Skip to main content

All Experts

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

Associate scientist and associate director, Center for Climatic Research

Expert on climate change and its impact on vegetation, vegetation-climate interactions, regional-global climate modeling, Great Lakes and lake-effect snow

Richard Halverson

Richard Halverson

Associate 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

Associate 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

Expert on coexistence and conflicts 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, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute

Expert on history of American film industry

Todd Allen

Todd Allen

Associate professor, engineering physics, materials science and engineering

Expert on nuclear engineering, material science and energy

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

Kelly Cherry

Kelly Cherry

Professor emerita, English and humanities

Author of 19 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction (essay, memoir criticism) and translations of two classical dramas

Aaron Brower

Aaron Brower

Provost, UW-Extension; Special Assistant to the President, University of Wisconsin 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, life sciences communication; steering committee, Holtz Center of Science and Technology Studies

Expert on media, science and policy, science and social media, public understanding of science, public attitudes toward controversial science

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

John E. Ross Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Life Sciences Communication

Expert on public opinion, science emerging technologies, new media and politics

Jean Bahr

Jean Bahr

Professor, geology and geophysics

Expert on hydrogeology (groundwater)

Amy Barger

Amy Barger

Associate professor, astronomy

Expert on studies of the distant universe

Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Professor, 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