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 Carmen Heider, Communication

Carmen Heider, Communication

Carmen teaches classes in rhetorical theory and criticism primarily for the Department of Communication.

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Michelle Kuhl, History

Michelle Kuhl, History

Michelle Kuhl joined the history department with a passionate interest in history, race and gender that intersected her teaching and her research.

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Larry Carlin, Philosophy

Larry Carlin, Philosophy

Larry Carlin's teaching ability is certainly remarkable. Students are drawn to his classes by both his expertise and his enthusiastic approach to the subject matter.

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Lori Carrell, Communication

Lori Carrell, Communication

Dr. Lori Carrell’s vision is “to educate, inspire, and equip others to maximize the transformative power of the spoken word.”

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Edna ‘Fredi’ Giesler, Social Work

Edna ‘Fredi’ Giesler, Social Work

Fredi Giesler is coordinator of the Masters of Social Work program, which is a unique program because it is fully collaborative with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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Robert Kunkel, Finance

Robert Kunkel, Finance

Bob joined the University in 1999 with several years of practical experience in commercial lending and five degrees, including a Ph.D. in finance.

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Druscilla Scribner, Political Science

Druscilla Scribner, Political Science

Dru is a dedicated teacher, always challenging her students with innovative assignments and contriving new ways to assess their learning.

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Troy Perkins, Radio/TV/Film

Troy Perkins, Radio/TV/Film

Troy is a respected teacher of film who instills in his students a love for story — the stories inside the great films he teaches.

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Bill Mode, Geology

Bill Mode, Geology

Bill is a well-respected researcher in glacial mapping and the use of pollen records to document climate change.

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Gail Panske, Art

Gail Panske, Art

Gail is an artist of integrity and striking originality with a distinguished record of national and international exhibitions and residencies.

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Stephanie Spehar, Anthropology

Stephanie Spehar, Anthropology

Since joining the anthropology program in 2007, Dr. Stephanie Spehar has brought exciting new perspectives and possibilities for students.

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Robert Stelzer, Biology

Robert Stelzer, Biology

One of the Biology faculty most active in teaching students by engaging them in a research program is Bob Stelzer.

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Suzanne Marnocha, Nursing

Suzanne Marnocha, Nursing

A respected nurse researcher who regularly presents and publishes her work, Dr. Marnocha directs Wisconsin’s largest Bachelor of Science degree program in nursing.

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Nadia Kaltcheva, Physics/Astronomy

Nadia Kaltcheva, Physics/Astronomy

Dr. Kaltcheva’s scholarly work in astronomy has taken her around the world to professional positions in Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, Scotland and South Africa.

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B.S. Sridhar, Business Administration

B.S. Sridhar, Business Administration

How does one describe Dr. Sridhar? An exceptional teacher? An eloquent speaker? A great community organizer? Or a reservoir of boundless knowledge in fields as varied as strategic planning, literature, Indian classical music and social/political issues?

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Marianne Johnson, Economics

Marianne Johnson, Economics

Marianne exemplifies what a professor should be: someone who cares deeply about students and does excellent and enlightening research in her field and who is willing to do her share to make this public asset, the state university, work.

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Ron Rindo, English

Ron Rindo, English

UW Oshkosh is fortunate to have Ron Rindo helping to foster a supportive and collegial environment in a growing institution.

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Merlaine Angwall, Theatre

Merlaine Angwall, Theatre

Merlaine, a native of Wisconsin, is a gregarious and charming woman, always available to her students and forever bantering with them.

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Leigh Ann Mrotek, Kinesiology

Leigh Ann Mrotek, Kinesiology

Since her arrival on campus in 2005, Dr. Mrotek has been diligent in her efforts to improve the Kinesiology department at UW Oshkosh.

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Chad Cotti, Economics

Chad Cotti, Economics

Chad Cotti got his undergraduate degree at UW Oshkosh, and when a faculty position in the economics department opened up, he returned to his roots.

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