Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue

Additional College Information


 

College Personnel

President: Jonathan Brand*

Executive Assistant to the President/Secretary to the Board of Trustees: RuthAnn Scheer

Special Assistant to the President: John Harp

Vice President for Enrollment Management: Wendy Beckemeyer

Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer: Daniel Hall

Provost, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs: Ilene Crawford*

Associate Dean of the College: Kathryn Kauper*

Associate Dean of the College: Craig Teague*

Assistant Dean of the College: Anissa Wolfe

Registrar: Megan Hicks

Associate Registrar: Anna Butz

Director of the Russell D. Cole Library & College Librarian: Gregory Cotton*

Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning: Jennifer Rouse*

Consulting Librarian for the Social Sciences: Meghan Yamanishi*

Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology: Amy Gullen*

*Also members of the Faculty

Members of the Faculty

 

Adam Abraham (2022)

Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Ph.D., Oxford University.

 

Megan Altman (2019)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of South Florida

 

Tori Barnes-Brus (2007)

Professor of Sociology. B.A., Cornell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas at Lawrence.

 

Devan Baty (2007)

Professor of French. B.A., M.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

 

Kara M. Beauchamp (2001)

W.F. Johnston Professor of Physics and Engineering. B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

 

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell (2010)

Associate Professor of Art. B.F.A, School of Art at Washington University; M.F.A, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

 

Kerry Bostwick (1998)

T. Herbert and Clara B. Kelley Professor of Education. B.A., The University of Iowa; M.Ed., National-Louis University; Ph.D., The Union Institute.

 

Jonathan Brand (2011)

President of the College, Lecturer of Politics. B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Cornell Law School.

 

Ann Cannon (1993)

Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics and Statistics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University.

 

Tyler Carrington (2015)

Assistant Professor of German Studies & History. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., Loyola University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

 

Huan Cai (2022)

Associate Professor of Finance. Ph.D., University of Utah.

 

Ajit Chavan (2019)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S., Shivaji University, K.I.T. College of Engineering; Ph.D., Auburn University.

 

Ilene Crawford (2020) 

Provost, Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Professor of English. B.S.S., Cornell College; M.A., State University of New-York-Binghamton; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

Barbara Christie-Pope (1995)

Professor of Biology. A.S., Oscar Rose Junior College; B.S., University of Oklahoma; B.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Alabama.

 

Gregory Cotton (1988)

Director of the Russell D. Cole Library and College Librarian with the rank of Professor. B.S., Northern State College; M.A.L.S., University of Iowa.

 

Erin Calhoun Davis (2005)

Professor of Sociology. B.A., New College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

 

Jill Davis (2017)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. Ph.D., University of Iowa.

 

Rhawn Denniston (2000)

William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology. B.A., Hamilton College; M.S., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

 

William Dragon (1987)

Professor of Psychology. B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University.

 

Jonathon Dreeze (2020)

Assistant Professor of History. Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

 

Rebecca Entel (2007)

Professor of English. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison.

 

A’amer Farooqi (1987)

Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., Denison University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.

 

Glenn Freeman (2004)

Professor of English. B.A., Goddard College; M.F.A., Vermont College; Ph.D., University of Florida.

 

James H. Freeman (1985)

Professor of Mathematics; Webmaster Emeritus. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

 

Alice Ganzel (1999)

Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

Tyler George (2020)

Assistant Professor of Statistics. Ph.D., Central Michigan University.

 

Sophia Gillett (2022)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Iowa.

 

Megan Goldberg (2019)

Assistant Professor of American Politics. B.A., M.A., St. Mary’s College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Danielle Grimes (2022)

Associate Professor of Engineering. Ph.D., Mississippi State University.

 

John C. Gruber-Miller (1987)

Professor of Classics and Edwin R. and Mary E. Mason Professor of Languages. B.A., Xavier University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

 

Amy Gullen (2014)

Consulting Librarian for the Natural Sciences and Technology with the rank of Assistant Professor. B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S. in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Christopher Hagan (2019)

Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University.

 

Justus Hallam (2016)

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. B.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

 

Leslie Hankins (1992)

Professor of English. B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

 

Jill A. Heinrich (2003)

Professor of Education. B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Santhi Hejeebu (2004)

Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Michelle Herder (2009)

Professor of History. B.A., Carleton College; M.Phil, Ph.D., Yale University.

