Leadership Circle: Change-Makers in Action

The 4W Leadership Circle is a collective of leaders representing Human Ecology, the Global Health Institute, Education, Nursing, Letters and Sciences, Medicine and Public Health, Gender & Women’s Studies, the Nelson Institute, the Division of Continuing Studies, Social Work, Law, and more. Members of the Leadership Circle report that the group provides a rare opportunity for joint learning and making new connections with other scholars across UW. These scholars share a concern for the justice and ethics of their work as they strive to make an impact for women in the world. These new connections have spawned new projects and funding possibilities, and have provided opportunities to mentor students. Leaders report a feeling of community, a sense of voice, and a validation of their work in their 4W connections. This unique support allows 4W leaders to flourish and expand their work in new ways.

CELEBRATING OUR 4W AUTHORS

Sandra Adell

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of the Arts and Wellbeing

Email: saadell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0425

Araceli Alonso

Credentials: PhD, RN, MA, MS

Position title: 4W Director for Gender, Clinical Practice, and the Health Sciences

Email: aalonso@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-5459

Jennifer Angus

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Design and Visual Communication

Email: jrangus@wisc.edu

Phone: (608)263-3122

Sumudu Atapattu

Credentials: LL.M., Ph.D.

Position title: Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer at UW Law School

Email: sumudu.atapattu@wisc.edu

Emily Auerbach

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of the Odyssey Project

Email: emily.auerbach@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3733

Claudia Irene Calderón

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Gender and Agroecology

Email: cicalderon@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-416-9335

Fabu Carter

Credentials: MS

Position title: 4W Director of Community Outreach

Email: fpcarter@medicine.wisc.edu

Dekila Chungyalpa

Position title: 4W Director of Faith, Ecology, and Resilience

Email: chungyalpa@wisc.edu

Mary Crave

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Youth and Women in International Agriculture and Food Security

Email: mary.crave@uwex.edu

Rahel Desalegne

Position title: 4W Co-Director of 4W-YALI Circle

Email: desalegne@wisc.edu

Larissa Duncan

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director for Healthy Minds, Children, and Families

Email: larissa.duncan@wisc.edu

Deborah Ehrenthal

Credentials: MD, MPH

Position title: 4W Director of Women, Wellbeing, and the Lifecourse

Email: ehrenthal@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-0559

Jean M. Geran

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director for Human Rights, Child Protection, and Global Policy

Email: jmgeran@wisc.edu

Lara B. Gerassi

Credentials: PhD, MSW

Position title: 4W Director of Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Research and Practice

Email: gerassi@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-6356

Mariaelena Huambachano

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Biodiversity Protection and Indigeneity

Email: huambachano@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2193

Janet Hyde

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Feminist Biology

Email: jshyde@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9522

Carolyn Kallenborn

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Design

Email: cmkallen@wisc.edu

Phone: 816-550-3930

Nancy Kendall

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Education for Global Change

Email: nkendall@education.wisc.edu

Phone: 608/265-5955

Erika Marín-Spiotta

Position title: Associate Professor of Geography

Email: marinspiotta@wisc.edu

Sarli Mercado

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Latin American Urban Cultural Connections (On Women, Landscapes and the Arts)

Email: smercado@wisc.edu

Stephanie Rytilahti

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Director, Women's and Gender Studies Consortium

Email: srrytilahti@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-3056

Lesley Sager

Credentials: NCIDQ

Position title: Faculty Associate, Director of the Design Thinking Initiative

Email: lhsager@wisc.edu

Sami Schalk

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Email: sdschalk@wisc.edu

Karen Solheim

Credentials: PhD, RN, FAAN

Position title: 4W Director of Nursing

Email: karen.solheim@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5176

Emilie Songolo

Credentials: MLS

Position title: 4W Director of Information Science for Global Empowerment

Email: emilie.songolo@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.265.4740

Karla Strand

Credentials: DPhil, MLIS

Position title: 4W Director of Knowledge Empowerment for Women and Girls

Email: karla.strand@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-5408

Martha Taylor

Credentials: MS

Position title: 4W Director of Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy

Email: martha.taylor@wisc.edu

Aili Tripp

Credentials: PhD

Email: atripp@wisc.edu

Earlise Ward

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Mental Health for African American Women, Faculty Director of Morgridge Center for Public Service

Email: ecward@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0745

Christine Whelan

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Purposeful Living

Email: christine.whelan@wisc.edu

Phone: 646-522-6456