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Category Archive: New Employees

Welcome New Employee Bryan Carr

Bryan started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Information and Computing Science.  Bryan served previously as a graduate assistant with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where for three years he taught courses in audio production and race, gender, and the media, and created his own course called survey of gaming and interactive media.  He studied broadcast and cinematic arts, and political science in earning his bachelor’s from Central Michigan University, where he also earned his master’s in Electronic Media Management.  His Ph.D. is from the University of Oklahoma.  He is originally from Alpena, Michigan.

Welcome New Employee Ben Geisler

Ben started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as a Lecturer, Information and Computing Science.  Ben comes to UW-Green Bay having worked at four video game development studios over the past twelve years, contributing to best-selling games for Xbox 360, PS3 and others.  He has also been involved with publisher relations at THQ, Activision and others.  His past credits include Soldier of Fortune 2, X-Men Legends, Quake 4, The Incredible Hulk, Prey 2, and Prototype, along with publications on game research and practical applications.  A graduate of UW-Madison with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science, he has taught various computer science and game development courses for UW-Milwaukee and ITT-Tech Green Bay.

Welcome New Employee Aaron Weinschenk

Aaron started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Public and Environmental Affairs.  Aaron is a native of Northeast Wisconsin; he earned his bachelor’s in Political Science and Public Administration, summa cum laude and with distinction in the major.  He holds a master’s and doctoral degrees from UW-Milwaukee, where he was an instructor prior to coming to UW-Green Bay.  His current research interests include the influence of individual personality traits and psychological dispositions on political and civic participation, the influence of campaigns during mayoral elections, and the determinants of campaign spending across local elections.  His research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, American Politics Research and others.


Welcome New Employee Rachel Russell

Rachel started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Public and Environmental Affairs. She earned her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Southern Californian.  She holds a master’s in Geography from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s in International Affairs from George Washington University.  At USC, she worked with the Spatial Sciences Institute, and at UW-Green Bay plans to develop a local research program on green stormwater infrastructure in Green Bay and Milwaukee, with a particular focus on how this infrastructure improves access to green space and urban agriculture for low-income communities and communities of color.

Welcome New Employee Sawa Senzaki

Sawa started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Human Development.  She completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada.  A native of Japan, she earned her bachelor’s from UW-Superior. Her research interests involve social, cultural, and developmental psychology, particularly examining mechanisms and consequences of cultural diversity in various cognitive processes, and exploring the sources of cultural diversity in lifespan development. Her latest project explores the process of cultural transmission from parents to their children.

Welcome New Employee Laleah Fernandez

Laleah started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Information and Computing Science.  She is a doctoral candidate in Media and Information Studies at Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor’s in Journalism and a master’s in Advertising.  At MSU she taught undergraduate classes in public relations writing and courses in advertising and society.  Her research interest includes network analysis and the role of new and emerging media in community-level and global mobilization efforts.  She has published research and reviews in the areas of economic development, mobilization and science communication.  Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, she worked in legislative news writing, public opinion polling and political public relations for various public and private agencies in Michigan.

Welcome New Employee Christin DePouw

Christin started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Education.  She comes to UW-Green Bay from UW-Eau Claire where she had a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Education Studies.  She has extensive experience working with Hmong American communities in Wisconsin and has worked around issues of race, culture, and education.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-La Crosse and her Ph.D. in Education Policy Studies from the University of Illinois.  Her hometown is Green Bay.

Welcome New Employee Jon Shelton

John started at UW-Green Bay on August 26, 2013, as an Assistant Professor, Democracy and Justice Studies. John completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Maryland in May 2013.  His dissertation, “Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-1981” focuses on the recent history of American culture, politics, and labor unions.  His recent opinion pieces on contemporary politics have been featured in Dissent and He grew up in north Mississippi, taught high school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Welcome New Employee Sara Chaloupka

Sara started on August 19, 2013, as a Lead Cashier.  She previously worked at Copps Food Center for 13 years, most recently as a Customer Service Representative and Bookkeeper.  Sara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Development from UW-Green Bay.  She is from Green Bay.

Welcome New Employee Amy Mauk

Amy Mauk started on August 5, 2013, as an Area Coordinator in Residence Life. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she was employed at UW-Stevens Point and at Colorado Mesa University. She is involved in diabetes awareness and has volunteered with the American Diabetes Association at various camps over twelve years. She earned her Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University and Bachelor’s degree in Communication Processes at none other than UW-Green Bay. Amy is from Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.