 

Chris Hoklotubbe (2017)

Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., Univerisity of California, Los Angeles; M.Div., Th.D., Harvard University.

 

Lynne Ikach (1992)

Professor of Russian. B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

 

Lauren Jepsen (2021)

Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science. Ph.D., University of Michigan.

 

Brian Johns (2015)

Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Christina Johnson (2016)

Associate Professor of Kinesiology. B.A. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Niloofar Kamran (2017)

Assistant Professor of Engineering. B.S., Gyilan University; M.S., Shahid Beheshi University; Ph.D., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 

Sung Mo Kang (2022)

Assistant Professor of Business. M.A., Purdue University.

 

Lewis Kanyiba (2020)

Associate Professor of Kinesiology. Ph.D., Springfield College.

 

Kate Kauper (2010)

Associate Dean of the College, Associate Professor of Education. B.A., M.A., The University of Colorado; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Melanie King (2020)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Ph.D., University of Iowa.

 

Todd Knoop (1998)

David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business. B.A., M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

 

Charles Liberko (1997)

Sherman and Vera Schaffer Professor of Chemistry. B.A., College of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

 

M. Philip Lucas (1984)

Edgar Truman Brackett. Jr. Professor of History. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.

 

Frannie Malone (2020)

Teaching Fellow. M.S., The Ohio State University.

 

James L. Martin (1981)

L.L. Hamline Professor of Liberal Arts. Professor of Music. B.Mus., Butler University; M.Mus., University of Illinois; D.Mus., Northwestern University.

 

Alex McKenzie (2020)

Assistant Professor of Art. M.F.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

 

Kristin Meyer (2012)

Associate Professor of Kinesiology. B.A., Cornell College; D.P.T., University of Minnesota.

 

Genevieve Migely (2006)

Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Northwestern University, M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

 

Michael Mosier (2014)

Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

 

Michelle Mouton (2000)

Professor of English. B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

 

Christopher Nakielski (2020)

Assistant Professor of Music. Ph.D., University of Iowa.

 

Steven Neese (2016)

Assistant Professor of Psychology. A.D., B.A., The University of Wisconsin. M.S., New Mexico Highlands University. Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

 

Joshua Neuenschwander (2021)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. D.Mus., University of Iowa.

 

Scott Olinger (2000)

Professor of Theatre. B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Penn State University.

 

Mary B. Olson (1990)

Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

 

Christina Morris Penn-Goetsch (1999)

Professor of Art History. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Caroline Price (2016)

Assistant Professor of Theatre. B. A., Keene State College. M.F.A., Wayne State University. 

 

Misha Quill (2015)

Assistant Professor of Anthropology. B.A., College of St. Catherine, M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Jennifer Rouse (2007)

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Consulting Librarian for the Humanities, Education, and Performing Arts with the rank of Associate Professor. B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., Iowa State University; M.F.A.; American University, M.L.S., The University of Iowa.

 

Steven D. Sacks (2006)

Professor of Religion. B.A., Grinnell College, M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School.

 

Katie Sagal (2020)

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. Ph.D., Tufts University.

 

Alyssa Selmer (2016)

Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

 

Jai Shanata (2014)

Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Cornell College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

 

Derin Sherman (2000)

Professor of Physics. B.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Kirilka S. Stavreva (2001)

Professor of English. Specialist Degree, English Literature, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Catherine Stewart (1999)

Professor of History. B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook.

 

Jama L. Stilwell (2001)

Professor of Music. B.M., The University of Iowa; M.M., Northwestern University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

 

Cynthia Strong (1989)

William Deskin Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Whitman College; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

 

Sandip Sureka (2020)

Visiting Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Iowa State University.

 

Leon Tabak (1989)

Professor of Computer Science. B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Boston University; Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

 

Anna Tansik (2022)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens.

 

Craig M. Teague (2003)

Associate Dean of the College, Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Craig Tepper (1989)

Professor of Biology. B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; M.S., San Diego State University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Utah State University.

 

Aparna Thomas (2004)

Professor of Politics and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. B.A., Hope College; M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

 

Catherine Volle (2019)

Associate Professor of Biochemistry. B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., Brown University.

