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Thought Leaders

UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff are distinguished scholars, researchers and award-winners — experts in their respective fields. Whether it's asking new questions, spotting big trends, providing perspective on global issues, or innovating and testing new concepts, our faculty are making a difference in and out of the classroom. Their insights, theories and solutions are impacting the world, the nation, and our local communities.  

The Latest from UWEC Thought Leaders

  • Two people holding hands
    Music in the civil rights era
    Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

    Dr. Ryan Jones reflects on the importance of civil rights era music.

  • An image from the Risking Everything: Freedom Summer exihibit
    Exhibit highlights work of 1964 civil rights volunteers
    Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

    Greg Kocken, head of McIntyre Library's Special Collections, Archives and Records Management area, shares how thousands of ordinary individuals came together to challenge and change our nation.

  • Blu's Organizations Bash 2105
    Building strong community the right way
    Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

    In connection with the National Hazing Prevention Week, Dr. Alan Rieck, music and theatre arts, speaks to the issue of organizations and community building, on campus and in life.

  • Katherine Schneider and her Seeing Eye dog, Luna
    Enlarging freedom for 25 years
    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Dr. Katherine Schneider reflects on how the Americans with Disabilities Act has vastly enhanced her life since its inception 25 years ago.

  • Hmong Immersion Fresno
    Sharing two worlds
    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Dr. David Jones reflects on his experience as a "non-heritage learner" participating in the Hmong Cultural Practices and Ceremonial DII Immersion this spring in Fresno, California.

  • Chuck Hanson, Honors English
    What would Atticus do?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Dr. Charles Hanson, professor emeritus of English, who teaches an Honors course in Southern American literature, examines a current debate in race relations in the southern U.S. through the eyes of literature.

  • Muareen Schriner Thought Leader
    PedalPub attacks: A case of groupthink gone wild
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Dr. Maureen Schriner examines groupthink and social media as they pertain to recent issues in the news, like attacks on PedalPubs in Minneapolis.

  • Molly Gebrian
    Violist has shared passion for creating music and understanding the brain
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    UW-Eau Claire music professor draws on her background in neuroscience to discuss performance anxiety, and explain it in a way that helps to understand it from a scientific level, and perhaps overcome it.

  • Christina Berchini
    Why are all teachers white?
    Monday, May 18, 2015

    Dr. Christina Berchini, assistant professor of English, has published an article in Education Week Teacher for April 28, 2015.

  • Jennifer Dahl at WSTS
    Liberal arts education is the key to a modern science career
    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Today’s workplace demands more of scientists than complicated lab work. Some of the most pressing issues we face as a society must be tackled by teams of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, says Dr. Jennifer Dahl.

  • Lessons from Selma, enslavement reenactment
    Lessons from Selma: What I learned from the Civil Rights Pilgrimage
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    History becomes reality for graduate student Dennis Beale as he walks in his ancestors’ footsteps on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Dennis shares his experience in Selma, Alabama, and the lessons he will carry with him throughout his life.

  • Patti See
    Why I give
    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Patti See, distinguished student services coordinator in UW-Eau Claire’s Academic Skills Center and a senior lecturer in women’s studies, made the following remarks during the recent Foundation Employee Appreciation Luncheon.

  • ‘Thank you for your service’ not always most meaningful to military veterans
    Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

    Is saying “Thank you for your service” enough when speaking to a military veteran? It is a safe thing to say, but actions speak much louder than words to show your support of our returning veterans.

  • Bullying: Not just a kid problem
    Bullying: Not just a kid problem
    Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

    We don’t typically use the term “bullying” when referring to those over the age of 18, but harassment, hazing, intimidation, stalking or other manifestations of interpersonal harm can have significant consequences on a college campus.

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