Microbial ecologist and educator Stephen Nold is recognized for blurring the lines between original research and undergraduate education. Using the tools of discipline-based education research, he studies how classroom students learn when they perform original scientific studies. His numerous scientific articles describing diversity and activity of bacteria in nature feature undergraduate student authors, many of whom participated in projects by signing up for a university course.
Meet The Fellows
Stephen R. Carpenter is the S.A. Forbes Professor of Zoology and Director of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research on lake ecology led to fundamental concepts of trophic cascades, ecological regime shifts, and resilience of ecosystems and the societies that depend on them. Carpenter was among the co-chairs of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the first global assessment of the benefits that nature provides to society.
Russell Panczenko has been the director and chief curator of the Chazen Museum of Art since October, 1984. As director and chief curator, Panczenko has grown the collection, through acquisitions and gifts, from approximately 12,000 objects at his arrival to more than 21,000 today, making it the second largest collection of art in Wisconsin.
Robert D. Mathieu is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research involves the formation and evolution of stars and the dynamics of star clusters. He also leads the national Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and is the director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Past leadership roles include President of the WIYN Observatory and chair of the UW University Committee.
Paula McCarthy Panczenko joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Tandem Press in 1989 and became Director in 1994. Tandem Press is recognized as one of the leading fine art presses in the United States and exhibits its prints in New York, Chicago, and Miami annually. Tandem has attracted major American artists to Madison including Judy Pfaff, David Lynch, Suzanne Caporael, Jim Dine, Sam Gilliam and Alison Saar.
Patty Loew is a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication, documentary producer, and former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew is the award-winning author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal, which won the Wisconsin Library Association's 2002 Outstanding Book Award.
Cellist Parry Karp is Artist-in Residence and Professor of Chamber Music and Cello, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is director of the string chamber music program. He has been cellist of the Pro Arte Quartet for the past 39 years, the longest tenure of any member in the quartet's over 100 year history.
Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton. Bjornerud’s research focuses on the physics of earthquakes and mountain-building, and she combines field-based studies of bedrock geology with quantitative models of rock mechanics. Bjornerud has done research in high arctic Norway (Svalbard) and Canada (Ellesmere Island), as well as mainland Norway, Scotland, New Zealand, and the Lake Superior region.
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