Shiela Reaves

Credentials: Retirement Date: 2018

Position title: Professor Emerita


Phone: 608.262.1464

319 Hiram Smith Hall

Shiela Reaves was a professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences Communication when she retired in 2018. Reaves joined the department in 2001 and was also an affiliate faculty member of American Indian Studies. A beloved instructor and mentor, she specialized in visual communication and was interested in how neuroscience supports interdisciplinary theories of visual imagery used in science communication and visual messages. Before coming to UW-Madison, Reaves worked as a photographer for The Capital Times in Madison, WI. She was the first full-time female photojournalist on a Wisconsin daily newspaper and won Wisconsin Newspaper Photographers Association awards in news and sports.