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SoHE weaving class

The interdisciplinary nature of the program promotes creative thinking and an ability to solve complex problems. The program will draw upon top-notch faculty from five disciplines and use our state-of-the-art facilities. We know this degree will produce graduates whose training will be in demand by employers in Wisconsin and beyond.

UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Faculty + Staff

Zach Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Email: zach.benson@wisc.edu

Lee DeBaillie

Position title: Program Director, MDI

Email: debaillie@wisc.edu

Kristin Eschenfelder

Position title: Professor, iSchool

Email: eschenfelder@wisc.edu

Sara Hladilek

Position title: Graduate Student Coordinator & Sr Student Services Coordinator

Email: shladilek@wisc.edu

Michelle Kwasny

Position title: Academic Director, MDI

Email: mkwasny@wisc.edu

Lennon Rodgers

Position title: Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab

Email: lennon.rodgers@wisc.edu

Lesley Sager

Position title: Faculty Associate and Director of the Design Thinking Initiative, SoHE

Email: lhsager@wisc.edu

John Surdyk

Position title: Director of INSITE, Wisconsin School of Business

Email: john.surdyk@wisc.edu

Karl Williamson

Position title: Makerspace Shop Manager

Email: kjwilliamso2@wisc.edu

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