Director — Professor Andrea Schneider
Marquette University Law School
Professor Andrea Schneider joined the faculty at Marquette in 1996. She teaches alternative dispute resolution, also known as ADR, as well as negotiation, ethics and international conflict resolution. She is also the director of the nationally ranked ADR program in the Law School. Schneider is the author or co-author of numerous books, book chapters and articles in the field of dispute resolution including negotiation and gender. In 2016, she gave her first TEDx talk, Women Don’t Negotiate and Other Similar Nonsense. Most recently, she was named the 2017 recipient of an American Bar Association Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work. Schneider gives negotiation trainings at universities, corporations, law firms and court systems around the world.
“I am extremely honored to be the first director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and to help set the foundation for the research that the institute can accomplish,” Schneider said. “We all are eager to help enhance leadership and career development programming serving women on campus and in the community while encouraging cutting-edge research to influence the national discussion on gender inequality.”
Co-Director — Dr. Jennica Webster
College of Business Administration
Dr. Jennica Webster began at Marquette in 2010. During her time at the university, she has served in a number of leadership roles including on The University Academic Senate and Faculty Council, as well as on The June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leaders Speaker Series. Her research interests center on gender, diversity and underrepresented groups in the workplace. She has been published widely in leading academic journals and is a regular a speaker at national and international conferences such as the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to her research and teaching, she has served as a consultant to several organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Corning to nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA.
Coordinator — Sarah Camp
Sarah Camp is a 2009 business and 2012 entrepreneurship alumna with a diverse set of skills and experience essential to supporting the smooth operation and foundation building of IWL. Most recently she served as AmeriCorps Director at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where she also drove a school bus and was a part-time field researcher for the University of Colorado Denver—Anschutz Medical School’s Thiwáhe Gluwáš’akapi (TG) program. Prior to that, Camp grew her business acumen and leadership through various rising roles in retail management and events and sponsorship management in the outdoor industry. She hopes to continue her studies in law with a focus on business and nonprofit support as she serves IWL.
Vice President of Research and Innovation – Jeanne Hossenlopp
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp is Marquette University’s vice president for research and innovation. She is a professor of chemistry, served as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School from 2010-2015, was interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008-2010, and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004-2008.
Hossenlopp joined Marquette in 1989. That year she received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, a national award given to 10 new faculty in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering annually. Hossenlopp, who has taught chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, was awarded the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003.
In her current role, Hossenlopp is charged with facilitating growth in campus research and scholarship, as well as working to build an inclusive culture of innovation that includes management of the university’s Explorer Challenge, the President’s Challenge and the newly created campus Ideation Review Council. Hossenlopp has been involved in leading the university’s Beyond Boundaries Strategic Plan and serves as campus leader for the plan's Research in Action theme. She oversees the work of the offices of Research Compliance and Research and Sponsored Programs, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship; the Marquette Women’s Innovation Network and the Institute for Women’s Leadership, research activities in the Athletics and Human Performance Research Center, as well as Marquette’s presence in the Global Water Center. She is the PI for Marquette’s NSF ADVANCE award, a million-dollar grant to create institutional transformation to support success of women faculty in STEM-related fields. She is on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, and is a member of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategic Initiative. She is also member of TEMPO Milwaukee and serves on the TEMPO Women’s Affinity Alliance advisory committee.
Intern — Natalie Moe
Natalie Moe is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in writing intensive English and public relations. Moe has spent much of her time at Marquette utilizing her writing skills in her classes, internships, leadership experiences, and is now doing so again at IWL. Moe first began her professional career at Marquette at the Ott Memorial Writing Center as a writing tutor. Over the next couple years Moe honed her communications skills through her internships, even working for Marquette's College of Engineering Industry Relations as a Communications Intern, as well as other local Milwaukee organizations. Moe is passionate about working for organizations that look to improve the lives of others, especially those in marginalized groups. This made IWL a perfect fit for Moe as she saw the important work they do to give women new opportunities and educate them on becoming leaders in the workforce, something Moe hopes to become one day.
Intern — Olivia Qualls
Olivia Qualls is a junior in the College of Business Administration, majoring in marketing with a minor in graphic design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Her academic endeavors capture her interest in creating impactful messaging through strategy and design. Qualls began her extracurricular discovery at MU as a photographer for the Marquette Wire. Her internship with IWL offers the opportunity to merge her skill with her belief in promoting equity. Growing up surrounded by a large family of multicultural, strong women, Qualls' enthusiasm for advancing women’s leadership began early. She is committed to the movement toward equity for women, persons of color, those with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community and all other marginalized communities. Creating a voice and a platform for these individuals through her work at IWL is just the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Intern — Damaris Zita
Energetic. Passionate. Sarcastic. Hyper. Driven. Mischievous. Resourceful.
Damaris Zita can claim these characteristics and many more. Damaris is a Senior in Diederich College of Communication, majoring in advertising with a minor in graphic design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Zita grew up in a diverse family that promoted cultural education and an open-minded mindset. This has inspired her to continue her education into her own culture and expand her knowledge in cultures and peoples from around the globe. She strives towards bettering herself and the people around her and working towards positively impacting women, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities. Her work at IWL reflects that and is the beginning of an exciting culturally sensitive and impactful career for her.
Video Editor & Producer — Benjamin Linzy
Benjamin Linzy is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at Marquette University. Linzy received his MA in global history with an emphasis on Middle East North African history from Marquette in 2017. Genocide, domestic right-wing terrorist movements, and transnational paramilitarism are some of Linzy's research interests. Linzy has presented his research into transnational conflicts and political violence across the United States. Before returning to university in 2009, Linzy worked as a deckhand on the Mississippi River before an injury forced him to become a licensed insurance adjuster. Alongside that work, Linzy's dissertation focuses on the policing of “dissident” movements in Progressive-era America. In addition to his studies, Linzy works as an Office & Research Coordinator for the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach. He is the Executive Producer of Marquette’s COVID Conversations Podcast, hosts the weekly history podcast Evoking History, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Milwaukee Turner’s newsletter.
Spring 2021 Faculty Fellows
Dr. Ayleen Cabas-Mijares is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Marquette University. Before coming to the U.S. to pursue her graduate studies, she worked as a reporter and copy editor of a national women’s magazine in Venezuela, her home country. Dr. Cabas-Mijares graduated with a M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University and a doctorate from the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research interests focus on the critical examination of the role of media and journalism in social change. Specifically, Dr. Cabas-Mijares investigates media activism in Latin America and the Latinx diaspora. Cabas-Mijares chose Marquette because Marquette’s focus on moral responsibility and social justice spoke to her own education and ethics as a graduate of a Jesuit school and a critical media scholar.
Amber Wichowsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Marquette Democracy Lab. Amber’s work on women and politics examines gender differences in political efficacy, public opinion, and political rhetoric. She is also an occasional source for media coverage of electoral and gender politics, including CNN, NPR, Fox News and several local news outlets. Her book, The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination (joint with Meghan Condon, Loyola University Chicago) examines how Americans use social comparisons to make sense of economic inequality and how such frames of reference affect attitudes about redistribution and feelings of political power (University of Chicago Press 2020). As an IWL Faculty Fellow, Amber will be working on three gender-related research projects. The first tests how news coverage of women’s gains in political office affect men’s and women’s political attitudes. The second will extend her earlier work on the gender gap in evaluations of the US economy to consider how women and men have reacted to the pandemic recession and to the 2020 presidential election. In her final project, Amber will be analyzing tweets posted by US mayors about COVID-19 to consider gender differences in political communication and policy response.