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Aug. 7, 2003

Photo: Teresa L. Mangum, associate professor of English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently named associate dean of UI International Programs. Click photo for high-resolution image.

UI Names Teresa Mangum New Associate Dean Of International Programs

Teresa L. Mangum, associate professor of English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named associate dean of UI International Programs, effective Aug. 11.

As associate dean, Mangum will promote international scholarship and education across campus and in the community. She will supervise International Programs' academic centers and programs as well as its offices of grants and development, instructional programs and research projects. In these roles, she will seek enhanced support for faculty research and creative work. She will also oversee the curricula of International Programs, including providing direction for two recently established degrees, the international studies undergraduate major and the master's degree in interdisciplinary studies (international studies).

Mangum is a nationally recognized expert in 19th-century British literature, a period when British society was strongly influencing, and being influenced by, global politics and culture. She is the author of "Married, Middle-Brow and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel," published by the University of Michigan Press in 1998. She has published seven articles in such journals as American Literary History, the Journal of Aging and Identity and The Lancet as well as nine chapters in edited volumes or encyclopedias. She is currently at work on a book-length study, "The Victorian Invention of Old Age." In this work, she traces the emergence in Britain of a culture of aging and delineates this culture's ties to issues of colonialism.

Mangum earned her bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University, a master's degree from North Carolina State University at Raleigh and her doctorate from the University of Illinois. She joined the UI faculty in 1990. She is a member of the International Programs Executive Committee, the UI Research Council and the UI Faculty Senate. She has previously served on the Educational Policy Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as chair of the Advisory Committee for the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and as director of undergraduate studies and associate chair in the department of English.

In 2001, she organized the 18th- and 19th-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium within International Programs. In this colloquium, she has worked with UI faculty in history, music, theatre, art, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and other departments. Under her direction, the UI will host the national meeting of the Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies Association in 2004.

Mangum's honors at the UI include being selected as a Faculty Scholar, winning the university-wide Collegiate Teaching Award, and receiving grants from International Programs, the Obermann Center, the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the CIFRE program. She was a Fulbright scholar in 1994.

"I look forward to working with many talented faculty, students and staff here at the University of Iowa to advance international education on the campus and in the community," Mangum said. "I anticipate building on the strong foundation already established to help the new degree programs flourish and helping to continue to attract talented faculty and students to be more involved in all of the rich resources International Programs has to offer."

William Reisinger, UI associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs, said Mangum's international research, teaching and administrative experience make her an excellent choice for this position.

"Mangum is a superb person for this position. With her strong record of international scholarship and excellent teaching, she will ensure that Iowa faculty and students continue to have the richest possible setting for pursuing international studies," Reisinger said. "She will be an outstanding advocate for International Programs within the university and in the community. I expect that, under her leadership, both of IP's new degree programs will flourish, taking advantage of the depth of international expertise available at Iowa and establishing reputations that will attract top students."

UI International Programs consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

Mangum succeeds Christopher Roy, who served in this role since July 2000.

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