New Faculty and Staff Announced at UW-WC

Fall Classes Begin Sept. 4, 2012

New faces at UW-Washington County this fall include a Coordinator for Student Affairs, a tenure track faculty member and six lecturers. Classes for the fall semester begin Tuesday, September 4.

Angela Rintelman is the new Student Affairs Coordinator.  She holds a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University.  Rintelman previously worked as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD. 

Dr. Swapnil Tripathi is the new Assistant Professor of Physics.  Tripathi completed both a Ph.D. and MS in Physics from UW-Milwaukee.  Swapnil received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad, India.  His previous teaching experience includes UW-Barron County and UW-Milwaukee. 

Stephen Belville will be teaching Introduction to Management Information Systems this fall. Belville received a MBA from UW-Milwaukee.  He has a variety of experience, including teaching classes at UW-Waukesha as well as working in the private sector for many years.

Rick Hanson has a PhD in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Marquette University and a MA from UW-Milwaukee.  Hanson will be teaching Introduction to Philosophy this fall.  He has taught classes at UW-Fox Valley, University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, Carroll University and Marian University.

Qing Hao will be teaching Engineering classes this fall.  He received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Miami and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University.  Hanson has previously worked as an Engine and Vehicle Engineer.

Michael Nofz holds a PhD in Social Work Research from University of Illinois and a MA in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. Nofz will be teaching Introduction to Sociology classes this fall at UW-WC. He is a Professor Emeritus in Sociology at UW-Fond du Lac, where he taught for 33 years.

David Tice received an MBA from Marquette University and a MS in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.  Tice has 24 years of experience in manufacturing in Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial.  He most recently taught engineering math at Cedarburg High School.  Tice will be teaching Engineering classes this fall. 

Christine Vazquez will be teaching first and third semester Spanish as well as a Latin American and Latina Women’s class this fall.  Vazquez holds a MA in Spanish Literature from UW-Milwaukee.  Vazquez has taught Spanish at UW-Milwaukee and is a freelance translator and transcriptionist.

UW-Washington County has 26 faculty members and 36 lecturers. Over 96% of the tenured faculty members have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study. With a growing curriculum, small classes and dedicated faculty, students are provided with a high quality education at the lowest cost in the UW System.  For more information about UW-Washington County, phone 262-335-5201 to set up an appointment with an advisor in Student Affairs.


Sue Bausch