Faculty and staff

School for Workers faculty are experts in their fields, with extensive experience teaching and conducting research. Faculty have advanced degrees in various labor-related fields and specialize in adult education. The unique expertise of the faculty often presents collaborative opportunities with other scholars and organizations seeking to advance initiatives and research projects. Learn more about individual faculty below.

Labor educators throughout the country recognize the work of the School for Workers. The school itself has received the highest recognition from the United Association for Labor Education (the leading professional association for labor educators) for Outstanding Contribution to Labor Education. Additionally, the school is an endorsed National Labor College (NLC) Legacy Institute by the NLC Board of Trustees.

Department faculty

Michael Childers

Position title: Professor

Email: michael.childers@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9839


Armando Ibarra

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: aibarra@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2111

Alexia Kulwiec

Position title: Director & Associate Professor

Email: alexia.kulwiec@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-0593


Don Taylor

Position title: Professor

Email: don.taylor@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9849

Department staff

Angela Kron

Position title: Marketing & Outreach Specialist

Email: angela.kron@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4496


Liz Nuñez

Position title: Program & Office Manager

Email: liz.nunez@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2112

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