Wyl Schuth (President) is an academic advisor serving undergraduate students in the School of Education. A native of the Driftless Area, Wyl enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from culinary school in 2002. He deployed to Iraq in 2004. Following his enlistment, Wyl graduated from UW-Madison with a B.A. in History (Modern Europe) and the Russian, East European, & Central Asian Studies (REECAS) certificate. Since 2011 he has been a graduate student in the History department, studying United States military history & civil-military relations. Wyl won teaching and service awards during his time as a teaching assistant in the Integrated Liberal Studies program and the History department. Wyl is also a member of the Deadly Writers Patrol, a Madison-based cooperative of Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq War veteran writers and poets. He joined the Phi Kappa Phi board in 2014.
Morton Gernsbacher (Past President) received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Vilas Research Professor and the Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Educational Research Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has served as President of the Association for Psychological Science, the International Society for Text and Discourse, and the Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological Association; Chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association, the Publications Committee of the American Psychological Society, and the Electorate Nominating Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and member of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society. She is currently President-Elect of the Foundation for the Advancement for Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Debbie Cole (Administrator) is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Awards at UW-Madison. Debbie has been in higher education since 1998, first as a Transfer Admissions Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UW-Madison, and most recently as the Director of Academic Success Programs at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. Debbie is the main contact for new Phi Kappa Phi initiates and current members, and keeps the chapter running smoothly. Students may contact her by calling (608) 265-2428 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is located in 2109 Nancy Nicholas Hall.
Julie Stubbs (Scholarships Officer), Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards office, received her B.A in History from Marquette University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan. Julie is passionate about academic award opportunities for students and is devoted to helping students obtain both campus-wide and national scholarships.
Kristy Burkholder (Executive Member)
Saby Cordoba (Executive Member) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served on the Board as the Administrative Assistant to Phi Kappa Phi from 2006-2010. She recently completed her Master’s of Science degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and is honored to be on the Phi Kappa Phi Board. Saby enjoys gardening, traveling, cooking, reading and dancing.
Mary L. Daniel (Executive Member) is a native Madisonian and three-time Badger alumna (B.S., Secondary Education/Spanish, 1958; M.A., Spanish, 1959; Ph.D., Portuguese, 1965). She founded the Portuguese program of the University of Iowa and taught there for twelve years before returning to the U.W.-Madison as Visiting Professor (1976-77) and Professor of Portuguese and Co-Editor of the Luso-Brazilian Review (U.W. Press). Her broad research and teaching interests include the language, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa), and she taught courses in all literary periods and genres at the U.W. before retiring in 1998. She is Professor Emerita of Portuguese, a Fellow of the U.W.-Madison Teaching Academy, a continuing member of the Luso-Brazilian Review editorial board, and an Honorary Member of the Summer Institute of Linguistics/Brazil, for which she translates technical volumes into Portuguese on a full-time volunteer basis during her retirement. Prof. Daniel was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 1958 and joined the Phi Kappa Phi executive board in 2010. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Ralph Grunewald (Executive Member) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with appointments in the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies and the Center for Law, Society, and Justice. He is a German-trained lawyer and received his Ph.D. in Criminal Law from the University of Mainz (Germany) and a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly (Executive Member), Faculty Associate in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as the intermediate macroeconomic theory class. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1977, majoring in Economics and English. She attended graduate school in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin since 1988. Prior to teaching here she taught at Clemson University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alexander Koo (Student Vice President) is a Senior at UW-Madison studying Pharmacology & Toxicology. Alex has been an Undergraduate Researcher in the lab of Dr. Walter Goodman in the Department of Entomology for the past three years. It was here that Alex discovered an interest in Entomology, and has since taken a variety of courses in the subject. Alex is also involved with Alpha Chi Sigma, where he strives to get young children interested in science, and is the president of the Undergraduate Entomology Society. Alex plans to apply to PhD programs in Pharmacology or Medicinal Chemistry following graduation.
Kaitlyn Mcquistion (Student Vice President) is a second year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is interested in neurology and neurosurgery, but is still exploring her options. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2014 with a bachelor of science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Psychology with comprehensive honors in the liberal arts. Over her four years at UW-Madison Kaitlyn enjoyed taking advantage of all that the university had to offer. She rowed on the Varsity Women’s Rowing Team, conducted research with both the Davidson Lab for Affective Neuroscience and the Gellman Lab for Organic Chemistry, tutored for the chemistry department, and volunteered both on campus and in the community.
Brett Ranon Nachman (Student Vice President) is a PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2013 at Arizona State University (ASU), where he served as a student vice president for that chapter. In 2015 he attained his B.A. in journalism and mass communication from ASU. Brett recently served for two years as a national representative on Phi Kappa Phi’s Council of Students, and was a recipient of a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship in 2015. At UW-Madison he studies the experiences of students at two-year colleges, his academic passion, as a graduate researcher in the School of Education. His hobbies include writing, watching movies, reading, working out and traveling.
Katherine M. Robiadek (Student Vice President) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. Her first field of study is political theory with a graduate certificate in European Studies and a second field in comparative politics. Katherine’s doctoral research focuses on early modern European political thought and she has benefited greatly from the programming of the Center for Early Modern Studies on campus. At UW-Madison she is also a Future Faculty Partner in the Teaching Academy as well as the Administrator for the Wisconsin Experience Grant in the Center for Leadership and Involvement.
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi as an undergraduate student, she is grateful to have recently received a Zillman Summer Research Fellowship as a graduate student. Katherine is honored to be on the board of an inclusive organization such as Phi Kappa Phi that serves to honor excellence in all academic disciplines.
Story Sandy (Student Vice President) is a Senior at UW-Madison studying Biology and Political Science with comprehensive honors in the liberal arts. Story works as an undergraduate researcher in Simon Gilroy’s lab in the Botany Department studying systemic plant signaling. He recently returned from a semester experience abroad in Ecuador studying biological conservation. After graduation Story plans to take a gap year before applying to graduate school in the biological sciences.
Aniruddha Srivastava (Student Vice President) is a Junior at UW-Madison studying Biochemistry with honors, with a Certificate in Global Health. Aniruddha works as an Undergraduate Researcher under Professor Cavagnero and is the president of the India Students Association. He enjoys dancing bhangra with Wisconsin’s School of Bhangra and watching the Badgers on game day! Aniruddha will apply to Medical School after his undergraduate studies, and is excited to see what the future brings.