Speakers Bureau

The following listing of UW-Washington County faculty are available as speakers or consultants.

Some speakers may charge for mileage or ask a fee. The costs of consulting services are negotiable and depend on the type and extent of the services. Through the links below, you can contact faculty directly to arrange for speaking engagements or other services and determine availability, remuneration and audience needs.

Anthropology

Dr. Christopher Hays

262-335-5225
Professor, Sociology/ Anthropology

Areas of Expertise:

  • Burial Mounds in the Eastern U.S.
  • Human Evolution;   Medical Anthropology
  • Prehistoric Religious Rituals
  • Selected Topics of Wisconsin Archeology

Art

Joshua Lesniak

262-335-5240
Associate Professor, Art

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ceramics;  Modern Architecture and Design
  • Modern Art, Sculpture

Biological Sciences

Dr. Toye Ekunsanmi

262-335-5250 x254
Professor, Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Food and Water Borne Diseases
  • Microorganisms/Human Parasites
  • Use of Herbal Remedies

Dr. Wayne Schaefer

262-335-5250 x252
Professor, Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Blue Walleye of Canada
  • Canadian Wilderness Ecology

Chemistry

Dr. Mohamed Ayoub

262-335-5250 x234
Professor, Chemistry

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chemistry in Daily Life
  • Chemistry & Physics of Color
  • Theoretical /Computational Chemistry in the
  • Classroom and Research
  • Imaging Individual DNA Molecules and Applications for Biotechnology
  • Green Chemistry

Computer Science

Mechtild Johnson

262-306-4341
Emeritus Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise:

History of Computers

Jennifer Buchholz

262-456-2747
Associate Lecturer, Computer Science

Area of Expertise:

  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Administrator

Economics

Dr. Larry Gomes

262-335-5256
Professor, Business/Economics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics of Banking; Money & Banking
  • Industrial Organizations

English

Dr. Jennifer Heinert

262-335-5250 x316
Associate Professor, English

Areas of Expertise:

  • American Literature
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Toni Morrison
  • Narrative Theory & Genres
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Dr. William Malcuit

262-335-5250 x317
Assistant Professor, English

Areas of Expertise:

  • African American Literature 
  • American Literature and Culture
  • Critical Theory;  Literary Modernism, Poetry

Dr. Patricia Roby

262-306-4341
Emeritus Professor, English

Areas of Expertise:

  • Contemporary Literature    
  • Film & Literature: American and Global
  • Gang Language and Identification
  • Indian Myths and Storytelling
  • International literature, Mystery Writers
  • Native American Literature and Culture
  • Women's Literature

Dr. Anne Widmayer

262-335-5250 x318
Professor, English

Areas of Expertise:

  • British Culture
  • Drama, Modern Mystery Writers
  • Research Methods
  • Women’s Studies

History

John Degnitz

262-335-5231
Associate Lecturer, History

Areas of Expertise:

  • History of Western Civilization
  • U.S. and World History 

Dr. Michael Thorn

262-306-4341
Emeritus Professor, History

Areas of Expertise:

  • Art and Architecture of England
  • Collecting Fine Antique Engravings
  • Modern Ireland, Conflict in Northern Ireland
  • Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Library Science

Jennifer Chamberlain

262-335-5250, ext. 337
Executive Director of UW Colleges Libraries

Area of Expertise:

Information Access and Research Skills

Music

Dr. Peter Gibeau

262-335-5216
Professor, Music

Areas of Expertise:

Classical Music and German Translation

Philosophy

Dr. Mark Peterson

262-335-5224
Professor, Philosophy

Areas of Expertise:

  • History & Philosophy of Science/Technology
  • Existentialism
  • Environmental Ethics, Eco-Feminism, and Radical Environmentalism
  • Philosophy and the Martial Arts
  • Mythology and Joseph Campbell
  • Tai Chi 

Dr. Tait Szabo

262-335-5237
Associate Professor, Philosophy

Areas of Expertise:

  • Abortion
  • Animal Ethics
  • Blackmail
  • Human Transplant Organ Sales
  • Sexual Ethics, esp. Prostitution
  • Sports Ethics, esp. Performance Enhancing Technologies

Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Swapnil Tripathi

262-335-5250 x237
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Areas of Expertise:

  • Astronomy
  • Black holes/neutron stars
  • General Physics
  • Theory of Relativity
  • Interreligious Dialogue