New Employees

Welcome Rebecca Nesvet

NesvetRebeccaRebecca Nesvet started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Humanistic Studies.  Rebecca earned her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She holds a MFA in dramatic writing from New York University and a master’s in English from the University of Wales, and a bachelor’s in English and Theatre from Bowdoin College.  She taught courses in English composition, horror and fiction at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include Romanticism and the Victorian era including Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, working-class fiction, travel and exploration.  She earned major awards for her playwriting and scholarship. Welcome Rebecca!

Welcome Megan Olson Hunt

OlsonHuntMeganMegan Olson Hunt started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences.  Olson Hunt obtained her PhD in biostatistics in April 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh. While at Pitt, she worked as a research and teaching assistant, earning various awards, co-authoring several publications and presenting her research at the International Biometric Society’s annual meeting. Her theoretical statistical research focuses largely on issues with missing data, and she’s worked with a variety of collaborators on applied projects spanning neuroscience, epidemiology and environmental science, among others. Prior to her PhD, she obtained two Bachelor’s degrees from Winona State University – a BST in mathematics and secondary mathematics education, and a BA in psychology with a statistics minor. As an undergraduate, Olson Hunt participated in a summer math research program that took her to Rutgers and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She also taught high school math for two years in New Zealand before returning to the States for graduate school. Olson Hunt keeps busy with her three dogs and three chickens, gardening, photography, cooking, rock climbing, conservation efforts, volunteering for animal rescues and snowboarding. Welcome Megan!

 

Welcome Michael Rector

RectorMichaelMichael Rector started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Music.  He holds a doctorate in music from Manhattan School of Music, a master’s from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s from Oberlin College. An accomplished pianist, he competes frequently in international competitions, and was a prize winner of the Jacob Flier Competition in New York.  He and his wife, pianist Sylvia Hong, perform as Duo Affannato and have toured extensively in the United States, Korea and, earlier this year, Eastern Europe.  His dissertation investigated Chopin’s harmonic practice and musical influences.  Welcome Michael!

Welcome Wendy Guerra

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Wendy Guerra started on July 7, 2014, as an Archives Assistant.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay she worked at UW-Stout in their Archives and Area Research Center.  She earned her BA from UW-Eau Claire in Public History and will be pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science next year.  Her hometown is Birchwood, Wisconsin, and her family consists of her mom, dad, brother and two sisters.  Wendy’s favorite pastime is to enjoy a good book with a great cup of coffee.

Welcome Ashley Folcik

Ashley started on July 7, 2014, and an Operations Manager in the College of Professional Studies. Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Ashley was employed at Virginia Tech for three years. She earned her BA in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Her hometown is Powers, Michigan.

 

Welcome Justin Mallett

mallettjustin1Justin started on July 14, 2014, as the Diversity Director.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay he was employed at Illinois College for two years.  He earned his EdD from Edgewood College and his BS and MA in Communications from UW-Stevens Point.  He is from Kosciusko, MS, and he and his wife Dana have two children, Jayden, 8 and Maya, 3.

Welcome David Jones

David started as the Emergency Manager/Police Officer on June 30, 2014.  He is a retired Special Agent USAF OSI.  He earned a Masters in Criminal Justice and his hometown is Tempe, Arizona.  David has a wife, 2 daughters and 3 dogs.

Welcome Julianne Crayton

CraytonJulianneJulianne started as an Area Coordinator on July 1, 2014.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay Julianne was employed at the University Of Central Missouri for 2 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Science from UW-Green Bay and a Master’s of Science from the University of Central Missouri.  She is from Oak Creek, WI, and is married to Matthew.

Welcome Molly Vandervest

VandervestMollyMolly started as the Assistant Director for Development on July 7, 2014.  Prior to starting at UW-Green Bay, Molly was employed at Downtown Green Bay, Inc. since 2005.  She is on the Brown County United Way Board and involved with CURRENT – Young Professionals. She earned for Bachelor of Arts – Journalism/Strategic Communications from UW-Madison in 2004.  Molly is from De Pere, WI, and is married to Nate and has 2 children.

Welcome Rebekah Vrabel

VrabelRebeccaRebekah started at UW-Green Bay on June 15, 2014, as an Instruction and Reference Librarian.  She previously worked at Waldorf College and earned her BA from Northland College and her MLIS from UW-Milwaukee.  Rebekah is an avid knitter and enjoys volunteering at public libraries.  She and her brother Scott are from Frankfort, Illinois.  Welcome Rebekah!