Administrative Staff

Mark Abramson

Position title: IT Support


Phone: 608.262.0247

112 Hiram Smith

Mark Abramson performs duties as the department’s IT expert, providing outstanding service for all technology-related issues. Mark also maintains all inventory records for A/V equipment, computers, copiers, and other miscellaneous items. Prior to joining LSC, Mark worked for American Family Insurance and M&I Bank (now BMO Harris Bank). Mark is an alumnus of LSC with a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism.

Erik Badertscher

Position title: Administrator Manager


Phone: 608-262-1463

220 Hiram Smith Hall

Erik Badertscher is the Administrator Manager for LSC. He is responsible for ensuring that departmental needs are met in the areas of personnel, instruction, and payroll.  He provides financial management and maintenance of LSC department accounting transactions, purchasing and processing of supplies, and equipment and reimbursement processes. In addition, he monitors department budgets, reports, and billings from research grants and gift funds.

Lynn Bartholomew

Position title: Academic Advising Manager


Phone: 608-262-1241

233 Hiram Smith Hall

Lynn meets with prospective students and advises new and current undergraduates in LSC and the science communication certificate. She also helps coordinate the LSC graduate programs and assists with enrollment and curriculum review. Lynn earned her B.S. in Marketing Communications with a minor in Professional Writing from UW-River Falls and a MS.Ed. in Student Affairs from UW-La Crosse. Prior to joining LSC, Lynn served as the UW-La Crosse’s Career Services, Dairy Girl Network and Kuhn North America.

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Jocelyn Cao

Position title: Graduate Communications Assistant


203 Hiram Smith Hall

Jocelyn Cao is the Communications Assistant for the department. She is responsible for managing the public image of the department by implementing communication strategies, such as maintaining and creating web content, managing the department’s social media channels, and executing brand marketing strategies. She also updates LSC’s databases and media lists, tracks LSC’s media exposure, and assists with general administrative duties. Jocelyn is a Master’s student in the LSC program and received her Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences Communication and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erin Rose

Position title: Student Services Graduate Assistant


Phone: 608.262.1464

235 Hiram Smith Hall

Erin Rose is the Student Services Assistant for the department. She is responsible for reviewing department curriculum and evaluations, advising LSC students, assisting with administrative duties, and furthering alumni and donor relations. She also helps coordinate the scholarship and graduation receptions and sends out a weekly newsletter detailing opportunities and events for undergraduate students in LSC. Erin is a Master’s student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) program and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.

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