University of Wisconsin–Madison

All Staff

  • IT Consultants

    Jason Erdmann – Jason, MERIT’s Senior IT Consultant works with, and troubleshoots computer software, hardware, email, networking, security, and makes computer purchasing recommendations.  If Jason doesn’t have the answer to your question, he will get you in touch with the person that does.
    109g Teacher Education Building
    (608) 262-4506
    jason.erdmann@wisc.edu

    Jason Paulsen – Jason is the Computing & Security Consultant working with the MERIT team of IT consultants to provide IT and help desk support across the School of Education.
    109l Teacher Education Building
    (608) 890-3887
    jason.paulsen@wisc.edu

    Jim Vannes– Jim is an IT Consultant for Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
    jjvannes@wisc.edu

  • Instructional Support

    Anjali Bhasin
    Instructional Technologist
    109j Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-5949
    bhasin2@wisc.edu

    Maria Widmer – Contact Maria, MERIT’s Instructional Designer, for instructional design and development support for online and blended courses.
    109n Teacher Education Building
    (608) 262-7301
    maria.widmer@wisc.edu

  • Library

    Jim Jonas – Jim, the Manager of Library and Instruction Services, provides instructional support focused on bibliographic tools and digital tools for teaching and learning, and supervises students providing instruction and serving at the Reference Desk.  Contact Jim to learn more about MERIT’s instructional support, workshops, and reference desk services available in the MERIT library.
    332 Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-4934
    james.jonas@wisc.edu

    Donna Meicher — Donna manages all aspects of reserves (both physical & electronic) for MERIT Library as the Reserves Coordinator & Technical Services Assistant. She also catalogs books, coordinate payments for all materials in the library collection and is a liaison with the School of Education Business Office, Accounts Payable and outside vendors to resolve any payment or purchasing issues.
    368 Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-5797
    donna.meicher@wisc.edu

    Angie Schiappacasse
    Resident Librarian
    308a Teacher Education Building
    (608) 262-9950
    aschiappacas@wisc.edu

  • Classrooms & Labs

    Ella Tschopik – MERIT’s Computer Lab Consultant Ella provides consulting and lead technical and operational support for MERIT computer labs in the Teacher Education Building, as well as, consulting for computer labs throughout the School of Education. She promotes and supports faculty and instructional staff use of computer labs and related technologies, researches related new technologies, and supports public print services. Please contact Ella for your information and technology integration needs.
    330 Teacher Education Building
    (608) 890-3942
    ella.tschopik@wisc.edu

    Adam Wiesenfarth – Adam, the Classroom Coordinator, provides classroom technology and AV support for School of Education classroom spaces.  Contact Adam for assistance with interactive whiteboards, or special needs in classroom spaces.
    123 Teacher Education Building
    (608) 890-3807
    ajwiesen@wisc.edu

  • Media Development

    Linda Endlich – Linda, MERIT’s Graphic Artist, provides graphic design support for print and web, and helps lead special projects focused on media and web development.  Linda is one of MERIT’s skilled instructional designers. Linda supervises student staff in graphic design support services.
    109K Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-1632
    linda.endlich@wisc.edu

    Eric Rajala – Contact Eric, MERIT’s Video Producer, to schedule a meeting to discuss a video project or schedule video or audio recording. Eric supervises students providing media and video production support.
    109m Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-4052
    erajala@wisc.edu

  • IT Infrastructure

    Chris Dowling
    Instructional Network Manager
    109b Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-4339
    cdowling@wisc.edu

    Dean Winger
    Manager of Infrastructure and IT Consulting
    356a Teacher Education Building
    (608) 262-7302
    dean.winger@wisc.edu

  • Web Development and Support

    Felipe Gacharná – As MERIT’s Web Developer and Consultant, Felipe is a member of our dedicated and talented team that provides web development and consultation services. Felipe collaborates with a diverse range of IT, design, and communication professionals inside and outside of MERIT to sustainably manage, develop, and deliver innovative websites that effectively communicate the mission, strategic priorities, and activities of the School of Education and its academic departments, programs, and units.
    109a Teacher Education Building
    (608) 265-5735
    gacharna@wisc.edu

  • Administration

    Anna Lewis
    School of Education Co-CIO and MERIT co-Director
    368b Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-8199
    (608) 263-4750
    anna.lewis@wisc.edu

    Barb Smith Simons
    Manager of Media Services
    109e Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-0848
    barb.simons@wisc.edu

    Brenda Spychalla
    School of Education Co-CIO and MERIT co-Director
    109d Teacher Education Building
    (608) 265-2834
    brenda.spychalla@wisc.edu

    Lori Zradicka
    Office/Business Manager
    368a Teacher Education Building
    (608) 263-4754
    lori.zradicka@wisc.edu