Mark Conrad

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Mark Conrad

Associate Lecturer
Political Science

117 Meggers Hall
(715) 234-8176 x5478



Beyond my education, my preparation for an academic career has evolved from experience in numerous fields, primarily government, the law and finance. I have been: a mayor, a county planner, a League of Wisconsin Municipalities lobbyist, a legal advisor to two Wisconsin governors, an advisor to the Wisconsin Publiic Service Commission and a Washington lobbyist for a leading nationwide financial firm.  During the "Cold War" I was engaged for several European appearances by the U.S. State Department.  I have appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and testified before a United States Senate Committee. Other assignments included membership on criminal justice and regional planning commissions by gubernatorial appointment. I have extensive management experience at senior levels in mortgage banking and commercial banking with national firms.  Currently I am on the Board of a 3-county free clinic organization, and am a founding member of a program providing mentoring services to patients of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Transplant Department.   In 2014 I received the "Ripon (WI) School District Distinguished Alumni Award." During 2015 I concluded my eighth year on the Board of Directors of the The University of Wisconsin  Barron County Foundation. Past 4-year Board President Barron County Habitat for Humanity. I hold memberships in: "International Political Science Association", "The American Political Science Association" and the "Midwest Political Science Association".  I enjoy providing both in class face-to-face instruction, as well as my online and interactive, compressed video instructing through affiliation with UW Colleges Online and Distance Education.

  • J.D., Juris Doctor, The University of Wisconsin School of Law, Madison;
  • Certificate, Die Universitaet Hamburg, The Federal Republic of Germany;
  •  B.A., Cum Laude, Political Science and German (Honors), Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin;
  • Certificates, TOL (Teaching Online) and DOC (Designing Online Courses) UW Colleges Online, and
  • American Institute of Banking coursework in international banking and international trade.