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​Marty Loy

Marty Loy currently serves as the interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Marty began his service to UWSP as head wrestling coach and lecturer in 1987. As a faculty member, Marty won the University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. He was appointed the third dean of the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies in June 2010, serving as the chief officer for the College of Professional Studies which consists of the School of Business and Economics, School of Health Sciences and Wellness, School of Education and Army ROTC.    

Prior to becoming dean, he served as professor of health promotion and associate dean (2002-10) for the School of Health Promotion and Human Development. His teaching and research are in the areas of stress management and child grief and loss. He has published extensively in these areas, authoring several book chapters and two books, one titled: Childhood Stress: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Therapists, Whole Person Associates, 2010; and a second, Losing a Parent to Suicide: Using Lived Experiences to Inform Bereavement Counseling, Routledge Publishing, 2013.
Originally from Spring Green, Marty earned his doctorate in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master's in education counseling from UW-Oshkosh, and a bachelor's from UW-Madison.
Marty and his wife Becky are cofounders of Camp Hope, a camp for grieving children that has served as a model for similar camps around the country. The Loys have four children: Emma, Ted, John and Maria. 
You can reach Marty at or (715) 346-4686.

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