June 4 Agenda‎ > ‎



Chris Dakes, PhD, LEED, is the Director of Educational Innovations for the Wisconsin School of Business and a faculty associate in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison where he has created courses and professional development programs for students, faculty, and staff. He has also worked and consulted in industry as the Director of Organizational Development for an architectural engineering firm, and as an organizational consultant for engineering and biotechnology firms. Dr. Dakes' degrees in both mechanical engineering and socio-technical industrial systems engineering allow him to combine highly technical curriculum with social issues into a blended approach to working with current and future business and engineering professionals to meet the challenges of today's complex global environment. His combined experience in academia, industry, and international teaching and consulting bring a strong, diverse blend of real world perspectives into the classroom.

Dr. Dakes showcased his online course Applied Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations. This course explores strategies, models, and practices for leading and managing engineering organizations.



Jamie Henke, PhD, teaches music theory, composition, and history courses for the Division of Continuing Studies, and teaches Basic Concepts of Music Theory for the UW-Madison School of Music. She also serves as the Coordinator for How to Teach Online for the Community Music NACCM project created by Professor Chelcy Bowles. She is the coordinator for Independent Learning in music and Online Continuing Education in music. Her top teaching awards include the Hilldale Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Lifetime Achievement Award, University Housing’s Honored Instructor award, and induction as a Teaching Fellow in the UW-Madison Teaching Academy.

Dr. Henke showcased her online course Basic Concepts of Music Theory. This course is a comprehensive study of music theory for the non-music major.



Robert Wardrop
, PhD, is professor emeritus from the Department of Statistics. In 1996, he received a campus Distinguished Teaching Award. Bob teaches Statistics 371, "Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences". His students have the option of taking the course fully online or blended (includes discussions).

Dr. Wardrop showcased his online course, Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences. This course provides students in the life sciences with an introduction to statistical principles and methods.