Marihelen Denning Stoltz is a senior instructor in the Communication Studies Department, and has held several positions in corporate America prior to joining the ranks of higher education in 1996.
At American Girl, now Mattel, Stoltz was a Customer Programs Marketing Analyst and Project Manager, where she helped to design and develop customer programs for the celebrated American Girl market. As a Project Manager for EDS, Stoltz served as a Business Process Outsourcer for the State of Wisconsin, implementing customer application portfolios pertaining to developing and integrating software applications. In the healthcare industry, Stoltz held positions of Director of Community Relations, Director of Volunteer Services, and Education Coordinator with two corporate organizations.
Prior to working in corporate America, Stoltz was a professional business communication consultant for a number of Madison area business, public sector, and non-profit clients, and as a University of Wisconsin Mini Courses instructor. Stoltz also served as a panelist working with the State of Wisconsin Supreme Court justices to select the first-ever Public Information Officer for that judicial body.
Stoltz has taught English and Communication courses at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, Upper Iowa University, and Herzing University. At UW-Fond du Lac, Stoltz held administrative and teaching positions, one of which was the executive editor/advisor of the campus newspaper—the Falcon Flier. At UW-Fond du Lac, Stoltz received several meritorious teaching awards and was named the recipient of the prestigious UW Kaplan award—an award given to faculty with innovative teaching ideas that inspire and motivate students. Stoltz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, graduating cum laude; a Master’s Degree in Education, graduating magna cum laude; and is an ABD in Rhetoric/Linguistics. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.