Keith Montgomery

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Keith Montgomery

Regional Executive Officer and Dean
UW-Marathon County
Office of the Dean

UW-Marathon County

518 South 7th Avenue

Wausau, WI 54401

715 212 8008
(715) 261-6223

I am Regional Executive Officer and Dean for UW Colleges North Region and, as such, I have responsibility for UW-Marinette, UW-Marathon County (Wausau), UW-Marshfield/Wood County, and UW-Barron County (Rice Lake). I am based at UW-Marathon County.

I joined the UW Colleges in 1991 and taught geography and geology at UWMC until 2011, at which time I became Campus Dean and  CEO of UW-Marathon County.  Following administrative reorganization in 2016, I became the first Regional Executive Officer and Dean of UW Colleges North.

  • Invited review: The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction, by Jamie Woodward. 2014. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. 184 pp., ISBN 978-0-19-958069-9. Geoarchaeology v. 31 (#2, March/April 2016), p. 168-170
  • Consultation: On the teaching of science and religion in Scottish schools in regards to the philosophy of James Hutton, fall 2015
  • “Debating the glacial theory, 1800-1870.” University of Minnesota Center for the Sociology, History and Philosophy of Science (SHiPS) , 2010
  • "Using a historical controversy to teach critical thinking, the meaning of ‘theory,’ and the status of scientific knowledge."  2009 Journal of Geoscience Education v.57(3) p.214-221.
  • "Wikis as a tool in creating collaboration in a large-lecture science class." 2nd Annual Best Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Teaching Conference, UW Baraboo, May 29, 2008
  • "Wikis as a tool in Freshman Seminar." 2008 Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Spring Conference, UWMC, March 8, 2008
  • "Judging sides in a controversy: theory choice as applied to Earth Expansion and Sea Floor Spreading." Paper given at The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver CO, 10/28/07 (Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 87).
  • UW Colleges Colloquium panelist, "Intelligent Design in the class; where it belongs and why."  May 24, 2007, UW Marshfield
  • "Beyond FYE." Presentation, Engaging Students in the First year (ESFY) Spring conference, March 10, 2007, UW Fox Valley.
  • "Variation in temperature with altitude and latitude" Journal of Geography v.105 pp.134-136 (June 2006)
  • Poster presentation “Long-term planning and time management,” Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) Spring Conference, UW Marshfield, March 11, 2006.
  • "A question of values."  Paper given at The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City UT, 10/16/05.
  • "Religion and Science in Seventeenth Century England: Robert Hooke's Theory of the Earth."  UW Barron County "History of Science" Lecture Series 8 April 2005
  • "The geology and physical geography of Robert Hooke (1635-1703)." The Wisconsin Geographer, v.20 (Fall 2004), pp. 66-72.
  • "Siccar Point and teaching the history of geology."  Journal of Geoscience Education, v.51(5), pp.500-505 (Nov.2003).
  • "The abyss of history." Review of "The man who found time -- James Hutton and the discovery of the Earth's antiquity," by James Repcheck. The Wisconsin Geographer v.19, pp.48-50. 2003
  • "Science and religion: The life of Nicolaus Steno." Review of "The seashell on the mountaintop: a story of science, sainthood, and the humble genius who discovered a new history of the Earth," by Alan Cutler. The Wisconsin Geographer v.19, pp.51-53. 2003
  • Presentation on Freshman Seminars at UW Colleges Freshman Year Experience Conference, 29 March 2003, UW Fox Valley
  • "The Demographic Transition" 2000
  • "A geological history of Rib Mountain, WI" 1998
  • "The Baraboo Ranges and the Devil's Lake Gorge, a geological tour" 1999
  • "Freshman Seminar WWW Resources at UW-Marathon County" (Teaching With Technology Today, v.III(3), September 21 1998).
  • "Developing HyperTextBook Materials for Geography and Geology courses at UWMC" (Teaching with Technology Today, v.II(7), 1998).
  • "Freshman Seminar //HyperTextBook//" 1997
  • "Sinuosity and fractal dimension of meandering rivers" (Area v.28 p.491-500, 1996).
  • "Sinuosity and intricacy of meandering rivers" (Association of American Geographers, Mankato MN, 29 September 1995).
  • "Non-linear dynamics and river meandering" (Area v.25 p.97-108, 1993).
  • "The age and origin of valley terraces in the Paris-Brantford area, Grand River Valley, Ontario" (Ontario Geographer v.37 p.1-13, 1993).
  • "Scientific theories: connecting students, connecting facts" (UW Faculty College Seminar, 4 June 1993).
  • "Spatial chaos in river meanders" (Symposium on Systems Theory and Geomorphology, Miami OH, 27 September 1992).
  • "Methodological and spatio-temporal contexts for geomorphological knowledge: analysis and implications" (The Canadian Geographer v.35     p.345-352, 1991).
  • "Concepts of equilibrium and evolution in geomorphology: the model of branch systems" (Progress in Physical Geography v.13 p.47-66, 1989).
  • "The origin of micro-relief on till sheets of the Conestogo Lake area, Ontario" (The Canadian Geographer v.33 p.108-117, 1989)

Ph.D. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (1986)
M.A. University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada (1980)
B.Sc. University of Glasgow, Great Britain (1978)