Steering Committee Members

Caitilyn Allen

Credentials: Professor, Department of Plant Pathology


Dr. Caitlyn Allen is a professor of plant pathology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She specializes in tropical plant pathology and the impact of crop diseases on food security in the developing world. Allen completed her…

Cécile Ané

Credentials: Professor, Department of Botany, Department of Statistics


Cécile Ané is a professor in the Department of Statistic and in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods and software for the study…

Laird Boswell

Credentials: Professor, Department of History


Laird Boswell is a historian of Modern Europe, especially France, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His teaching and research interests focus largely on society and politics – ranging from the transformations of rural society,…

Andrew Braun

Credentials: MD and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health


Dr. Andrew Braun is a pulmonary physician-scientist in the Department of Medicine and director of the UW Health Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program and CFF Therapeutics Development Network. He is a native of Wisconsin and completed…

Dominique Brossard

Credentials: Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication


Dominique Brossard is professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the  UW-Madison Robert & Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and…

Kelley Conway

Credentials: Professor, Department of Communication Arts


Kelley Conway is Professor of Film in the Department of Communication Arts. She currently serves as Chair of the Department and Artistic Director of the Wisconsin Film Festival and the UW Cinematheque. Conway is the…

Ritt Deitz

Credentials: Director, Professional French Masters Program


Ritt Deitz directs the Professional French Masters Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches professional communication, research methods, corporate social responsibility, and Quebec culture and society. He edited the 2010 essay collection, Post-Francophile:…

Richard Keller

Credentials: Professor, Department of Medical History & Bioethics


Richard C. Keller is Professor in the Departments of Medical History and Bioethics and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also Associate Dean of the International Division. He is the author of Fatal Isolation:…

Jan Miernowski

Credentials: Professor, Department of French and Italian


Jan Miernowski is a Douglas Kelly Professor of French in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on literary responses to philosophy, especially on early modern humanism, 20th-century…

Michael Swift

Credentials: Professor, Department of Computer Sciences


Michael Swift is a Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences. He specializes in operating systems and computer architecture, and serves as instructional program director, and heads the department’s diversity committee.

Jason Yackee

Credentials: Professor, UW-Madison School of Law


Professor Yackee’s research centers on international investment law, international economic relations, foreign arbitration, and administrative law and politics. He teaches Contracts, International Investment Law, International Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. Professor Yackee earned an M.A.…