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

International alumni group in Wuhan, China holding Iowa flag

Dean's Message: Summer highlights

Monday, August 2, 2021
Dean Ganim on highlights from this summer including the Global Education Institute for Teachers, and alumni making a difference.
Prizren Kosovo aerial view

Dean's Message: Eastern Europe Connections

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Dean Ganim talks about the new Global Alumni Spotlight Series and a new crash course in Albanian.
Student holding Brazilian flag next to graduate herky by Old Capitol

Dean's Message: International Student Affinity Graduation

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Dean Ganim talks about the first-ever affinity graduation for international students.
dancer jumping in the air

Dean's Message: May

Saturday, May 1, 2021
As May approaches, we realize that we have spent nearly 15 months conducting much of our lives online. I applaud you for your persistence and hope you remain healthy and safe. As our spring semester concludes, I wish to express my deep gratitude to our International Programs staff who continue to serve students, create virtual opportunities, and organize cultural and outreach events that promote the value of international education and global awareness.
daffodils outside the Old Capitol

Dean's Message: Spring

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Dean Ganim reiterates our support for the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities on campus and shares some upcoming events.