Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service
Office: 154 Red Gym, 715 Langdon St., UW-Madison, Madison, WI, 53706, 608-262-0787
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: (608) 262-0787
Biography: Dr. Mathews' research focuses on conservation biology and wildlife management. Specifically her work has focused on white-tailed deer behavior and chronic wasting disease, songbird diversity, and endangered species conservation. She teaches ecosystem management and interdisciplinary capstone courses on endangered species management on private lands. At present, Dr. Mathews directs a graduate and undergraduate service learning program in Weining,Guizhou, China. The goal of this program is to promote wetland biodiversity conservation by enhancing environmental education for local K-12 students. This collaboration builds on the long-term partnership established by the International Crane Foundation with Cao Hai Nature Reserve, Weining No. 1 Elementary school, Guizhou University and Guizhou Rorestry Department. Dr. Mathews is also actively engaged in higher education leadership. She directed UW-Madison's 2009 Reaccreditation and served on the Biological Sciences Executive Tenure Committee from 2009-2012. In 2010, Dr. Mathews became director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. The Morgridge Center connects campus with community through service, service learning, and community-based research to promote a thriving democratic society.
bird habitat conservation
community based research
community-based ecosystem management