The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved promotions for nine UW-Green Bay faculty members at the board’s June meeting at UW-Milwaukee. The changes take effect with the start of the 2010-11 academic year this fall.
Two associate professors will advance to the senior rank of professor (also known as “full professor”). They are Angela C. Bauer-Dantoin of the Human Biology academic unit and Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business.
• Bauer-Dantoin joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1997. She teaches courses in mammalian reproduction, endocrinology, women’s biology and cell biology. Her research interests include the potential health effects of exposure to endocrine- or hormone-disrupting chemicals. She is chairperson of the Human Biology program, and also teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies program.
• Russ’s teaching interests include global strategy, strategic management, marketing management, innovation and leadership. In 2009 he was appointed to the University’s Frederick E. Baer Professorship of Business. Chairperson of UW-Green Bay’s graduate program in management, he publishes and consults widely on issues related to economic development, knowledge management and also memetics, or the replication of concepts.
Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure were: Lucy A. Arendt, Cofrin School of Business; Atife Caglar-Clark, Natural and Applied Sciences; Toni L. Damkoehler, Arts and Visual Design; Mathew E. Dornbush, Natural and Applied Sciences; Susan M. Gallagher-Lepak, Nursing; Pao Lor, Education; and John A. Luczaj, Natural and Applied Sciences.
• Arendt received bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UW-Green Bay before earning her Ph.D. in management science. Her teaching interests include management, organizational behavior and quality management, and her research has touched upon humor in the workplace, strategic decision making, and personal and organizational response to stress and crisis. She is a 2008 recipient of the University’s Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching.
• Caglar-Clark joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2004, teaching courses in calculus, analytic geometry and mathematic modeling of environmental systems. Her research emphases have involved industrial and fuel cell modeling, differential equations and computational fluid dynamics.
• Damkoehler is a UW-Green Bay graduate who teaches courses in visual art and graphic design. Last year Damkoehler received a major award in the world of graphic arts when a promotional poster she designed was one of the gold winners in the Graphis Poster Annual 2010.
• Dornbush is a biologist who teaches courses in plant physiology, ecology and conservation. His research touches on ecology, invasive plant species, and the mechanisms that enable a species to become dominant. Most recently, he partnered in a grant project that aims to evaluate the possible economic and environmental benefits of establishing Wisconsin grasslands for biomass use.
• Gallagher-Lepak is currently interim chairperson of UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing. She joined the faculty in 2003 after serving as a lecturer at UW-Madison, where she earned her Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology. She worked previously as a staff nurse, case manager and licensed psychologist. Her research has focused primarily on quality of life issues and adjustment to chronic illness.
• Lor teaches Education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His special interests include educational policy and analysis, and teacher preparation programs. Earlier this year he completed an article exploring the successful recruitment of people of Hmong heritage into K-12 teaching careers in Wisconsin.
• Luczaj, an earth scientist, has earned grants to complete a comprehensive bedrock map of Brown County, a project of interest with regard to groundwater, planning issues and quarrying. He teaches a variety of geology, earth science, soils and stratigraphy courses at UW-Green Bay.