Joyce Rosevear

Position title: Homemaker

Joyce Yelencsics Rosevear earned her MA and PhD in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison after receiving her undergraduate degree in 1965 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

As a graduate student, she conducted primate behavior research and was also a teaching assistant in Introductory Psychology courses. She learned a lot about being a “natural-born Badger” from those hundreds of students. After completing her PhD, she taught briefly at the UW Waukesha Center campus, getting to know still another variety of Wisconsin student. Her husband’s long career as a Madison high school teacher introduced me to a population of young students who would pursue a UW education.

The range and quality of Wisconsin’s educational opportunities inspired me to support a small element of the Department of Psychology’s offerings. The experience of serving on the newly formed Board of Visitors has kept me in touch with the experiences of current undergraduates and the needs of a modern university.