Brandon Pannier joined the Globe University-Appleton team in March of this year as our new associate dean. Brandon most recently worked as a professional educator for the Marinette School District. He holds a professional educator license to teach history, geography and social sciences.
Brandon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies, the Wisconsin State Reading Association, and the Wisconsin State Historical Society. He is a proud Wisconsinite and ambassador of Sheboygan County. Brandon’s hometown is Plymouth, Wis.
We are thrilled to have Brandon on campus. In his new role as associate dean, Brandon is responsible for many things.
“My position works with the Dean of Education Ann Hintz in a number of capacities. It is our job to help ensure students are receiving the help and assistance necessary to be successful in their programs. We help students with course registration. We assist students with Campus Connect. We monitor attendance, grades, and make sure that students are meeting SAP (satisfactory academic progress),” Brandon told me.
With his background in education and serving students, we know he will fit right in.
However, there are 4 things you wouldn’t expect from our new associate dean.
- Brandon is a musician. His musical capabilities include guitar and piano playing. In grade school and middle school, he even took accordion lessons!
- One of his hobbies includes blacksmithing. During the summer months, Brandon gives historical (1860s) blacksmithing demonstrations for the Wade House historical site in Greenbush, Wis.
- Brandon has what he describes as a “clinical fear” of seaweed, also known as phycophobia.
- Brandon can school you in Rock Paper Scissors. In 2006 and 2007, he won the Wisconsin State Rock Paper Scissors competition and represented Wisconsin at the National Rock Paper Scissors competition in those respective years (held in Las Vegas). He also competed three different times in the International Rock Paper Scissors Tournament held in Toronto in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Commenting on this experience, Brandon said, “Yes, this is a real thing. Yes, there is strategy—it’s not just luck. And yes, there are professional teams and players that compete for large sums of money.”
To contact Brandon, you can reach him at email@example.com. Welcome to Globe University-Appleton, Brandon!