Staff

Leadership

John Lucas

Position title: Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Communications

Email: jplucas@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8287

  • Directs University Communications.
  • Oversees UW-Madison public relations and strategic communications.

Kelly Tyrrell

Position title: Interim Director, Media Relations

Email: kelly.tyrrell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9772

  • Oversees News & Media Relations Team responsible for internal and external communication.
  • Serves as university spokesperson.

Mike Klein

Position title: Director, News Content and Editorial Projects

Email: mjklein3@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3846

  • Edits the student-centered newsletter The Weekly and the university news site.
  • Oversees social media content.

Rodee Schneider

Position title: Director, Strategic Partnerships Communications and Marketing

Email: rgschneider@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-5812

  • Oversees strategic partnership marketing and communications.
  • Manages campus communicator professional development and resources.

News and Media Relations

Greg Bump

Position title: Senior University Relations Specialist

Email: gbump@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2166

  • Writes about university administration, including finance and budget, human resources and legislative affairs.

Doug Erickson

Position title: Student Life Writer

Email: dderickson2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-0930

  • Writes about student life on campus.
  • Coverage includes student organizations, campus diversity efforts, student research projects and more.

Bill Graf

Position title: News Editor

Email: wlgraf@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-0476

  • Edits the faculty/staff newsletter Inside UW and the university news site.
  • Manages the Wisconsin Idea database.

Mike Klein

Position title: Director, News Content and Editorial Projects

Email: mjklein3@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3846

  • Edits the student-centered newsletter The Weekly and the university news site.
  • Oversees social media content.

Käri Knutson

Position title: University Relations Specialist

Email: knutson4@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-9870

  • Responds to media requests looking for experts and promotes experts on topics in the news.
  • Reports on and liaisons with the Law School, School of Education, School of Business and the School of Human Ecology.

Nate Moll

Position title: Social Media Specialist

Email: nmoll@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9406

  • Curates @UWMadison social media accounts.
  • Oversees and supports #UWSocial campus communicators group.

Veronica Rueckert

Position title: National Media Relations Specialist

Email: rueckert@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-7288

  • Pitches university news to national media outlets.
  • Assists faculty with writing and placing op-eds.

Kelly Tyrrell

Position title: Interim Director, Media Relations

Email: kelly.tyrrell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9772

  • Oversees News & Media Relations Team responsible for internal and external communication.
  • Serves as university spokesperson.

Research Communications

Chris Barncard

Position title: Science Writer

Email: barncard@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-0465

  • Reports on research news from across campus, including the College of Engineering, the School of Nursing, the Global Health Institute and the campus primate centers in addition to the Departments of Geography, Mathematics, Statistics and Psychology.
  • Manages communication around animal research and radiation safety on campus.
  • Organizes the Cool Science Images contest.

Visuals

Althea Dotzour

Position title: Photographer

Email: dotzour@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-223-9539

  • Photographs campus news, life and events.

Amy Gill

Position title: Video Producer

Email: aegill@wisc.edu

  • Produces videos for UW–Madison social channels and special communication efforts.

Peter Kleppin

Position title: Executive Producer, Video

Email: kleppin@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8292

  • Oversees video production.
  • Manages partnerships with Big Ten Network and PBS Wisconsin.

Jeff Miller

Position title: Director of Photography

Email: jeff.miller@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-0067

  • Oversees photography team.
  • Primary contact for new or proposed photo projects.

Bryce Richter

Position title: Photographer and Digital Asset Manager

Email: brichter2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-7411

  • Photographs campus news, life and events.
  • Primary contact for photo library and file photo use.

Jason Weiss

Position title: Video Producer

Email: jhweiss1@wisc.edu

  • Produces videos for UW–Madison social channels and special communication efforts.

Craig Wild

Position title: Video Producer

Email: cawild@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-5359

  • Produces videos for UW–Madison social channels and special communication efforts.

Strategic Partnerships

Jason Gohlke

Position title: Marketing & Communications Strategist

Email: jason.gohlke@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5680

  • Provides marketing and communications support for UW's Strategic Partnerships units.

Kristina LeVan

Position title: Marketing & Communications Strategist

Email: kelevan@wisc.edu

  • Provides marketing and communications support for UW's Strategic Partnerships units.

Rodee Schneider

Position title: Director, Strategic Partnerships Communications and Marketing

Email: rgschneider@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-5812

  • Oversees strategic partnership marketing and communications.
  • Manages campus communicator professional development and resources.

Stakeholder Communications

Lori Getter

Position title: Public Safety Communications Specialist

Email: lgetter@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-1071

  • Supports campus emergency communications response planning efforts with UWPD and other campus partners.
  • Serves as a communications liaison to local public safety agencies.

Ingrid Nelson

Position title: Speechwriter

Email: ianelson3@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2630

  • Manages speechwriting and strategic messaging for the provost.
  • Supports additional speechwriting for other university leaders.

Dean Robbins

Position title: Co-Editor, On Wisconsin

Email: dean.robbins@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2982

  • Directs the alumni magazine's mission and editorial content.

Amanda Todd

Position title: Director of Executive Communications

Email: aktodd@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8080

  • Manages speechwriting and strategic messaging for university leaders.
  • Develops materials to help leadership communicate with multiple constituencies.