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Susan Wolfgram

Associate Professor
Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 146 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-4091
Email: wolfgrams@uwstout.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Minnesota
  • MSSW, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BSW, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.S. Human Relations & Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco

Research Interests

High impact practice, undergraduate research, campus climate, teaching for social justice, multicultural education, bullying, sexual and gender identities, family violence, CBT and meditation in corrections, foster care and open adoption, poverty

Courses Taught

  • HDFS-115: Individual & Family Relations
  • HDFS-270: Self-Growth
  • HDFS-335: Culturally Distinct Child & Family
  • HDFS 352/552: Sexual and Gender Identities in Families and Society
  • HDFS-420: Family Research Methodology
  • HDFS-456/656: Abuse & the Family
  • HDFS-704: Child & Family Services
  • HDFS-728: Contemporary Family Issues

Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2013: CEHHS
  • Outstanding Educator 2012: ASPIRE & Multicultural Student Services
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2010: CEHHS
  • Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Faculty Award Nomination: 2010
  • Certificate of Excellence 2010: ASPIRE Student Support Services
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2007: College of Human Development
  • UW-Stout Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient: 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2006: Aspire Services
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2006: College of Human Development
  • Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Faculty Award Nomination: 2006
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2005: College of Human Development
  • Outstanding Faculty Award Nomination, 2004: Multicultural Student Services

Active Research

  • Wolfgram, S., Teuber, H.A., Greene, S., & Stori, S. (In Process).  Anti-Bullying Initiative in Rural Midwest School Districts.

Community Service Work

  • Baldwin-Woodville Area School District Anti-Bullying Initiative: July, 2013
  • Award: Eau Claire County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council Volunteer Award for Jail Programming, December, 2012
  • Cultural Competency Training: June, 2012 to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant Recipients, Eau Claire County (Eau Claire,Wisconsin)
  • Cultural Competency Training: April, 2010 to Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)
  • Stop & Think Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Eau-Claire County Jail (2010-present)

International Presentations

  • Wolfgram, S., Jones, G., Han, S., & Sweat, J. How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement: A Comparison of White and Minority Students. Accepted Panel Presentation at the International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: October 2012.
  • Wolfgram, S., Jones, G., Han, S., & Sweat, J. High impact practice as transformative pedagogy. Accepted Paper presentation at the International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Transforming the Academy through Theory and Practice of SOTL; Milwaukee, Wisconsin: October 2011.
  • Wolfgram, S., & Rothaupt, J. Innovation to scholarship: The transformative power of undergraduate research. Accepted Paper presentation at the International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Solid Foundations, Emerging Knowledge & Shared Futures; Bloomington, Indiana: October 2009.
  • Rothaupt, J., & Wolfgram, S. Empowering Students Through Action Learning: A 21st Century Skill Set. Paper presented at the International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Connecting through Ideas, Discoveries, Inquiry and Innovation; Edmonton, Canada: October 2008.

National/Regional Presentations

  • Wolfgram, S. (November, 2013). The Intersection of Feminist Pedagogy & Teaching Undergraduate Research Methods.  Accepted presentation to the National Women's Studies Association: Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Jones, G., Wolfgram, S., & Han, S. (September, 2013). The Connection between Feminism and High Impact Practices that Retain Minority Students.  Accepted presentation to the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference; UW-Platteville.
  • Wolfgram, S. & Jones, G. (September, 2012). How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement: A Comparison of White and Minority Students. Accepted presentation to the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference; UW-Platteville.
  • Wolfgram, S. & Teuber, H. (September, 2011). Inclusivity Is Every Student's Educational Right. Accepted presentation to the Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference; UW-Platteville.
  • Rothaupt, J., & Wolfgram, S. (April, 2008). Empowering Students Through Action Learning: A 21st Century SkillSet. Workshop presented to the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference: Discovering, Integrating, and Applying Knowledge: Effective Educational Practices for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Innovation; Austin, Texas.
  • Wolfgram, S. (June, 2007). What does it mean to have a culturally competent campus community climate: Student perspectives. Original research presented at the Grove’s Conference on Marriage & Family: Detroit, Michigan.
  • Wolfgram, S. & Rothaupt, J. (June, 2007). Empowering students through Action Learning: A 21st century skill set. Workshop presented at the Teaching for a Change Conference in Park City, Utah.
  • Wolfgram, S., & Haberman, H. (November, 2003). A qualitative study exploring the concept of marriage with lesbians. Paper presented at the National Council of Family Relations annual conference: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Hogan, J., Solheim, C., & Wolfgram, S. (November, 2003). The working poor: From the economic margins to asset-building. Paper presented at the National Council of Family Relations annual conference: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Hogan, J., Solheim, C., Wolfgram, S., & Rodrigues, N. (2002). The working poor: From the economic margins to asset-building. Paper presented at the Paolucci Symposium: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Selected Publications

  • Sweat, J., Jones, G., Han, S., & Wolfgram, S. (2013). How Does High Impact Practice Predict Student Engagement? A Comparison of White and Minority Students. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(2), 1-24.
  • Lea, V.,Jones, G., Teuber, H.A., & Wolfgram, S. (2012). Swimming up mainstream:Facing the challenges to equity, diversity, and inclusion on a University ofWisconsin campus in Obama's era. Clark, C., Brimhall-Vargas, M., & Fasching-Varner,K. (Eds.).  Just How Important isDiversity in Public Higher Education? Stories from the Frontlines. NewYork: Rowman & Littlefield  
  • Wolfgram,S., Kaiser, A., Lee, M.C., Ramacher, D., Siverling, K., & Thorwall, M. (2012).In their own words: Student reflections on undergraduate research. Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring 1(2), 1-12.
  • Wolfgram, S.M., & Teuber, H.A. (2011). Promoting a socially just campus climate. (De Reus, L.A., {Volume Ed.} & Blum, L.B., {Series Ed.}), Groves Conference on Marriage and Family book: Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice: Speaking Out and Standing Up for Families. Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan.
  • Koivunen, J.M., Rothaupt, J.W., & Wolfgram, S.M. (2009). Gender dynamics and role adjustment during the transition to parenthood: Current perspectives. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 17(4), 323-328.
  • Wolfgram, S. (2008). Openness in adoption: What we know so far-A critical review of the literature. Social Work, 53(2), 133-142.
  • Wolfgram, S. (2006). Abuse and the family. In Hardesty, J.L. (Ed.), Familes and violence: Syllabi and instructional materials. (pp. 285-308). Minneapolis: National Council on Family Relations.
  • Hogan, J., Solheim, C., Wolfgram, S., Nkosi, B., & Rodrigues, N. (2004). The working poor: From the economic margins to asset building. Family Relations, 53(2), 229-236.
  • Wolfgram, S.M. (2002). Gender-informed parenting: A review of the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Why not Hermione Granger? Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 14(3/4), 130-132.
  • Wolfgram, S.M. (2001). Recapturing the resilience: Solution-focused, competency-based family therapy for children with ADD and their families. National Council on Family Relations Report: Family Focus on Stress and Resilience, 46(2), F12-14.

Committees

  • Faculty Senate
  • University Curriculum and Instruction committee
  • Ethnic Studies and Global Perspective Curriculum Advisory committee
  • Chancellor's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coalition
  • Creative, Original Research Experiences (CORE)
  • Pride Alliance

Professional Organizations

  • Action Wisconsin
  • Grove’s Conference on Marriage & Family
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

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