Patty Loew, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Life Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Native People of Wisconsin, a middle school social studies text that is used by 15,000 Wisconsin school children. She has authored dozens of scholarly and general interest articles on Native topics. Her 2007 documentary, Way of the Warrior,explored the contributions of Native American veterans in the twentieth century and was shown nationally on PBS. In 2008, it received the prestigious Unity Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. Other award-winning television documentaries, including No Word for Goodbye, Spring of Discontent, Throwaway Future, and Nation Within a Nation, have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country. Loew teaches Native American Environmental Issues and the Media (LSC 444) and focuses much of her outreach on science projects involving Native youth and new media. She is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.