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Lisa Miller Mattsson and Chad Vollrath (11-11-13)


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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Lisa Miller Mattsson and Chad Vollrath (11-11-13)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning want you to meet:

Lisa Miller Mattsson

Lisa Miller Mattsson

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Department or Office: Center for Continuing Education

Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school?: UMD for my Associate's Degree; University of Minnesota, twin cities for my bachelor's and Master of Social Work degrees; Drake University Law School for my J.D.

List what classes you teach: Ethics and State Regulation of Mediation; Civil Law Mediation; all three course sections in the Certificate in Ethical Leadership; Law and Human Behavior; and a First Year Seminar on Emotional Intelligence Skills

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Your character is everything; develop that, and you will do well in life.

What is your favorite book?: Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien. It has multilayered lessons about leadership, human nature, power, and the meaning of success. I pick up new dimensions every time I re-read it.

One fun fact about you: When I studied abroad during law school, I fell in love with French pâtisseries (top-notch bakeries).  I think that's why I pushed myself to learn how to bake cake from scratch.


Chad Vollrath

Chad Vollrath

Hometown: Greensburg, PA

Department or Office: Communicating Arts

Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school?: I attended Penn State University for my BA in English, the University of Arizona for an MA in English, and The University of Iowa for my PhD in Communication Studies.

List what classes you teach?: Currently, I teach COMM 110, COMM 254 Communication Theory, and COMM 425 Communicating Gender.

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Learn to make great coffee.

What is your favorite book?: Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan

One fun fact about you: I enjoy building electronic musical instruments in my spare time.

 

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If you would like to be featured as a Faculty/Staff Spotlight:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are excited to collaborate on the Faculty/Staff Spotlight! Modeled after the Student Spotlight hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this feature will spotlight photos and information about our great faculty and staff.  Won't you please consider being part of this Spotlight opportunity?
 
To participate, all you need to do is fill out the following information and return to cetl@uwsuper.edu:
 
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