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Joan M. Prince

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Banana's Foster
Favorite Time of Year:
Holiday Season
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Italy
Favorite Quote:
It Is What It Is.

Birthplace

Born:
1/14/1954
Birth Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Banana's Foster
Favorite Time of Year:
Holiday Season
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Italy
Favorite Quote:
It Is What It Is.

Birthplace

Born:
1/14/1954
Birth Location:
Milwaukee
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Biography

Hematologist Joan Marie Prince was born on January 14, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in the neighborhood around 12th and Center Streets. Prince attended Wisconsin Lutheran School, graduating in 1971. She became a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In 1977 and 1981 respectively, Prince earned her B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was the first African American to finish the school’s medical technology program and its clinical laboratory master’s program in 1992.

Prince joined St. Joseph’s Hospital, becoming a hematologist. In 1981, Prince became an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the following year joined the Group Cancer and the Black Community. In 1983, she became a member of the Black Women’s Health Project, and joined the McDonalds House speakers’ bureau in 1984 and the American Cancer Society’s board of directors one year later.

In 1988, Prince became the supervisor in hematology for the Medical Science Labs, and in 1989, the Milwaukee Public Library named her a black role model. She also began working for the University of Wisconsin’s medical school around this time, to implement the Health Professions Partnerships Initiative collaborative project as lead strategist. Prince also worked for Covenant Health Care Systems as a clinical laboratory supervisor.

Prince was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2000, where she managed the University’s external relations program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University in urban education with a focus on medical science education, and was named one of the ten most powerful women in Milwaukee in the February 2006 issue of Milwaukee magazine.

Prince was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 28, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Joan Prince's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Joan Prince lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Joan Prince talks about her mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Joan Prince talks about her mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Joan Prince talks about her father's stories about the Roswell UFO sightings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Joan Prince talks about her maternal grandfather and her mother's large family
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Joan Prince talks about her mother's upbringing in Roswell, New Mexico and her parents' migration to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Joan Prince talks about her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Joan Prince talks about her biological grandmother and her children from a second marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Joan Prince talks about the struggle to piece together her paternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Joan Prince talks about her father's upbringing and education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Joan Prince talks about her father's high school aspirations and his and her mother's work in factories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Joan Prince shares how her parents met and her father's first visit to her mother's house
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Joan Prince talks about her mother and popular fascination with Roswell, New Mexico
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Joan Prince talks about her likeness to her parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Joan Prince describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Joan Prince recalls when her childhood home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin burned down
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Joan Prince recalls Civil Rights Movement figures and happenings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Joan Prince describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Joan Prince talks about her early aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Joan Prince shares her memories of her grade school years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she attended public and Lutheran schools
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Joan Prince talks about attending St. Philip's Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Joan Prince talks about her early interest in outer space
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Joan Prince shares her experience attending Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Joan Prince talks about the activities she participated in while at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Joan Prince talks about her decision to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Joan Prince talks about taking classes from Tejumola Ologboni and racial incidents at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Joan Prince explains her background in medical technology and her specialty in hematology
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Joan Prince talks about her work and studies in the medical technology field
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Joan Prince recalls interning at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Joan Prince talks about working at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Joan Prince explains her dissertation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Joan Prince explains her dissertation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Joan Prince reflects upon her role as Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Joan Prince talks about the importance of inclusivity and cultural competence on campus
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Joan Prince talks about boards she sat on at the time of the interview
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Joan Prince talks about her future plans
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Joan Prince reflects on changes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1971
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Joan Prince describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Joan Prince reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Joan Prince reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Joan Prince talks about her extended family and mentees
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Joan Prince reflects upon how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Joan Prince narrates her photographs