Read more »

Kevin Fermanich

Kevin Fermanich

Professor & Researcher
LS 416

Website

http://www.uwgb.edu/fermanik/

Research Interests

Soil processes and ground water quality; nonpoint source pollution; watershed monitoring and management; fate of contaminants.

Education

B.S. UW-Stevens Point; M.S., Ph.D. UW-Madison.

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Michael Holly

Michael Holly

Assistant Professor
ES 307B

Research Interests

Agricultural waste management; stormwater management; nonpoint source pollution; farm system modeling; environmental fate and treatment of anthropogenic chemicals.

Education

B.S. Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D. UW-Madison.

Certifications 

Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan.

Patrick Forsythe

Patrick Forsythe

Associate Professor
LS 451

Research Interests

My research interests are generally in the fields of population ecology and conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. I tend to focus on questions that seek to understand the behavioral and ecological mechanisms that contribute to variation in the annual abundance of fish populations including lake sturgeon and yellow... Read more »

Lisa Grubisha

Lisa Grubisha

Associate Professor, Chair of Applied Biotechnology
LS 445

Research Interests

Fungal ecology and evolution, Microbial diversity and function, Conservation Biology, Population Genetics, Phylogenetics

Education

PhD., University of California Berkeley; M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

David Helpap

David Helpap

Associate Professor
MAC A319

Field of Interest
State and local government, public management and budgeting, public policy

Research
Dr. Helpap’s current research focuses on the management practices of local governments, with a particular emphasis on budgeting and the provision of public goods. Other research interests include rural politics and management,... Read more »

Robert Howe

Robert Howe

Professor - Chair of Biology
MAC 212F

Bob Howe is the founding Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and a Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. He has been a faculty member at UW-Green Bay since 1984, teaching courses in environmental science, conservation, ecology, mammalogy, and ornithology. In addition to administrative responsibilities with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, he... Read more »

Megan Olson Hunt

Megan Olson Hunt

Associate Professor
LS 427, Green Bay campus

Academic Interests

  • Theoretical issues in missing data, application of statistical methods across a range of disciplines (geoscience, public health, ecology, physical therapy, chemical engineering, and neuroscience, amongst others), teaching all levels of applied and theoretical statistics
 

Other Interests

Jeremy Intemann

Jeremy Intemann

Associate Professor
LS 411

Research Interests

My research is in the field of conjugated polymers and small molecules for use in organic electronics. The conjugated systems of these materials gives them semiconducting properties, which allows us to use them in place of silicon in solar cells, large area displays (TVs), solid-state lighting, and transistor technologies. Because the semiconductors are plastics,... Read more »

John Katers

John Katers

Dean Of Science, Engineering and Technology
ES 317B

Dean John Katers has been employed at UW-Green Bay since 1995, initially working for the University of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center as a Recycling Specialist before joining the Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) faculty in 1999. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004, and promoted to Professor in 2012. He served as Chair of NAS since 2012, and has... Read more »

John Luczaj

John Luczaj

Professor - Chair of Geosciences
LS 438

Website

www.uwgb.edu/luczajj/

Research Interests

Water-rock interaction in eastern Wisconsin Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, arsenic in northeastern Wisconsin rocks and groundwater, fluid-inclusions in minerals, carbonate diagenesis, Mississippi Valley-Type mineralization, bedrock geology of Brown... Read more »

Daniel Meinhardt

Daniel Meinhardt

Associate Professor
MAC 218E

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 »

Laurel Phoenix

Laurel Phoenix

Associate Professor
MAC B331

Fields of Interest

Limits to Growth, Food/Water/Energy Nexus, Water Resources Management, Drinking Water Quality and Infrastructure, Rural Planning, Resilient Communities

Research

Dr. Phoenix is currently researching Washington Island wastewater decision-making, and a comparative study of planning for catastrophic flooding in Green Bay and Houghton set in the... Read more »

Karen Stahlheber

Karen Stahlheber

Associate Professor
LS 459

Website

http://www.karenstahlheber.com/

Research Interests

I am a plant community ecologist interested in the connections among species diversity, ecosystem processes and human management. My past and current projects span natural and agricultural landscapes, with a focus on savannas and grasslands. Presently my... Read more »

John Stoll

John Stoll

Professor
MAC B306

About

John grew up as a “yooper” in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan from which he emigrated to southern locales. After receiving post-high school education in Wisconsin and Kentucky, he started his academic career at Texas A&M University as a Professor of Agricultural Economics with a joint appointment to the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences Department.... Read more »

Patricia Terry

Patricia Terry

Professor
LS 463

Research Interests

Water quality, environmental separations, alternative energies, biodiesel.

Education

B.S., M.S. University of Texas; Ph.D. University of Colorado
 

 

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science
MAC B303

Aaron Weinschenk is the Ben J. And Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science at UW-Green Bay. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2013. His research focuses on political participation, elections, and campaigns. Over the past several years, he has published about 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book on elections.

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Elizabeth Wheat

Elizabeth Wheat

Associate Professor
MAC B327

PEA Pre-Law Advisor

Elizabeth Wheat is an Associate 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.

Fields of Interest

Environmental law, civil rights and liberties, environmental justice, international law and organizations, Model... Read more »

Amy Wolf

Amy Wolf

Professor
LS 466

Research Interests

My work has focused on the ecology of plant-animal interactions, including studies of host specific insects (northern blue butterfly), rare plants (serpentine morning glory), and Wisconsin bees. I also am co-leader of the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot, part of a global network of intensive, long term forest research sites initiated by the Smithsonian... Read more »

Michael Zorn

Michael Zorn

Associate Dean and Professor
ES 317D

Research Interests

Use and improvement of commercial in situ chemical sensors (phosphate, nitrate, dissolved oxygen, etc.) for environmental monitoring. Development of new chemical sensor technologies (smartphone-integrated and/or microcontroller-based devices, microglow discharge instruments, magnetoelastic resonance sensors, etc.). Utilization of... Read more »

Shawn Malone

Shawn Malone

Assistant Professor
LS 454

"I use accessory minerals to investigate tectonic processes. This includes U-Pb geochronology, Lu-Hf and trace element geochemistry of zircon and titanite obtained from igneous and metamorphic rock; and provenance analysis using heavy mineral assemblages of sedimentary units. I also integrate whole rock petrography and geochemistry into these techniques.  Some current research projects... Read more »