Dr. Patrick Glenn Hagen became Campus Executive Officer and Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Richland in July 2010. For the previous 14 years, he served as associate professor of German and head of the German program at University of Wisconsin- Platteville.
Hagen grew up on a family farm near Stoughton, Wisconsin. He attended college at University of Wisconsin- Madison and also studied at German universities in Regensburg and Hamburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in German literature and an Honor’s degree in political science, a master’s and a doctorate degree, both in German literature all from UW-Madison.
Dr. Hagen’s career in education began in 1996 at UW –Platteville. His work as an associate professor of German led to service as head of the German program and, in May of 2008, to Chair of the Humanities Department. He was elected Chair of the UW-Platteville Faculty Senate in spring of 2009. He has written and presented on an array of topics related to German education, mentored future teachers of German, and served as an advisor to study abroad students.
Dr. Hagen is a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, the Modern Language Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers.
His experiences growing up on a family farm helped him to develop a strong work ethic and appreciation for the history of the state of Wisconsin. As UW-Richland CEO/Dean, his focus is on the social and educational success of UW-Richland students and meeting the cultural and educational needs of the people of southwest Wisconsin.
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison