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University Studies Program

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Pollock House
765 Algoma Boulevard

(920) 424-1402

Pollock House Room Reservations

The historic Pollock House may be used by small groups for meetings and events.   Learn more about reserving the Pollock House.


Meet the USP Staff

Kimberly Rivers, Ph.D
(920) 424-4233

Contact Kimberly About

Contact Kim if you have questions about USP policies, course approvals, or general education. Kim is also the person to meet with if you would like to develop a new Quest or Explore course.
Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Director
(920) 424-7101

Contact Jennifer About

Contact Jennifer if you have questions about Quest 2, assessment for the USP or in USP courses, and questions pertaining to USP on the Fox Cities and Fond du Lac campuses. 
Debbie Gray Patton, M.A.
Academic Program Manager
(920) 424-1402

Contact Debbie About

Seek Debbie’s help when you have questions or concerns about your Peer Mentor, if you have course scheduling issues or requests, student registration and add/drop issues for Quest courses, or you need assistance or information about USP 200.
Mike Lueder, M.Ed.

Civic and Community Engagement
(920) 424-4231

Contact Mike About

Mike is the master of all things related to Quest III. Call on him if you have questions about Quest III community partners, alumni mentors, or logistical issues. He’s well-versed in the expectations for everyone involved in Quest III.
Mary Chapin, AAS

Financial Specialist II
(920) 424-4169

Contact Mary About

Mary keeps track of courses that have been approved for USP and helps to ensure the course offerings make sense for our students. She also coordinates the USP Quest 2 Alumni class visits, Peer Mentor hiring paperwork, and does everything financial. She’s also the person to contact if you want to use Pollock House for an event (which we encourage you to do!).

Grace Lim, M.S.

USP Storyteller
(920) 424-0364

Council Members

Charles Hill, Associate Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs & Student Academic Achievement

Samantha Looker-Koenigs (English), Acting Director for First-Year Writing (WBIS)

Stephanie Rolain-Jacobs (Communication), Coordinator for Comm 111

Adam Ochonicky (English), Coordinator for Connect (Advanced Composition)

Jordan Landry (English), Faculty Coordinator, Intercultural Knowledge Signature Question

Stephanie Spehar (Anthropology), Faculty Coordinator, Sustainability Signature Question

Stephanie De Montigny (Anthropology), Civic Learning Signature Question

Karl Boehler (English), Quest I Faculty Representative

Robert Wagoner (Philosophy), Quest II Faculty Representative

Shannon Davis-Foust (Biology and Environmental Studies), Quest III Faculty Representative

Stewart Cole (English), USP Council on Culture Representative

Monika Hohbein-Deegen (German), USP Council on Culture Representative

Jenny Schuttlefield Christus (Chemistry), USP Council on Nature Representative

Jennifer Wenner (Geology), USP Council on Nature Representative

Michael Jasinski (Political Science), USP Council on Society Representative

S. Evan Kreider (Philosophy), USP Council Access Campus Representative

Jim Koch (Psychology), USP Council on Society Representative



Representatives to the Council

Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers, College of Business

Ann Kunkle-Jones, The Honors College

Devin Heinz, Oshkosh Student Association

Jack Marotz, Oshkosh Student Association

Chloe Strand, Oshkosh Student Association

Emma Sullivan, Oshkosh Student Association


Core Team

Kimberly Rivers,  Director

Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus, Interim Associate Director

Debbie Gray Patton, Academic Program Manager

Mike Lueder, Civic and Community Engagement

Mary Chapin, Financial Specialist II


Former USP Directors

Ken Price (Math) 2018-2021

Gabe Loiacono (History) 2016-2018

Tracy Slagter (Political Science) 2014-2016

Lori Carrell (Communications) 2012-2014