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Five UW-Eau Claire Faculty
Members Announce Retirement

 MAILED:  Dec. 11, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Five University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty members have announced their recent or upcoming retirements. Each has been awarded emeritus status.

Kathryn Hoehn Anderson, professor in the department of family health nursing, retired in August after 19 years at UW-Eau Claire. She taught family health theory, assessment and intervention and supervised students’ theses and scholarly projects in the nursing graduate program, as well as mental health and family health theory and clinical and other courses in the undergraduate program. Anderson also was a faculty member in UW-Eau Claire’s Human Development Center, where she worked both on campus with child and family evaluations and with partnership programs with Native American communities, particularly Lac du Flambeau, and she taught summer continuing education advanced practice nursing in the Wisconsin in Scotland program for 15 years. She made numerous presentations over the years and authored or co-authored more than 15 publications. Anderson received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison, master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and UW-Stout, and her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. She received a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Washington, Seattle, and conducted research in families and cancer from 1998-2000.

Dr. Richard E. Fuhrer, professor of psychology, retired in June after 32 years at UW-Eau Claire. He has been recognized for leadership in the psychology department, particularly in the school psychology program, where besides teaching he provided practicum supervision in the area of assessment in clinical and educational settings and mentored many students. His involvement in the school psychology graduate program was particularly noteworthy, as were his many years of service to the Eau Claire community as a licensed clinical psychologist. Fuhrer received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Great Falls and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Montana.

Dr. Douglas A. Hallatt, professor in the College of Business and director of the Center for Leadership, retired in August after 34 years at UW-Eau Claire. He taught undergraduates in management courses and the Entrepreneur Program and graduate students in the MBA program, and for 15 years he has directed the nationally known Leadership Institute. For the past five years he has also directed UW-Eau Claire’s Center for Leadership. Hallatt is a recognized management and educational consultant, providing seminars and in-house training programs for many corporations. Prior to his involvement in the College of Business, he was director of Housing and Residence Life from 1970-1990. Hallatt earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Dakota.

Margaret M. Hallatt, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, retired in August after 32 years at UW-Eau Claire. Her duties included assisting in the development and implementation of educational, social and cultural activities in the residence halls, as well as coordinating the hall director program, the student conduct system, custodial staff and services, physical furnishings and international faculty live-in facilities. In 1992-93, she served on the Commission on the Status of Women, a chancellor’s advisory committee charged with surveying the status of women faculty staff and students on campus, and in 1997-98 she served on the search and screen committee to select a new chancellor for the university. Hallatt previously served as a hall director and as assistant director of Housing and Residence Life. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Dakota.

Janet M. Quarderer, senior lecturer in the computer science department, will retire in January after 20 years of service at UW-Eau Claire. She has taught computer literacy, programming languages, computer applications and Web development courses in either the management information systems or computer science department since 1984, and her main teaching interests have been in computer literacy and beginning programming. She was instrumental in founding and co-advising the new student group Women in Information Technology Systems, and under her leadership both men and women undergraduates have sought to support and encourage women students as they pursue their interests in computer science fields. Quarderer hopes to continue her involvement with WITS after retirement. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Stout and a master’s degree from UW-Eau Claire.


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Updated: December 11, 2003