Graduate College Leadership

John Keller

John Keller

PhD

John C. Keller is the dean of the Graduate College and associate provost for graduate and professional education at the University of Iowa. The longest serving dean in the Big Ten, Dr. Keller served as chair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Graduate Deans Group (twice), as well as three-year...

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Steven Varga

PhD, Immunology

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Graduate program reviews & formal academic grievances

Shelly Campo

Shelly Campo

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Fellowships, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), postdoc affairs, responsible conduct of research, commencement & GA overloads

Administration, Finance, HR, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Donna Welter

Donna Welter

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Finance and budget, human resources, internal fellowships, graduate student employment, scholarships & facilities

Wendy Danger

Wendy Danger

Wendy Danger

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Calendar and meeting planning, commencement, program accreditation reporting, professional program action & general questions/data requests

Cindy Fetters

Cindy Fetters

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General questions, reception & form intake

Kathy Klein Gerling

Kathy Klein Gerling

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General questions, reception & form intake

Paul Meintel

Paul Meintel

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Underrepresented Minority (URM) fellowships/scholarships, Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), professional development (operational support/scholarships) & postdocs

Academic Programs/Progress, Dissertation/Thesis

Heidi Arbisi-Kelm

Heidi Arbisi-Kelm

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AAO administration, student concerns, DGS assistance & program actions

Erin Kaufman

Erin Kaufman

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Thesis & dissertation

Anne Sparks

Anne Sparks

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Degree clearance, non-degree study advising & registration

Fran Boyken

Fran Boyken

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Degree audit & U2G (Undergraduate to Graduate) program

Wanda Osborn

Wanda Osborn

Sample Plans, Academic & Curricular Planning Projects

Graduate Student Success

Jennifer Teitle

Jennifer Teitle

Education
Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture
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Jennifer Teitle, PhD, is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development. With ten years of experience supporting Iowa PhDs and graduate faculty, Jennifer supervises the Graduate College’s student services and helps campus integrate professional development into existing graduate...

Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Education
Ph.D. Theatre and Drama
MFA, Theatre Pedagogy
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Lisa Kelly leads the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) program at UI. She has worked in graduate student professional development for 5 years and leads workshops and consultations on effective teaching, communicating research, networking, and preparing for academic...

Brady Krien

Brady Krien

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Brady Krien is a Graduate Careers and Fellowships Advisor (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts) in the Graduate College. Brady is also a doctoral candidate in the English department and has taught in the Rhetoric Department and the Writing Center and served as a mentor for CIRTL’s Teaching-as...

Elizabeth Savelkoul

Elizabeth Savelkoul

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National fellowships & career advising (STEM graduate students and postdocs)

Vivian Sheridan

Vivian Sheridan

Education
M.Ed. Higher Education
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Vivian Sheridan is the Grad Success program coordinator in the Graduate College. Vivian manages the Grad Success workshops, GradNav professional development newsletter, Graduate Student Orientation, 3MT Competition, Dinner for Twelve series, etc. Vivian holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the...

Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Technical Support

Andy Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

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Business process and data support, academic and administrative IT liaison, IT purchasing & IT planning

Sean Adams-Hiett

Sean Adams-Hiett

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Provides web platform management, web strategy, technical support, and training to the Graduate College and the programs and organizations for which it provides services. Acts as a liaison to facilitate collaboration with other web developers across campus and the broader U of I web community...

Archit Agarwal

Archit Agarwal

Business intelligence, data reporting & visualization

John Riehl

John Riehl

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Provides web content creation and technical support for the Graduate College website and websites managed by the Graduate College. Creates and manages Qualtrics & Universal Workflow forms. Researches, writes, and edits news stories about research and outreach activities conducted by graduate...

External Relations

Katie McKibben

Katie McKibben

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Strategic Communications, Alumni Engagement, Development, Event Coordination & External Advisory Board Liaison

Cale Stelken

Cale Stelken

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Videography, photography & graphic design

Anders Frieberg

Anders Frieberg

Anders Frieberg

Writer/editor, social media content creation & social media analytics

Contact Information

Offices

Dean's Administrative Offices

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2143

Academic Affairs Office

205 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2144

Graduate Student Success

413 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2147

Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2147

Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

201 Gilmore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
319-335-2136

Other University Offices