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

Happy New Year in scrabble letters

Dean's Message: Happy New Year

Monday, January 3, 2022
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.
Herky with passport

Dean's Message: UI Passport Office open for business

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Dean Ganim celebrates the opening of the new U.S. Passport Office at the University of Iowa and how we celebrated International Education Week.
Kosovo delegation

Dean's Message: Strengthening our Global Relationships

Monday, November 1, 2021
Dean Ganim discusses International Education Week and international delegations that visited Iowa.
fish sculptures at Hancher

Dean's Message: Enjoying the familiar

Friday, October 1, 2021
Dean Ganim posits that while we may not have returned to "normal", we have regained a sense of the familiar with some in-person events and students going abroad again.
international students on the steps of the old capitol

Dean's Message: Welcome!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Dean Ganim welcomes our newest group of international students to UI this fall.