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Advancing equity, diversity + inclusion on campus

Congratulations to the faculty and staff who completed Tier 3 of the EDI professional development program. The following individuals completed 10 or more Tier 2 sessions and a project within their scope of duties to help improve EDI on our campuses:

2018 Completers
  • Courtney Brost, Center for International Education, "Diversity Abroad Network's Access, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Roadmap"
  • Jackie Lee, Advising, Retention and Career Center, "Advising, Retention and Career Center Liaison Program"
  • Dr. Riley McGrath, Counseling Services, "Diversity Dialogues for Counseling Services Staff"
  • Dr. Jeanette Olsen, Nursing, "Introducing Future Nurse Educators to the Concepts of EDI: A Course Redesign"
  • Marcia St. Germaine, Nursing, "Exploring Nursing Program Admission for Underrepresented Students"
  • Dr. Jan Stirm, English, "Fostering Student Engagement in the Classroom"
  • Dr. Angie Stombaugh, CETL, "Exploring Nursing Program Admission for Underrepresented Students"
  • Angie Swenson-Holzinger, Advising, Retention and Career Center, "Family Privilege Awareness"
  • Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Blugold Beginnings, "Critical Analysis of Transatlantic Slave Trade through an England Immersion Experience"
  • Ashley Walton-Beal, Counseling Services, "Counseling Services Space and Website Survey"
2019 Completers
  • Kelly Austin, CETL, "EDI Professional Development Program Administrative Support"
  • Lauren Bach, Advising, Retention + Career Center, “UndocuBlugold Training: An Introduction to Undocumented College Students”
  • Robert Bell, American Indian Studies, "Awareness of Native American Religion During Better Together Week"
  • Dr. Janice Bogstad, McIntyre Library, “Honors 332: Octavia E. Butler and Afrofuturism”
  • Dr. Pamela Guthman, Nursing, "Building Health Equity Policy Agendas in Wisconsin"
  • Dr. Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, Management and Marketing, "EDI: Teaching, Research, and Professional Development"
  • Caitlin Hites, Learning and Technology Services, "Creation of EDI Certificate Sticker to Recognize EDI Accomplishments"
  • Kelly Holzer, Continuing Education/Blugold Central, "Iron Jawed Angels EDI Session"
  • Dr. Debra Jansen, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, “Incorporating Inclusive Language in Nursing Faculty/IAS and Student Handbooks”
  • Jan Larson, Communication and Journalism, "Immersion Reporting: Civil Conversations"
  • Dr. Diane Marcyjanik, Nursing, "Creating Meaningful Assignments to Reflect on Assumptions and Beliefs Regarding the Native American Indian Population"
  • Dr. Matthew Meyer, Philosophy and Religious Studies, “Development of Philosophy of Race Course”
  • Sherrie Miles, Learning and Technology Services, "EDI in All Administrative Support Collaboration Meetings"
  • Joshua Nesja, Blugold Central, "Something New Alternative Spring Break"
  • Dr. Leah Olson-McBride, Social Work, “MILWAUKEE 53206: An examination of the impact of mass incarceration on communities of color in Wisconsin”
  • Brad Patton, Learning and Technology Services, “EDI Administration and Tracking SharePoint Site Implementation”
  • Faith Pawelski, Student Support Services, "Tutor Training in Inclusive Language and Cultivating Ally Behaviors"
  • Dr. Shelley-Rae Pehler, Nursing, "Increasing Nursing Students Understanding About The LGBTQ+ Community"
  • Kayla Peters, Advising Retention and Career Center, “Fostering Success Donations”
  • Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, Social Work, “Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock — Video and Discussion” and “MILWAUKEE 53206: An examination of the impact of mass incarceration on communities of color in Wisconsin”
  • Katy Rand, Activities, Involvement and Leadership office, "Diverse Voices Book Challenge"
  • Jenni Sterling, University Centers, “Resolving Generational Conflict: Understanding and Navigating Generational Difference at Work”
  • Tom Sulzer, Learning and Technology Services, “Awareness of Microaggressions Related to Teams”
  • Dr. Ka Vang, McNair Program, “Training the Trainer on EDI”
  • Dr. Kelly Wonder, McNair Program, "Training Student Tutors in Universal Design and Differential Instruction"
2020 Completers
  • Nancy Amdahl, Graduate Studies, "Increase Awareness of Financial Opportunities for Minority Graduate Students"
  • Dr. Josephine Arriola, Nursing, "American Son Experience"
