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.

Denise Bartell

Denise Bartell

Associate Professor
Human Development
MAC C317

Dr. Bartell conducts research on mate selection and the development of romantic relationships and offers students opportunities for involvement in this research, as well as in teaching assistantships and independent study.

Dr. Bartell is currently serving as Director of Student Success and Engagement and Director of the GPS Program.

Education

Ph.D.... Read more »

Adam Gaines

Adam Gaines

Associate Professor
Music
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, Vice Chair of Humanities
Humanities
TH 331D

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: Configuring the Human in... Read more »

J P Leary

J P Leary

Associate Professor
First Nations Studies
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 »

Ekaterina Levintova

Ekaterina Levintova

Associate Professor
Democracy and Justice Studies
MAC A327

Current Reasearch

Linkages between the public and elites in post-communist nations of Eastern Europe; democratization and public attitudes; content analysis of elite value orientations.

Fields of Interest

Comparative politics, international relations, Russian and Eastern European politics, theories of social change, comparative political ideologies,... Read more »

Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

Associate Professor, Chair of Humanities
Humanities
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
Natural & Applied Sciences
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

Lecturer
Human Development

Jon Shelton

Jon Shelton

Assistant Professor
Democracy & Justice Studies
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... Read more »

Heidi Sherman

Heidi Sherman

Associate Professor
Humanities
TH 387

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 »

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Associate Professor
Human Development
MAC C313

Research Interests

Gender, stigma, and relationships, and lesbian and gay issues. Current research interests include partner preferences, weight stigma and body image, and well-being among stigmatized groups.

Education

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (Social Psychology)

Alison Staudinger

Alison Staudinger

Assistant Professor
Democracy & Justice Studies
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
Democracy & Justice Studies
MAC A320

Current Book Project

Reconstructing Love: Marriage in Law and Culture, 1870-1920

Publications

  • “‘A Perilous Venture for Democracy’: Soldiers, Sexual Morality, and American Citizenship in the First World War,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, special issue on “Women’s and Gender History in Global... Read more »

David Voelker

David Voelker

Associate Professor
Humanities
TH 377

Leadership Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief, Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review (2015-present)
  • Co-Director, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars (2013-present)
  • Co-Director, UWGB Teaching Scholars (2012-2015)

 

Articles and Essays

Lora Warner

Lora Warner

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC A314

Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron Weinschenk

Associate Professor
Public & Environmental Affairs
MAC B319

Education

B.A and B.S., Political Science and Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude, with distinction in the major), University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (2007); M.A., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2009); Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2013)


Publications

J. Vincent Lowery

J. Vincent Lowery

Associate Professor
Humanities
TH 395

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 Mississippi in 2008. He began teaching African American History and Ethnic Studies courses at UW-Green Bay, but he has since branched out thanks to the freedom that the university... Read more »