Director

Sandra Norvell

Ames

Sandra Norvell coordinates the grants office within the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities at Iowa State University. Her current duties include assisting arts, humanities and design faculty as they pursue research funding and the coordination of special projects related to those disciplines on campus. Prior to this, she was involved in the American handcraft retail industry for almost 20 years and was responsible for the creation of training materials, signage, new store set-ups and openings, and a monthly visiting artist series. She received her interdisciplinary BA from Hampshire College combining her interests in architecture, arts history and anthropology and her MA from SUNY Buffalo in archaeology where she specialized in ceramic studies and iconography of Mesoamerica and the American southwest.