Russell Ganim

Russell Ganim

Russ Ganim is Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs at the University of Iowa. He has held this position since January 2020, having previously served as the Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Iowa.

Dean Ganim is committed to rebuilding international education in the wake of the pandemic. To that end, he has expanded Iowa’s international partnerships, encouraged development of both virtual and traditional study abroad programs, and renewed efforts to recruit international students.

To strengthen internationalization efforts on campus, Dean Ganim has hosted or helped organize multiple lectures, symposia, and other media events that promote global awareness. Many of these initiatives have been designed to foster connections between international education and efforts to advance diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion.

Dean Ganim is a Professor of French by training but has served as an administrator for the past 20 years, dedicating much of his career to global engagement.

Contact Information

Russell Ganim
1111-A UCC
Phone: 319-335-0373
E-mail: russell-ganim@uiowa.edu

Messages from the Dean

Kosovo delegation and UI representatives

Dean's Message: Rebound

Sunday, January 1, 2023
International Programs
Dean Ganim reports on how study abroad is making a comeback and on the various delegation visits that occurred in December.
Two guests at the fall break meal

Dean's Message: International Education Month?

Thursday, December 1, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim looks back on the busy fall semester including International Education Week events.
Recruiting future Hawkeyes at GEMS Cambridge International School in Sharjah

Dean's Message: Hello from Dubai!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to the Middle East to recruit future Hawkeyes.
students standing with back to camera, facing UK and Ireland table at study abroad fair

Dean's Message: Fall (and study abroad excitement) is in the air

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim discusses the momentum that has been built around studying abroad, due in no small part to our recent Study Abroad Fair, and to our generous donors and alumni.
international students smiling in classroom

Dean's Message: New look, new students, new year

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim says hello to new students, discusses our new look in IP, and gives accolades to the UI team that was awarded a $1 million grant to promote translation and global literacy.