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Meet Your Faculty: Dr. Linda Reid

Professor
Department: Finance and Business Law 

Where are you originally from? Waukesha, Wisconsin

At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor?  A few years after finishing law school, I was invited back to lecture at my alma mater.  I enjoyed the experience immensely and decided to pursue a career in higher education.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW?   Helping students expand their post-undergraduate degree prospects by participating with them in networking, applied research, internship, and international travel opportunities.

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?  Camping, travel, and all things water!

What is an interesting fact about yourself?  My path to teaching was not traditional.  I’ve worked as a juvenile probation officer, deputy sheriff, city police officer, private detective, small firm attorney, federal bankruptcy court law clerk, director of career services, lecturer, associate professor, and am now the director of the Institute for Water Business.

What advice can you give to students about their college career?   Show up.  Get involved.  Expand your horizons.

Fast facts:

Favorite restaurant: It varies, but Mama Mia’s garlic bread is one of my favorite foods.
Least favorite subject in school: Anything mathematics related
Favorite vacation spot: Ireland
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
One thing you cannot live without: My iPhone and my dog
Favorite quote: “When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight. You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.” — James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

 

 

 

 

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Meet Your Faculty-Dr. James Bronson

Professor
Department: Management

 

Where are you originally from?

Eugene, Oregon.  No, I am not a big duck fan, I attended Oregon State, 42 miles up the Willamette Valley.

At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor?

After finishing my MBA I became curious about the next step.

 What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW?

My students, most of them are really nice people.

 What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Teaching is a vocation, not a hobby.  My favorite leisure activities are travel (see #3 under Fast Facts), building and working on boats, sailing, rowing, golf and turkey hunting.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, including spending the better part of five years north of the Arctic Circle.

What advice can you give to students about their college career?

You will always do well enough in a class if you follow two rules:

a)      Never cut a class, and

b)      Always have your assignments completed 24 hours in advance.

Fast facts:

Favorite restaurant: Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, Portland, Oregon.
Least favorite subject in school: Statistics and I have taken a lot of statistics courses.
Favorite vacation spot? Pretty much any place with warm salt water and cold beer.
Early bird or night owl? Early, but not too early.
One thing you cannot live without: My wife.
Favorite quote: “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

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Meet Your Faculty-Dan Herlache

Lecturer
Department: Marketing

Where are you originally from?

I grew up in Sturgeon Bay, WI. I went to school at UW-W, and have lived in various cities throughout the State of Wisconsin. Currently we live in DeForest, just outside of Madison.

At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor?

I was a manager for Federated Insurance and recruited on campuses.  I got involved with AMA and coaching sales students at UW-W.  I realized how much I loved teaching.  I went back to school and received my MBA. There was an opening in the Marketing Department, I applied and was hired.  I was retired from Federated Insurance to come teach full-time.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW?

The students make it worthwhile.  It is a joy working with these young people, helping them to prepare for their future.

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

My wife and I like to garden, cook, and camp.  I also enjoy hunting, fishing and photography.

What is an interesting fact about yourself? 

My wife and I raise varieties of hot peppers and make homemade Tabasco Sauce, and chili powder.  Our powder is being used by a gentleman who competes in barbeques in Texas.

What advice can you give to students about their college career?

Get involved, work, join organizations, do internships related to your field of interest.  As a former recruiter I always looked for students who had more than just a good GPA.  Joining an org. staying with it, and attaining a leadership position in that org, is always impressive.  Work experience in your field of interest is also very attractive to most employers.   Oh, and don’t forget to have fun while you are at it.

Fast facts:
Favorite restaurant: Emeril’s Delmonico in Las Vegas
Least favorite subject in school: Music
Favorite vacation spot:  Italy
Early bird or night owl? Both, early bird on weekdays, night owl on weekends.
One thing you cannot live without: People.
Favorite quote: “You will get all you what you want in life, if you help enough other people to get what they want.” Zig Ziglar


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Meet Your Faculty- David Gee

Lecturer
Department: Management

Where are you originally from?

England

At what point did you decide you wanted to be a professor?

Began teaching at UW-Madison 15 years ago and fell in love with imparting knowledge from the real world into the classroom

What do you enjoy most about teaching at UWW?

Entrepreneurial ecosystem including the foresight of faculty and university leadership to embrace entrepreneurship and provide resources to drive student entrepreneurship.

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Mountain biking, boating, hiking.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I have launched 3 startups.

What advice can you give to students about their college career?

“Get outside of the classroom” whether it be with internships, creating your own startup/joining a startup or working for a small business. Experiences with small businesses and entrepreneurs provide you the opportunity to rapidly acquire many different facets of business acumen and innovation. This knowledge and skills are in high demand by SMBs (small and medium sized businesses as well as enterprise firms.

Fast facts:

Favorite restaurant: Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! (Tapas restaurant in Chicago)
Least favorite subject in school: Take the 5th
Favorite vacation spot: Barcelona
Early bird or night owl? Early Bird
One thing you cannot live without: Mountain biking and cheesecake. Not done and consumed simultaneously.
Favorite quote: “We shall fight in the seas, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the streets, we shall never, never, never give-up.” – Winston Churchill during the Nazi Blitzkriegs. (My mother took shelter from them in the London Underground and my grandfather removed bodies from the rubble in the streets of London).

 

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Staying Up-to-Date with Business News

 

Keeping up with current news can be challenging as a full time student. The truth is, with the internet at the tip of our fingers, we have no excuse not to know what is happening around us. Having a basic understanding of current business topics will not only make you more in-tune with society, but should give you greater confidence. Class lectures will be more interesting and easier to follow when the professor references current topics in which you already have a basic understanding. The internet has its fair share of unreliable sites, so below is a list of sites you can trust for current business topics. Also, check out their mobile apps so you can even read on the go!

http://www.npr.org/sections/business/

http://www.economist.com/sections/business-finance

http://money.cnn.com/news/

Written by: Allison Duch

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