UW Colleges’ Professor/Faculty Playlist

By UW Colleges

glasses and pen on sheet music

It’s time to get to know the UW Colleges’ faculty and staff. What better way than knowing their taste in music? We reached out to UW Colleges’ professors and staff members to learn their favorite song. The song they grade papers to, make lesson plans to or listen to on their morning commute. We received a number of great responses from our music loving staff. We had to narrow many staffs’ choices down to one song. Check out the playlist to see if you and your professor share the same favorite song!

  1. “Born this Way”— Lady Gaga  John Hollenbeck, UW Colleges Online, Ph.D. Instructional Designer; Lecturer
  2. “Creeping Death”— Metallica  Kelly Meyer, UW-Fox Valley, Music, Senior Lecturer
  3. “You and I”—Ingrid Michaelson  Daniel Kallgren, UW-Marinette, History, Associate Professor
  4. “How’s it Going To Be”— Third Eye Blind  Shawna Connor, Southwest Regional Director of Communications
  5. "Smokestack Lightning"— Howlin' Wolf  Craig Hurst, UW-Waukesha, Music, Ph.D. Department Chair
  6. “Chicken Fried”—  Zac Brown Band  Brian Becker, North Regional Director of Communications
  7. “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)”— Andy Grammer Laurie Krasin, Northeast Regional Director of Communications
  8. “Dance Me To The End Of Love”— Madeleine Peyroux  Keith Montgomery, North Regional Executive Officer
  9. “Signing Off (Full Album)”— UB40  Charles Clarke, Southwest Regional Executive Officer
  10. “Heathens”—Twenty One Pilots  Cherie Hart, UW-Washington County, Music, Associate Lecturer
  11. Thamia Hijaz”—Michigan Arab Orchestra (Takht Ensemble)  Jeff Erickson, UW-Marathon County, Music, Senior Lecturer
  12. “Green Dolphin Street”—Augmented 6  Christy Talbott, UW-Sheboygan, Music, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
  13. “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!”—Justin Timberlake  Brittany Nielsen, UW-Barron County, Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
  14. “Good as Hell”— Lizzo  Rosemary Walzer, UW-Washington County, Music, Associate Lecturer
  15. Nayino”—Karmate  Musa Ayar, UW Colleges, Ph.D. Business and Economics Department Chair
  16. “Bleed It Out”—Linkin Park  Carey Woodward, UW-Fond du Lac, CSEPA, Associate Professor
  17. “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)—Michael Franti & Spearhead  Julie Tharp, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, American Indian Studies/English, Professor
  18. “Meet Virginia”— Train  Christa R. James-Byrnes, UW Colleges, Ph.D. Professor of Engineering
  19. “Leave the Light On”— Overcoats  Abbey Fischer, UW-Barron County, Chemistry, Assistant Professor
  20. “All the Things You Are”—Charlie Parker  Evan Kreider, UW-Fox Valley, Philosophy, Associate Professor  
  21. “Dirt On My Boots”—Jon Pardi  Lee Watson, UW-Fond du Lac, HES, Associate Professor
  22. “Crazy Crazy Nights”—Kiss  Jill Halverson, UW-Fox Valley/Online, Business, Associate Professor  
  23. “Bulletproof”—Citizen Way  Lannette Calhoun, UW-Rock County, Music, Lecturer