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Cecilia  Ford

Cecilia Ford

Professor Emerita, English and sociology

Expert on sociolinguistics, specializing in conversation analysis, gender and language, and the uses of language in spoken interaction

Michael Notaro

Michael Notaro

Director and Scientist III, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research

Expertise: regional climate modeling, climate education, Great Lakes climate change, land-atmosphere interactions, lake-effect snow, ecological impacts of climate change, dust storms

Richard Halverson

Richard Halverson

Professor, educational leadership and policy analysis

Expert on K-12 school instructional leadership, technologies in education, and data-driven decision-making in schools

Marie-Louise Mares

Marie-Louise Mares

Professor, communication arts

Expert on children and media, pro-social/educational TV, media use among older adults

David McDonald

David McDonald

Professor, history

Expert on history of imperial Russia, politics of contemporary Russia, intercollegiate athletics in relation to higher education

Joy Zedler

Joy Zedler

Professor Emerita, botany

Expert on wetland restoration and ecology, reestablishment of native plants, and the interaction of native and exotic species

Adrian Treves

Adrian Treves

Professor of environmental studies

Coexistence between people and wildlife worldwide, especially wolves, bears and big cats. Constitutional and public trust protections for the environment.

Tino Balio

Tino Balio

Professor emeritus, communication arts; founding executive director, UW-Madison Arts Institute

Expert on history of American film industry

Vicki Bier

Vicki Bier

Professor, industrial and systems engineering; director, Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis

Expert on risk analysis and decision analysis, as applied to nuclear power safety, homeland security and critical-infrastructure protection

Aaron Brower

Aaron Brower

Executive Director & Senior Associate Vice President, UW System; Professor, social work.

Expert on educational innovations; competency-based education; college student success and transition to college; college drinking; college student learning; small-group

Barry  Burden

Barry Burden

Professor, political science and Director, Elections Research Center

Expert on American politics

Dominique Brossard

Dominique Brossard

Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences Communication

Expert on media, science and policy; science and social media; public understanding of science; risk communication; science and fake news

Scott Bachmeier

Scott Bachmeier

Research meteorologist, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies/Space Science and Engineering Center

Research and training with meteorological satellite imagery

Dietram Scheufele

Dietram Scheufele

Taylor-Bascom Chair in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Life Sciences Communication

Expert on misinformation, social media, science and technology, AI

Amy Barger

Amy Barger

Professor, astronomy

Expert on studies of the distant universe

Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Professor emeritus, limnology

Expert on freshwater resources and ecosystem services

Joanne Cantor

Joanne Cantor

Professor emerita, communication arts; director, Center for Communication Research

Expert on the psychological impact of the media on the emotions and thoughts of children and adults

William Cronon

William Cronon

Professor emeritus, history, geography, environmental studies

Expert on history of environment, conservation and environmentalism, U.S. West, public lands

Timothy  Van Deelen

Timothy Van Deelen

Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Expert in conservation and management of large mammals and mammal communities in the Great Lakes region (e.g., deer, wolves and black bears).

Lisa Naughton

Lisa Naughton

Professor, Geography

Expert on biodiversity conservation, land use and protected areas in tropics, protecting rain forests to slow climate change

Jenny Saffran

Jenny Saffran

Professor, psychology; investigator, Waisman Center

Expert on infant learning, language acquisition, music perception

Tracey Holloway

Tracey Holloway

Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Expert on air pollution, energy and environment, air quality and public health, and science careers

Susan Paskewitz

Susan Paskewitz

Professor, entomology

Expert on biology and control of insects that transmit human and animal diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, Lyme disease

Kristine Kwekkeboom

Kristine Kwekkeboom

Professor, nursing

Expert on cancer pain and symptom management

Stanley Temple

Stanley Temple

Professor emeritus, forest and wildlife ecology, environmental studies

Expert on birds, wildlife, endangered species, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, conservation biology, ecology and Aldo Leopold

Grant Petty

Grant Petty

Professor, atmospheric science

Expert on satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere and atmospheric radiative transfer

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

Professor, atmospheric and oceanic sciences

Expert on mid-latitude weather systems: snowstorms, severe thunderstorms, can comment on climate change and global warming

Patrick Remington

Patrick Remington

Professor Emeritus, Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director

Expert in public health, population surveillance and community health improvement

Clifford Thurber

Clifford Thurber

Professor emeritus, geoscience

Expert on earthquakes and fault zones; volcanoes; and seismic monitoring of nuclear explosions

Pao Wang

Pao Wang

Professor emeritus, atmospheric and oceanic sciences

Expert in atmospheric physics

Bret Shaw

Bret Shaw

Professor, Life Sciences Communication; Environmental Communication Specialist, Division of Extension

Expert on social marketing and communication related to environmental campaigns, eHealth for disease management

James  Leary

James Leary

Professor emeritus, folklore and Scandinavian studies

Expert on the folklore/culture of diverse peoples in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

Frank Pfefferkorn

Frank Pfefferkorn

Professor, mechanical engineering

Expert on advanced manufacturing processes and heat transfer

Jon Odorico

Jon Odorico

Professor, surgery

Expert on beta cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes, including stem cell therapies and islet transplants

Edward Bersu

Edward Bersu

Professor emeritus, anatomy

Expert on gross human anatomy and anatomical variations, human embryology

Kurt Sladky

Kurt Sladky

Clinical professor and section head, zoological medicine, surgical sciences

Expert in zoological medicine (zoo animals, wildlife and non-domestic pets) and conservation medicine (ecosystem and global health)

Harry Brighouse

Harry Brighouse

Professor, philosophy; affiliate professor, educational policy studies

Political and moral philosopher with expertise on education and family policy

John (Jack) Williams

John (Jack) Williams

Professor, geography

Expert on global warming and ecological responses to climate change, past and future

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Professor emeritus, family medicine

Expert on literacy, health literacy and their impact on health and health care, and primary care practice-based research

Christopher Velden

Christopher Velden

Senior researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center

Expert on hurricane research, and environmental satellite techniques/applications to tropical cyclones