Janine Geske, a professor at Marquette University Law School, has served Wisconsin as Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, and Milwaukee County Executive. As founder of the Restorative Justice Institute at Marquette, she works in the prisons and the community with victims of crime and offenders. In her latest project, she assists with a federal Safe Streets Grant in Milwaukee.
Meet The Fellows
Laura Kiessling, Hilldale professor of chemistry and Laurens Anderson professor of biochemistry at the UW-Madison, is co-founder of Quintessence Biosciences, a Madison-based company that is developing her technology into cures for a variety of diseases. She is noted for her insights into chemical and biological processes, her excellence as a teacher and mentor of young scientists, and her local and national leadership in the chemical and biological sciences.
Mixed media artist Anne Kingsbury has managed Woodland Pattern Book Center since 1979. The Center is a community-based, nonprofit literary arts center dedicated to contemporary literature and the arts. It has the largest collection of small press poetry for sale in the country. In her work Kingsbury uses traditional female objects as her forms of expression: dolls, pincushions, potholders, tea cozies, quilts, and journals.
Kerry Trask, professor of history at UW-Manitowoc since 1972, has worked throughout Wisconsin to inform and educate people about their rich history and heritage through teaching continuing education courses; giving public lectures for the Wisconsin Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau, Wisconsin Book Festival, and Brown County Library Regional History Lecture Series; and participating in programs produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.
Emily Auerbach is an award-winning professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also directs the UW Odyssey Project, a free, life-changing college humanities course for low-income adults. In addition, Auerbach co-hosts University of the Air, a one-hour program broadcast statewide on Sundays on Wisconsin Public Radio. University of the Air features interviews with faculty in a variety of disciplines.
Dr. Molly Carnes joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1985. Dr. Carnes did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and received her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Population Health.
William Cronon studies American environmental history and the history of the American West.
Cronon's research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us.
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