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Menasha, Wis. (Aug. 15, 2015) – The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley announces the promotion of previous associate professors, Dubear Kroening, Kim Schatz, Susan Rabideau and Terri Gonya, to full professors within their departments.

Kroening, recently named professor of biological sciences, has been with UWFox since 2000 and has taught general survey of microbiology, concepts of biology, heredity and genetics on campus. He holds his Ph. D. in biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics fatty acid regulation of gene expression in yeast from the University of Minnesota. Kroening is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Sigma Xi and American Chemical Society.

Schatz, recently promoted to professor of chemistry, has taught on campus since 1998. Courses include applied chemistry and society and applied survey of biochemistry. She earned her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin and serves as a member of the American Chemical Society.

Rabideau, who recently assumed her role as professor of communication and theater arts, has been with UWFox since 2001 and has taught introduction to public speaking, introduction to theater, theater laboratory and introduction to acting. She maintains her role as theater director as well. Rabideau holds her Master of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Gonya, recently named professor of biological sciences, has been with UWFox since 1998. She’s taught animal biology, human anatomy, biology and public perception of reproduction and sexuality, concepts of biology, human physiology and biology of human reproduction & sexuality. Gonya holds her Master of Science degree and Ph. D. from Ohio State University. She holds memberships with the Association of College & University Biology Educators, National Association of Biology Teachers; Association of Biology Laboratory Education, Human Anatomy & Physiology Society, Greenpeace; and American Association of University Women, MADD.


About the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is a fully accredited two-year collegiate campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Its commitment is to deliver the first two years of high- quality liberal arts studies necessary as a foundation to university arts and science degrees, as well as specialized professional and occupational degrees. Emphasis on teaching excellence is the hallmark of UWFox. Also, UWFox is committed to providing cultural enrichment, resource and research information for all people in its community-service area. UWFox is one of 13 UW Colleges in Wisconsin and has the lowest tuition in the UW System. For more information visit


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