IWL is grateful to have an amazing team working at Marquette.  Check out our Leadership Team, Student Interns & Support Staff, and Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows below!

Leadership Team

Jennica Webster

Director — Dr. Jennica Webster
College of Business Administration

Jennica Webster, Ph.D., began at Marquette in 2010. During her time at the university, she has served in several leadership roles including on The University Academic Senate and Faculty Council, as well as on The June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leaders Speaker Series, and as one of two inaugural. Her research interests center on gender, diversity, and underrepresented groups in the workplace. She has been published widely in leading academic journals and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences such as the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to her research and teaching, she has served as a consultant to several organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies such as Dow Corning to nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA.


Sarah CampCoordinator — Sarah Camp

Sarah Camp is a 2009 Business and 2012 Entrepreneurship alumna with a diverse set of skills and experience essential to supporting the smooth operation and foundation building of IWL.  Most recently she served as AmeriCorps Director at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge Reservation, where she also drove a school bus and was a part-time field researcher for the University of Colorado Denver—Anschutz Medical School’s Thiwáhe Gluwáš’akapi (TG) program.  Prior to that, Camp grew her business acumen and leadership through various rising roles in retail management and events and sponsorship management in the outdoor industry. She is a life-long learner and hopes to continue her studies in law with a focus on mediation, as well as business and nonprofit support as she serves IWL.


karalee headshotWIN Coordinator — Dr. Karalee Surface

Karalee Surface, Ph.D., has been with Marquette since 2007 when she started her MA in History. Her doctoral research, conducted under the direction of Dr. Tom Jablonsky, focused on the life-changing impact of disabling injuries incurred in the workplace at the turn of the 20th century. Since completing her doctorate in 2015, she has continued serving Marquette in a variety of roles, including as a project assistant with the Klingler College of Arts & Sciences Internship Office, and most recently she spent four years as an academic advisor with the University Honors Program. In addition to her administrative work, she has served as an adjunct instructor, collaborating with faculty across campus to develop courses on disability, innovation, and difference-makers for the Marquette Core Curriculum’s Methods of Inquiry course.

Karalee is excited to join the IWL team as coordinator for the Women’s Innovation Network, and is looking forward to developing high-impact programming that inspires innovation, celebrates and supports leadership, and forges a strong sense of community among Marquette’s female, nonbinary, and underrepresented students.


Jeanne HossenloppVice President of Research and Innovation – Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp

Jeanne Hossenlopp, Ph.D., is Marquette University’s vice president for research and innovation.  She is a professor of chemistry, served as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School from 2010-2015, was interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008-2010, and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004-2008.

 Hossenlopp joined Marquette in 1989. That year she received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, a national award given to 10 new faculty in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering annually. Hossenlopp, who has taught chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, was awarded the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003.

In her current role, Hossenlopp is charged with facilitating growth in campus research and scholarship, as well as working to build an inclusive culture of innovation that includes management of the university’s Explorer Challenge, the President’s Challenge, and the newly created campus Ideation Review Council.  Hossenlopp has been involved in leading the university’s Beyond Boundaries Strategic Plan and serves as a campus leader for the plan's Research in Action theme.  She oversees the work of the offices of Research Compliance and Research and Sponsored Programs, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship; the Marquette Women’s Innovation Network and the Institute for Women’s Leadership, research activities in the Athletics and Human Performance Research Center, as well as Marquette’s presence in the Global Water Center.  She is the PI for Marquette’s NSF ADVANCE award, a million-dollar grant to create institutional transformation to support the success of women faculty in STEM-related fields. She is on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center and is a member of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategic Initiative.  She is also a member of TEMPO Milwaukee and serves on the TEMPO Women’s Affinity Alliance advisory committee.



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Student Interns & Support Staff

Gabrielle ChunDesign Intern — Gabrielle Chun

Gabrielle Chun is a junior in the Opus College of Engineering, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Business Administration, Graphic Design, and Writing-Intensive English. Looking to enrich her interdisciplinary curriculum, Chun has spent her time at Marquette University getting involved on-campus and growing through each opportunity available to her. In fact, her latest role as the Outreach Director for the Society of Women Engineers at Marquette revealed a passion for female empowerment in STEM fields. This experience combined with her talent for graphic art and design has led her to the Institute for Women's Leadership. She joined the IWL team not only to gain practical experience in her fields of study but also to promote diversity and inclusivity in leadership. Chun is excited to work with a team that champions all women in the workplace.


