As Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at UW-Madison, Cadwallader leads a sprawling academic enterprise that encompasses all graduate education and research. He is responsible for approximately 9,000 graduate students in over 140 master’s and 100 doctoral fields of study. He oversees a $160 million school budget and approximately $1 billion in research expenditures for the campus. The Graduate School also administers 16 cross-campus research and service centers. Cadwallader has spent more than two decades in the Graduate School building and nurturing its unique approach to combining research and graduate education.
He is an authority in the area of urban geography and quantitative methods, specializing in the development of statistical models of human migration.
Associate Dean, Physical Sciences
The associate dean for physical sciences provides leadership for research and graduate education across campus.
Ackerman, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is an expert in the area of satellite meteorology, a field largely invented at UW-Madison. He is well known as an accomplished teacher and communicator of the science of weather and climate.
Associate Dean, Graduate Education
Administration of all aspects of the graduate-student experience, from recruitment through graduation, is the responsibility of the associate dean for graduate education. An expert in the area of engineering mechanics, Crone is a professor of engineering physics and has been a campus leader in science education and professional development. She previously served as interim associate dean of physical sciences.
Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities
Research and graduate education in the arts and humanities is overseen by the associate dean for arts and humanities. Jacobs is a professor of communication arts. Her research areas include the history of the American studio system, performance, silent cinema and film stylistics.
Associate Dean, Social Studies
Across the campus, research and graduate education in social studies is overseen by the associate dean for social studies. Kleinman is a professor and former chair of the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. He is well known for his scholarship on the relationship between science and society and citizen engagement with science and technology.
Associate Dean, Biological Sciences
Graduate education and research in the areas of the biological sciences is overseen by the associate dean for biological sciences. Paulnock is a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Her research centers on the cellular and molecular analysis of macrophage activation and the role of macrophages in infectious diseases.
Associate Dean, Administration
The associate dean for administration manages finances for all Graduate School and administrative offices and is chief financial officer for the WARF gift to campus and for all Graduate School centers.
Schroeder, who previously served as assistant dean for research services, also oversees facilities management, and supervises accounting, human resource management, research administration and information technology services.
The Associate Vice Chancellors work with the dean of the Graduate School in setting and executing institutional priorities and seek to maintain and enhance research excellence. They also oversee the Offices of Research Policy and Industrial Partnerships. They are responsible for research-related activities including: research policy development, oversight of conflict of interest, export controls, aspects of industrial partnerships and intellectual property, research integrity, the Responsible Conduct of Research Program, the Innovative and Economic Development Research program, the Principal Investigator Committee, research involving animals, human subjects, stem cells, and select agents including aspects of biosafety, biosecurity and dual use. They further ensure that research programs comply with applicable principles, regulations and federal and state laws. In this capacity, an associate vice chancellor serves the federally-mandated roles of Institutional Official for the Human Subjects Protection Program, IO for the Animal Program, the Responsible Official for Select Agent Research, and the Research Integrity Official.
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy
Fox is a professor of biochemistry whose research interests include biochemical, catalytic and structural studies of enzymes and integral membrane proteins with application in biofuels, environmental carbon cycling and human health.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy
Mellon, a professor and former chair of pharmaceutical sciences, is also senior associate dean for academic affairs at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. His research interests center on the biochemical pharmacology of hormone action.
Director of Offices of Research Policy and Industrial Partnerships
Barker, a geomicrobiologist, now specializes in academic technology transfer and regulatory compliance. He is a former associate dean in the College of Letters and Science.