About the Internal Funding Initiatives (IFI) grant program

The Internal Funding Initiatives grant programs administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) are evaluated by peer-review teams composed of University of Iowa faculty.  Faculty are invited to serve one-to-two year terms for one of the following three review panels: 

  • Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI)
  • Biological/Biomedical 
  • Math, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences 
     

If you are interested in serving on a review panel, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway /319-384-3332, Research Support Coordinator in the OVPRED.

 

The following faculty are currently serving as reviewers for the Internal Funding Initiatives:

Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) Panel

Monica Correia
​Associate Professor, Art & Art History
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Richard Heidel
​Associate Professor, Music
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Brenda Longfellow
Associate Professor, Art & Art History
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ana Rodriguez-Rodriguez 
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Laura Rigal
Associate Professor, English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ahmed Souaiaia
​Associate Professor, Religious Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Landon Storrs
​Associate Professor, History
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Miriam Thaggert
​Associate Professor, English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bryon Winn
Professor, Theatre Arts
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biomedical/Biological Panel

Lee-Ann Allen
Professor, Internal Medicine
College of Medicine

Josef Comeron
​Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

Edwin Dove
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

Jennifer Fiegel
​Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics/Translational Therapy
College of Pharmacy

Kathleen Janz
​Professor, Health & Human Physiology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Terry Lindquist
Associate Professor, Prosthodontics
​College of Dentistry

Jeff Meier
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
College of Medicine

Peter Rubenstein
​Professor, Biochemistry
College of Medicine

Tom Rutkowski
​Associate Professor, Anatomy
College of Medicine

Math, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Panel

Tamara Afifi
Professor, Communication Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Brian An
Assistant Professor, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies
College of Education

Chris Cheatum
Associate Professor, Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Associate Professor, Nursing
College of Nursing

Julie Jessop
​Associate Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
College of Engineering

Brian Lai
Associate Professor, Political Science
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Usha Mallik
​Professor, Physics & Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mike O'Hara
Professor, Psychology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

David Peate
Professor, Earth & Environmental Science
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

The OVPRED is indebted to the following faculty who contributed their time, effort and expertise in service on previous review panels:

Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) Panel

Robert Bork
Professor, Art & Art History
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

James Elmborg
Associate Professor, Library & Information Science
Graduate College

Eric Gidal
Associate Professor, English
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Waltraud Maierhofer
​Professor, German
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Luis Martin-Estudillo 
Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lauren Rabinovitz
Professor, American Studies
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Marizen Ramirez
Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
College of Public Health

Biological/Biomedical Panel

Satheesh Elangovan
Assistant Professor, Periodontics
College of Dentistry

Doug Houston
Associate Professor, Biology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Jacob Oleson
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
​College of Public Health

Barbara Rakel
Associate Professor, Nursing
College of Nursing

Dave Roman
Associate Professor, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
College of Pharmacy

Sonia Sugg
Clinical Professor, Surgery
College of Medicine

Math, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences Panel

Lioness Ayres
Professor, Nursing
College of Nursing

Samuel Burer
Professor, Management Sciences
College of Business

Christopher Cheatum 
Associate Professor, Chemistry 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Jean Gordon 
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liz Hollingworth 
Associate Professor, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies
College of Education

Cornelia Lang
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Leonard MacGillivray 
Professor, Chemistry 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Chris Pigge
Associate ​Professor, Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Larissa Samuelson
Professor, Psychology
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Lisa Segre
Associate Professor, Nursing
College of Nursing