Dr. Michael Jurmu, was the 2012-13 UW Colleges Service-Learning Coordinator along with being co-chair of the UW-Fond du Lac Tenure, Retention and Promotion (TRP) Committee and Chair of the Professional Development Grants Committee.
He has been actively involved in the development and implementation of the UW-Fond du Lac Strategic Plan and Action Plan.
Dr. Jurmu has published numerous articles such as "Implementing Musical Lyrics to Teach Geography; a Simple Model," “A Morphological Comparison of narrow, Low-Gradient Streams Traversing Wetland Environments to Alluvial Streams,” and “Applications of GIS for Public Surface Water Supply Systems.”
His many presentations include, “Teaching Skills and Content: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Freshmen Seminar,” “Training Teachers to Use Geographical Information Systems,” and Training Teachers to Utilize GIS Technology for Physical Geography Instruction: Procedures and Successes.”
Dr. Jurmu is involved with the campus initiative of service-learning for his students. He not only has incorporated a service-learning component in his Weather & Climate course, he presented his design at a service-learning conference at Marquette University. His community connection also includes developing with the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac an open-lab, hands-on experience for kids to promote the Wisconsin’s Scientific Saturday program.
Because of his commitment to teaching that creates a successful environment for learning, Dr. Jurmu was one of four recipients of the 2012 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Dr. Jurmu advises numerous students and has been a member of the campus “Sunshine Club” for several years.