Twelve UW-Green Bay faculty members up for academic promotions, tenure

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is set to consider promotions or tenure for 12 UW-Green Bay faculty members during its meeting June 7-8 at UW-Milwaukee.

The following faculty members are up for a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure: Adam Gaines, Arts and Visual Design; Eric Hansen, Arts and Visual Design; Ekaterina Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs; Randall Meder, Arts and Visual Design; Amanda Nelson, Human Biology; David Radosevich, Business Administration; Heidi Sherman, Humanistic Studies; Christine Smith, Human Development; Jennifer Zapf, Human Development.

The Regents also will consider promoting the following individuals to the rank of full professor:
Kristy Deetz, Arts and Visual Design, received her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from The Ohio State University. Her extensive exhibition record includes competitive, invitational and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Her recent Veil paintings revise traditional images of drapery and reweave Deleuzeʼs ideas of internal versus external and virtual verses actual — playing with ideas of “the fold” in painting. Carved wooden reliefs painted with encaustic, works in her “book” series are visual metaphors of the book form and autobiographical explorations. Playing off of concepts such as palimpsest, aporia and table of contents, these pieces operate as visual puns and connect ideas of language to body and earth.

Deetz joined the faculty at UW-Green Bay in 2000 after teaching at Miami University, Michigan State and Savannah College of Art and Design. A nationally recognized practitioner and teacher of encaustic painting, Deetz frequently gives workshops at recognized art centers such as Haystack (Maine), Anderson Ranch (Colo.), Oxbow (Miss.), Penland (N.C.), and Arrowmont (Tenn.). Deetz presents at conferences and panels, frequently serves as a visiting artist at art schools and departments throughout the country, and has had her paintings featured in two textbooks. In 2011 she received the UW-Green Bay Founders Award for Excellence in Scholarship. Deetz was on sabbatical during the 2011-12 school year, and traveled to Italy to study the paintings of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca.

David M. Dolan, Natural and Applied Sciences, teaches statistics in the Mathematics program and is a member of the graduate faculty of the Environmental Science and Policy program. His scientific research is in the area of load estimation for water pollutants. This research also includes the detection of trends in environmental indicators. Dolan focuses most of his work on the Great Lakes, especially Green Bay and Lake Erie. He has helped numerous students, both graduate and undergraduate, to complete projects and theses on this significant freshwater resource. He has been able to consistently attract research funding for this work, mostly from NOAA and the U.S. EPA.

Dolan joined the faculty at UW-Green Bay in 1999 after serving as an environmental statistician for the International Joint Commission and the U.S. EPA for 27 years. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Outside the classroom, Dolan is an avid duplicate bridge player. He is a lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan and he bleeds Kelly green on football Saturdays in the fall.

Ellen Rosewall, Arts and Visual Design, joined UW-Green Bay’s Arts Management program in 2001, when the program consisted of a minor with six students. Now, there are more than 80 students in the program, including 30 majors. A nationally recognized arts management specialist and arts advocate, Ellen is vice president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, past president of the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and past president of Arts Wisconsin. She has served on several local boards of directors, including the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council, Film Green Bay and the ARTgarage, where she currently serves as vice president. Before coming to UW-Green Bay, Ellen served as the first director of Marketing and Development for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, and also managed the capital campaign to build the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Rosewall has given presentations for Americans for the Arts, the International Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, and the National Arts Marketing Conference, and in 2009 was selected as an Arts in Crisis Mentor through the John F. Kennedy Center. Her book, Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Rosewall is a self-described “arts nerd,” and in her free time enjoys painting, knitting, reading and traveling to experience the culture of diverse places and people.

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