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J. Michael Collins
Associate Professor | Director, Center for Financial Security
Department of Consumer Science | La Follette School of Public Affairs

J. Michael Collins is an associate professor in Human Ecology and the La Follette School of Public Affairs, as well as Faculty director of the Center for Financial Security. He is also a faculty affiliate of the UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension and the Institute for Research on Poverty. Professor Collins studies consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace, including the role of public policy in influencing credit, savings and investment choices. Collins founded PolicyLab Consulting Group, a consulting firm, and co-founded the web-start up MortgageKeeper Referral Services. Previously he worked for NeighborWorks America and the Millennial Housing Commission.

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Katy Culver

Kathleen Culver
Director and Assistant Professor
Center for Journalism Ethics

Kathleen (Katy) Bartzen Culver is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and associate director of the Center for Journalism Ethics. Long interested in the implications of digital media on journalism and public interest communication, Culver focuses on the ethical dimensions of social tools, technological advances and networked information. She combines these interests with a background in law and the effects of boundary-free communication on free expression. She also serves as visiting faculty for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and education curator for PBS MediaShift.

Talks by Kathleen Culver:
1. Crisis Communication in the Digital Age
2. Effective Messaging in the Digital Age
3. Media Ethics and Responsible Journalism in the Digital Age
4. New Technologies and the Future of Journalism
5. Ethics and Branded Content
6. Ethical Implications of Drone Technology in Journalism
7. Privacy and New Technologies


Steven Deller
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Steven Deller is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison and an Community Economic Development Specialist with the UW-Extension. Professor Deller's long-term research interest includes modeling community and small regional economies in order to better understand the changing dynamics of the economy, assessing the impact of those changes, and identifying local economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. His most recent book explores how social capital helps us understand why some communities prosper economically and others struggle.

Talks by Steven Deller:
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Steven Deller appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio show "Central Time" May 2015:

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Tom Eggert
Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council | Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Tom Eggert is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and is a senior lecturer in sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught classes on sustainability since 1997 and developed the graduate certificate in Business, Environment & Social Responsibility. In addition to his work with UW-Madison, he works with the Department of Natural Resources on Wisconsin's Environmental Leadership program (Green Tier) and as the business sustainability lead. Finally, he is President of the Board of Wisconsin Microfinance; a non-profit that raises money for microloans in Haiti. He holds a law degree from George Washington University, a Masters in Public Administration from UW, and, prior to law school, was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines.

Talks by Tom Eggert:
5. Societal Leadership Transitions: From Public Sector to Private Sector
6. Sustainability in a Small Town 
7. The Business of Water
8. The Challenge of Sustainable Consumption in India
9. The Business Case for Sustainability
10. The State of Sustainability Practice in WI
11. Sustainability and Micro-finance
12. Trends in Sustainable Business Practice
13. Green Jobs 2010
14. Energy as a Sustainability Issue
15. Developing International Partnerships in Sustainability
16. The Evolution of Green Business
17. Going Green in the Office
18. State of Sustainable Community Development: Notes from the Field
19. Sustainability and the Role of Government
20. Business and Sustainability
21. Sustainability in Wisconsin's Business Community

Jamie Finco

Jamie Marsh
Director, BBA Career Services
Wisconsin School of Business

Jamie Marsh is the Director of Career Services in the Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program. She has extensive experience coaching students and alumni on all aspects of their career development and has also consulted hundreds of employers on their hiring strategies. Jamie is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified.

Talks by Jamie Marsh:
1. Strategic Planning 101
2. Authentic Leadership and Leadership Principles (The Leadership Challenge)
3. Conducting an Effective Job Search
4. Relationship Building and Management
5. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Its Impact on Your Organization

Charles Irish
Law School

Professor Charles Irish is a Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law (emeritus) and the founding director of the UW's East Asian Legal Studies Center. At the UW, Professor Irish taught tax and international trade and business courses. Professor Irish also has had extensive experience working with the US and foreign governments and international organizations throughout the world. For the last 25 years, however, Professor Irish has focused his work on East and Southeast Asia, with special attention to US relations with the region.

Talks by Charles Irish:
1. US/China trade and investment relations
2. US trade and investment relations with Southeast Asia
3. The Transpacific Partnership Agreement and US relations with the Asia/Pacific region
4. Tax reform for the next generation

Thomas "Rock" Mackie

Thomas "Rock" Mackie
Professor Emeritus
Engineering  | Medicine & Public Health |  Veterinary Medicine

Thomas Mackie was a UW Professor from 1987 to 2012. An applied scientist and engineer, he developed state of the art cancer therapy and imaging systems and spun them out into startup companies; the most successful was TomoTherapy, which was manufactured in Madison. He was the Medical Engineering Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison and developed its Fab Lab. Since retiring, he is an entrepreneur and investor specializing in commercializing UW technology. He is the President of ACE, the Association of Campus Entrepreneurs.

