Dr. John D. Wiley
Dr. John Wiley served as the 27th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2001-2008. In recognizing his accomplishments as Chancellor, the UW System Board of Regents credited Dr. Wiley with starting a public dialogue about the future of higher education in Wisconsin and the role universities can play in developing a strong economy.
In 2008, Dr. Wiley was appointed as interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the public arm of the Discovery partnership, a public-private hub for interdisciplinary research. He served as interim director through November 2011. During this time he taught in the university’s Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department, and at the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Wiley received his BA in physics from Indiana University, and his MS and PhD in physics from the UW-Madison. He joined the UW faculty in 1975 as professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. His research and teaching focused on topics related to semiconductors and other materials, and processes important to the electronics field. He has held numerous research and leadership positions at the UW, including Chancellor, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, and Chair of the Materials Science Program. He was deeply involved in fundraising efforts, including the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s successful “Create the Future, The Wisconsin Campaign.” As chancellor, he presided over unprecedented growth on the west side of campus, which has been transformed into one of the nation’s greatest health sciences centers, as well as over east side redevelopment that has created a vibrant arts and humanities district.
A prominent figure in higher education, Dr. Wiley chaired the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors and the Board for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and served as a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Committee. He has also served on the boards of the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and he continues to serve on several local boards, including those of the University Research Park (a non-profit, internationally recognized research and technology park associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison), Venture Investors of Wisconsin, and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute.
Dr. Marc Sherry, PT, DPT, LAT, CSCS, PES
Dr. Marc Sherry is a practicing physical therapist and a researcher at the UW Health Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physical Therapy Program in 1994, and went on to receive his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2009.
Dr. Sherry became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 1996, a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2000, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. He received the 2004 JOSPT Excellence in Clinical Research award and the 2006 Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Clinical Excellence award.
Dr. Sherry co-owns Sport Foundations, LLC, where he works with high school, college and professional athletes on sports performance programs, as well as designs specialized sports programs for youth athletes and coaches.
Dr. Sherry has given over 100 lectures, including local, regional, national, and international lectures on topics including physical therapy and sport performance enhancement. Dr. Sherry has also published articles in several professional journals, including two randomized control trials related to physical therapy interventions.
Dr. Chris Stout
Dr. Chris Stout is Director of the Department of Research and Data Analytics at ATI Physical Therapy, a national leader in physical therapy with over 280 clinics nationwide. Dr. Stout is also a Clinical Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an Advisor to their Center for Global Health, and a Fellow in the School of Public Health, in addition to several other appointments.
Dr. Stout is internationally known for his contributions towards improving global health and education. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Global Initiatives, a nonprofit agency that supports the creation of self-sustaining programs to improve access to health care in under-served communities throughout the world. In addition to serving as an NGO Special Representative to the UN, Dr. Stout was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce to the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige Award.
He is the 2004 winner of the American Psychological Association’s International Humanitarian Award, the 2006 winner of the International Psychology Association’s Humanitarian Award, the 2008 winner of the Psychologists for Social Responsibility’s Humanitarian Award, and International Psychology’s 2009 Outstanding Psychologist Award.
Dr. Stout has been involved in multiple start-ups in the areas of health-care, engineering, financial management, real estate, dot-coms, and consulting, and has worked for private and governmental healthcare in clinical, research, and IT leadership positions. He holds four additional doctorates, including one in technology from Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology.