Meet our Staff

School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

Seth Meisel, Interim Dean

Ph.D. in Latin American History (Stanford University), Bachelor of Arts in History (Grinnell College)

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Seth has been with the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education since 2011, first serving as Associate Dean before assuming his current role as Interim Dean. He has received recognition for his research on the history of slavery in Argentina with residential fellowships at Yale University (2005), the University of Maryland (2001), the University of Wisconsin–Madison (2009), and the University of Chicago (1998), as well as a summer research stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2005). His work in the classroom was recognized with his selection as UWW’s nominee as a University of Wisconsin System Teaching scholar (2005), the University award for faculty advising, and the College of Letters and Sciences “David Saunders Award for Teaching the Humanities.”

2017 Roseman · meisels@uww.edu · 262-472-1013

Barbara Beaver, Director, LEARN Center

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Northern Illinois University), Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies (Saint Xavier College)

Barbara Beaver

Barbara has been director of the LEARN Center since Fall 2014, but has been working with the Chairs Council since 2011. She is also a professor in the Department of Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Wisconsin. Barbara’s previous research focused on emotion and coping in children and adults, and her current research is focused on the role of mindfulness practices in developing empathy and interviewing skills in college students. She was the recipient of the College of Letters and Sciences Advising Award (2000), College of Letters and Sciences Excellence in Teaching (2010), the Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011), and was the campus nominee for the Regent’s Teaching Excellence award in 2012.

1233 Laurentide Hall · beaverb@uww.edu · 262-472-5416

Sally Lange, Program Associate

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2013 Roseman · langes@uww.edu · 262-472-1006

Tapan Shah, Coordinator, Information Technology

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2009 Roseman · shaht@uww.edu · 262-472-5526

Continuing Education and Credit Outreach

Kari Borne, Coordinator, Non-Credit and Enrichment Programming

Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Kari has been at UW-Whitewater since 2006 and joined the Continuing Education staff in 2012. She coordinates a wide variety of outreach programming, such as the Fairhaven Lecture Series, domestic travel study programs, the UW-Whitewater Speakers Bureau, and enrichment programming for adults. Prior to her roles at UWW, she worked at Woodbury College in Vermont, where she coordinated academic services for the college and co-led the reaccreditation process. Kari is a lifelong learner herself, always searching for information on gardening, cooking, and family activities.

2010A Roseman · bornek@uww.edu · 262-472-1003

Carrie Lencho, Coordinator, Credit Outreach

Master of Arts in English with emphasis on Contemporary Literature (University of Central Oklahoma), Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Carrie has been in Continuing Ed since 1993 and works primarily with Credit Outreach (including various cohort programs such as ECE4U and the Mukwonago MSE-PD), Summer Session, Winterim, Partners in Education (PIE), and the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC). Carrie was the recipient of UW-Whitewater’s Academic Staff Excellence Award in 2015.

2013 Roseman · lenchoc@uww.edu · 262-472-5208

Linda Nortier, Coordinator, Education Outreach

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Aurora University), Master of Education in Reading Supervision (Nazareth College of Rochester), Bachelor of Science in Special Education (SUNY Geneseo)

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Linda began her role as Education Outreach Coordinator in the fall of 2012 and continues to evolve as she makes new connections on and off campus. Most of Linda’s career has been at the K-12 level serving as a teacher and administrator, though she has also been an adjunct instructor at the undergraduate level and was the executive director of programs at CESA 2. When she is not busy making connections in the world of education, Linda fills her days with babysitting and crafting with her grandchildren.

4032 Winther Hall · nortierl@uww.edu · 262-472-1050

Adult, Nontraditional, and Veteran Student Learning and Services

Richard Harris, Coordinator, Student Veterans and Military Services

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Richard Harris

Richard joined the Adult Student Services staff in 2015 as UW-Whitewater’s first Student Veterans and Military coordinator. Prior to his role at UWW, Richard served on the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Minority Unemployment in Milwaukee County, the Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, and the African American Liaison Committee to the Janesville Police Department. As a Gulf War-era veteran and alumnus of UWW, Richard strives to be a safe and relatable confidant for students transitioning from service to college life on this campus.

Andersen Library · harrisR05@uww.edu

Lauren Smith, Director, Adult Student Learning

Ph.D. in English with emphasis on Feminist Theory (University of Iowa), Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (University of Iowa), Bachelor of Arts in English (Davidson College)

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Lauren has served as the director of adult learning since 2013 and was the coordinator of Credit for Prior Learning for three years before that. Her background in Women's and Gender Studies reflects and informs a life-long interest in issues surrounding access to higher education, an interest that drew her to online learning, assessment of prior learning programs, and, finally, the field of adult education. Dr. Smith facilitates the building of programs on campus to meet the needs of adult students, coordinates Credit for Prior Learning and Law Enforcement Adult programs, and leads the adult learning staff in SGSCE. When she's not working, she's being a basketball mom—following her daughter to games and tournaments around the region and, sometimes, around the country.

