Education Academic Services (EAS)

139 Education Building 
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
FAX: 608-262-0095

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Appointments and general information: 608-262-1651
General information requests: easinfo@education.wisc.edu

Mission

EAS is the undergraduate student affairs office for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We work with current and prospective School of Education students in all programs. Our roles with students can include the following:

Dean's office

EAS is the official undergraduate dean's office for the School of Education. Staff interpret and administer the rules, regulations, and policies established by the faculty. We also approve and document policy and program exceptions, process certain administrative paperwork, and maintain official student files. Students in academic or personal crisis will likely work with us in our dean's office role.

Advising

Staff advise and orient individuals within and outside the School of Education, helping them develop and attain their educational goals. We work with students especially around course selection and program admission. But we also help students explore their academic interests and strengths, examine the issues of multiculturalism and difference, find learning and support resources, and consider academic and career alternatives.

Publications

We produce program handouts and update official publications such as the Undergraduate Catalog and Guidebook for new freshmen and transfer students.

Admission

EAS admission staff collect application materials, analyze applicant records, and admit individuals to School programs based on criteria established by program faculty.

Field placement

We help coordinate most practicum and student teaching experiences in the School's teacher education programs. In this role we work with faculty and staff, students, teachers, and school administrators.

Requirements monitoring

Staff monitor completion of specific program requirements. We also share general degree audit responsibilities with the Registrar's Office.

Licensing

We process students' initial teaching license applications.

Staff List

Barbara Gerloff, Assistant Dean
Student affairs, DARS encoding, document review and revision.
608-262-4544; gerloff@education.wisc.edu

Jeffrey Hamm, Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs
Unit director.
608-265-2745; hamm@education.wisc.edu

Nancy Kuehn, Student Services Coordinator
Field Experiences.
608-262-3773; nkuehn@wisc.edu

Susan O'Rourke, Administrative Program Specialist
Budget and personnel.
608-262-1173; orourke@education.wisc.edu

Mitchell Patton, Student Status Examiner
Degree clearing, certification and licensing, academic actions
608-262-5630; mlpatton@wisc.edu

Nomi Rivers, University Services Associate 2
Field experiences, database management, scholarships.
608-262-4918; nrivers@wisc.edu

Wyl Schuth, Student Services Coordinator
Student affairs, admissions.
608-262-1178; wyl.schuth@wisc.edu

Becky Smith, Student Services Coordinator
Student affairs.
608-262-1177; rsmith34@wisc.edu

Michael Sullivan, Student Services Coordinator
Student affairs.
608-262-1155; mtsullivan@education.wisc.edu

Mary Thompson Shriver, Student Services Coordinator
Student affairs, scholarships.
608-262-4885; mmthomps@education.wisc.edu

Jeffrey Wunderlin, Student Status Examiner
Admissions, front desk support, support for the unit director.
608-262-1652; jswunderlin@wisc.edu