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: Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Email: kelly.tyrrell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9772

  • Oversees News & Media Relations Team responsible for internal and external communication.
  • Oversees research communications.
  • 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.

Caitlin Henning

Position title: Internal Communications Editor

Email: cahenning@wisc.edu

  • Edits the faculty/staff newsletter Inside UW and other internal communications.

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: Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Email: kelly.tyrrell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9772

  • Oversees News & Media Relations Team responsible for internal and external communication.
  • Oversees research communications.
  • 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.
  • Manages communication around animal research and radiation safety on campus.
  • Organizes the Cool Science Images contest.

Will Cushman

Position title: Science Writer

Email: wcushman@wisc.edu

  • Reports on research news from across campus.

Elise Mahon

Position title: Science Writer

Email: etmahon@wisc.edu

  • Reports on research news from across campus.

Kelly Tyrrell

Position title: Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Email: kelly.tyrrell@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9772

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

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: Content Strategist

Email: kelevan@wisc.edu

  • Develops strategic content plans to amplify key university priorities.
  • Provides marketing and communications support for University Communications and UW's Strategic Partnerships unit.

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.