Linda ZwickerAssociate Dean of Advancement & Communications

I lead people, programs and projects that move human ecology strategic goals forward. Our unit purpose is: Advancement & Communications strengthens the School of Human Ecology and UW–Madison by illuminating the meaning, science, value, and everyday work of human ecology in order to inspire alumni loyalty and far-reaching support.

The first time I saw Professor Angus’ work I went mute, all I could see were insects…hundreds upon hundreds of insects. It was only when I stepped back, allowed myself a wider lens that I saw pattern, rhythm, and story. And that’s life at the School of Human Ecology  up close you may see only bits and pieces, data or insects, virtual reality or built environment — but quickly it starts to poke, nagging you to take that bigger perspective. Sure, I get a little “romantic” when I talk about my job — where else could I partner with a psychologist, an economist, an interior architect, and an artist to solve a real-world problem (it’s the start of a helluva story…a scientist, an economist, an artist walk into a bar…).

A white woman smiling, with short, red hair, wearing glasses on her head, a patterned scarf around her neck and a red shirt.


Office: 2144C Nancy Nicholas Hall

Phone: 608-265-5136