  • Dr. Ann Aschenbrenner, Nursing, “Incorporating the Impact of Aging Into the Clinical Setting”
  • Jessica Barnier, Records and Registration, “Catalog Accessibility Refresh Project”
  • Dr. Erica Benson, English, "Inclusive Pedagogy in Department Meetings"
  • Judy Berthiaume, Integrated Marketing and Communications, “Higher Ed Glossary of Terms”
  • Lisa Coen, Children's Nature Academy, “Supporting All Students Through Students”
  • Tori Follett, Foundation and University Advancement, “Hiring and Supporting First-Generation/Low-Income Students as Employees”
  • Ashley Galoff, Counseling Services, "In-Network Mental Health Providers for International Students"
  • Staci Heidtke, Advising Retention and Career Center, “Hiring and Supporting First-Generation/Low-Income Students as Employees”
  • Khong Meng Her, Blugold Beginnings, "Bridging the Gap of Hmong and Western Cultural Norms"
  • Rochelle Hoffman, Blugold Beginnings, “Online EDI Student Mentor Training”
  • Rachel Iaquinta, Housing and Residence Life, “Supporting RAs in Facilitating EDI Heritage Month Programming”
  • Tina Killey, Activities, Involvement and Leadership, “Wisconsin Tribal National Flag”
  • Sue Kleusch, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, “Pronouns in Documents”
  • Michael Knuth, Integrated Marketing & Communications, "EDI Student Training Communication"
  • Jenna Krosch, Center for International Education, "Updating Identity + Diversity Study Abroad Website"
  • Caitlin Lee, Affirmative Action, "Hmong Women Summit - Creating Inclusion in Leadership"
  • Cheryl Lochner-Wright, Center for International Education, “Culture + Identity in an International Context: A Framework for Students Going Abroad”
  • Dr. Robert Lodge, Geology, "Highlighting Diversity in Geosciences: Reading Assignments for GEOL 110"
  • Ellen Mahaffy, Communication and Journalism, "Narrowing the Opportunity Gap with Group Work"
  • Dean Carmen Manning, College of Education + Human Sciences, “Inclusive Excellence in the College of Education and Human Sciences”
  • Rob Mattison, Learning and Technology Services, “Geekcon”
  • Angela Milas, Student Health Service, “Student Health Services- Website Updates to Be More Inclusive”
  • Veronica Pettigrew, Housing and Residence Life, “Multicultural Leaders of Housing”
  • Kayla Piper, Continuing Education/Blugold Central, "Building Cultural Intelligence Certificate Series”
  • Linda Pratt, Housing and Residence Life, “Supporting RAs in Facilitating EDI Heritage Month Programming”
  • Christy Prust, Student Health Services, "Sexual Violence Prevention Education for IEP students"
  • Steph Regenauer, Foundation and University Advancement, “Gold for Blugolds Accessibility”
  • Dean Seavecki, Student Health Service, “Student Health Services- Website Updates to Be More Inclusive”
  • Katherine Sell, Nursing, “Race and Equity in Healthcare Presentation in a Nursing Course”
  • Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller, Languages, “Decolonizing the French Curriculum”
  • Dr. Kaia Simon, English, “Humanizing the Migrant Experience through Culturally Competent Approaches in First-Year Writing”
  • Dr. Demetrius Smith, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, “Multicultural Leaders of Housing”
  • Cheri Snobl, Blugold Beginnings, "Plan and Implement College Coach Program for Blugold Beginnings Learning Community"
  • Karen Sohn, Nursing, "Cultural Birthing Traditions"
  • Dr. David Sparkman, Psychology, “Transparent Assignment Design for Article Reviews"
  • Dr. Charlotte Sortedahl, Nursing, “Reflection Paper: Integrating Social Justice into a Healthcare Issue”
  • Katie Strope, Services for Students with Disabilities, “Mindfulness Workshop Series for Students with Disabilities”
  • Jamie Tester Morfoot, Social Work, “MILWAUKEE 53206: An examination of the impact of mass incarceration on communities of color in Wisconsin”
  • Teresa Thill, Admissions, "Incorporate EDI Initiative with Campus Ambassadors"
  • Sara Thommesen, Activities Involvement & Leadership, "Student Organization Constitution Guidelines and Inclusivity Statements"
  • Ashley Walton-Beal, Counseling Services, “Confronting Problematic Behaviors Training”
  • Dr. Mckenzie West, Mathematics, “Rethinking Number Theory”
  • Katie Wilson, Student Health Services, "Sexual Violence Prevention Education for IEP students"
  • Cindy Yang, Counseling Services, “Counseling Services Drop-In Session”
  • Jesse Yang, Integrated Marketing & Communications, "EDI Tier 1 Student Training"
2021 Completers
  • Dr. Silviana Amethyst, Mathematics, "Directed Reading: Excluded"
