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|Travis Brown||Kurt Mueller|
|Christina Cavaco||Tenille Nowak|
|Ingrid Clark Zavadoski||Mark Parman|
|Dave Dettman||Heidi Schafer-Edwards|
|Kathy Ducommun||Jason Siegel|
|Joanne Giordano||Jill Stukenberg|
|Holly Hassel||Greg Venne|
|Ann Knol||Jeff Verona|
|Janice Marshall||Linda Ware|
Travis Brown, Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travis Brown earned his M.F.A. from New Mexico State University. He has published poems in a number of literary journals including Fence, Conduit, Third Coast, and West Branch. This winter Greying Ghost Press will publish In Lieu of Hartshorn, a chapbook of his poems. Most recently he has worked as an English instructor in a correctional facility and as a farmhand on a grass-fed beef farm. He enjoys gardening and cooking, music and dancing, as well as good old-fashioned reading and falling asleep.
Christina Cavaco, Senior Lecturer email@example.com
Cavaco earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Western Illinois University. She enjoys teaching composition, and because it is a learned and crafted skill, Cavaco sees herself as more of a "coach." When not in the classroom, the Writing Center is where you will most often find Mrs. Cavaco working with students. As of late, Cavaco is researching in the field of Writing Center Studies. She looks forward to assisting in the continual development of the UWMC Writing Center as a recognized environment practicing the latest strategies in the field of Writing Center Research to promote effective student learning in the tutorial setting.
Ingrid Clark Zavadoski firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingrid Clark Zavadoski received her B.S. in Philosophy from Georgia State University and her M.A. from Portland State University, where her primary focus was in the areas of Composition & Victorian Literature. Other than teaching, reading, and writing, her main interests are sustainable agriculture, experimenting in the kitchen, and knitting. She also works part-time as a freelance food writer, where she spends a lot of time thinking and writing about vegetables. She lives in Wausau with her husband (who is training for a marathon) and her son (who is training to be a superhero) and too many pets.
Dave Dettman, Associate Lecturer in Learning Resources, email@example.com
Aside from teaching three credits each semester, Dave is the Director of the UWMC Library and Instructional Technology. He received his Masters of Library and Information Science from UW-Milwaukee, his Masters of Arts, English, from UW-Eau Claire, and his B.A., English, from UW-Green Bay. Dave likes to spend most of his free time with his wife and three children. Aside from that he enjoys biking, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Dave is delighted to have an opportunity both to serve students in the library and in the classroom teaching LEA 102.
Kathy Ducommun, Senior Lecturer in English firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy earned a BA in English at Mount Senario College and an MA and PhD in Rhetoric and Composition with Minors in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (Dissertation Title - “Journal Entries: Threads of Discovery in the Writing of Published Nature/Natural History Writers”). She enjoys teaching both traditional and special interest writing and literature courses and has taught courses focusing on Nature/Natural History writing, Native American literature and culture, Polynesian cultures, Wisconsin Folklife, Disney, and The Simpsons. When not teaching, Kathy lives in Ladysmith, WI, and enjoys spending time with grandkids, kayaking Wisconsin lakes and rivers (and paddling alongside humpback whales in Maui), and, in general, enjoying the flora and fauna of Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods.
Joanne Giordano, Senior Lecturer of English and Learning Resources and UW Colleges Developmental Reading and Writing Coordinator, email@example.comJoanne Baird Giordano received an M.A. in English and a graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Brigham Young University. She teaches composition, reading, ESL, and learning skills. She has previously taught courses in social science writing, advanced composition for multicultural students, literature, and intercultural communication. She has also worked as a technical writer, editor, and consultant. A native of Utah, she has lived in Massachusetts, Virginia, England, France, and Belgium. Her husband, Eric, is an assistant professor of political science at UWMC. They have four children and no free time.
Holly Hassel, Associate Professor 715/261-6265, firstname.lastname@example.orgHolly Hassel received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing with a philosophy minor and an M.A. in English from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. She earned her Ph.D. in August of 2002 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after completing her dissertation entitled "Wine, Women, and Song: Gender and Alcohol in Twentieth-Century American Fiction." At UW-Marathon, she teaches courses in literature, composition, poetry, film studies, and women's studies. She is also Chair of the UW Colleges Women's Studies Program. Professor Hassel serves as co-director of the Wizarding Academy, a weeklong academic camp for kids focusing on the fiction of JK Rowling, and she is anticipating the publication of the Critical Companion to Harry Potter, a reference work she co-authored with Karley Adney to be published in November 2010. Off-campus, Dr. Hassel enjoys running, reading Us Weekly and fantasy and mystery novels, watching Sci Fi Pictures Originals, playing Lexulous on Facebook, doing crossword puzzles, and playing with her three cats. She lives in Wausau with her husband, Jason, and daughter, Trixie Turtle.
Ann Knol teaches English composition, creative writing and business writing and tutors in the Writing Center. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She also has a Bachelor of Science in journalism and English and her Masters of Arts in English, with a creative writing specialty, from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Before coming to UWMC in 2002, she had many years of journalism experience, as a full-time reporter for the Southern Illinoisan and Wausau Daily Herald newspapers, as a correspondent on retainer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and as a correspondent and researcher for Money Magazine, Fortune, InStyle, and Real Simple. Ann also served as an associate editor at eBay Magazine and as a contributor to various other publications. She continues to work as a correspondent for Money Magazine and City Pages during breaks from UWMC. Her husband, Douglas, is a middle school principal and they have three children. Ann enjoys watching students grow as writers and as people.
