Faculty & Staff

Alison Gates

Alison Gates

Professor
SA 231

Education

B.A., B.F.A., Western Washington State University; M.F.A., University of Washington

 

 

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 »

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 »

Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin

Associate Professor
MAC A326


Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. His areas of interests are crime and justice, political economy, and political sociology. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers. His academic work has appeared in Capitalism Nature... Read more »

Brian Merkel

Brian Merkel

Associate Professor
LS 409

Advising

Human Biology (Health Science & General), Biology (Cell, Immunology, Microbiology), Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary.

Research Interests

My work has focused on the effects of environmental toxicants on immune function. I have had graduate students and undergraduate students explore these effects in cell, animal and human models. The... Read more »

Christine Vandenhouten

Christine Vandenhouten

Associate Professor
RH 325N

Chair of Nursing & Health Studies
Director of BSN-LINC
Academic Director of MS HWM
 

Professional Experience

  • Chair of Nursing & Health Studies Programs and Director of BSN-LINC, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2016 – Present
  • Academic Director of MS HWM, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2016 –... 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 »

David Helpap

David Helpap

Associate Professor
MAC A319

Fields of Interest

State and local government; urban politics; public management and budgeting; public policy

Current Research

My current research has been focused on the degree to which guidelines and best practices, particularly those developed by public management organizations, are utilized by local governments. Recently, this has included examining... Read more »

Debra Pearson

Debra Pearson

Associate Professor
LS 447

Research Interests

Research interests include the study of the effect of growing conditions on the composition of foods.

Education

Ph.D. University of California -Davis

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 »

Eric Morgan

Eric Morgan

Associate Professor
MAC A321

Selected publications

  • “Black and White at Center Court: Arthur Ashe and the Confrontation of Apartheid in South Africa,” Diplomatic History
  • “Dias, Bartolomeu,” “Tolkien, J.R.R.,” and “Van Riebeeck, Jan” in Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong, eds., Dictionary of African Biography (New York: Oxford... Read more »

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

Professor
MAC C320

Dr. Wilson-Doenges' field is Environmental Psychology which explores the transactions between people and the physical environment in many contexts. Her research interests involve individual's interpretation of sense of community and how neighborhood design can foster or break down that sense of community in residential life. Specifically she has looked at the effect of physical... Read more »

Gregory Aldrete

Gregory Aldrete

Selected Awards

  • Frankenthal Professor of History and Humanities
  • 2015 University of Wisconsin System Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Joukowsky National Lecturer, Archaeological Institute of America (2014-15)
  • 2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of... Read more »

Harvey Kaye

Harvey Kaye

Professor
MAC A315

Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies. Author and editor of numerous works, including "The American Radical, Are We Good Citizens?" "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America", and "The Fight For The Four Freedoms: What Made FDR And The Greatest Generation Truly Great". Kaye teaches courses on American... Read more »

Heidi Sherman

Heidi Sherman

Associate Professor
TH 331G

Vice Chair of Humanities


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... Read more »

John Katers

John Katers

Dean Of Science 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
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 »

John Stoll

John Stoll

Professor
MAC B306

Fields of Interest

Environmental and natural resource economics, contingent valuation techniques, outdoor recreation, conservation of species and habitat. Teaches courses in public finance, urban and regional economic theory, microeconomics, econometrics, natural resource and environmental economics.

Education

Ph.D. and M.S. University of Kentucky; B.A.... 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 »

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.

Meet Dr. Kevin... 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 »

Laurel Phoenix

Laurel Phoenix

Associate Professor
MAC B331

Fields of Interest

Limits to Growth, Food/Water/Energy Nexus, Water Resources Management, Drinking Water Quality, Rural Sustainable Development

Education

B.A. and M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder; Ph.D. College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse

Le Zhu

Le Zhu

Associate Professor
LS 450

Advising

Human Biology (Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics & General).

Research Interests

My research revolves around iron. More specifically, I am interested in understanding mechanisms involved in the interaction of iron and ingredients in the food matrix that might decrease iron bioavailability (the absorption and utilization of iron in the body),... 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 »

Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz

Associate Professor
MAC B313

Dr. Cruz's research has focused on ethnic identity and land use. His research interests are in urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. He brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America, and Western Europe into the classroom. Dr Cruz's students have interned in local planning and community development... Read more »

Mathew Dornbush

Mathew Dornbush

Assoc Vc & Aecsb Interim Dean
CL 835I

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 »

Michael McIntire

Michael McIntire

Associate Professor
LS 425

Research Interests

My research is focused on exploring the dynamics and structure of unique sol-gel materials. Sol-gel chemistry offers a convenient and inexpensive way to make optically transparent silicate glasses formed from room temperature that are of both fundamental and technological interest in material science. Some of the research ideas my group explores are: Biogels as... Read more »

Michael Zorn

Michael Zorn

Associate Dean
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 »

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
 

 

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 »

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 »

Robert Howe

Robert Howe

Professor
MAC 212F

Bob Howe is the founding Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Science at UW-Green Bay. He has been a faculty member in UWGB's Department of Natural and Applied Sciences since 1984, where he has taught courses ranging from introductory environmental science to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in biology and ecology.... Read more »

Scott Ashmann

Scott Ashmann

Associate Dean
RH 305

Fields of Interests:

The professional development of secondary science teachers, science teacher preparation, and leadership issues in mathematics and science education.

Education:

Ph.D. Michigan State University, M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.S. UW-Green Bay

Steven Meyer

Steven Meyer

Associate Professor
LS 446

Research Interests

the use of climate probabilities in decision making, comparing the accuracy of short- and medium-range forecasts from various sources, and evaluating the engagement of freshman students during their First Year Experience at colleg

Education

B.S. Northern Illinois University; M.S., Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Thomas Nesslein

Thomas Nesslein

Associate Professor
MAC B308

Fields of Interest

Dr. Nesslein’s scholarly interests focus on the political economy of the capitalist welfare state, especially relating to urban and housing policy issues. He was a graduate student (1975 – 1978) at the University of Stockholm, Sweden where he was a awarded a research grant to analyze Swedish housing policy. Dr. Nesslein is the author of more than two... Read more »

Vicki Medland

Vicki Medland

Administrative Specialist
MAC 218E

Dr. Medland works cooperatively with the Director to ensure that the center is achieving its mission of education and research. She works closely with staff and partners involved in various outreach projects including the web and social networking sites, K-12 and citizen science programs. Vicki leads the Panama research course with her husband Mike Draney in alternate years and teaches courses... Read more »