Faculty & ​Staff: John Gaffney

John Gaffney

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Phone: 715-346-2040
Office: CPS 462


  • B.S. Degree: UW-Stevens Point, 2001
    • Broadfield Social Studies for Secondary Education
  • M.A. Degree: University of Mississippi, 2004
    • Student Personnel Services


  • Coordinate recruitment efforts for the School of Education
  • Advise pre-education students seeking a Secondary/K-12 license
  • Coordinate student support programs for the Professional Education Program


John is an alum of the Professional Education Program at UWSP. He returned to UWSP in July 2008 to assist in a state-wide effort to increase the number of minority students earning a Wisconsin teaching license, in addition to increasing the number of students earning a license to teach in a high-need subject area (Math, Science, Spanish, Exceptional Education, Family and Consumer Science). Prior to returning to UWSP, John worked for the Office of Residence Life at UW-Whitewater.