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.
Co-Director — Debra L. Oswald
Debra L. Oswald (Debra Oswald, Ph.D. // Psychology // Marquette University) is a social psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychology. She joined the faculty at Marquette University in 2003, is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, and teaches Social Psychology, Psychology of Gender Roles, and Psychology of Prejudice. She is co-author of the textbook Social Psychology (8th edition) and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Sex Roles, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Her research and teaching focus on stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination with an emphasis on gender-related issues. This research utilizes an intersectional perspective and includes topics such as understanding women’s experiences with sexism, sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, and relationships.
Debra is delighted to join the IWL team as co-director. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with this talented, interdisciplinary team and apply her academic interests to develop programming that supports women and gender non-binary faculty and staff on campus.
WIN Coordinator — Karalee Surface
Dr. Karalee Surface has been with Marquette since 2007 when she started her MA in History. Her doctoral research, conducted under the direction of Dr. Tom Jablonsky, focused on the life-changing impact of disabling injuries incurred in the workplace at the turn of the 20th century. Since completing her doctorate in 2015, she has continued serving Marquette in a variety of roles, including as a project assistant with the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences Internship Office, and most recently she spent four years as an academic advisor with the University Honors Program. In addition to her administrative work, she has served as an adjunct instructor, collaborating with faculty across campus to develop courses on disability, innovation, and difference-makers for the Marquette Core Curriculum’s Methods of Inquiry course.
Karalee is excited to join the IWL team as coordinator for the Women’s Innovation Network, and is looking forward to developing high-impact programming that inspires innovation, celebrates and supports leadership, and forges a strong sense of community among Marquette’s female, nonbinary, and underrepresented students.
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 — 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.
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.
Intern — Lauren Katayama
Lauren is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in political science and criminology at Marquette University. Lauren has spent her time in Milwaukee interning for the public information division of City Hall and has also interned for an industrial lighting company and participated on a congressional campaign. Lauren aspires to gain new experiences throughout her years of school to be best prepared for life after college. She looks forward to learning more about political processes in her community and hopes to focus on her research and writing skills. Lauren comes from a diverse background, which has propelled her interest in traveling and experiencing the various cultures the world has to offer. Her internship with IWL allows Lauren to build on her communication skills and better connect with the community around her.
Intern — Gabriella Santamaria
Gabriella Santamaria is a sophomore in the College of Communication, majoring in Advertising and minoring in Public Relations, with an emphasis on leadership. Upon becoming an active individual in and around Marquette University, she discovered she had a keen eye for design and innovative thinking. Santamaria sought out organizations that both inspired her and supported inclusivity. Her previous experience in the Milwaukee community has created a foundation of entrepreneurial and brand-building experience, thus inspiring her to bring her talents to the Institute of Women's Leadership. Santamaria's passion for female focused initiatives made IWL the ideal fit in furthering her reach towards female leadership in the classroom, workplace, and the local community. IWL captures her desire to promote equal opportunities that support and encourage women of all ages, originating from any culture or community, to embrace their own leadership journey.
Intern — Maggie Kemp
Maggie Kemp is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Maggie's time at Marquette has been spent chasing every learning opportunity available to her. Her latest pursuit as a labratory research assistant has opened her eyes to the world of Environmental Engineering, which captures her passion for sustainability and is something she wishes to pursue in the future. Maggie's interdisciplinary coursework fostered another passion for social welfare and justice, which led her to joining the IWL team as a website intern in June 2021. She joined IWL to be part of an organization that expanded on her coursework to provide a real-world learning experience in inclusivity and diversity. She is excited to continue with a team that focuses on uplifting and supporting women from all backgrounds in the workplace.
Fall 2021 Faculty Fellows
Jody Jessup-Anger, PH.D.
Dr. Melissa Shew
Melissa Shew is Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Senior Faculty Fellow (Assistant Director) of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette. She teaches a wide range of classes in Philosophy, Honors, and Business and has a wide range of scholarly interests, from ancient Greek philosophy to our contemporary world. Recently, she edited and published Philosophy for Girls (OUP 2020) and is working on a related digital scholarship project, called The Persephone Project. She also recently gave a TEDx Talk, "Women and Intellectual Empowerment” (June 2021), to articulate ways that we can amplify, advocate for, and adore younger women and nonbinary people--and why it’s worth doing so. Another book project, On the Vocation of the Educator in This Moment, is coming out in November 2021 in association with MU Press. It features 24 chapters, most of which are written by women across campus from different departments. The book is a response to three crises of our time: the pandemic, racial injustice, and challenges in higher education. Shew also serves in a variety of ways at Marquette, from the Participating Faculty Task Force to the CfAH, Honors, and the Ignatian Year. She most loves building new projects with others.