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

Dean's Message: Welcome back

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Russell Ganim
Dean Ganim reflects on what a new academic year brings - renewal, resilience, and much to look forward to.

Dean's Message: Necessity is the mother of invention

Friday, July 17, 2020
Russell Ganim
Dean Ganim addresses some of the innovative ways International Programs has continued to promote international education.

Dean's Message: Gratitude and hope

Sunday, June 7, 2020
Russell Ganim
From celebrating our recent graduates to assessing the needs of our international students, Dean Ganim shares some of the latest activities of International Programs.

Dean's Message: International Education in the Time of COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020
Russell Ganim
Dean Russell Ganim explains how International Programs is looking to the future and working collaboratively with our partners on and off campus to find innovative ways for our students to safely engage in international education. 

New tool aids faculty and students with name pronunciation

Monday, November 28, 2016
Ethan Sahker
A collaborative effort by International Programs, Information Technology Services (ITS), and the Office of the Registrar moved to develop a name pronunciation tool where students can record their name and select their preferred gender pronouns.  Now faculty and staff will know how to pronounce a student’s name in class and what gender pronouns are preferred.