About Us

We are located within the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For over 50 years we have been assisting educators and career development practitioners with professional development training, and career resources.


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Judy Ettinger, PhD

Judy Ettinger, PhD, is a GCDF/CCSP Master Trainer and GCDF/CCSP Instructor. She has been working in the field of career development for 40 years, and travels throughout the country delivering career development technical assistance and training. Dr. Ettinger has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including the Distinguished Achievement Award, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Outstanding Practitioner Award, National Career Development Association; UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award; and the National Customer Service Award from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ann Fillback Watt

Ann Fillback Watt Director of Career Training Development began her career at UW-Madison in 2000. Prior to her work at UW, she taught elementary school and worked as a meeting and conference planner for several companies. Ann received her B.S. in psychology and elementary education from Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN, Master’s from UW-Madison in Continuing and Vocational Education and Education Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Edgewood College, Madison, WI.

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Career Training Development
Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Educational Sciences Building, Rm. 575
1025 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706-1796