New Employees

Welcome Pang Yang!

Humanistic Studies welcomed Pang Yang on October 27, 2015, as an Academic Department Associate.

Pang has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University, and is originally from Mcbain, Michigan.

Pang comes to us from the Brown County Department of Human Services, where she worked for two years.

Welcome, Pang!

Welcome Leslie Walfish!

Leslie Walfish was welcomed on August 22, 2016, by Art and Design as a Curator of Art and Instructor of Arts Management.

Leslie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from James Madison University, a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Leslie was the Curator of the Edna Carlsten Gallery at UW – Stevens Point and the Gallery and Collections Coordinator at Lawrence University.  She serves as a board member on the Winnebago Historical Society and is a volunteer at the Paine Art Center and Gardens.

Leslie’s hometown is Springfield, Virginia.

Welcome, Leslie!

Welcome Janet Bonkowski!

On March 1, 2016, Janet Bonkowski was welcomed by the Office of Marketing and University Communications as the new Director of Communications and Marketing.

Janet earned degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She is accredited in Public Relations, Public Relations Society of America.

Janet previously worked 11 years for Schneider and is involved in various community activities.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Denmark State Bank and the Center for Childhood Safety, is President of the Wisconsin Alumni Association of Brown County, is on the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Basic Needs Committee, and is a volunteer at St. Matthew School.

Janet is from Denmark, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Janet!

Welcome Marisa Leza De Rosa!

photoOn November 11, 2015, Marisa Leza De Rosa was welcomed by Admissions as an Admissions Counselor.

Marisa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Communications, from St. Norbert College.  She previously worked as a Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for two years.

Marisa is a member of Voces de la Frontera (non-profit organization advocating for immigrant rights) and is a lector and member of St. Philip Church.  She was born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, but grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Marisa!

Welcome Michelle Goetsch!

michelle%20g_website%20photoOn June 20, 2016, Michelle Goetsch was welcomed by the Office of Grants and Research as a Development Specialist.

Michelle previously worked for UW-Stevens Point as a grant writer/proposal coordinator for 2.5 years and prior to that was a communication specialist for Aspirus, Inc. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Michigan, followed by a Master’s Degree in Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Outside of work, Michelle and her husband are involved in lots of kids’ activities with their boys Maddox, age 4, and Dylan, age 10 months. She is from Battle Creek, Michigan.

Welcome, Michelle!

Welcome Jagadeep Thota!

jagadeep-thotaOn July 1, 2016, Jagadeep Thota was welcomed by the Natural and Applied Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Jagadeep is from Bangalore, a southern city in India. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bangalore University, India. He did his M.S. and Ph.D. studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All three of his degrees are in Mechanical Engineering.

After his doctorate, Jagadeep worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar for three years at the Center for Materials and Structures at UNLV. Jagadeep also worked for the University of Alabama in Huntsville as a Lecturer for three years. His research experiences include experimental and computational analysis of structures under severe loading conditions, such as explosions and projectile impacts; developing optimization codes for design improvements in structures; shock mitigation, with emphasis on structures with bolted joints; and experimental characterization of polymer composites, metallic, and new generation materials under normal and extreme environments.

Jagadeep has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed international technical papers and has won several outstanding paper and poster awards. He was honored with an outstanding academic achievement award at UNLV. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. He has been an advisor for the historic and prestigious engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, both at UNLV and UAH. He has been active as a judge, mentor, and inspector in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) events such as FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge, for high school and middle school students. After experiencing the extremes of Las Vegas heat and Huntsville humidity, Jagadeep is looking forward to the “pleasant” Green Bay winters.

Welcome, Jagadeep!

Welcome Margaret Kubek!

Social Work welcomed Margaret Kubek on July 1, 2016, as a Lecturer and MSW Field Coordinator.

Margaret previously worked for Green Bay Public Schools as a school social worker for 6 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from UW-Milwaukee. Margaret started the Seymour Park Community Garden in downtown Green Bay and is on the board of the Seymour Park Neighborhood Association. She is from Appleton, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Margaret!

Welcome Matthew Geimer!

f3fdc8da-8f71-4bfe-90f2-d4b5541ee149Business Administration welcomed Matthew Geimer on January 8, 2016, as a Business Law Lecturer!

Matt previously worked as an attorney at Geimer & Orcutt Law, S.C. for ten years. His practice focused on estate planning, elder law, real estate, and guardianships. Matt earned his B.A. in Political Science and History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is Chair of the Village of Allouez Economic Development Committee.

Matt is from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Welcome, Matt!

Welcome Jacob Depas!

On July 25, 2016, Jacob Depas became the new Director of Development in Advancement!

Jacob previously worked for Carthage College as a Major Gifts officer for almost 3 years before returning to his alma mater.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from UW-Green Bay in 2007.  Jacob is very excited to be much closer to his hometown of Luxemburg and is gearing up to help coach with the local soccer club, Green Bay Lightning.

Welcome, Jacob!

Welcome James Zarling!

favorite-pictureJimmy was welcomed by Residence Life on July 1, 2016, as an Area Coordinator!

Jimmy previously work at UW-Platteville as a Resident Director for two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Oshkosh in Human Services Leadership and his Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University in College Student Affairs Leadership.

He is from Brillion, Wisconsin, and enjoys spending time with his god-daughter and god-son.

Welcome, Jimmy!