Leadership Team

  • Eric Carlsson

    Fellows Program Director

    Eric has spent much of his life, both as a student and a teacher, in the public university setting and has long experience mentoring students. He finds joy in seeing students thrive as they discover and pursue their callings. Eric holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from UW-Madison. Alongside his role at Upper House, he serves as Lecturer in History at UW-Madison. Eric is married to Cindy, a professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and they have three sons. His other loves include travel, language, music of many kinds, hikes around Lake Wingra, and the company of friends.

  • Rebecca Cooks

    Fellows Program Coordinator

    Rebecca is happy to bring food, witty comments, and deep conversations to the Fellows Program. After graduating from UW-Madison as a Chancellor’s Scholar with a B.A. in International Studies-Global Security and French, Rebecca gained practical ministry experience in church and campus settings, fueling her enthusiasm for mentoring students to understand themselves as whole and integrated people. Along with leading in the Fellows Program, Rebecca directs the Upper House Intern Program and manages hospitality for Upper House projects. In her free time Rebecca can be found running with friends, frequenting movie theaters, cooking for her crazy diet, and randomly singing Motown wherever she goes.
  • Dan Hummel

    Fellows Program Coordinator

    As a UW alumnus, Dan has a passion for this university and its community. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in American history from UW-Madison. As a historian of American religion, Dan has written on issues ranging from global missions to fundamentalism to Christian Zionism. His first book is Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). At Upper House, along with coordinating the Fellows Program, Dan is the Director for University Engagement. Dan is married to Veronica and they stay busy raising twin toddler boys. Dan enjoys reading, walks around UW’s campus, and the occasional video game.

Track Instructors

  • Cameron Anderson

    Arts and Culture track

    Cam serves as Associate Director at Upper House. Cam holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and he completed post-graduate coursework in Art History and Aesthetics at UW-Madison. With co-editor G. W. Hansen, he recently published God in the Modern Wing: Viewing Art Through the Eyes of Faith (IVP Academic, 2021). His earlier book is The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Art and Evangelicalism (IVP Academic, 2016). Although Cam is an active studio artist, speaker, and blogger, when you hang out with him (probably at Indie Cafe) he will mostly talk about his grandkids, Thomas and Abby. Cam and his wife, Cynthia (C.K.), have resided in Madison since 1986.

  • Euimin Shin

    Arts and Culture track

    As Upper House’s artist-in-residence, Euimin helps shape and curate art-related events, and expresses her love for life and Christ through her musicianship and other art forms. Min is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance with a minor in Arts and Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a B.A. in violin performance with a minor in philosophy from Calvin University and an M.M. in violin performance from UW-Madison. Min grew up in Seoul, South Korea and has also lived in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. When she is not with her violin, you might find her sipping a cup of medium roast black coffee or taking a long walk. You can learn more about Min at euiminshin.com.

  • Charles Yu

    Reading the Bible as a Story track

    Charles is a pastor, speaker, and Bible scholar who is passionate about helping others read the Bible in a way that leads to transformation of identity, worldview, and lifestyle. As Lead Teaching Pastor at Blackhawk Church, Charles works toward building and equipping Christian communities of many ethnicities, cultures, and languages to do life together, love each other, and learn from each other. Charles holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Div. from Regent College, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew & Semitics from UW-Madison. He co-authored An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach (Zondervan, 2007). Charles met his wife Serena in college; she currently works as a counselor. They have two daughters. In his spare time, Charles enjoys reading books on military history and barbecuing in his backyard.