I am delighted to announce that Dr. Tina Freiburger (Criminal Justice & Criminology) has accepted the position of Dean for the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare effective August 1. With 13 years at UWM, Tina brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge to the role. Previously, she served for seven years as Department Chair for Criminal Justice and Criminology. She was also the Graduate Coordinator for Criminal Justice and a Center Scientist with the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research.
Tina earned her B.S. from UW-Platteville, her M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University, and her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tina’s teaching areas are Juvenile Justice, Research Methods, and Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, and her research interests include the intersection of substance abuse and behavioral health issues with the criminal justice system and racial disparities in criminal justice decision making. She has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, three books, and more than $2M in external grants. I look forward to working with you in this new capacity, Tina!
I also want to express my personal gratitude and appreciation to Stan Stojkovic for his 16 years of remarkable and outstanding service as Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and his 37 years at UWM. That’s quite a legacy, Stan!
Finally, I’d like to extend my thanks to the Search and Screen Committee, chaired by Rebecca Neumann along with Vice Chair Colleen Galambos, for its hard work in selecting such an excellent pool of candidates.
Announcement included in Provost’s 3/23/2020 Monday Update