Our Stories

The Nelson Institute’s story is a rich and diverse one, made up of many stories. We invite you to learn more about the leaders and legacies who made a difference and helped shape the institute we know today. Check back as we add stories throughout our anniversary year.

Jean Bahr

Professor Emerita of Geoscience

Stephen Born

Faculty Emeritus of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Barbara Borns

Academic Program Advisor Emeritus

Pat Cornwell

Executive Assistant (retired), Governor Gaylord Nelson; Member, 1999 Gaylord Nelson Environmental Endowment Steering Committee; Nelson Institute donor and volunteer

Erhard Joeres

Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lew Posekany

Political Science ’65, WRM ’66, Law ’69

Arthur Sacks

Former Director, Nelson Institute

Tom Sinclair

Former Public Information Manager

Sherman Stock

Legal Counsel for Senator Gaylord Nelson, 1963-81

Tom Yuill

Professor Emeritus, Pathobiological Science, Forest and Wildlife Ecology; Director Emeritus, Nelson Institute