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Dr. Kory Wein
Executive Director

608.342.1925
weink@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
Dr. Kory Wein is the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education and the Executive Director of the Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville.

Among Dr. Wein’s many notable achievements at UW-Platteville are coordinating the first Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors symposium, which has now become an annual university-wide event, and co-founding and editing Stylus: An Anthology of Freshman Writing, a guide to college-level writing featuring examples by UW-Platteville freshman composition students.

Dr. Wein is very active in many high impact practices and retention initiatives and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Service Award and Teaching Award.  He is also a past Wisconsin Teaching Fellow.

 

Mei Reeder
Director

608.342.6014
reedery@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
Mei works with administration, faculty, and staff to implement Mandarin teaching and cultural understanding on and off campus. She designs corporate on-site language training, outreach programs, and serves as a guest lecturer/presenter/interpreter in the surrounding communities. Mei works with schools and districts to establish Confucius Classrooms to ensure quality Chinese programs. She supervises the Institute's staff, Chinese instructors, and oversees budget. Mei is working for her doctoral degree, which focuses on higher education management. She resides in Platteville with her husband and two sons.

 

Tricia Reuter
Office Manager

608.342.1310
reuterp@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
Tricia provides assistance and support to the Confucius Institute administrative team and instructional staff in providing programs for community members, businesses, educators, campus faculty, staff, and students. She works with the team in setting up and maintaining the office to serve as a local, regional, and statewide resource for learning about Chinese language and culture. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and has worked on campus since 2004. She resides in Potosi with her husband and three children.

 

Kristie Besler
Graduate Assistant

608.342.1310
beslerk@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
This is Kristie's first year with the Confucius Institute as the Graduate Assistant. She provides assistance and support to the Confucius Institute administrative team and instructional staff in providing programs for community members, businesses, educators, campus faculty, staff, and students. She works with the team in setting up and maintaining the office to serve as a local, regional, and statewide resource for learning about Chinese language and culture. Kristie graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology. She is currently working towards a master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Counseling Psychology in the School Counseling track. Kristie resides in Farley, IA with her fiance.

 

Eileen Wu (Lin Wu)
Chinese Instructor

608.342.1256
wul@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
Eileen works as a Chinese instructor, teaching Chinese Mandarin, cultural presentations and workshops of Chinese traditional culture on and off campus. She teaches both credit and non-credit Chinese language courses. She serves as a guest lecturer in the surrounding communities and colleges. She got her College Teacher’s Qualification Certificate in 1997 and her Qualification Certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (advanced) in 2004. Eileen has been teaching in Confucius Institute for three years. Before coming to Platteville, she taught students from all over the world for over ten years in China’s universities.  She resides in Platteville with her daughter.

 

Kathy Zhang
Chinese Instructor

608.342.1256
zhangk@uwplatt.edu

 

 

Biography
Kathy Zhang is an instructor at the Confucius Institute. Her responsibility includes Mandarin teaching, culture workshops, office work, and outreach.  She comes from South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan City, China where she is an associate professor of Translation Studies and Translation between English and Chinese. During her time in Platteville, she hopes to get to know more local residents, their lives, and how people embody the American spirit.  Kathy stays at one of the apartments on campus with her daughter.

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