Michael Garamoni

Text or Call: (414) 877-6253
Email: garamoni@uwm.edu

Mundelein, IL


  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: PhD., Urban Education (In Progress!)
  • Southern Illinois University – Carbondale: M.S. Ed.
  • Western State Colorado University: B.A., Communications and Theatre
  • Chicago State University (attended)

Taking adventures with my dog, enjoying live music, engaging in scholarly debate, growing food, biking the city, and practicing yoga on the beach

Favorite UWM Place
Sustainability Gardens and Green Roofs – on top of Sandburg Hall and Golda Meir Library

Favorite Milwaukee Place
Romantically-designed Lake and Riverside Parks and the connecting promenade of Newberry Boulevard create a little slice of urban paradise on the East Side.

As a Northern Illinois native, I was always familiar with the charms that make Milwaukee a great city – the historic neighborhoods, the diverse cultures, and the beautiful beaches, vistas, and endless blue waters of Lake Michigan. In exploring PhD programs, and learning more about UWM, I knew that I had found my place and made the move to the city I now call home.

The strengths of UWM are many – but most important to me in making my decision to live, work, and study here is the UWM dual mission of research and access. As a Tier 1 research institution and the most diverse 4-year university in Wisconsin, we remain strong in valuing “Diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think, and what we do” (UWM Guiding Values). UWM faculty and students learn and conduct research with purpose and passion to make a difference. The dual mission is reflected and achieved not just through academics, but through every aspect of the diverse UWM community, a community with ties to every neighborhood in Milwaukee, every state in America, and around the world. With over 95 undergraduate majors, 170+ study abroad opportunities, and more than 600 employment partners in a thriving business, creative, and knowledge economy, now is the time to launch your future at UWM. The bottom line is that the work and research we do at UWM matters, in a big way. We are committed to empowering opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds to use their UWM education to go out and be a force for positive change.

UWM walks the talk. That’s why I am here, and that’s why I’m excited to work with new freshman and transfer students from the Northern Illinois border counties in exploring the life-changing opportunities that UWM has to offer. Please send me an e-mail at garamoni@uwm.edu with questions, to set up a time to meet, or to take a tour of campus. I look forward to hearing from you!