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Wisconsin Lutheran College Media Resource:
Faculty Experts Guide

The Faculty Experts Guide highlights the academic specialties of the Wisconsin Lutheran College faculty. People included in the guide may be available for speaking engagements or interviews. For more information, please contact the Office of Marketing & Communication at 414.443.8944.

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Bioarchaeology: Dr. Ned Farley

Forensic Anthropology: Dr. Ned Farley

Irish Diaspora-American Midwest: Dr. Ned Farley 

ART

Artist in Residence participation: Prof. Kristin Gjerdset

Book publishing: Prof. Paul Burmeister

Christianity and art: Prof. James Matson

Drawing workshops for children: Prof. Kristin Gjerdset

Graphic design and typography: Prof. Paul Burmeister, Prof. Chad Lindemann

Murals: Prof. Kristin Gjerdset

Science and art: Prof. James Matson

Sculpture: Prof. James Matson

Technology and art: Prof. Paul Burmeister

BIOLOGY and BIOCHEMISTRY

Cellular and developmental biology: Dr. Robert Balza

Genetic engineering of bacterial strains: Dr. Jarrod Erbe

Microbial biosensors & environmental contaminants: Dr. Jarrod Erbe

Microbiology/molecular biology: Dr. Jarrod Erbe

Molecular genetics: Dr. Robert Balza

Wildlife biology: Dr. Robert Anderson

BUSINESS

Asset allocation: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

Ethics: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

Financial markets: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

Financial planning: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

Portfolio management: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

CHEMISTRY

Mass spectrometry of biomolecules: Dr. Daniel Ebeling

Organic synthesis of amino acid derivatives: Dr. Kevin Glaeske

Organic synthesis of sulfonamide anti-bacterials: Dr. Kevin Glaeske

Phosphate in agriculture and the environment: Dr. Daniel Ebeling

Soil and water analysis development: Dr. Daniel Ebeling

COMMUNICATION

Business ethics in former Soviet countries: Prof. Deborrah Uecker

Family communication: Prof. Mary Heins 

Gender and communication: Prof. Mary Heins

Law and communication: Prof. Amanda Retberg 

Media effects on children and families: Dr. Jerralyn Moudry

Mediation: Prof. Amanda Retberg 

Television / broadcast effects: Dr. Jerralyn Moudry

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Automatic speech recognition: Dr. David Schulz

Computer languages: Dr. David Schulz

Computational linguistics, natural language processing: Dr. David Schulz

Object-oriented design, software development: Dr. David Schulz

ECONOMICS

Economic outlook: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

Political economics: Dr. Brian Jacobsen

EDUCATION

Assessment: Dr. Joyce S. Natzke

Brain-Based Learning: Dr. Rhoda Wolle 

Field placement: Larry Collyard 

Integrated curriculum: Dr. David Brightsman 

International service learning: Dr. Sharon Burow 

Learning styles: Dr. Joyce S. Natzke 

Literacy: Dr. David Brightsman

Urban education: Dr. David Brightsman

Wisconsin State Licensure/Certification: Dr. Joyce S. Natzke

ENGLISH

Digital tools and the writing process: Dr. Martin Moldenhauer

Elizabeth Gaskell Studies: Dr. Rebecca Parker Fedewa 

George Herbert studies: Dr. Erik Ankerberg

Milton studies: Dr. Erik Ankerberg 

Reformation theology and Renaissance literature: Dr. Erik Ankerberg

Shakespeare studies: Dr. Erik Ankerberg

Victorian literature: Dr. Rebecca Parker Fedewa

ENVIRONMENT

Biosolids phosphorus availability: Dr. Angela Ebeling

Christian's role in protecting the environment: Dr. Robert Anderson

Fisheries: Dr. Robert Anderson 

Global climate: Dr. Kevin Glaeske

Lake management: Dr. Robert Anderson 

Phosphorus management: Dr. Angela Ebeling

Rain Garden/Composting: Dr. Angela Ebeling 

Soil fertility: Dr. Angela Ebeling

GERMAN

German language and literature: Prof. Sibylle Krause

HISTORY

American Civil War: Dr. Paul Beck

American Revolution/18th Century British Empire: Dr. Aaron Palmer 

Colonial South Carolina: Dr. Aaron Palmer 

Crime and punishment in early America: Dr. Aaron Palmer

Imperial/Nazi Germany: Dr. Aaron Palmer

Native American studies: Dr. Paul Beck

Military history: Dr. Paul Beck

MATHEMATICS

Cryptography: Dr. Kristi Meyer

Mathematical design in God's creation: Dr. Ronald Buelow 

Real and complex analysis: Dr. Mel Friske

Universal algebra: Dr. Kristi Meyer 

MUSIC

Computers and synthesizers: Dr. William Braun

Harpsichord performance: Dr. Juanita Becker 

Hymns of Martin Luther: Dr. William Braun 

Jazz performance: Prof. Terry Treuden

Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI): Dr. William Braun 

Technology and music: Dr. William Braun

NURSING

Nursing in resource-poor countries: Prof. Rebekah Carey

Granville Neighborhood Health Center (free clinic): Prof. Rebekah Carey

PHYSICS

Low temperature physics: Dr. Kerry Kuehn

Pattern formation in nature: Dr. Kerry Kuehn 

PSYCHOLOGY

Crisis counseling: Dr. Leanne Olson

Dyslexia: Dr. Leanne Olson 

Mental health: Dr. Wendy Close

Sexual abuse and trauma: Dr. Leanne Olson 

Stress management: Dr. Leanne Olson

SPANISH

Spanish language and literature: Dr. Mary Jo Brown

THEATRE

Christianity and theatre arts: Prof. Jay Sierszyn

Milwaukee theatre history: Prof. Jay Sierszyn 

Russian theatre: Prof. Jay Sierszyn

Venues and production facilities: Prof. Jay Sierszyn

THEOLOGY

American Lutheranism: Dr. Mark Braun

Biblical archaeology: Dr. Joel Pless 

Christian mysticism: Dr. Paul Lehninger 

Lutheran confessions: Dr. Paul Lehninger 

Lutheran teaching and scholarship: Dr. Gregory Schulz

Luther, Martin: Dr. Mark Braun, Dr. Charles Cortright

Medieval theology and the sacraments: Dr. Charles Cortright

New Testament Greek: Dr. Joel Pless 

Pauline epistles: Dr. Charles Cortright

Reformation history: Dr. Charles Cortright