Community & Organizational Development major prepares students to change the world

The new name for our major, Community & Organizational Development, better reflects how our students, and our program are changing, including new courses and  career pathways, and it emphasizes how organizations and communities are central to developing and advancing progress.

Eight faculty members receive promotions, named appointments

Several faculty members who recently received promotions and named appointments will return to campus this fall with added distinction. Larissa Duncan and Kevin Ponto were promoted to professor, and Margaret Kerr, David J. Pate Jr. …

Reflecting on the Indigenous EcoWell Initiative’s achievements as it concludes

The end of the spring 2024 semester brought the conclusion of the Indigenous EcoWell Initiative after three years of impactful work. The purpose of the initiative was to connect Native/Indigenous faculty members from the School of …

Police are slated to return to Milwaukee Public Schools in January. But do cops in schools help or hurt? (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Stevens Point Journal, Oshkosh Northwestern, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, the Post-Crescent, Green Bay Press-Gazette and Yahoo! News; Fisher)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Ben Fisher discusses his recently published research that looked at 32 evaluations of school-based police programs. The study found that police in schools weren’t shown to diminish school violence, crime or the presence of weapons or drugs, and having police in schools led to more suspensions.