Joel P. Spiess, M.S.
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6525
Phone: (414) 229-2758
Alt. Phone: (414) 229-7189
Fax: (414) 229-3373
Office of Student Affairs (Advising)
- M.S., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
- B.M., Music Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Professional advisors like Joel occupy a unique niche within the university as they guide, assist, and educate students from the first weeks of college through graduation. His current advisees are those undergraduate students seeking degrees in Athletic Training or Kinesiology.
Joel partners with students to design an individualized plan for academic and personal success. He helps students enact their plans and achieve their dreams by providing guidance related to academic and career goals, undergraduate major and course/class selection, curricular requirements, university policy and procedures, and campus support services and resources.
In addition, Joel serves as a liaison between the faculty and teaching staff and undergraduate students regarding program requirements, and he collaborates with the academic departments to develop and refine undergraduate student policy and procedures. He also represents the College of Health Sciences on campus committees and engages in student affairs initiatives which provide opportunities for student engagement, growth, and success.
Joel strongly encourages students to schedule an appointment with him each semester during their enrollment in the College of Health Sciences.
Joel is a member of UW-Milwaukee’s Academic Staff and works collaboratively with other student affairs professionals at UWM and beyond to continually improve the student experience. Prior to joining the College of Health Sciences in 2011, Joel worked in the Department of Residence Life at the UW-Madison.
Clay, J. P., & Spiess, J. P. (2013, November). I disagree: Voicing concerns with your supervisor. To be presented at the NASPA Region IV-East Annual Conference, Skokie, IL.
Clay, J. P., & Spiess, J. P. (2012, November). Continuing professional development beyond graduate school. Presented at the Graduate & New Professionals Institute of the NASPA Region IV-East Annual Conference, Madison, WI.
Erdmann, A. J., & Spiess, J. P. (2010, October). Moving from me to we: Organizational theory for new professionals. Presented at the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA) Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
- New Professional of the Year, Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA), 2012
- First Year Student Success Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), 2012
- NASPA, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- NACADA, National Academic Advising Association
- WCPA, Wisconsin College Personnel Association
- WACADA, Wisconsin Academic Advising Association
- ACN, Advisors & Counselors Network, UW-Milwaukee
- NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
- Region IV-East Advisory Board
- Region IV-East Representative, Health in Higher Education Knowledge Community
- Promising Practices Award Selection Committee, Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community
- Fall Welcome Leadership Team (current)
- Exploring Majors Fair Planning Committee (current)
- Awards & Recognition Subcommittee of the Advisors & Counselors Network (current)
- Enhancing Advising Subcommittee of the Advisors & Counselors Network (current)
- Panther Welcome Day Committee (current)
- Student Recruitment Advisory Committee (previous)
- MAP-Works Advisory Committee (previous)
KIN 290: Health & Identity
An innovative seminar encouraging first-year undergraduate students to explore individual determinants and outcomes for health as a lens for professional study and practice.