Hello! My name is Dana Wagner and I am the new Assistant Director (AD) for the LTC. I excitedly joined the esteemed LTC team in December of 2022.
I graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelors (‘12) and Masters (‘14) in Animal Science. I have a background in livestock animal welfare and research, with particular emphasis on behavioral and physiological measurements of stress in food animals. Additionally, I worked a great deal with undergraduate and graduate students in a mentorship role, helping students to find their path and complete their program. My most recent role was in supporting veterinary education through course development, laboratory management, and curricular remodeling.
As AD, my responsibilities include: assisting with the identification and prioritization of strategic goals, supporting the coordination and delivery of LTC programs for professional learning, liaising with campus partners, and coordinating LTC communications.
When not working, I enjoy testing out new dessert recipes, completing puzzles, swimming, and walking to take in the gorgeous Wisconsin scenery. My husband and I share our home with 2 cats, 3 chickens, and 2 horses – though the horses, unfortunately, do not reside in our backyard.
I look forward to supporting faculty and staff through the LTC, improving the higher education experience, and building upon the distinguished legacy of UW-Whitewater! As a (reformed) Badger, Go Warhawks!