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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

Due to Covid-19 there is limited staffing during regular business hours. If the house is locked, please call Debbie at 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


USP Director 

Debbie Gray Patton, M.A.
Academic Program Manager
(920) 424-1402

About Debbie

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.

Director (interim)
Center for Civic and Community Engagement
in partnership with the University Studies Program
(920) 424-4231

About Mike

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

Financial Specialist II
(920) 424-4169

About Mary

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

Monika Hohbein-Deegen, Ph.D.

USP Fellow for Special Projects
(920) 424-7278



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

James Krueger (Political Science), Faculty Coordinator, Civic Learning Signature Question

Karl Boehler (English), Quest I Faculty Representative

Robert Wagoner (Philosophy), Quest II Faculty Representative

Cathy Bryan (Global Languages and Cultures), Quest III Faculty Representative

Stewart Cole (English), USP Council on Culture Representative

Robert Hinrichs (Communication), USP Council on Culture Representative

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

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

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

Jim Koch (Psychology), USP Council on Society Representative

Representatives to the Council

Ann Kunkle-Jones, The Honors College

Caprice Swanks, Oshkosh Student Association


Core Team

Debbie Gray Patton, Associate Director for Student Success

Mike Lueder, Director (interim) Center for Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with the University Studies Program

Mary Chapin, Course Scheduling & Financial Specialist

Monika Hohbein-Deegen, USP Fellow for Special Projects


Former USP Directors

Ken Price (Math) 2018-2021

Gabe Loiacono (History) 2016-2018

Tracy Slagter (Political Science) 2014-2016

Lori Carrell (Communications) 2012-2014


Pollock House
765 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-1402