Research and Creative Production in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

As part of a top-tier, AAU-accredited public research university, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences holds scholarly, scientific, and artistic discovery at the heart of our mission.

Throughout our departments and programs, our professors are at the forefront of their disciplines. They bring their world-class research and artistry into their classrooms, studios, and labs, giving students the unparalleled opportunity to learn right from the source of the latest innovations in knowledge and practice.

Graduate students and many undergraduates work side-by-side with faculty members, conducting breakthrough research and creative production that advances humanity’s understanding of ourselves and the complex, ever-changing world in which we live.

The creation of knowledge and understanding is an exhilarating and never-ending mission—and is at the core of every University of Iowa liberal arts and sciences education.

Venise Berry

Venise Berry

African American Cultural Criticism (AACC)

Stephen Bloom

Stephen Bloom

Non-fiction and Narrative Journalism

Kajsa Dalrymple

Kajsa Dalrymple

Environmental, Political, and Risk Communication

David Dowling

David Dowling

Digital Media and Journalism

Frank Durham

Frank Durham

History of Journalism and Media Framing

Gigi Durham

Meenakshi (Gigi) Durham

Gender, sexuality, race, and sexual violence in media culture

Brian Ekdale

Brian Ekdale

Media Work and Global Digital Cultures

Kylah Hedding

Kylah Hedding

Political and Environmental Communication

Don McLeese

Don McLeese

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Thomas Oates

Thomas Oates

Sports Media and Critical/Cultural Studies

Kevin Ripka

Kevin Ripka

Interface Design and Development

David Ryfe

David Ryfe

Sociology and News History

Sujatha Sosale

Sujatha Sosale

Media Development and Social Change in the Global South

Melissa Tully

Melissa Tully

Digital Media, News Literacy, Audiences and Global Media

Travis Vogan

Travis Vogan

Sports Media and U.S. Culture

Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Digital Media and Health