  • Dr. Mohammad Alasagheirin, Nursing, "A Place to Breathe: Documentary Viewing, Panel & Pre/Post Reflective Essays"
  • Stefanie Benesh, Counseling Services, "Addressing the Mental Health Needs of First-Generation Students"
  • Mickey Berkoben, ARCC, "Student Employee EDI Professional Development"
  • Alfred Beseler, Dean of Students, "Man Enough Book Group"
  • Shari Breed, Recreation and Sport Operations, "Student Recreation Employee Tier One and Tier Two Support"
  • Trudy Bement, Advising Retention and Career Center "Infusing EDI in New Advisor Career Development Training"
  • Dr. Melissa Bruce, Education for Equity and Justice, "Students of Color in Education (SOCE) Support Group"
  • Katie Bublitz, Services for Students with Disabilities, "Universal Design Implementation in Response to COVID-19"
  • Karen Callaway, Human Resources, “Integration of EDI in Professional Development Training”
  • Dr. Mary Canales, Nursing, "EDI Quad Leader"
  • Linda Carlson, Advising Retention and Career Center, “ARCC Inclusive Hiring Toolkit”
  • Amanda Carrier, University Police, "Fair and Impartial Policing Instructor Certification and Implementation into the UW-Eau Claire Police 
    Department"
  • Jasmine Case, Advising Retention and Career Center, “ARCC Inclusive Hiring Toolkit”
  • Christina Chan-Weiher, Biology, “Enhancing Student Mentoring in the Biology PrepLab”
  • Roberta Christensen, University Centers, "Replacing Product Pay Menstrual Product Dispensaries with Free of Charge Dispensaries"
  • Alison Clark, Career Services, "Career Services and Student Employee EDI Tier 1 Training Connection and Promotion"
  • Creanna Cote, Advising Retention and Career Center, “Picture a Scientist-Campus and Advising Discussion”
  • Theresa Dachel, Nursing, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Medicine in Older Adults"
  • Karen Dominguez, Blugold Beginnings, "Blugold Beginnings Learning Community- Math Support"
  • Kallie Friede, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, "The Gender Gap Training"
  • Dr. Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen, Management and Marketing, "MBA 701 Modification to Improve Student Learning of Diversity and Inclusion Concepts"
  • Dr. Yan Li, Economics, "Un-Modeling Minority Myth of Asian Americans"
  • Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, Political Science, “Contemporary American Policing: Challenges and Practices”
  • Lori Jahnke, Academic Affairs, "Organizing Tier II Professional Development for Faculty in Multiple Departments"
  • Rebecca Jarzynski, Communication Sciences & Disorders, "Infusion of Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices and EDI & Antiracism Content within a Graduate Level Methods Course"
  • Danielle Jennings, Advising, Retention + Career Center, "ARCC Anti-Racist Statement"
  • Dr. Christopher Jorgenson, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, "BIRT Informational Presentation"
  • Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa, Languages, "Learning to Talk about EDI in Japanese"
  • Dr. Kaishan Kong, Languages, "Engaging International Students in Academic Research"
  • Dr. Damir Kovacevic, Political Science, “What Does It Mean to Be A Global Citizen? Reflection”
  • Edward Lancour, University Police, "Fair and Impartial Policing Instructor Certification and Implementation into the UW-Eau Claire Police 
    Department"
  • Dr. Paula Lentz, Business Communications, "MBA 701 Modification to Improve Student Learning of Diversity and Inclusion Concepts"
  • Alexandra Liffrig, Solution Center, "Engaging International Students in a Virtual Classroom Training"
  • Melody Manteufel, Advising, Retention + Career Center, "Student Employee EDI Professional Development"
  • Jill Markgraf, McIntyre Library, "Addressing Negative Subject Headings in the UW System Shared Discovery Systems"
  • Danielle McSharry, Student Health Services, “Improving Transgender Care in Student Health Services”
  • Dr. Barb Meier, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, “Breaking Down Barriers: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Increase Equitable Learning Opportunities”
  • Nichole Miller, Advising Retention and Career Center, "Prior Learning Assessment of Military Credit"
  • Dr. Nora Mitchell, Biology, "Student Perceptions of the Identity and Diversity of Scientists"
  • Dr. Dalete Mota, Nursing, "Creation of an EDI Forum in Nursing"
  • Sandy Moua, ARCC, "Students of Color in Education (SOCE) Student Group"
  • Dr. Karen Mumford, Public Health and Environmental Studies, "Elwha River Jigsaw Case Study in ENV 101"
