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Jerry Anthony

Jerry Anthony

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Associate Professor, School of Planning and Public Affairs
Dr. Anthony's major areas of research interest are: a) housing and community development issues - in particular federal, state and local housing policies and the development of affordable housing; b) growth management, where he is concerned about the benefits and costs of growth management policies and their distribution across different income populations; and c) land, infrastructure and housing...
Loyce Arthur

Loyce Arthur

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Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts
Wei Bao

Wei Bao

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Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
Micah Bateman

Micah Bateman

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Lecturer, School of Library and Information Science
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David Bennett

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Professor and Department Chair, Geographical & Sustainability Sciences
Nick Benson

Nicholas Benson

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Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement
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Nick Benson currently serves as Executive Director for the Provost’s Office of Outreach & Engagement. He shapes the university's community development initiatives by leading outreach and engagement programming and services around community and economic development, sustainability, cultural vitality, health and wellness, and knowledge sharing. He enjoys engaging departments across the university...
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Art Bettis

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Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Michelle Bostinelos

Michelle Bostinelos

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Executive Director, Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council
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Jennifer Burek Pierce

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Associate Professor, School of Library & Information Science
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Shelly Campo

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Associate Professor, College of Public Health
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Elizabeth Christiansen

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Director, UI Office of Sustainability
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Dave Collins

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Lecturer, Tippie College of Business
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Charles Connerly

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Professor Emeritus, School of Planning and Public Affairs
Founder, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
Chuck Connerly joined the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning in 2008 as professor and director, and founded the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities in 2009. His research has been published in top journals, including the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the Journal of Planning Literature, Housing Studies, the...
David Cwiertny

Dave Cwiertny

Title/Position
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
David Cwiertny is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Iowa (UI). He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science with a minor in Chemistry from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. David’s research integrates aspects of environmental engineering...
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Kajsa Dalrymple

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Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Frank Durham

Frank Durham

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Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Gigi Durham

Gigi Durham

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Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Leslie Finer

Leslie Finer

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Director, Arts Share
Arts and Humanities Director, Office of Community Engagement
Leslie Finer currently serves as Director of Arts & Humanities for the Office of Outreach & Engagement. She works to enhance community vitality by utilizing the University’s arts and cultural resources. She enjoys working with faculty, staff, and students to partner with communities across Iowa on arts and humanities initiatives. She previously directed the University of Iowa’s Arts Share program...
Daria Fisher Page

Daria Fisher Page

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Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Daria Fisher Page teaches and directs the Community Empowerment & Development practice of the legal clinic at Iowa Law. Her students represent individuals, nonprofits, and organizations working to strengthen their communities, create economic opportunity, and advance social justice in matters ranging from entity formation and strategic planning to coalition building and the design of advocacy...
Richard Fosse

Richard Fosse

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Professor of Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rick Fosse is a Professor of Practice for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program. He teaches a variety of classes focusing on design, project management, leadership, resilient infrastructure and emergency response. Prior to joining the University, Rick practiced engineering for 33 years, including 11 years as Iowa City’s Public Works Director and 14 years as City Engineer. At a regional...
Geoff Fruin

Geoff Fruin

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City Manager, City of Iowa City
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John Fuller

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Professor, School of Urban & Regional Planning
Eric Gidal

Eric Gidal

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Professor, English
I teach courses in environmental literary studies, public humanities, and European literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with emphases in media studies, information theory, and environmental history. My most recent book, Ossianic Unconformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age (Virginia UP, 2015), explores a modern quest to locate vestiges of ancient poetry in the landscapes of an industrial world. My more recent publications continue to study the intersections of environmental and literary history in Scottish and French romanticism. I have also published several co-authored articles that apply methods from geographical information science, computational linguistics, and network modelling to the print archive of Scottish industrialization.
Megan Gilster

Megan Gilster

Title/Position
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
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Paul Hanley

Title/Position
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engeering
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Karen Heimer

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Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
Ali Hval

Ali Hval

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Visiting faculty, Art & Art History
Ali Hval (she/her) (b. 1993, Sacramento, CA) is a visual artist currently living and working in Iowa City, Iowa. She earned her MFA from the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing with honors, and BFA in Painting from the University of Alabama with honors. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining ceramic, fabric, installation, and painting. The forms and materials she uses reflect her interest in adornment and the relentless critique and politicization of the body. Ali has completed over 30 public murals and projects in various communities across the US. These murals have ranged from large-scale projects for nonprofits and municipal entities, to projects which have directly involved community members in the painting and designing process.
Nellie Kluz

Nellie Kluz

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Lecturer, Department of Cinematic Arts
Nellie Kluz is a filmmaker who records and interprets various places and communities, focusing on social interactions, belief systems and material realities. Her films have screened at venues like the Full Frame Film Festival, Festival de Popoli, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Uniondocs, Camden International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, the Maryland Film Festival...
Travis Kraus

Travis Kraus

Title/Position
Associate Professor, School of Planning and Public Affairs
Director, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
Travis Kraus is an Associate Professor in the University of Iowa School of Planning & Public Affairs and is the Director for the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, a community engagement program that helps create more sustainable futures while enhancing teaching and learning at the University of Iowa. Travis views Strategic Doing as a tool to enhance the capacity of rural and urban...