James Bryan, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Stout

James E. Bryan is an art historian in the Department of Art and Design. He received his bachelors from the University of South Alabama in 1990, his Master's from Florida State University in 1995, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. Here at Stout he teaches introductory surveys of the history of the fine arts and advanced courses in the history of design. His research work includes topics in both areas, including portraits with the sitters dressed in masquerade, historic dolls' houses, carriages and the craftsmen who made them, and ship figureheads.

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Jeanne Foley with Puppy 

Dr. Jeanne Foley; Associate Professor Mathematics

Jeanne has been a member of the UW-Stout Inclusivity Committee since its inception, and served as co-chair with Susan Wolfgram in 2007-2008.  For the past three years she has been the faculty advisor for the Out@Stout student organization.  She is also the director of the UW-Stout Math Teaching and Learning Center and teaches in the department of Math, Stats and Computer Science. Prior to coming to Stout in 2002, she taught physiology and did biomedical research at Michigan State University where she was also an active member of the Gay and Lesbian Faculty/Staff Association and a member of the Faculty Senate when the university passed domestic partner benefit legislation in 1994.  Jeanne was also a basketball coach for many years, including a two-year stint as head coach of women's basketball at Princeton University in the 1980's. (If you stop by her office in 418F Harvey Hall, she'd be glad to show you all of her team pictures from back in her "afro hair" days…)  You can also visit her faculty web page at 

Jeanne can be reached at


Scott Griesbach, Director of University Housing, 

Scott has worked at Stout for the past 10 years and has been employed somewhere in the Midwest in housing for 29 years.  He has been a member of the committee since 2005 and has been active in helping create programs and activities to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and to support LGBTQ students.  Scott is also a champion of all types of diversity and has served on the Diversity Education Committee and the Director Advisory Council.
Scott received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from UW-Oshkosh and a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Truman State University (Missouri).  Scott has worked at UW-Whitewater (12 years), Culver-Stockton College (3 years), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2 years) and Truman State University (2 years).

Scott can be reached at

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Damian Hanft is an Assistant Professor in the College of Management and the Program Director for the B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. 

In addition to teaching workplace diversity courses, he has developed multiple courses on workplace diversity that focus on measurable strategies.  He is actively involved in several advocacy organizations that address social change.

Damian is the UW-Stout Chair of the Ethnic & Racial Studies Committee, he is a member of the National Organization for Diversity and Sales Marketing, the Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance, and the Human Rights Campaign.  Currently he is a University of Wisconsin System Teaching Fellow focusing on collaborative learning.


Jan Hare, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology and Family Studies

Dr. Hare has published several articles regarding lesbian couple relationships. The most recent is Hare, J. & Skinner, D. (2008). "Whose Child Is This?" Determining legal status for lesbian parents who used assisted reproductive technologies. J. of Family Relations, 57, 365-375

Jan can be reached at or 715 232-2102 HE142

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Leni Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy and the 2009-2010 Chair of the Pride Alliance.

Her teaching and research focuses on multicultural U.S. literatures and the social constructions of age. Marshall's current project, All Over: The Identities of Old Age, explores aging via literary, feminist, and cultural studies, arguing that age should be a category of analysis just as other identity categories are. Leni is interested in working with undergraduates to do research in these areas as well. She is also developing a website,, a resource for Aging Studies scholars connecting across the disciplines.  Dr. Marshall is the chair of the committee that created the Age Studies Discussion group in the Modern Association. She guest edited an issue of the National Women's Studies Association Journal, on interdisciplinary Aging Studies. She has also published in The Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts,The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, and Doris Lessing Studies.

Leni can be reached at or 715-232-1282 Harvey Hall 140

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Julie McFadden, ASK5000 Help Desk Manager

Julie is a certified MCITP-EA on Windows 2008 server/Vista, as well as a MCSE on Windows 2003 server/XP. She has a Bachelor's degree in studio art and a Master's in Information Technology. Julie has worked in IT for the last 16 years. She has supported a wide range of academic applications, from creating a training program for student help-desk workers to  writing a portable web application for students to practice stroke order and line weight when learning Japanese Kanji. She has presented at numerous conferences, including GusDay and ResNet. Most recently, she chaired a Modern Language Association panel about online course management. She also enjoys competing in in-line skating marathons and has competed in more than two dozen marathons including the Out Games in Montreal.

Julie can be reached at or 715-232-5036


Julie Miller, LGBTQ Program Coordinator

A Master's level social worker, Ms. Miller has a wealth of experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults, as a clinical therapist, a community activist and educator, and through extensive work in school-based programming for LGBTQ students. A strong advocate for social justice, Julie has been on the forefront of LGBT and other progressive issues for over 20 years, focusing on community education to encourage appreciation of diversity in all its forms.

Julie can be reached at  or 715-232-5622


Jill Salsman, Ph.D.

Dr. Jill Salsman serves as an associate psychologist in the counseling center at Stout. She also coordinates the Outreach and EAP programs at the counseling center.  Jill joined the inclusivity committee this year. She is committed to increasing awareness of mental health issues and developing outreach programs serving diverse populations on campus. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.  Jill received her B.A. in Psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She went on to earn her M.A. in Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

In her free time, Jill enjoys spending time with friends, running, outdoor activities, and supporting fundraising efforts for cancer research.  

Jill can be reached at or 715-232-2468


Susan M. Wolfgram, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Stout,
Susan Wolfgram received a B.S. in Human Relations & Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, a Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Minnesota. After 15 years of fulltime employment as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist with Mayo Health Systems, Luther Behavioral Health campus in Eau Claire, Susan arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2005 (she had been teaching as an adjunct in the department since 2000). Dr. Wolfgram teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate Human Development and Family Studies programs. During her time at UW-Stout she has earned a UW-Stout Outstanding Teacher award in 2006 as well as the College of Human Development Outstanding Teacher award in 2007. Dr. Wolfgram serves on a number of university committees and is actively committed to diversity efforts across campus and in the community; she and Dr. Jan Hare are the cofounders of the LGBTQ Inclusivity Initiative Committee on this campus. Dr. Wolfgram teaches within an Action Learning framework and has given presentations locally and nationally on the 21st century student benefits of action learning and social justice. Married in 1978, she and her spouse have one son and enjoy regular travel, particularly the simple pleasure of driving down Highway 35 along the Mississippi River, eagle watching (you also might find her working desperately to leave her campus office by 6pm for her and Michael to watch American Idol on Tuesday nights during the school year)

Dr. Wolfgram can be reached at or Phone: 715-232-4091, Fax: 715-232-2524 146 Home Economics Building, Menomonie, WI 54751


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