Meet the Prof: Bill Mode
The following faculty Q&A was submitted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Faculty Advocacy Committee, a committee of the Faculty Senate. Maureen Muldoon, associate geology professor, wrote the introduction.
I am pleased to introduce Bill Mode, chair of the geology department, glacial geologist and one of the reasons I decided to join our department’s faculty. I knew of Bill, prior to working here, as a well-respected researcher in glacial mapping and the use of pollen records to document climate change. After I joined the department, I came to value Bill for his mentorship, both of students and faculty, and his commitment to excellent teaching.
Even after 30 years on the job, Bill revises and improves his courses each semester. These efforts have earned him both a UW Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award and the University Honor’s Program Outstanding Teaching Award. I feel fortunate to have known Bill Mode as a friend and colleague for over 20 years, and I value the leadership and commitment to excellence that he has brought to our department, the campus and the community.