Director's Office

For general inquiries, please call (608) 265-5296, fax (608) 262-0014, or .

Paul Robbins
Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Room 122F Science Hall
Phone: (608) 265-5296

Shelly Strom
Assistant to Paul Robbins
Room 122 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 265-5296
Scheduling and administrative support for Director Paul Robbins

Academic Programs
Paul Zedler
Associate Director for Research and Education
Room 115A Science Hall
Phone: (608) 265-8018
Academic Programs and Certificates, Course Proposals/Cross-Lists, Faculty Tenure/Post-Tenure Review

Administration/Business Services
Lynn West
Assistant Director for Administration
Room 122D Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-6435
Budget, Research and Sponsored Programs, Human Resources, Space Management, Liaison to Nelson Institute Academic Planning Council, Governance, and Executive Committees

Advancement/Donor, Alumni & External Relations and Engagement
Ann Swenson
Director of Advancement and Donor Relations
Room 122C Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-9864
Gift Fund Management and Administration, Liaison to UW Foundation, Liaison to Office of Business Engagement, Liaison to Nelson Institute Board of Visitors

Strategic Communications
Diane Stojanovich
Director of Strategic Communications
Room 30B Science Hall
Phone: (608) 263-3063

Special Director’s Office Initiatives

UniverCity Alliance/UniverCity Year
Kelly Conforti Rupp
Program Manager
Room 206 Bradley Memorial
Phone: (608) 890-0330

UW_Native Nations Partnerships
Jessie Conaway
Faculty Associate for Native Nations Partnerships
Room 70 Science Hall
(608) 265-6712