IISC Staff

Travis Kraus

Assistant Director
Travis Kraus joined the IISC as Program Coordinator in August 2016. He coordinates the day-to-day operations of the IISC and works with community partners and University of Iowa faculty, staff and students to facilitate engaged-learning projects that promote sustainability throughout the state...

Nicholas Benson

Program Director
M.S., Urban & Regional Planning, University of Iowa 2012 J.D., University of Iowa 2010 Nicholas Benson has directed the IISC since August 2012, and in August 2014 became the Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement's Director of Community Development and Outreach. He shapes the university'...

Charles Connerly

Professor and Director, School of Urban & Regional Planning
Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 1980 Connerly joined the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning in 2008 as professor and director. He founded the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities in 2009, and is the Faculty Director of the initiative...