Janice Marshall, Lecturer 715/261/6295, email@example.com
Janice Marshall earned a B.A. in English from Wartburg College and an M.A. in English from Marquette University. Her award-winning writing includes the Fayette County American Legion's "What America Means to Me" essay contest as an eight grader, the Hardee's Employee Labor Day Essay Contest and most recently, the Outstanding English Graduate award at Wartburg. Besides teaching writing, literature, and public speaking for the last 13 years, she has served as a high school speech judge for ten years. Off-campus, Professor Marshall is a kamikaze gardener who is in the process of ridding her lawn of grass, which delights her loving husband of four years. Her unflappable cats Cyrus (12) and Cinnamon (2) are unimpressed, as usual.
Kurt Mueller, Lecturer in English and TRIO Writing Specialist
Kurt Mueller earned his B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois then traveled downstate for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University. He has just finished his debut novel, "A Hundred Thousand Apologies", a mock epic about going home. Aside from teaching developmental reading and writing, he serves as TRIO Writing Specialist. Kurt enjoys cycling, cooking, James Joyce, bad action movies, Chicago sports teams and cheesy pop songs.
Tenille Nowak, Senior Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tenille Nowak received her B.A. in English and Pre-law from the UW-LaCrosse in 1999, her Secondary Education: English teaching certification from UW-Stevens Point in 2001, and her M.A. in English from UW-Eau Claire in 2005. She completed her Ph.D. in British Literature at Marquette University. Her dissertation investigates the thematic and structural connections between Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the seven Northanger Novels, in addition to those novels' influence on the development of the Romantic Period's middle-class reading public. Her teaching experience includes various literature and writing classes at a private high school; Freshman Writing at Carroll College in Waukesha, WI; Written Communications at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, WI; and Freshman English at UW-Stevens Point. Tenille's interests include scuba diving, reading, racquetball and tennis, downhill skiing, and spending time with her friends and family. She is always up for a new and exciting adventure, and anticipates adding sky-diving to her list of accomplishments.
Mark Parman, Associate Lecturer 715/261/6264, email@example.com.
Besides serving as the faculty advisor for UWMC's always irreverent student newspaper, the Forum, Mark Parman teaches Basic Writing skills, Composition I, and Composition II. He also teaches News Writing and Applied Journalism. In addition to his work as bicycling editor for Silent Sports and the media director for the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival and the 24 Hours of Nine Mile. He has written for Sports Afield, Outdoor World, the Bark, Mushing, Gun Dog, Pointing Dog Journal, the Upland Almanac, the Boundary Waters Journal, Fur-Fish-Game, Wisconsin Outdoor Journal as well as for Ducks Unlimited and the Ruffed Grouse Society.
Heidi Schafer-Edwards, Associate Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidi Schafer-Edwards received her BA from Wartburg College with a double major in Spanish Studies and Political Science. After spending part of her junior year in Chile, she knew she wanted to work with students from different cultures. She went on to receive her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa. After teaching for five years, she spent five years at home getting her three girls off to a good start. Heidi is excited about being back in the classroom.
Jason Siegel, Lecturer in English, email@example.com
Jason Siegel received his B.A. in English from the University of California--Berkeley , and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, where he wrote a dissertation called "Dialectical Fictions: the Politics of Self-Conscious Form in the American Novel after 1950." He teaches courses in literature and composition, specializing in American literature and postmodernism. Outside the classroom, Jason enjoys listening to classical music, over-analyzing films, telling bad jokes (and laughing at them), and trying unsuccessfully to convince his partner Miranda that he knows everything.
Jill Stukenberg, Senior Lecturer in English, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Stukenberg earned a BA in Writing-Intensive English at Marquette University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University. She served as the managing editor of the literary magazine Puerto del Sol, and has taught Composition, Creative Writing, and Literature in New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. Originally from Wisconsin, she likes to bike, cross-country ski, and swim in bays, rivers, and lakes. She encourages students to approach writing like they would painting a house: get a lot of paint on a lot of wall without worrying about drips or dry patches; it’ll all look better by the third coat.
Greg Venne, Writing Specialist, TRIO Program email@example.com.
Greg Venne earned his B.S. from UW-River Falls and a M.S.T. from UW-Stevens Point. He joined the UWMC faculty after 33 years of teaching at Wausau West High School where he served as the department chair and language arts coordinator. Greg serves as the Coordinator for the Wausau Homes Learning Center and teaches the writing center tutorial course.
Jeff Verona, Associate Lecturerjeff.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Verona teaches reading, composition, and literature at UWMC. He received his BA from the University of Dallas and his MA from Claremont Graduate University. A writer, review, and editor of science fiction and fantasy, Jeff has had a dozen stories published in those fields. His interests include astronomy (which he also teaches), breadmaking, and the martial arts.
Linda L. Ware, Emerita Professor715/261-6275, email@example.com
Professor Ware earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed Ph.D. course work at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her specializations includeWomen Writers, American Ethnic Studies, and Literature/Visual Arts Connections. She taught courses in Twentieth Century American and Anglo/Irish Literature, Women's Studies in Fiction, Minority Studies and the Canon in American Fiction. She served 6 years as UWC English Department Chair and as Chair of Chairs. She is married to an attorney and her children have chosen similar professional lives: her daughter is an attorney for Google--with three children under five--and her son a film writer. Linda is working on a manuscript titled Lit with Piercing Glances: The Painting and the Painter in Contemporary Novels by Women. Now Vice-president for the Arts with the Wisconsin Academy, she and her husband were also recent recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts.
J.D. Whitney, Emeritus Professor 715/261-6258, firstname.lastname@example.org
J.D. Whitney was partially educated at the University of Michigan. Author of 14 books/chapbooks of poetry, he has received writing fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. Courses he taught at UWMC have included Composition, Intro. to Literature, Creative Writing, Native American Mythology & Legend, The Literature of Nature, and Contemporary Native-American Literature. He has also taught at College of the Menominee Nation.
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