The Communications team oversees a wide range of media relations, multimedia, outreach, and development activities for the Waisman Center. We offer assistance to Waisman Center faculty and staff with media relations, writing and editing, graphic design, content management web maintenance, marketing, and special events planning. Working with multiple partners across not only the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, but also other universities, agencies, and community partners, we are able advance the important work done at the Waisman Center.

We also serve as liaisons to the Friends of the Waisman Center. Founded in 1975, the Friends of the Waisman Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides support for numerous Waisman Center activities, including the John D. Wiley Seminar Series, Children’s Theatre, and more. For more information about membership to the Friends, contact Teresa Palumbo.

The communications team can help:

  • Arrange and conduct tours of the Waisman Center for various audiences
  • Coordinate major, center-wide events at the Waisman Center, including arrangements for presentations, catering, staffing, and volunteers
  • Prepare various printed materials, including large-format posters, business cards, announcements about lectures and seminars, invitations for other special events, signage for the building, and more
  • Take photographs
  • Update the Waisman Center website, create websites for investigator labs and projects.

For more information, contact Teresa Palumbo.

Teresa Palumbo

Position title: Communications Manager


Phone: 608-263-5837

Clark Kellogg

Position title: Media Specialist


Phone: 608-263-8726

Emily Leclerc

Position title: Science Writer


Phone: 608-890-0943

Charlene Rivera-Bonet

Position title: Science Writer


Phone: 608-890-1033

Linda Rowley

Position title: Web Manager


Phone: 608-263-5973