University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

Vision

UW-Madison will be a recognized leader, innovator, and contributor in improving the sustainability, resilience, livability, and general wellbeing of cities. Through education, outreach, technical assistance, and research that is grounded in the perspectives and preference of citizens and city leaders, and through bridge-building engagement with policy initiatives, our efforts will have impacts locally and globally to improve the places and lives of people throughout Wisconsin and the world.

Steering Committee

Lonnie Berger

Professor & Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Mary Beth Collins

Director of Centers Research and Public Affairs, School of Human Ecology

Kathy Cramer

Professor & Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Lori DiPrete Brown

Associate Director for Education and Engagement, Global Health Institute

Ken Genskow

Associate Professor, Urban & Regional Planning & UW-Extension

Eric Grodsky

Associate Professor, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Richard Halverson

Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Jim LaGro

Professor, Urban & Regional Planning

Gavin Luter

Executive Director, Wisconsin Campus Compact, UW-Extension

Jonathan Patz

Professor and Director, Global Health Institute

Satya Rhodes-Conway

Managing Director, Mayor’s Innovation Project

Paul Robbins

Professor & Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Joel Rogers

Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology & Director, COWS

Paula Tran Inzeo

Director of Community Health, Population Health Institute

Jason Vargo

Program Director, UniverCity Alliance & Assistant Scientist, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Raj Veeramani

Professor & Executive Director of the E-Business Institute, E-Business Consortium, and Internet of Things Laboratory

Staff

Kelly Conforti Rupp

Program Manager, UniverCity Year & Project Manager, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Stephanie Nelson

Communications Assistant, UniverCity Year

Jason Vargo

Program Director, UniverCity Alliance & Assistant Scientist, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies