To Support, Celebrate, and Connect

In Fall 2013, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development joined with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to establish a Humanities Advisory Board, which will serve as a direct line of communication between faculty in humanities disciplines and UI administration. 

Read a full introduction to the board on CLAS's website.

Charge

The Humanities Advisory Board, comprising 13 faculty and 2 ex-officio members who will meet twice per semester, is charged with advising the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on humanities issues including: leveraging existing and future resources in support of scholarship in the humanities; raising the visibility of UI humanities programs in Iowa and beyond; and exploring new forms of scholarship and possible areas of interdisciplinary research among the arts, humanities and sciences.

Membership

The board is co-chaired by Russell Ganim, Division Director and Professor of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Professor of Religious Studies. 

Chosen as emerging thought leaders in the humanities on campus, the board’s members, who will serve two- to three-year terms, are

  • Paula Amad, Associate Professor, Cinema and Comparative Literature (Term expires 06/2017)
  • Russell Ganim, Division Director and Professor of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Term expires 06/2017)
  • Craig Gibson, Professor of Classics (Term expires 06/2016)
  • David Gier, Professor and Director, School of Music, OVPRED Faculty Fellow (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Ali Hasan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Lena Hill, Associate Professor of English (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Joe Kearney, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Ex-officio)
  • Rebekah Kowal, Associate Professor of Dance in the Division of Performing Arts (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Professor of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Christopher Merrill, Professor of English and Director of the International Writing Program (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (Term expires 06/2017)
  • Glenn Penny, Professor of History (Term expires 06/2016)
  • Roland Racevskis, Professor, French and Italian (Term expires 06/2017)
  • Ann Ricketts, Assistant Vice President for Research (Ex-officio)
  • Jonathan Wilcox, Chair and Professor of English (Term expires 06/2016)

 

Meeting datesGlenn Penny

  • November 9, 2015, 8:00-9:30 a.m.​