Faculty Advisory Group
Current people involved in the Engage program:
|Faculty Advisory Group|
| Steve Ackerman
Erica R. Halverson
Jolanda V. Taylor
Steve Ackerman, Ph.D.
Prof. Steven Ackerman joined the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science in 1992. In 1999, he became Director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, a collaborative research center between University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He received the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1999. He is actively involved in a variety of formal and informal education activities and uses a variety of technologies and instructional strategies in his teaching. Steve is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.
Jake Blanchard, Ph.D.
Jake Blanchard, PhD, is a professor in the Engineering Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering, an MS in engineering, and a PhD in nuclear engineering, all from UCLA. He has published more than 75 articles in refereed journals in several engineering fields, including fusion technology, solid mechanics, materials, and applied physics. Dr. Blanchard received the prestigious UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002. Jake is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.
Erica R. Halverson
Erica R. Halverson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curiculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a Ph.D. from the Learning Sciences Department at Northwestern University in 2005. Her overarching research interest is the intersection of identity and learning; in particular, she sees the dramaturgical process - the telling, adapting, and performing of personal narrative - as a sophisticated set of literacy practices that lie at this intersection. As a learning scientist and former non-profit Executive Director, she is also interested in how this knowledge can inform the design of future programs that purposefully engage youth in complex struggles of self- and community presentation through the performance of their life stories. Her research as a co-principal investigator on the MacArthur Foundation-sponsored grant, focuses primarily on the application of the dramaturgical process to the practice of filmmaking. Erica is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.
Pamela Scheibel, M.S.
Pam is a Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing. Her research focuses on the use of computer technology in education, nursing care of children, and advanced nursing practice in pediatrics. Her publications include Advanced assessment and clinical decision making in primary care (1998) and Primary health care of children (1997). She has presented on web-based learning at the International Distance Education Technology Conference in Madison, WI. Pam is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.
Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor
Jolanda teaches Dutch language, literature and culture in the Department of German. Her publications include A Family Occupation: Children of the War and the Memory of World War II in Dutch Literature of the 1980s(1997). Her research focuses on 20th-Century Dutch literature and culture. She has also presented on the uses of instructional technology.