GraduateEducation: 2000, PhD. University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
Employment: Professor. University of WI-Whitewater, Fall 2000-ongoing. Assistant Chairperson of Communication Department, Fall, 2015- ongoing Semester at Sea Global Studies Leadership Team Intercultural Specialist & Faculty Instructor, Spring, 2020
Miyawaki, K., Ksobiech, K., Wildermuth, S.M., & Houtz, E. (2017). Sexuality and People with Disabilities: A workshop within an interpersonal communication course. In Jeffress, M. (Ed). Pedagogy, Disability, and Communication: Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom. Routledge.
Robinson, L. & Wildermuth, S.M. (2016). “It’s all about the dress!”: An examination of 150 years of Cinderella Picture Book Covers. The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 4.1&2, pp. 4-40.Wildermuth, S.M. (2015).
Are privates ever public?: Ethical Issues in News Media Coverage of Transgender People. In P. Booth & A. Davisson (Eds), Controversies in Media Ethics. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.
UpChurch, W. & Wildermuth, S.M. (2015). Fourteen Essential Game Design Elements for Use in Gamified Applications. In H. Gangadharbatla & D. Davis (Eds), Handbook of Research Trends in Gamification. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Robinson, L., & Wildermuth, S. (2014). “From Rags to Splendor: The Evolution of Cinderella in Picture-Book Covers from 1800 to 2014.” Visual Communication Journal.
Wildermuth, S.M., Davis, C., Fredrick, E, & Bolton, J. (2014). Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: An Analysis of the Argument, Target, and Content of Protest Signs Displayed During the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill/Act 10 Protests of 2011. American Communication Journal, 16.1, pp. 15-35. Recognition Related to Research Work: Scholarship and Creative Achievement Recognition, 2002- 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 Communication Department Research Release Award, Spring 2012
Teaching Recognition: Teaching Sabbatical, 2020 Research Apprenticeship Program, 2018-2019 Hired Before Graduation Teaching Recognition, 2017, 2019. Recognized by UW-Whitewater graduating seniors as a faculty member who made a difference in their lives. UW System Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching- Nominee, 2018. Chancellor’s Committee for Disability Concerns Award, 2017 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Teaching Excellence, 2017. College of Arts and Communication’s Excellence Award for Teaching, 2017. UW-Whitewater Residence Life Faculty Recognition, 2011, 2013, 2015. 2018 College of Arts and Communication’s Excellence Award for Teaching, 2004.
Communication and Gender New Student Seminar Interpersonal Communication Intercultural Communication (Face to Face and Online) (Undergraduate and Graduate) Instructional Communication (Graduate level) Communication Theory (Undergraduate and Graduate) (face to face and hybrid) Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication (face to face and hybrid) Persuasion Research Method Small Group Communication/Communication and Teambuilding Introduction to Human Communication (as solo instructor and as Instructor of Record) Computer-Mediated Communication (Undergraduate and Graduate Level) Diversity in the Workplace (Undergraduate and Graduate Level) Communication and Social Well-Being (Graduate level, Hybrid) Advancements in Organizational Communication Communication and Conflict Communication and Interviewing Leadership/Followership Communication Intercultural Communication Practicum Abroad- Travel Study Courses Business Communication (face to face and online) Public Speaking (face to face and online)
Grants Received: Faculty Development Grant, ($7,000.00), 2020 Visiting Artist Grant, ($700.00). 2018 Visiting Artist Grant, ($600.00). 2015 Inclusive Excellence Initiatives Grant, ($7,250.00) 2014 International Incentives Grant Recipient, 2008 UW-System OPID Lesson Study Grant Recipient, ($2,500.00) 2008 African Child Foundation Service Learning Grant, Spring ($300.00), 2003 Curriculum Diversity Infusion Training and Development Grant, ($3,600.00) 2003 UW-Whitewater Chancellor’s Excellence Grant, ($4,000.00) 2001.
Service: Significant Service Contributions to UWW:
Campus Climate Committee, 2021 New Student Seminar Instructor, 2019-present Administrative Development Program Fellow, 2018-2019 LEARN Center Peer Coach, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 Chairperson- UWW Diversity Forum Planning Committee, 2016 - 2017 Assistant Chairperson, UWW Department of Communication, 2015 to present University International Education Committee, 2012-present (Chairperson, 2017-2019) Chairperson- College of Arts and Communications International and Intercultural/Inclusive Excellence Committee, 2011- present. Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Committee, 2014-present
Service Recognition & Awards: Communication Department Leadership Award, 2019 Women in Leadership Award Winner, 2018 College of Arts and Communication Excellence in Service Award Nominee, 2018 College of Arts and Communications Inclusive Excellence Award Recipient, 2014