From the Dean’s Desk

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As the new dean of UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science, I am delighted to introduce myself and

As an economist, I have devoted my scholarly career to studying the ways in which human beings respond to the world’s complexity. We are increasingly interconnected through technology and economic growth. I believe our students must graduate as engaged global citizens in order to successfully navigate through work and life. share with you some of the many reasons I am honored and excited to serve the college.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is critical in this effort. Year after year, the department continues to rank among the top programs in its field. Indeed, while there have been leadership changes at the university and college levels, the department continues to hum along and maintain its rigorous brand of research and instruction.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders also remains a leader on campus in outreach. Through the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic, graduate students touch the lives of community members while honing the skills they will use in their careers as speech-language pathologists, audiologists and more.

As alumni, you have many reasons to be proud and to continue your support of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Perhaps the most valuable skill a liberal arts graduate can bring to our knowledge-based economy is the passion to keep learning. The department fosters curiosity and creativity in unique and innovative ways, strengthening campus and the community at large and preparing students to become active and involved members of society.

Please stay in touch with your alma mater. I welcome your feedback and appreciate all that you do for the university.

Thank you and On, Wisconsin!

John Karl Scholz
Dean, College of Letters & Science
Professor of Economics