Professor Carolyn Polodna is a Certified Public Accountant, who has also taught at UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee. She is active in community literacy and library activities. Polodna's most exotic academic trip was to Yokmok, Sweden a few years ago where she gave a presentation to the International Indigenous Libraries Association.
Her research interests include accounting for sustainability and prior learning assessment. She currently serves as chair of the UW Colleges Department of Business and Economics.