Well Wishes for Retiring Faculty Alison Ford, Anthony Hains and Judith Winn

Please join us in saying good-bye and wishing our retiring faculty members well. Alison Ford, Anthony Hains and Judith Winn are retiring at the end of the semester.

Alison Ford is an associate professor in Exceptional Education-Special Education-Middle Childhood Early Adolescence in the Department of Exceptional Education. She has been with UWM since 1990. In her position, she has worked closely with Milwaukee Public Schools to achieve high-quality, field-based certification programs for special education teachers. In addition, she has a long-standing interest in developing a meaningful and inclusive curriculum for students with cognitive disabilities.

Ford has co-authored curriculum materials including “The MPS Team Planning Process for Inclusive Education,” “The Syracuse Community-referenced Curriculum Guide,” and “Schooling and Disabilities.” Prior to joining the UWM faculty, she was a member of the special education faculty at Syracuse University. Ford received her PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She was co-director, along with Judy Winn, of the Redesign Initiatives Project: Urban Special Education Teacher Preparation from 2011-2016.

Anthony (Tony) Hains, who has been with UWM since 1986, is a professor, counseling psychology, school & clinical mental health counseling in the Department of Educational Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin and taught courses in counseling psychology, essentials of counseling, advanced counseling strategies, and counseling children and adolescents.

His research interests include behavioral interventions for youths with chronic illness and interventions to improve adherence in adolescents with complex medical regimens; adolescent appraisals of peer and adult reactions to medical adherence in social situations and this impact on self-care efforts around others; and role of emotional and cognitive factors in adherence efforts and metabolic control in adolescents with diabetes.

He earned his M.A. and PhD from the University of Notre Dame. For more about his research and retirement plans read the Getting to Know You: Anthony Hains story.

Judith (Judy) Winn), who has been with UWM since 1996, is associate professor – special education- middle childhood – early adolescence in the Department of Exceptional Education. She is also coordinator of the UWM/MPS internship program for preparing special education teachers, and coordinated the teaching experiences for the special education primary/middle certification program. She has served as a School of Education faculty liaison to a K-8 school in Milwaukee and was involved in a collaborative project at the school in which teachers worked to integrate technology into their literacy instruction.

Most recently, she worked with colleagues at MATC and MPS to develop a new collaborative effort, the PLUS (Professional Licensure with Undergraduate Support) program involving the M3 (M-cubed) partners to help paraprofessionals prepare for their own classrooms.

Winn has been active at the national level in the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children. Her interests are reading, learning disabilities, and teacher education. She taught courses in literacy, learning disabilities, and assessment. Winn received her M.S. from George Peabody College for Teachers and her PhD from Michigan State University.