Our Team

While the Center for the Study of the Workplace draws upon the knowledge, expertise and experiences of many, the core members of our team include:

Portrait of Dr. Nadya FouadDr. Nadya A. Fouad

Distinguished Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Director of the Center for the Study of the Workplace, UW-Milwaukee

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in counseling psychology. She is a university distinguished professor in the Counseling Psychology program at UW-Milwaukee. Nadya is editor of The Counseling Psychologist. She has published articles and chapters on cross-cultural vocational assessment, career development of women and racial/ethnic minorities, interest measurement, cross-cultural counseling and race and ethnicity and has presented her scholarship at international conferences.

Nadya is the recipient of the 2009 American Psychological Association Distinguished Contributions to Education Award and the 2009 Janet E. Helms Mentoring Award. She was cochair (with Patricia Arredondo) of the APA Multicultural Guidelines in Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change. She was president of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) in 2001-2 and served as member and chair (2006) of the APA Board of Educational Affairs. Nadya is a die-hard fan of the Green Bay Packers – Super Bowl champs.

Portrait of Dr. Romila SinghDr. Romila Singh

Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Workplace, UW-Milwaukee

Romila Singh, Ph.D., received her doctorate from Drexel University in organizational sciences. She is an associate professor in the UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business. Her research focuses on understanding career management issues related to career choices, work-life relationships, mentoring and retention, and turnover of diverse individuals.

Romila and Nadya are coprincipal investigators on a NSF-funded national study on women engineers. Romila’s research has appeared in leading journals in management and vocational behavior. She has also written several book chapters. Romila teaches courses in human resources management and has been awarded the School of Business teaching award every semester since spring 2002. She is currently serving as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of SHRM. Romila is multilingual in English, Russian and Hindi. She enjoys traveling, photography and doing yoga.

Portrait of Dr. Sammis WhiteDr. Sammis B. White

Interim Dean, School of Continuing Education and Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UW-Milwaukee

Sammis B. White, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Workforce Development, professor of Urban Planning, and the interim dean of the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. He is actively involved in workforce and economic development at the local level.

Professor White has written more than 150 refereed journal articles, monographs and research reports and has coauthored or coedited five books. Dr. White is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania. He briefly played ice hockey professionally and still plays twice a week to aid his sanity.

Stephanie Ohlfs

Social Media Specialist, UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education

Stephanie Ohlfs is a marketing professional with over ten years of direct experience with internal and external marketing strategy, branding, public relations, event planning, writing, website creation and social media marketing. Stephanie joined the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in May 2012, as the Social Media Specialist. In this role, she manages a school-wide comprehensive social media strategy that utilizes social media marketing techniques to increase visibility, participants, registrations and traffic across identified programs.

She is also an integral part of the Center for the Study of the Workplace team, helping to create and execute the site strategy that bolsters the School of Continuing Education and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee brands.

Prior to UW-Milwaukee, she worked as the Marketing Officer for the State Bank of Cross Plains, a 10-branch independent community bank in Madison, Wisconsin.

Stephanie holds a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a member of the Social Media Club of Milwaukee.

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Versant is a marketing firm that provides organizations with strategic communications, branding, marketing, interactive and talent management solutions. The UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education partnered with Versant to create the Center for the Study of the Workplace.