  • Kelly Murray, Biology, "Using Group Roles for Inclusive Learning"
  • Dr. Jeanette Olsen, Nursing, “Creation of an EDI Forum in Nursing”
  • Dr. Brent Opall, Management and Marketing, "MBA 701 Modification to Improve Student Learning of Diversity and Inclusion Concepts"
  • Katie Orf, Services for Students with Disabilities, "Universal Design Implementation in Response to COVID-19"
  • Neil Ostlund, University Recreation, "International Fall Festival/Student Shuttle"
  • Bruce Ouderkirk, Student Support Services, "Student Training on Socioeconomic Barriers to Educational Equity"
  • Kerri Patton, College of Business, "MBA 701 Modification to Improve Student Learning of Diversity and Inclusion Concepts"
  • Samantha Pearson, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, " Implementing University and Academic Staff Shared Governance in CONHS"
  • Elroy Perkin, Blugold Beginnings "Black Student Excellence Group"
  • Sheryl Poirier, University Recreation "International Fall Festival/Student Shuttle"
  • Dr. Karsten Powell, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, “Teachers’ Referral and Assessment Practices Contributing to the Overrepresentation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education”
  • Jivanta Pride Stensby, University Centers, "Making Accessibility More Accessible"
  • Stephanie Pyykola, Student Senate Operations, "Gender Inclusive Language Updates to the Student Organization Handbook"
  • Theresa Risler, Student Health Services, “Collaborative Care Registry and Transgender Care Registry”
  • Katie Ritland-Clouse, Advising, Retention + Career Center, "Infusing EDI in New Advisor Career Development Training"
  • Dr. Kirstin Rossi, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, “Breaking Down Barriers: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Increase Equitable Learning Opportunities”
  • Dr. Jonathan Rylander, English, "Writing Across the Curriculum and High-Impact Practices-CETL EDI Tier 2 Workshop"
  • Dr. Lisa Schiller, Nursing, "A Place to Breathe: Documentary Viewing, Panel & Pre/Post Reflective Essays"
  • Jackson Schmidtke, International Education, “Student EDI and Building Cultural Competence”
  • Amanda Sedahl, Advising Retention and Career Center, "Infusing EDI in New Advisor Career Development Training"
  • Patti See, Advising Retention and Career Center, "Infusing EDI in New Advisor Career Development Training"
  • Dr. Lorraine Smith, Nursing, “Using Body Parts Activity to Foster Reflection on EDI”
  • Dr. Jason Spraitz, Political Science, “Creation of a Minor in Criminal Justice Equity and Inclusivity”
  • Michael Thomas, Office of Multicultural Affairs, "The UWEC Student of Color Experience: Translating Student Concerns Into Actions"
  • Vicky Thomas, Services for Students with Disabilities, "Disability Awareness and Rights Social Change Project"
  • Dr. David Tschida, Communication and Journalism, "Rendezvous with History"
  • Dr. Arin VanWormer, Nursing, “Creation of an EDI Forum in Nursing”
  • Kari Vanden Busch, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, "Implementing University and Academic Staff Shared Governance in College of Nursing and Health Sciences"
  • Ashley Walton-Beal, Counseling Services, “Stop the Stigma Mental Health Social Media Campaign” 
  • Mark Wehde, College of Business, "MBA 701 Modification to Improve Student Learning of Diversity and Inclusion Concepts"
  • Kim Wellnitz, Advising, Retention + Career Center, "Student Employee EDI Professional Development"
  • Stitira Wendt, Services for Students with Disabilities, "Universal Design Implementation in Response to COVID-19"
  • Roberta West, Counseling Services, "AODA and the Native American Population"
  • Dr. Kyle Whipple, Education for Equity and Justice, "Genders and Sexualities Privilege Mapping"
  • Brittany Wold, Recreation and Sport Operations, "Student Recreation Employee Tier One and Tier Two Support"
  • Melissa Will, Counseling Services, "Eating Disorder Considerations within the Trans and Non-Binary Community"
  • Dang Yang, Office of Multicultural Affairs, "Strategies for Creating Culturally Intelligent Organizations"
2022 Completers
  • Cindy Albert, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, "Creating Effective Group Project Community of Practice"
  • Vanesha Blackburn, Advising, Retention and Career Center, "A Person of Color in Different Spaces Workshop"
  • Dr. Brad Carter, Biology, “Building the Village: Coordinating Support Across Campus for Students in STEM”
  • Dr. Elena Casey, Languages, “A Place to Breathe: Documentary Viewing, Panel & Pre/Post Reflective Essays”
