BizTimes Milwaukee recently recognized 23 individuals as part of its inaugural Notable Leaders in Higher Education list, including two members of the Marquette University Leadership Council and one university staff member.
Receiving recognition were Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation; Joseph D. Kearney, dean of the Marquette University Law School and professor of law; and Margaret Cinto, associate director for administration, curriculum and evaluation in the Educational Opportunity Program and an adjunct professor in the College of Education.
Notable Leaders in Higher Education recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their field of study or expertise and the ability to affect change within the organization, industry or community.
Hossenlopp joined the Marquette faculty as a professor of chemistry in 1989. Since, she has served as chair of the Department of Chemistry, interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. Hossenlopp was appointed to her current position in 2015, when she began laying the groundwork for what would become the university’s Office of Research and Innovation.
Hossenlopp led the design and implementation of the university’s strategic innovation fund, now called the Explorer Challenge, created the Women’s Innovation Network and the Institute for Women’s Leadership and is leading a new university-wide strategic planning process to develop an actionable plan for the university through 2030.
Hossenlopp oversees the 707 Hub, Marquette’s innovation incubator, and has bridged connections between Marquette and key research and innovation activities through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, Scale Up Milwaukee, the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategic Initiative and TEMPO Milwaukee.
Appointed in 2003, Kearney is one of the longest-serving law school deans in the country and only the ninth person to hold the position at Marquette since 1908. Kearney’s tenure has been marked by innovation in what a law school can do to serve its community and focus on the university’s overall mission of educating law students with Catholic, Jesuit values.
Under his leadership, the Law School formed the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice in 2004, launched its “On the Issues” discussion series in 2007 and established the Marquette Law School Poll in 2012.
The Law School has additionally brought in respected leaders from the Wisconsin law community. Kearney named Hon. Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and distinguished professor of law, as the inaugural director of the Andrew Center. This past year, Kearney hired Derek Mosley, a judge of the Milwaukee Municipal Court for 20 years, as the director of Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education and Hon. Mary E. Triggiano, chief judge for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, as the Andrew Center’s first permanent director.
Cinto is active in TRIO professional organizations at the state, regional and national levels, serving on multiple committees, presenting at conferences and most recently served as the 2022 Wisconsin Association of Educational Opportunity Program Professionals president.
Cinto has held her current position as associate director for administration, curriculum and evaluation in the Educational Opportunity Program since 2021, having previously coordinated the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Marquette. Prior to these roles, she taught high school biology in the Milwaukee Public School system for 13 years.
Cinto is additionally a doctoral candidate in Marquette’s Educational Policy and Leadership Program.