One of Matthew Desmond’s projects that started during his PhD in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Sociology culminated in his recent New York Times bestselling book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”.
For Idella Yamben, co-designer and consultant for the Ideadvance Seed Fund at UW–Extension, it wasn’t until graduate school that she realized she needed to take a harder look at her career path.
Hilary Shager’s career path has always put her at the bridge between academia and public policy — and that’s right where she feels at home.
“Why not spend your time doing the things you enjoy doing, and then figure out what to do next by following your interests?”
Kevin Kumashiro, the dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, believes that merging the basics of teaching and education with social justice work is the best form of advocacy.
Carrie Eaton tells her friends she’s sort of like a librarian — except each book weighs between four and 400 pounds.
Besides managing activities which include Iron Man and triathlon competitions, her three year old daughter Lily, and another due in February, Krista Willing also manages the eight billion dollar Medicaid budget for the state of Wisconsin.
Gordon Shaw, Research Chemist, Mass and Force Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has some advice for students eyeing the future: focus on the present.
With a personal and professional résumé of titles such as student, teacher, geoscientist, college faculty member, mother and wife, Tina Nielsen has a history of juggling multiple responsibilities, and, consequently, fostering a multitude of talents.
After earning his PhD in educational administration in 2001, James T. Minor worked as a researcher and professor and later at the Southern Education Foundation — but then the White House called.