Talks by Thomas Mackie: 
1. How Medical Imaging and Minimally Invasive Surgery Revolutionized Medicine
2. The Big 10 and the Medical Device Industry
3. Spinning Out Companies: A Form of the Wisconsin Idea
4. How Does Dane County Help Waukesha County?

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Noel Radomski
Director and Associate Researcher
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education

Dr. Noel Radomski is the Director and Associate Researcher for the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) at UW-Madison. In this position, he delivers presentations to and engages in informal conversations with postsecondary education leaders, government officials, policymakers, business leaders, media, local service organizations, and others. He also serves at the center's chief liaison to the UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, Wisconsin Independent Association of Colleges and Universities, Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, UW-Madison, and Wisconsin's elected officials. Dr. Radomski has been with UW-Madison since 1997.

Talks by Noel Radomski:
1. UW-Madison technology transfer and university-business relations
2. The past, present, and future of UW-Madison
3. UW-Madison financial trends
4. The history of UW-Madison
5. The relationship between WI K-12 education and postsecondary education

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Soyeon Shim
Dean and Professor
School of Human Ecology

Dr. Soyeon Shim is the dean and a professor of the School of Human Ecology. She has launched a longitudinal study of following a cohort of 2000 freshmen to better understand how young people form their financial attitude and habits since 2008. Dr. Shim received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, and a doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Talks by Soyeon Shim:
1. Young Adults' Financial Attitude and Behavior: it's not just about money. It's about life.

Donald Stanley
Faculty Associate
Life Sciences Communication | Digital Studies Program

Don Stanley is a faculty associate at the UW-Madison and owner of 3Rhino Media, a digital marketing consultancy dedicated to helping companies and individual share their expertise and connect with the right clients online. He has personally worked with a wide range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley start-ups, nationally known non-profits, professional athletes, a Nobel Prize Winner and a UN Special Ambassador. He has been featured on Marketplace Radio, ABC News, National Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and many other media outlets.

Talks by Donald Stanley:
4. How to Design a Powerful Social Media Strategy Using the Right Tools for Your Organization
5. How To Strategically Grow Your Organization Using Twitter (also offered for most other social networks, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Podcasting, Pinterest, etc.)
6. Content Marketing and Blogging to Strategically Grow Your Organization


Lyn Van Swol
Associate Professor 
Department of Communication Arts 

Lyn Van Swol researches information sharing in groups, utilization of advice, and deception in negotiations. All of her research shares the theme of examining what factors are likely to increase acceptance of information during an interaction. Professor Van Swol researches on information sharing in group examines how people share information with each other in order to persuade and come to consensus in groups. She is especially interested in the role of information members all know and share in common before having a group discussion.

Talks by Lyn Van Swol: 
1. Why Do Groups Focus on Shared Information and What to do About It

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Steven Zwickel
Faculty Associate
Engineering Professional Development - Technical Communication Program

Steven Zwickel has been teaching in the Technical Communication Program in the Department of Engineering Professional Development at the College of Engineering (CoE) of the UW-Madison since 1992. A native of New York City, Mr. Zwickel is a graduate of Binghamton University, where he majored in political science; he has a law degree (Brooklyn Law School), a M.S. in Social Work (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and a Diploma in Graphic Arts/Printing from Madison Area Technical College. He is a member of the Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows Program. Mr. Zwickel is also co-author of Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations (2013, [Mandarin Chinese] Hong Kong; China Machine Press), Guide to Portrait Photography: Using Photos of People to Illustrate Articles (2015), and Guide to Photos of Places and Things: Using Interesting Photos to Illustrate Articles (2106).

Talks by Steven Zwickel:
1. Working with Teams: How to Build Trust
2. Basic Presentation Skills
3. Use PowerPoint Like a Pro
4. Face-to-Face: Effective professional communication skills
5. Presenting Professional Opinions
6. Time Management
7. The Art of Lecturing: Reaching across generations
8. Effective Listening skills
9. How to Turn a Classroom into a Torture Chamber: Ineffective Teaching
10. Teaching Across Generations: Millennials in the Classroom
11. Persuasive Speaking in the Workplace
12. Creating a Demonstration Presentation
13. Using Numbers in Presentations

Wisconsin Athletics Staff

Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

The specific speaker will be identified on a case-by-case basis. Please not that during certain times of the year, Athletic Department coaches and staff may be unavailable due to the current sports season and/or scheduling limitations.

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Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

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