UIowa President Bruce Harreld has named UIowa Professor and Director of The Obermann Center, Teresa Mangum, to the Humanities Iowa Board of Directors. A Professor in the Departments of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and English and Affiliate Faculty with the Public Policy Center, Mangum was appointed as Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies in 2010.  She is the author of Married, Middle-brow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel (1998); editor of A Cultural History of Women: Volume 5: The Age of Empire, 1800–1920 (Berg 2013); and guest editor of special issues of Philological Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Victorian Periodicals Review, and the Journal of Aging Studies. With Anne Valk of Brown University, she co-edits the book series Humanities and Public Life for the University of Iowa Press.

Professor Mangum’s contributions have garnered the May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award, UI President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence (2004) and the UI Brody Award for Service to the University and State of Iowa (2008). In 2017 she was inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship, and in 2010 she received the British Women Writers Association Biennial Award for Contributions to the Study of British Women Writers. Her service learning and literature course in animal studies was awarded the Humane Society Animal and Society Course Award for Innovation in 2005. Mangum received a B.S. in English Education at Appalachian State University, an M.A. in English at North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

To learn more about Teresa, visit her profile page here. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mangum to our Board!