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Meet The Fellows

James R. Johnson

James R. Johnson is retired as a laboratory director and executive scientist for the 3M Company. He received his Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from The Ohio State University and an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Johnson has served in various roles at the University of Minnesota and UW-Stout, as well as on advisory boards at several engineering colleges. A pioneer in materials science and engineering, he has 30 U.S.

Sister Joel Read

Sister Joel Read was Alverno College's sixth president and served in that capacity from 1968-2003. Prior to her presidency, Sister Joel was appointed to the Alverno faculty as a history professor in 1955. She is also an alumna of Alverno College having earned her Bachelor's degree in 1948.Sister Joel's tenure at Alverno College marked a time of tremendous progress and change for the college.

Lee Weiss

Since 1959, when Weiss began to focus intently on her painting career, she has had over 125 solo shows. The recipient of several individual honors and awards, Weiss has also participated in numerous group and invitational shows. For various time periods between 1969-1975 Weiss had a total of three paintings on display in the White House Rotating Exhibition Program, all selected by the Smithsonian Institution.

James Crow

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor James F. Crow died in January 2012.  Much of Professor Crow's research focused on theoretical population genetics, but he often ventured into the laboratory.

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