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

Messages from the Dean

Russ Ganim, along with Dean Sherief Khalifa and Dr. Dixon Thomas at the Gulf Medical Hospital in the UAE

Dean's Message: Catching up

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim discusses events surrounding the Provost's Global Forum, the world opening up again to travel, and events centered on the rise of authoritarianism.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Dean's Message: Support for Ukraine

Friday, April 1, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim, on behalf of International Programs, condemns the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Anne Frank smiling

Dean's Message: The Legacy of Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
International Programs
Dean Ganim discusses visits by consular and cultural representatives from Israel and Taiwan, and the Provost's Global Forum on the legacy of Anne Frank.
Hancher Chinese dancer in blue and pink

Dean's Message: A year of accomplishments

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Russell Ganim
Dean Ganim discusses our 2021 annual report which highlights what IP, and the campus as a whole, is doing around internationalization.
Happy New Year in scrabble letters

Dean's Message: Happy New Year

Monday, January 3, 2022
Russell Ganim
Dean Ganim discusses the latest programming which focused on critical issues of global importance and highlights some student successes which underscore the impact of our global mission.