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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

Dorotheo Salo

Dorotheo Salo
Faculty Associate 
Library and Information Studies  

Dorothea Salo teaches aboutdigital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from onlineprivacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built"Recover Analog and Digital Data" (RADD) to save personal, family,and community history in Wisconsin from decaying 20th-century media such as VHStapes and floppy disks. Her professional interests include copyright, scholarlycommunication, and digital preservation.

Talks by Dorthea Salo:

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Dietram Scheufele

John E. Ross Professor
Department of Life Sciences Communication

Dietram A. Scheufele holds the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication at UW-Madison, and is Co-PI of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, he is listed by Microsoft Academic Search as one of the ten most cited researchers in the communication discipline. His most recent work focuses on the role that social media and other emerging modes of communication play in our society. Scheufele has been a tenured faculty member at Cornell University, a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University, and a DAAD Visiting Professor at the Technische Univeristy-Dresden.

Talks by Dietram Scheufele:

1. From Terminator to curing cancer: How we all make sense of emerging technologies
2. The (brave) new world of media: How search algorithms and Big Data have turned news upside down

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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

Michael Xenos

Michael Xenos
CAPs Professor & Department Chair
Department of Communication Arts

Professor Xenos' research and teaching interests are centered on the effects of new media on political engagement and public deliberation. His primary focus is on the extent to which the internet and social media may help individuals learn about political issues, form opinions, and participate in politics. He is also interested in the ways that political candidates, journalists, and other political actors adapt to changes in information and communication technologies, and how these adaptations affect broader dynamics of political communication and public deliberation.

Talks by Michael Xenos:
1. Social media and political engagement: The unique contribution of Facebook to our contemporary communication environment
2. Digital Media, Education and Political Engagement

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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

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