Advisory Board

Kelly Andringa

Kelly Andringa

Kelly Andringa currently works in the Division of Nephrology at University of Alabama-Birmingham, helping in the administration of an NIH-funded O'Brien Core Center between UAB and UCSD that expands the study and understanding of acute kidney injury (AKI). She also assists in the administration of...

Eli Asikin-Garmager

Eli Asikin-Garmager

Eli Asikin-Garmager received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Iowa in 2017. He currently works on the Wikimedia Foundation’s Language Team. He supports their goal of helping people access and contribute knowledge to an open-source, multilingual encyclopedia by conducting research to...

Robin Davisson

Robin Davisson

Robin L. Davisson, The Andrew Dickson White Professor of Molecular Physiology, has been on the faculty of Cornell University since July 2006. She has a joint appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca and in the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Before moving to...

Gajdos

Johnathan Gajdos

Johnathan is an academic advisor in the Washington office of the Defense Language Institute (DLI) Foreign Language Center, holding the position of associate professor. He joined DLI in Monterey, California, where he most recently served as team leader for the German Program. In Monterey, he was...

Joseph Hale

Joseph Hale

Joseph is an innovator, educator, and leader within the medical device space, with expertise in new product and business development. His industry experience includes biomechanical test design, US/OUS regulatory support and market analysis. Joseph received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from...

Thomas Jakobsen

Thomas Jakobsen

Thomas has served as Senior Partner at ClientFirst Consulting Group since 2007. A veteran IT professional with over 25 years of interdisciplinary industry experience, Thomas has managed hundreds of IT consulting projects for dozens of public and private agencies. His industry experience includes...

Ranelle Knight-Lueth

Ranelle Knight-Lueth

Ranelle Knight-Lueth received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Iowa in 2015 with emphases in American art, nineteenth century European art, and Japanese art from the Edo period. Although she has numerous interests, including environmental and landscape art, women artists, and...

Ye Lao

Ye Lao

Ye earned her PhD degree from Department of Biochemistry in The University of Iowa in 2000 and Executive MBA degree from Olin Business School in Washington University at St Louis. Currently, she works in Kemin Industries as Worldwide Vice President of Research and Development. Ye has over 15 years...

Barbara McFadden

Barbara McFadden

Barbara McFadden (formerly Barbara McFadden Allen) recently retired as the Executive Director of the Big Ten Academic Alliance where she was responsible for leading and directing collaborative academic programs across the member universities. She served as director from 1999 to 2017, and as director...

Matt McNeill

Matthew McNeill

Matt works as a staff scientist in the bioinformatics group at Integrated DNA Technologies, located in Coralville, Iowa. He has a general interest in biology, new technology development, and the scientific process. Over his career, he has studied the development of neuromuscular junctions in fruit...

Kate Nesbit

Kate Nesbit

Kate is an Assistant Professor of English at Central College, where she teaches courses in British literature, world literature, and writing. Kate received her PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2019. In her research, she studies the politics of sound and listening, and she is currently...

Andre Perry

Andre Perry

Andre lives in Iowa City, where he serves as the executive director of the Englert Theatre, a 104‐year‐old performing arts space in the heart of downtown. He also is the co‐founder and director of the Mission Creek Festival, a week‐long exploration of performance, literature, and community‐focused...

Stefan Schöberlein

Stefan Schöberlein

Stefan Schöberlein is an assistant professor of English and the Digital Humanities at Marshall University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2018, for which he was awarded the 2019 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Humanities and Fine Arts. Stefan specializes in the...