Cornelia Lang, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Physics and Astronomy, joined the faculty in 2002. Dean Lang is active in curricular development and assessment, currently serving as chair of the CLAS General Education Curriculum Committee, and has played a key role in developing and coordinating the UI's "Big Ideas" general education courses. She also is co-chair of the Student Success Working Group of the UI Path Forward initiative, which is responsible for implementing the university's strategic initiatives concerning undergraduate education.
Lindsay Vella is the Departmental Administrator for African American Studies, American Studies, Classics, the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, the Magid Center for Writing, and Religious Studies. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.
David K. Hensley is the Executive Director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and a Clinical Professor in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa. David provides strategic leadership for enterprise leadership and entrepreneurship activities across the UI campus, teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is actively engaged in providing business and technology commercialization consulting services to UI students, faculty and community entrepreneurs. Outside of his university activities, David has over 30 years’ experience in business, consulting, and strategic management; he has provided start-up and management consulting services to several companies throughout the Midwest. He also serves on several university and community entrepreneurship, venture financing, and economic development boards. David is President of his own company and has been involved in several Iowa start-ups over the past decade.
Tracy Meginnis is the Administrative Services Coordinator for the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs. Tracy received an M.F.A. in Fiction from New Mexico State University and has a background as an editor, writing instructor, English Language Arts test developer, and research project manager.
Dr. Muñoz’s global health interests include exploration of health, wellness, and illness from a perspective of language and culture. Her published research has included ethnography of speaking based on fieldwork in Colombia, England, Spain, and Finland. She teaches courses on cultural storytelling, health narratives, culture, language and health, and Medellín.
Dr. Rene Rocha is Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa and a leading scholar of immigration politics and policy. He has published in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, American Politics Research, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, and Review of Policy Research. His research on immigration and welfare policy received the 2014 Phi Sigma Alpha award from the Western Political Science Association. His research on racial and ethnic inequality across the US states, published in 2011, received the Lucius Barker Award from the Midwest Political Science Association.
Ali Romano-McClain is an HR Generalist for African American Studies, American Studies, Classics, Creative Writing (Writers' Workshop), History, Religious Studies, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, and Magid Center for Writing.
Ailene Toledo is an undergraduate student studying pre-optometry.
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