Higher Education

Universities and colleges offer satisfying careers both on the tenure track and beyond, in teaching, research, and/or administrative roles.

Institutions of higher education require staff in a number of administrative roles to make certain all functions of the institution run smoothly.

Skilled staff are needed in student services units to review admissions, admit students, and keep scholars on track to commencement. There are many other units tied to institutional infrastructure that require administrative staff as well such as information technology, counseling, assessment, career development, sponsored programs, grants and contracts, research compliance, administrative assistance, and more.

Within institutions of higher education, research centers and institutes extend the mission of their institutions by providing educational experiences through public and community outreach.

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Administrative Roles

Gerardo Mancilla


Director of Education Administration and Leadership, Edgewood College
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, UW–Madison
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, UW–Madison
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, UW–Madison

Carrie Eaton


Curator, UW-Madison Geology Museum, Madison, Wisconsin
M.S. in Geology, UW-Madison

Kevin Kumashiro


Dean, University of San Francisco School of Education, San Francisco, California
M.A. in Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison

James T. Minor


Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. in Educational Administration, UW-Madison

Kevin Mullen


Teacher, UW-Madison Odyssey Project, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D. in English, UW-Madison

Tina Nielsen


Associate Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D. in Geology, UW-Madison

Hilary Shager


Associate Director, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, Madison, Wisconsin
MPA in Public Affairs, UW-Madison
Ph.D. in Public Policy, Special Graduate Committee, UW-Madison

Idella Yamben


Co-designer and Consultant, Ideaadvance Seed Fund, UW-Extension, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, UW-Madison

Faculty Roles

Mark Stanley


Professor, Lighting Design, Boston University
MFA in Theatre and Drama, UW–Madison

Jamie-Rose Guarrine


Assistant Professor, U-Mass Amherst
DMA in Music, UW–Madison
M.D. in Music, UW–Madison

Matthew Desmond


Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
M.S. in Sociology, UW-Madison
Ph.D. in Sociology, UW-Madison

Greg Richards


Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Ph.D. in Microbiology, UW-Madison

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