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

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Dean's Message: Celebrations

Friday, February 26, 2021
From literature to Fulbright, Dean Ganim highlights all that we've celebrated over the last month.

Dean's Message: A Busy Spring Semester

Monday, February 1, 2021
International Programs welcomes everyone back for spring semester, and Dean Ganim shares some of our upcoming events and current initiatives.

Well wishes from International Programs

Monday, December 21, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close, I'd like to express my deepest thanks for supporting International Programs. With this video, I convey my warmest wishes for the new year.

Dean's Message: Saluting proponents of global awareness

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
By celebrating International Education Week, Dean Russell Ganim recognizes those that inspire us to view the world through a global lens.

Dean's Message: Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Dean Ganim discusses the variety of ways in which International Programs is engaging in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and creating opportunities for all.