 

Emily Walsh (2005)

Professor of Geology. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

James White (1987)

Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

 

Rebecca Wines (2010)

Associate Professor of French. B.A., Whitman College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.

 

Isaac Winkler (2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Maryland.

 

David Yamanishi (2007)

Professor of Politics. B.A., Michigan State University (James Madison College); M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles.

 

Meghan Yamanishi (2013)

Consulting Librarian for Social Sciences with the rank of Assistant Professor. B.A., Michigan State University; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

 

Emeriti Faculty

Craig Allin (1972-2017) Professor of Politics Emeritus
Sue Astley (1982-2018) Professor of Psychology Emerita
Addison Ault (1962-2012) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Stephen Bean (2001-2020) Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
Christopher Dean Carlson (1980-2007) Professor of Sociology Emeritus
Jeffrey Cardon (1982-2019) Professor of Biology and Chemistry Emeritus
Martha Condon (1996-2022) Professor of Biology Emerita
Charles R. Connell (1968-2012) Edwin R. and Mary E. Mason Professor of Languages and Professor of German Emeritus
Diane Crowder (1977-2012) Professor of French and Women’s Studies Emerita
Cecil F. Dam (1958-1984) Barton S. Pauley Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Physics
Tony deLaubenfels (1983-2020) Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
William A. Deskin (1956-1989) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Steven Nelson DeVries (1982-2018) Professor of Kinesiology Emeritus
R. Joseph Dieker (2010-2020) Dean of the College Emeritus
Carolyn Zerbe Enns (1987-2018) Professor of Psychology Emerita
Sally Farrington-Clute (1973-2014) Professor of Spanish Emerita
Leslie H. Garner, Jr. (1994-2010) President of the College Emeritus
Paul L. Garvin (1969-2005) Professor of Geology Emeritus
Robert D. Givens (1979-2019) Professor of History Emeritus
Harlan D. Graber (1962-2000) William F. Johnson Professor of Physics Emeritus
Paul Gray (1969-2019) Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Douglas Hanson (1971-2012) Professor of Art Emeritus
Lisa Hearne (1992-2020) Professor of Music Emerita
Martin Hearne (1992-2020) Professor of Music Emeritus
Vivian Heywood (1963-1988) Professor of Art Emerita
Edward T. Hill (1969-2000) Watson M. Davis Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
Gene Hinman (1956-1958; 1960-1995) William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Emeritus
Richard L. Jacob (1968-2001) Professor of Physics and Computer Science Emeritus
Truman H. Jordan (1966-2002) Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Carol Lacy-Salazar (1984-2015) Professor of Spanish Emerita
Marcella Lee (1968-1991) Professor of Music Emerita
Lyle R Lichty (1989-2017) Professor of Physics and Engineering Emeritus
Hugh Lifson (1963-1999) Professor of Art Emeritus
David W. Loebsack (1982-2006) Professor of Politics Emeritus
S. Gayle Luck (1988-2013) Professor of Education Emerita
Richard A. Martin (1970-2006) Professor of English Emeritus
Charles J. Milhauser (1964-1993) Registrar and Professor of Classics Emeritus
Joseph Molleur (2001-2016) Professor of Religion Emeritus
Alfrieta Monagan (2000-2015) Professor of Anthropology
Emerita Dennis Damon Moore (1987-2005) Dean of the College Emeritus
Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour (1999-2019) Professor of Spanish Emerita
T. Hardie Park (1963-1991) Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus
Richard Peters (1988-2004) Professor of Education Emeritus
Richard Peterson (1970-2007) Professor of Sociology Emeritus
Anthony Plaut (1988-2022) Professor of Art Emeritus
Cynthia Postler Professor of Education Emerita
Jerry Savitsky (1989-2020) Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus
Thomas Shaw (1982-1999) College Librarian with the rank of Professor Emeritus
Robert W. Sutherland, Jr. (1968-2017) Professor of Politics Emeritus
Richard H. Thomas (1967-1996) Chaplain of the College and Professor of History Emeritus
Gordon A. Urquhart (1984-2004) Professor of Economics and Business Emeritus
Ellen Whale (1978-2018) Professor of Kinesiology Emerita
Charlotte A. Vaughan (1972-1990) Professor of Sociology Emerita