University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us


UW-Madison will be a recognized leader, innovator, and contributor in improving the sustainability, resilience, livability, and general wellbeing of communities. Through education, outreach, technical assistance, and research that is grounded in the priorities of local governments, 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.

Advisory Board

Lonnie Berger

Professor & Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Sal Carranza

Senior Policy Advisor, UW System

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

Director, 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative

Suzanne Dove

Assistant Dean for Academic Innovations, Wisconsin School of Business

Travis Flohr

Faculty Associate, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Ken Genskow

Associate Professor, Planning & Landscape Architecture & UW-Extension

Jim LaGro

Professor, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Gavin Luter

Executive Director, Wisconsin Campus Compact

Don Moynihan

Professor & Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Leslie Orrantia

Director of Community Relations

Jonathan Patz

Professor & 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

Julie Underwood

Professor, School of Education

Raj Veeramani

Professor & Executive Director of the E-Business Institute, E-Business Consortium

Brian Yandell

Professor, Statistics & Horticulture; Director, Biometry Program


Kelly Conforti Rupp

Program Manager, UniverCity Year

Stephanie Nelson

Communications Assistant, UniverCity Year