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INTERESTED is talking with a current ELPA student or Alum?  
Feel free to contact one of our Student Ambassdors.
Interested in 
K12 Leadership?     


PhD Students
Kim Anderson 
Sean Bielmeier
Sam Coleman 
Robert Demuse
Jerry Dryer  
Julie Kallio
Cassidy Kist
Sarah Odell
Tanu Rawat
Cory Roseth
Steffanie Williams

K12 Master's Students   
Dan Schreier
Laura Simpson 
Interested in higher education and global higher education (GHE)?


PhD Students
Christopher Barnes
Jared Colston
Mary Duenas
Ashley Gaskew
Abby Koberstein
Colleen Larsen
​Brett Nachman
Vanessa Pena
Khadejah Ray
LaShawn Washington
Paris Wicker

HE Master's Students  
Nicholas Damiano
Emily Moss
Alicia Bingman
Interested in two-year colleges? 


PhD Students
Brett Nachman
Vanessa Pena
Nicole Soulier
Ning Sun

Interested in educational policy?  


PhD Students
Sean Bielmeier
Valerie Crespin-Trujillo
Yasmin Rodriguez-Escutia
Lydia Gandy
Xue Gong
Sarah Lent
Glenn Poole
Minseok Yang
Yi-jung Wu

Policy Master's Students
​Anna Badamo

K12 Leadership
PhD Alumni


Jim Finley

West DePere Middle School
DePere Wisconsin


Hans Klar
Associate Professor
Clemson University
South Carolina

 Lanore Heim

Wisconsin Idea Executive
Ph.D. Cohort

Surbhi Madia Barber
Sheila Briggs
Deputy State Superintendent
Chad Buboltz
(current cohort)
Eric Gallien 
Deputy Superintendent
Racine Unified School District
Higher, Postsecondary and Continuing Education
PhD Alumni


Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs Division
California State University
San Marcos

LaVar Charleston
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two-Year Colleges
PhD Alumni 

Turina Bakken
Madison College
Madison Wisconsin 


Brad Piazza
Vice President of Learning
Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha Wisconsin

Educational Policy
PhD Alumni


Marsha Modeste
Assistant Professor
Educational Policy
Penn State


Se Woong Lee
Assistant Professor
College of Education
University of Missouri

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INTERESTED in getting more program or admissions information?
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ssmith@education.wisc  or 608-263-2701  
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