Benjamin LinzyVideo Editor & Producer — Benjamin Linzy

Benjamin Linzy is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at Marquette University. Linzy received his MA in global history with an emphasis on Middle East North African history from Marquette in 2017. Genocide, domestic right-wing terrorist movements, and transnational paramilitarism are some of Linzy's research interests. Linzy has presented his research into transnational conflicts and political violence across the United States. Before returning to university in 2009, Linzy worked as a deckhand on the Mississippi River before an injury forced him to become a licensed insurance adjuster. Alongside that work, Linzy's dissertation focuses on the policing of “dissident” movements in Progressive-era America. In addition to his studies, Linzy works as an Office & Research Coordinator for the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach. He is the Executive Producer of Marquette’s COVID Conversations Podcast, hosts the weekly history podcast Evoking History, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Milwaukee Turner’s newsletter. 


Makayla McIntyreEvents Intern — Makayla McIntyre

Makayla McIntyre is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Health Communication with an emphasis on Leadership. With a passion for connecting people and a growing repertoire in strategic marketing, Makayla worked as Marquette's AHPRC Communications Intern for two years and looks forward to being Marquette's E-Lead Narratives & Marketing Intern this upcoming academic year. An active student leader in the campus ministry Cru at Marquette, Makayla is dedicated to empowering women in ministry settings and beyond. She looks forward to promoting female student and faculty research, networking, and leadership development as the IWL's Events Intern this year!



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Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows

shew headshotMelissa Shew, Ph.D.

Melissa Shew is Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Senior Faculty Fellow (Assistant Director) of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette. She teaches a wide range of classes in Philosophy, Honors, and Business and has a wide range of scholarly interests, from ancient Greek philosophy to our contemporary world. Recently, she edited and published Philosophy for Girls (OUP 2020) and is working on a related digital scholarship project, called The Persephone Project. She also recently gave a TEDx Talk, "Women and Intellectual Empowerment” (June 2021), to articulate ways that we can amplify, advocate for, and adore younger women and nonbinary people--and why it’s worth doing so. Another book project, On the Vocation of the Educator in This Moment, is coming out in November 2021 in association with MU Press. It features 24 chapters, most of which are written by women across campus from different departments. The book is a response to three crises of our time: the pandemic, racial injustice, and challenges in higher education. Shew also serves in a variety of ways at Marquette, from the Participating Faculty Task Force to the CfAH, Honors, and the Ignatian Year. She most loves building new projects with others.  We are excited for Dr. Shew to continue her role of a Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow in the Spring 2022 Semester.


bement headshotMarie Bement, M.P.T., Ph.D.

Marie Hoeger Bement is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. As a physical therapist, she practiced in an outpatient orthopedic clinic where she was a member of the interdisciplinary chronic pain team. During this time, she realized that the pain management approaches were inadequate and returned to graduate school with a primary research focus on the mechanisms of chronic pain. A recent Fulbright scholar, she continues this research at Marquette University with an emphasis on nonpharmacological pain management in clinical and healthy populations. This research is in line with Dr. Bement’s teaching and service initiatives to improve pain education worldwide with an emphasis on the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors in the assessment and management of pain. This biopsychosocial model extends beyond pain management and parallels the Jesuit educational principle of cura personalis. As a faculty fellow at IWL, Dr. Bement will investigate the interaction of these factors to explore health and wellness among women at Marquette University.


crampton headshotAlexandra Crampton, Ph.D.

Alexandra Crampton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences. She joined the faculty in 2009. Her interdisciplinary training began with an undergraduate Humanities major called Modern Thought and Literature, and has continued through a joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Work. Her research and scholarship bring ethnographic fieldwork in dialogue with professional and policy concerns about “doing good” and helping vulnerable populations. This helps bridge gaps between intervention intentions and outcomes by studying directly what happens as interventions unfold. Insights gained through research were helpful in her leadership on the Faculty Council last year, as faculty sought a greater voice in budget decisions. As a faculty fellow, she is excited to bring in the question of gender and faculty service through a project examining the persistence of gender inequities and how to address them. In her current research on aging in a retirement community, she is also examining gender differences in how people experience and address challenges that come from aging into a “4th age” of frailty, dependency, and loss. 



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