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    Pete Killoran
    Lecturer, Master Adviser
    Phone: (262) 472-1422
    Location: Laurentide 2134

    Leda Nath
    Department Chair and Professor
    Phone: (262) 472-1125
    Location: Laurentide 2110

    Amanda Zierath
    Academic Department Associate
    Phone: (262) 472-1133
    Location: Laurentide 2112

    Faculty Profile

    Faculty Profile

    Melissa Deller, Senior Lecturer

    Office location: Laurentide 2126
    Phone: (262) 472-1968

    Melissa Deller earned her degrees (BA & MS) from Western Illinois University. Before joining UW-W in 2001 she taught at the University of Maine, Madison College and Edgewood. 

    Deller currently teaches Introduction to Criminology (SOC 276), Women and Crime (SOC 379), Principles of Sociology (SOC 240), and Contemporary American Society (GEN ED 130).   All of the courses she teaches are offered in at least 2 different manners, typically either face to face or hybrid along with an online option. Previously, she has taught Introduction to Family Studies, Introduction to Sociology, Aging and Social Problems, and Marriage & Family.

    Deller has published 2 articles, one that appears in Sociological Imagination and the other in Growth and Change.  Her areas of interest lately have been in the areas of crime and domestic violence. The latter involves working closely with Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) in Madison where she has been recognized for her work on numerous occasions.

    Learning Communities have become a part of her focus on campus. Deller was part of the team that started the first Learning Community at UWW, Live and Learn. Currently she enjoys teaching for 5 different learning communities.


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    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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