Dr. Russell Ganim began his appointment as Professor and Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures at The University of Iowa in July 2011. A teacher and scholar of seventeenth-century French literature, Ganim most recently served as Professor and Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he was active in distance education initiatives, fundraising, and promoting service learning and outreach. He has served as President of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. For nine years, he served as co-editor of the scholarly annual EMF: Studies in Early Modern France and of the EMF monograph series, EMF Critiques. A member and former co-acting director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, his digital projects include a website, “Images of Power in Louis XIV’s France. “ His publications include the book Renaissance Resonance: Lyric Modality in La Ceppède’s Théorèmes (Editions Rodopi), several edited collections on French literature and art, and numerous scholarly articles. Ganim earned his PhD in French Language and Literature at the University of Virginia.