University of Iowa Faculty

Anny Dominique Curtius

French & Italian
University of Iowa

Anny Dominique Curtius is an associate professor of Francophone studies and co-directs the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program. Her scholarship engages with Francophone studies, postcolonial theory, comparative Caribbean cultural studies, cultural anthropology, Sub-Saharan African cinema, contemporary art, and ecology.

Barbara Baquero

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College of Public Health, Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa

Barbara Baquero conducts community and behavioral health research guided by the community-based participatory research principles and the social-ecological framework. The focus of her research has been on reducing and eliminating health disparities for Latino immigrants in the U.S. through identifying, understanding, implementing, and evaluating interventions that incorporate social, cultural, and structural factors associated with obesity and chronic disease prevention and control.

Carolyn Colvin

College of Education
University of Iowa

Carolyn Colvin is a faculty member in the Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) program in the College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She has served as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs in the College of Education, as program coordinator of LLC and English Education, and as Chair of the University Diversity Committee. She currently chairs the University’s Research Council.

Deborah Whaley

American Studies
University of Iowa

Deborah Whaley’s teaching and research fields include the institutional history, theory, and methods of American studies, 19th- and 20th-century American cultural history, comparative ethnic studies, black cultural studies, popular culture, the visual and expressive arts, feminist and gender studies, and critical theory.

Dorothy Johnson

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Art & Art History
University of Iowa

Dorothy Johnson is Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History. Her area of specialization is 18th and 19th century French and European art. She is the author of David to Delacroix: the Rise of Romantic Mythology (UNC Press, 2011).

Emily Wentzell

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University of Iowa
Emily's research interests include medical anthropology, gender studies, anthropology of science and technology, aging, chronic illness, sexual health, sexuality, masculinity, and Mexico.

Eric Gidal

University of Iowa

Eric Gidal's teaching and scholarship stem from his interest in British and European romanticism as a mode of artistic expression rooted in the intellectual, technological, and cultural developments of the eighteenth century. He teaches courses in eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century literature, poetic form, and aesthetic theory.

Erica Kaldenberg

Erica Kaldenberg
UI REACH, College of Education
University of Iowa

Kaldenberg is the Assistant Director of UI REACH in the College of Education. This two-year, transition, certificate program is for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH provides a Big Ten campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community. Courses, campus life, and career preparation assist students in reaching their full potential. 

Gerta Bardhoshi

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University of Iowa
College of Education

Dr. Bardhoshi holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from George Washington University and an MSED in Counseling from Northern State University. As an assistant professor of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education in the UI College of Education, she trains masters- and doctoral-level students to practice culturally competent counseling that is grounded in theory.

Glenn Ehrstine

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University of Iowa

Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor of German. His primary research interests concern German literature and the cultural transformations between the late Middle Ages and the early Reformation, with particular emphasis on religious theater, Catholic and Protestant polemics, carnival plays, and theories of the carnivalesque. His current work engages the theatrical display of relics in Corpus Christi plays and the indulgences granted to medieval audiences.

Gregory Landini

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The University of Iowa

Dr. Landini is a UI professor of philosophy and the author of four books: Frege's Notations; what they are and how they mean (Palgrave/MacMillan 2012), Russell (Routledge 2010), Wittgenstein’s Apprentice with Russell (Cambridge, 2007) and Russell's Hidden Substitutional Theory (Oxford, 1998). He has published many articles in the philosophy of logic and metaphysics.

Jacki Thompson Rand

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University of Iowa

Jacki Thompson Rand is an associate professor in the History Department and co-directs the American Indian and Native Studies Programs. Her courses focus on federal Indian law and policy, museums and memory, and public history. Her current research focuses on violence against Native women in the context of a southeastern American Indian community. 

James Enloe

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University of Iowa

James Enloe is an archeologist working on the Paleolithic of the Old World. His interests center on the transition from archaic Homo sapiens to anatomically modern humans and on subsequent behavioral changes through the end of the Pleistocene.

Jennifer Buckley

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University of Iowa

Jennifer Buckley is an assistant professor in English and Rhetoric. She teaches, researches, and writes about modern drama, theater, and performance in Europe, the UK, and the U.S., as well as about modernist print cultures. Her current research investigates the complex relationship between text and performance in the twentieth century avant-gardes.

Joyce Tsai

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Stanley Museum of Art
University of Iowa

Tsai is Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Education, Curator at the Stanley Museum of Art, and Director of the Intermedia Research Initiative. Her curatorial, pedagogical, and scholarly work engage questions of technology, politics, philosophy in modern and contemporary art. Her book, László Moholy-Nagy: Painting after Photography is winner of the Phillips Collection Book Prize. 

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Kathleen Newman

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Cinema Arts and Comparative Literature
University of Iowa

Kathleen Newman is a Latin Americanist whose research focuses on theoretical questions regarding the relation between fictional narrative and politics. Her teaching includes transnational film theory as well as courses on Latin American, Spanish, and Chicano cinemas.