2017 Roseman · smithlb@uww.edu · 262-472-6237

Lynn Smith, Coordinator, Adult Nontraditional Student Services

Master of Science in Adult Education (University of Wisconsin-Platteville), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

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Lynn has served as the Adult Nontraditional Student Coordinator since 2011. She, too, was once a nontraditional student learning to juggle working full-time, raising kids, and attending school on the weekends while she earned her Master’s degree in 2007. Lynn provides ongoing support services for nontraditional students, connecting them to on and off campus resources, linking students with other adult students, and advocating for services to better serve nontraditional students. In her free time, Lynn, her husband, Dan, and their four grown children are building a cabin in Vilas County so they can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and biking in the Great North Woods.

2017 Roseman · smithlm11@uww.edu · 262-472-1619

Anne Tillett, Coordinator, ECE4U Program

Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education (Northeastern Illinois University), Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Development (Ball State University)

Anne Tillett

Anne has worked at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater since 2012, serving as the Coordinator of the ECE4U program, teaching courses, supervising teacher candidates, and co-directing the UW-Whitewater Children’s Center. She currently serves as the Coordinator of the ECE4U program, and has working in SGSCE since 2013. Prior to coming to Whitewater, she was part of the infant/toddler team at the Michigan Tech University Little Huskies Child Development Center in Houghton, Michigan.

4034 Winther Hall · tilletta@uww.edu · 262-472-1833

Continuing Education Services – Camps and Conferences

Amanda Aegerter, University Conference Coordinator

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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Amanda joined the Continuing Education Services office in 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, with an emphasis in International Business, and a minor in Political Science. In her role as University Conference Coordinator, she oversees all aspects of client conferences, events, workshops and meetings to ensure high quality service to organizations and attendees. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, cooking, traveling, and gardening, as wells as biking and camping throughout Wisconsin.

2005 Roseman · AegerterAL05@uww.edu · 262-472-1691

Frank Barnes, Assistant Director, Warhawk Athletic Camps and Intercollegiate Athletics Outreach; Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Master of Science in Education with an Emphasis in Health, Human Performance, Recreation, and Coaching (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Bachelor of Science in Economic, Statistics, and Actuarial Science (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Frank Barnes

Frank has served as the Men’s Head Tennis Coach since 2002 and the Women’s Head Tennis Coach since 2003. He has been the Warhawk Tennis Camp Director since 2005, and has since become the Continuing Education Services Assistant Director of Warhawk Camps and Athletic Outreach, serving as the liaison to all camp directors for the Continuing Education Services office. Frank is heavily involved in the budgeting process, final accountings, advertising campaigns, and prep work for all Warhawk Summer Camps and Clinics. In his free time, Frank spends time with his wife, Suzanne, and their two young daughters, Annie and Lucy. The entire family enjoys playing softball.

2005 Roseman · barnes@uww.edu · 262-472-3165

Ryan Callahan, Director, Continuing Education Services

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

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Ryan started in Continuing Education Services in 2012. Prior to his current role, he was an academic advisor in the UW-Whitewater Academic Advising and Exploration Center for five years. His role in Continuing Education Services is assisting the campus-wide effort in identifying, planning, and providing non-credit programming that addresses the needs and opportunities among regional constituencies and their communities. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, their two daughters and son, and German Shepherd.

2005 Roseman · callahanRM19@uww.edu · 262-472-3165

Eric Field, Outreach Specialist, Continuing Education Services

Master of Arts in Physical Education (Minnesota State University Mankato), Bachelor of Arts in Communication (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

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Eric has been in his present role with Continuing Education Services since August of 2001. He provides support and helps coordinate campus services for conferences, seminars, institutes and camps for both affiliated and non-affiliated groups.

2005 Roseman · fielde@uww.edu · 262-472-5211

Rebecca Knapp, Communications Specialist, Continuing Education Services

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Rebecca Knapp

Rebecca began with the Continuing Education Services office in 2013. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in art, with an emphasis in graphics design, with Marketing and Advertising as minors. As the Communication Specialist, she is responsible for leading the department in communication and design. Rebecca is the lead designer for the graphics in Continuing Education Services, with the responsibility of creating all marketing materials including brochures, booklets, advertisements, and social media. She also focuses on communicating and publishing department press releases, as well as answering client questions. In her free time, Rebecca and her new husband, Joseph, enjoy traveling to new places.

2007A Roseman · devereauRE26@uww.edu · 262-472-3161

Mike Wessely, Financial Specialist Senior, Continuing Education Services

Master of Science in Communication, Mass Communication Track (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Bachelor of Science in Education with English Education Emphasis (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Mike Wessely

Mike started in Continuing Education Services in 2015, but has been on campus in various roles since 2001. He handles financial and accounting processes and review for camps, conferences, programs, and events. Prior to his current position, he worked in PreCollege Programs, Human Resources and Diversity, and the University Library. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and son, cooking, gardening, writing, and coaching forensics for Milton High School.

2005 Roseman · wesselym@uww.edu · 262-472-2855

Marianne Wolc, University Services Associate 2, Continuing Education Services

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Application Developer (Moraine Park Technical College)

Marianna Wolc

Marianne has returned to the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education in 2016. She is responsible for creating online registrations, monitoring registrations for camps and conferences, and managing the department website for Continuing Education Services. Prior to her current position, she worked for Savannah College of Art and Design, the Department of Corrections and UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies. Away from work, Marianne enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad. Together they are known to find themselves in paintball wars, camping, fishing, hunting and relaxing with family and friends.

2005 Roseman · wolcm@uww.edu · 262-472-1692