Chapter Leadership

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Student Leadership

Emma Croxford
Vice President
Christian Schmidt

Christian is currently a PhD student pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.  He received his M.S. in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in biochemistry and mathematics from The College of Saint Scholastica. His research interests are preventative medicine and seeking to improve frailty among high-risk patients on the kidney transplant wait list.  In his free time, Christian enjoys being outside as much as possible - especially camping, canoeing, and hiking. He is also an avid sports fan, rarely missing a Badger hockey game, and plays rugby with the Madison Minotaurs. He is active in his church community at St. Mark's Lutheran Church and is passionate about building community, delving deeper into the word, and sharing God's love with others.  He found it strange to write this in the third-person.


Jon Dahl
Staff Worker

My training and background is in agronomy and engineering. I worked for the USDA for 5 years. However, for the last 15 years I have been studying grad students and faculty as an IVCF staffworker. My wife, Julie, and I have two boys, Erik and Hans. We live on the near west side not far from the UW. Besides my interest & commitment to seeing 'thy kingdom come and thy will be done' at UW, I enjoy reading, travel, construction, theology, fabrication, anything with a motor, history, literature, bikes, hiking, canoeing, the Terrace with friends, etc. You get the idea.

Jeff Hardin
On-Campus Advisor

Jeff Hardin received his B.S. in Zoology and B.A. in German from Michigan State University. He received a Master of Divinity degree at the International School of Theology in Southern California, during which he met his wife, Susie. After seminary Jeff returned to academic science at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received a Ph.D. in Biophysics. After postdoctoral work at Duke University, Jeff joined the Zoology Department at UW in 1991, where he is currently a full professor and chair. Jeff's research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of embryonic development. Jeff is faculty director of the Biology Core Curriculum, a four-semester honors biology sequence for undergraduates. Jeff is the only scientist who is a professor of Religious Studies, and he is co-Director of the Isthmus Society, a campus organization committed to promoting dialogue between science and religion on the UW campus and in the Madison community. Jeff and Susie have two adult sons, Jon and Christopher.