Kim Marra

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Theatre Arts and American Studies
University of Iowa

Kim Marra is a theater historian whose books include Strange Duets: Impresarios and Actresses in American Theatre, 1865–1914 (University of Iowa Press, 2006, winner of Joe A. Callaway Prize) and three co-edited volumes from the University of Michigan Press: Passing Performances: Queer Readings of Leading Players in American Theater History (1998), its sequel Staging Desire (2002), and The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures in American Stage History in the Pre-Stonewall Era (2005).

Leslie Ann Locke

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University of Iowa
Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies

Dr. Locke, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Administration from Texas A&M University, College Station. Her research interests include social justice, schooling for students from historically marginalized groups, and equity-oriented education policy. She is also a director of the Research Initiative on Social Justice and Equity (RISE). 

Lisa Schlesinger

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Lisa's plays include Celestial Bodies, Wal-martyrs, Same Egg, Manny and Chicken, Rock Ends Ahead, The Bones of Danny Winston, and Twenty-One Positions  (with Naomi Wallace and Abdel AbuSrour). She is currently writing the libretto, Harmonicus Mundi, the second piece in the Celestial Bodies Trilogy and In the Wake of the Graybow Riots, for her Slow Theatre Project. 

Loyce Arthur

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Theatre Arts
University of Iowa

Loyce Arthur is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. She has designed costumes for numerous productions and enjoys the process of telling stories about people from a variety of world cultures. She coordinates an annual Iowa City Carnival community arts project, transforming Iowans into works of art, and is developing a performance piece to expand the project to other communities.

M. Zubair Shafiq

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Computer Science
University of Iowa

M. Zubair Shafiq is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is also part of the Iowa Informatics Initiative. His research interests are in the broad areas of networking and security, with a focus on large-scale measurement and performance evaluation of mobile networks, content delivery networks, and online social networks.

Marian Wilson Kimber

School of Music
University of Iowa

Wilson Kimber is Associate Professor of Musicology in the School of Music.

Mary L. Cohen

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School of Music
University of Iowa

Mary researches music-making and wellness in prison contexts, writing and songwriting, and collaborative communities. During her residency, she will complete the book Silenced Voices: Music-Making in U.S. Prisons. The book summarizes approaches to music-making in U.S. prisons and suggests steps for creating new musical communities in prison contexts.

Matthew Hannah

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Iowa

Hannah is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Obermann Center. He earned his PhD from the University of Oregon in June 2015. He studies Anglo-American modernism, twentieth-century literature, and digital humanities. His dissertation, Networks of Modernism: Toward a Theory of Cultural Production, analyzes modernism as the product of diffuse transatlantic interactions among individuals. 

Maurine Neiman

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University of Iowa

Maurine Neiman is an associate professor in the Biology Department. She received her PhD from Indiana University in 2004. Her research focuses on sexual reproduction.

Michael Hill

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University of Iowa

Michael Hill's research focuses on post-Harlem Renaissance African American literature. As a 2014 Fall Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, Prof. Hill worked on his book project, Kinky Bourgeois: Sexual Initiation and Democratic Potential in Black Civil Rights Novels.

Naomi Greyser

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English, American Studies, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies
University of Iowa

Naomi Greyser is associate professor of Rhetoric, English, and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, where she is also executive director of the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. Greyser’s research and teaching span the areas of American literature and culture, critical race and gender theory; affect studies and new materialism; the rhetorical arts; and critical university studies.

Pat Dolan

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Rhetoric and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies
University of Iowa

Pat Dolan earned a PhD in English Renaissance Literature from the University of Iowa in 1994. He teaches a full range of courses in the Rhetoric Department. Pat's teaching interests include writing, early modern literature, wilderness literature, narrative, hospice, and death and dying. His research interests include Thomas More, early modern literature, literary representations of coercion, and literary representations of pain, disease, and death.

Robert Ketterer

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The University of Iowa

Robert Ketterer is a professor of classics. He received a BA from Lawrence University and both MA and PhD degrees in classical studies from the University of Michigan. He has been at Iowa since 1988. He has recently taught courses on ancient and comparative drama, mythology, and the city of Rome. Professor Ketterer's research interest is in Greek and Roman drama and its reception in the classical tradition, with a special interest in early Italian opera.

Shaun Vecera

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Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Iowa

Dr. Vecera is Herman J. and Eileen S. Schmidt Chair of the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He received his PhD from the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and his BS from the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

Sherry Kay Watt

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Educational Policy & Leadership Studies
University of Iowa

Watt is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. Sherry recently published her latest edited book, Designing Transformative Multicultural Initiatives: Theoretical Foundations, Practical Applications and Facilitator Considerations. Her area of research explores various reactions people have to difficult dialogues related to social issues. She applies her research by teaching learners how to develop the skills to engage across differences.

Tricia Zebrowski

Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Iowa

Zebrowski studies the problem of stuttering, from onset through treatment. During her residence at Obermann, she worked on the application of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change (TTM) to develop relapse prevention strategies for adolescents who stutter.

Tyler Priest

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University of Iowa

Dr. Priest came to the UI in 2012 after eight years as Director of Global Studies at the C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. His primary interests are in the fields of energy, environmental, global, business, and public history. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, where he teaches a course on U.S.