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. Read more about Dean Ganim on the University of Iowa's Faculty and Staff Experts page.

Contact Information

Russell Ganim
1111-A UCC
Phone: 319-335-0373

Messages from the Dean

two students standing in front of a sign that says International Student Graduation Celebration, having their photo taken

Dean's Message: Graduation celebration and visit to Kosovo

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Dean Ganim highlights our recent international student graduates and shares insights into his trip to Kosovo where, among other things, he and the Dean of the UI College of Pharmacy Don Letendre are helping to establish an Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Prishtina.
Kenyan Judicial Academy visit with Russ Ganim and Adrienne Wing

Dean's Message: April is the busiest month

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Dean Ganim discusses multiple events held in April, including a WorldCanvass program featuring the UI/USAID cooperative agreement, an international faculty mentoring panel, and visits to Iowa by two African delegations and the former Belgian ambassador to the U.S., Dirk Wouters.
Fulbright top producer graphic 2023-2024

Dean's Message: Travel to the Middle East, France, and ISAB's 10 year anniversary

Monday, April 1, 2024
Dean Ganim discusses recent trips to the Middle East and France and the celebration surrounding the 10th anniversary of UI's International Student Advisory Board (ISAB).
Fulbright top producer graphic 2023-2024

Dean's Message: Iowa's Fulbright achievement

Friday, March 1, 2024
Dean Ganim discusses our recent Fulbright Top Producer designation and the Provost's Global Forum.
Dale and Linda Baker

Dean's Message: Remembering Linda Baker

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Dean Ganim remembers Linda Baker, global champion of international education and friend of International Programs.