Professional Development and Recognition Committee (PDRC)

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The PDRC is a standing committee of the UW-Madison Academic Staff Assembly. This committee has the primary responsibility of selecting the Academic Staff Excellence awards, Professional Development grant recipients, and the Executive Education grants. The committee works to review and make changes to these programs as necessary as well as increase the number of opportunities available to provide professional development or recognition to academic staff.

View information about awards and grants for academic staff.

Agendas and Minutes can be found here.

Contact any committee member if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.


Twelve members elected by the Assembly. Four are elected each year to serve three-year terms. There are no term limits.  All members should have shown commitment to professional development of academic staff.

Current Committee Members

Steven Catania – through 6/30/2020

Nichlos Ewoldt – through 6/30/2019

Jim Lacy – through 6/30/2020

Mary Lewitzke – through 6/30/2021

Jennifer Meier – through 6/30/2019

Ken Niemeyer – through 6/30/2021

Martha Reck (Chair) – through 6/30/2019

Eva Rakasz – through 6/30/2020

Mary Russell – through 6/30/2021

Brad Schantz – through 6/30/2021

Christine Schulz – through 6/30/2020