Dr. Rich Halverson is the Co- Director of the Network and the Grand Challenges Initiative. He is also a Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. He holds affiliate appointments in Educational Psychology, and Curriculum and Instruction Departments at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Rich got his PhD in Learning Science from Northwestern University. He a Wisconsin native, a former K-12 teacher and administrator.
Dr. Jack Jorgensen is the Co- Director of the Network. In his past role, Jack served as an Assistant Dean of Outreach and Partnerships for School of Education. He was employed for more than 20 years with the Madison Metropolitan School District, including 10 years as the Executive Director for the Department of Educational Services. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the UW-Madison.
Dr. Sarah Archibald is the Associate Director of The Network, and the Co-Director of the Grand Challenges Initiative. She is also a Researcher at the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative and a Faculty Associate in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis department, where she teaches Politics of Education. Additionally, Sarah worked at the Wisconsin State Capitol, where she advised Governor Doyle on Race to the Top and worked with Senator Olsen. Sarah earned her PhD in Education Leadership from UW-Madison.
Katherine is the Coordinator for the Network Fellows program. She is an alum of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis department, and is passionate about helping students find professional opportunities around their area of interests.
Al is one of the founding team members for the Network. In his work at the Network, he has worn many hats, including working to start the Network Fellows program, Practical Wisdom Series, and most recently helping out with Grand Challenges initiative. He is also getting his PhD in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, with his focus on Data driven decision making in personalized learning environments.
Morgan is the Coordinator for the Network's Grand Challenges Initiative, working closely with faculty, staff, and community members to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration on innovative projects. She also teaches yoga and leads mindfulness practices for teachers and students.
Sarah works at the Network as a Graduate Student Assistant, working primarily on Network Fellows and Practical Wisdom Series. She is also is a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction department, and she is interested in studying assessment systems and student centered learning.
Tanu works at the Network as a Graduate Project Assistant, working primarily on website design, and maintenance, as well as graphic design. She also assists with Grand Challenges as required. As an international PhD student in Education Leadership from India, Tanu is really passionate about the Indian education system, and researches student experience with technology in the classroom in both American as well as Indian contexts.
James is the Network Fellows graduate student assistant, and oversees the programming of the Practical Wisdom Series. He and Katherine work together to run the Fellows program. He is also a PhD candidate in the Education Policy department and is interested in studying the intersection of affirmative action policies and institutions of higher education. He also holds a JD from UW-Madison Law School.
Elizabeth works at the Network as an Editor for the Grand Challenges initiative. She is also a higher education researcher and an Adjunct Professor in the Education Leadership and Policy Administration department at UW-Madison.
Undergraduate Administrative Assistant
Sophie works at the Network as a social media and communications assistant.
Undergraduate Finance Assistant
Shreya works at the Network as a finance assistant, helping with the Fellows program.