Welcome Jennifer Anderson!

Anderson

It is the College’s pleasure to welcome a new faculty member to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  Dr. Jennifer Anderson joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department and will also serve as the program’s Field Coordinator.   Dr. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from the Indiana University School of Social Work on the IUPUI campus. 

 

 

Here are a few things about our new colleague:

Hobbies: I have explored many hobbies over the years. My current one is quilting. I enjoy the creative process of blending colors, textures, and designs.

Research:  My area of research is inter-professional education (IPE) and collaborative program design. In addition, I am interested in how students apply competencies in practice settings.

Personal Life: My spouse and I have been together for nearly 20 years, but we have been married for 12 years. We have two sons:  Mark and Wyatt. At present, we have one dog—a golden retriever.

Interesting Facts: I love Star Wars and my funny thing is that I have named all of my dogs after characters from the movies. I have had a Chewbacca—a black long haired Kelly Cocker Spaniel, a R2D2—mixed breed Chihuahua and beagle, a JaJa Binks—Red American Beagle, and our Golden Retriever—Obe-Wan Kenobi.

 

Welcome Eric Loepp!

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It is the College’s pleasure to welcome a new faculty member to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  Dr. Eric Loepp joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Loepp graduated from the Jepson School at the University of Richmond with his undergraduate degree in Leadership Studies, and recently completed his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Here are a few things about our new colleague:

Hobbies: Playing guitar, studying for my pilot’s certificate, and watching/playing sports, especially hockey. 

Research:  I work in the area of American politics and political behavior. 

Personal Life: I have two younger sisters who live in Oregon (my home state) and, in the interest of full disclosure; I must admit one of them is a proud graduate of Linfield College.  She and I look forward to a friendly football rivalry in the coming years.

Interesting facts:  I grew up working in a veterinary clinic with my father, and I am an avid animal enthusiast – one of my goals this fall is to get a pet.

 

  

Welcome Loren Wilbers!

Wilbers

It is the College’s pleasure to welcome a new faculty member to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Dr. Loren Wilbers will be joining us as an Assistant Professor in our Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology Department.  She recently completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of South Florida.

 

Here are a few things about our new colleague:

Hobbies:  In my free time I like to cook, hike in the woods with my dog, and read anything written by Stephen King.

Research:  My areas of interest are medical sociology and the sociology of disability, and my research focuses on the experiences of people living with chronic pain.

Personal Life:  My family consists of my fiancé, Travis, and our dog, Weezy (a beagle/pit bull mix).

Interesting Facts:  I am an aspiring cookbook author and am currently developing a collection of Midwestern comfort food recipes.

 

 

Welcome Yeongmin Kim!

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It is the College’s pleasure to welcome a new faculty member to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  Yeongmin Kim will be joining us as an Assistant Professor in our Social Work Department.  Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

 

 

Here are a few interesting things about our new colleague:

  • Hobbies:  Dr. Kim enjoys playing the guitar and hopes to do this more frequently when he gets settled in Whitewater.
  • Research: Dr. Kim’s research focuses on Poverty, Child Support, Family Structure and well-being, and Child Care.
  • Family:  Dr. Kim has a wife and daughter joining him at UW-Whitewater.
  • Other good things to know:  Wisconsin is Dr. Kim’s second hometown. It’s the first state he lived in when he arrived in the U.S., it is the state where he met his wife, and it is the state where his daughter was born.  According to Dr. Kim “I am so happy that I be coming back to my U.S. Hometown.”