Kristin Holmberg-Wright, Ed.D.
When I am not in the classroom, a typical day for me consists of grading, updating or preparing lectures, reading the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, etc., and working on my current stream of research. I often work at home as I love being there and find I can concentrate and get more done
My doctoral degree is from the great University of Illinois. While in graduate school, I took a class in Organizational Theory and was hooked. I love studying organizations, leadership and people within them. I think it is one of the most interesting areas to work in. As a graduate assistant, I worked for (then) President John Corbally. I spent a great deal of time in both the state capitol and Washington, D.C. where I was setting up a liaison service between the University and government officials. This was an awesome experience and has been helpful to me now as a Wisconsin state official. As Special Assistant to the President at Indiana University, I also was involved in legislative initiatives.
Throughout the next five years, I want to continue to develop courses based on new research and changes in organizations. Developing a concentration in management would be interesting.
Outside of teaching, family is my main priority. I am married to David who teaches finance at Parkside. We have three children and numerous animals so family is truly where my passion lies. I am the President (mayor) of the Village of North Bay so I spend a lot of time dealing with state and local issues. In the last few years, I find myself sitting on many governmental committees. Today, I am a Packer fan. I was a Bear fan until Mike Ditka was fired. Like most everyone in Wisconsin, Aaron Rogers is my favorite player. Two places I would like to visit in the future are New Zealand and Australia.