  • Cynthia Chapek, Student Health Service, "Weight Bias in the Clinical Setting"
  • Paula Chiara, Counseling Services, "Introduction to Latin America for Counseling Services Staff"
  • Dr. Shannon Collins, Communication and Sciences and Disorders, "Transparent Design"
  • Jeff DeGrave, Intercultural Immersion, "Assessment of Global Learning from an Afghan Guest Immersion Experience in Western Wisconsin – an Application of the R1 & AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics"
  • Dr. Angela Dalhoe, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Laura Dunbar, Music and Theatre Arts, "EDI Training/Workshops for Music and Theatre Faculty"
  • Dr. Colleen Duffy, Mathematics, "Assessment of Global Learning from an Afghan Guest Immersion Experience in Western Wisconsin – an Application of the R1 & AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics"
  • Dr. Kranti Dugar, Marketing and Management, "Assessment of Global Learning from an Afghan Guest Immersion Experience in Western Wisconsin – an Application of the R1 & AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics"
  • Dr. Sue Fondrie, Education for Equity and Justice, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Peter Hart-Brinson, Sociology, "Dying of Whiteness Reading Group"
  • Dr. Frances Hawes, Marketing and Management, "Assessment of Global Learning from an Afghan Guest Immersion Experience in Western Wisconsin – an Application of the R1 & AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics"
  • Cassidy Hempel, Sustainability, "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Critical Self-Reflection Through Journaling"
  • Dr. Jarrod Hines, Psychology, “Critical Methods in Psychology”
  • Erin Hisey, Music and Theatre Arts, “Mental Health First Aid Training for Theatre”
  • B.J. Hollars, English, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu, Music and Theatre Arts, "EDI Training/Workshops for Music and Theatre Faculty"
  • Heather Iverson, Nursing, "Promoting Civility in Nursing Education and Practice" and " LGBTQ+ Unfolding Case Study"
  • Dr. Stacey Jackson, Psychology, "Athlete in Distress...What To Do?"
  • Dr. Debra Jansen, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Carla Lagorio, Psychology, "Transparent Design"
  • Garrett Larson, University Recreation, "Inclusive Intramurals"
  • Dr. Der-Fa Lu, Nursing, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Meg Lagunas, Nursing, "LGBTQ+ Unfolding Case Study"
  • Dr. Lesley Mayne, Communication and Sciences and Disorders, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Barb Meier, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, Psychology, "Transparent Design"
  • Tamara Mumm, Continuing Education, "Academy for Lifelong Learners"
  • Cassandra Ndlovu, Nursing, "Transparent Design"
  • Deborah Newman, Housing & Residence Life, “RA Selection Committee Training” 
  • Chris Outzen, Communication and Journalism, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Karsten Powell, Special Education and Inclusive Practices, "Transparent Design"
  • Dr. Jill Prushiek, College of Education and Human Sciences, "Creating Cruelty-Free and Welcoming Syllabi"
  • Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, Social Work, "Creating an Effective Group Project (EGP) – for Equity and Inclusion" and "Transparent Design"
  • Kimberly Reed, Intercultural Immersion, "Assessment of Global Learning from an Afghan Guest Immersion Experience in Western Wisconsin – an Application of the R1 & AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics"
  • Becky Slembarski, Blugold Central – Records & Registration, "Allow Me to Translate Workshop"
  • Katelyn Shepardson, Advising, Retention, and Career Center, "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text – Book 1: Themes of Inclusion, Prejudice, Privilege & Justice (Book Discussion)"
  • Emma Street, Recreation and Sport Operations, "LGBTQ Climb"
  • Dr. Robert Stow, Kinesiology “Transparent Design”
  • Emily Summers, ARCC, "ARCC Implicit Bias Reflection"
  • Melissa Wallace, Communication Sciences and Disorders, “Gender Neutral Language Across the CSD Department Website”
  • Dr. Kyle Whipple, Education for Equity & Justice, “Transparent Design”
  • Dr. Christine Calderon Vriesema, Psychology, “Critical Methods in Psychology”
  • Dr. Mary Worley, Communication and Journalism, "Microaggressions in Integrated Strategic Communication"
  • Yiliu Yang, Center for International Education, "International Students EDI Workshop"
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