Maggy Tomova

Associate Dean for the Natural, Mathematical, and Social Sciences

Maggy TomovaMaggy Tomova is responsible for overseeing the Social, Natural, and Mathematical Sciences departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). In this role, she directs faculty recruitment and development, and assists Departmental Executive Officers in ensuring that departments have the resources they need to excel in their scholarly and educational missions. She also collaborates with the other Associate Deans to implement CLAS's strategic plan as it pertains to the Science departments. Tomova enjoys meeting faculty, learning about their research and teaching goals, and helping them achieve these goals.

Maggy Tomova earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is interested in problems in low dimensional topology and knot theory as well as in the applications of topological results to the life sciences. She received an NSF CAREER grant in 2011, and her research continues to be supported by NSF grants. She was selected as a Dean's Scholar in 2012.

Associate Dean Tomova served as the DEO for the Department of Mathematics from July 2017 to December 2019. She has also served on a variety of CLAS and University of Iowa committees, including the CLAS Executive Committee, Faculty Assembly, and the General Education CLAS Core Review Committee. She enjoys being a part of the thriving CLAS family and joining forces with others to achieve the goals of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Contact Carole Kern, (319-335-2615), to schedule an appointment with Associate Dean Tomova.