Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy

The Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy is a one-week interdisciplinary institute in which UI graduate students from across campus and at any point in their graduate studies explore how public engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.

This year’s Institute was co-led by Jennifer New and Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center, with a day focused on research and engagement led by Jennifer Kayle (Dance, CLAS) and Steve Warren (History and American Studies, CLAS) and a day focused on engaged teaching led by Carolyn Colvin (Language, Literature, & Culture, College of Education) and Rachel Williams (GWSS and Art & Art History, CLAS), with assistance from Senior Fellow Lisa Covington (Interdisciplinary PhD).  

2019 Obermann Graduate Fellows

  • Melissa Airy (Art & Art History, CLAS)
  • Lance Bennett, Communication Studies (CLAS)
  • Hannah Bonner (Cinematic Arts, CLAS)
  • Laura Brown (Philosophy, CLAS)
  • Victoria Burns (English, CLAS)
  • Jeremy Dietmeier (Psychological & Quantitative Foundations, College of Education)
  • Sonia Farmer (Center for the Book, Graduate College)
  • Samuel Jambrović (Linguistics, CLAS)
  • Lindsay Jarratt (Educational Policy & Leadership Studies, College of Education)
  • Alex Lange (Higher Education & Student Affairs, College of Education)
  • Milad Mohebali (Higher Education & Student Affairs, College of Education)
  • Hossain Mohiuddin (School of Urban & Regional Planning, Graduate College)
  • Nicole Oehmen (Sociology, CLAS)
  • Micaela Terronez (School of Library & Information Science, Graduate College)
  • Andrew Tubbs (School of Music, CLAS)