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Emily Wentzell, Ph.D. 
Anthropology/ International Studies Program Director

Emily is a medical anthropologist who researches changing gender norms and sexual health care treatments in urban Mexico.  She draws on this international experience as director of the International Studies Program, where in addition to guiding the program as a whole she teaches cross-listed courses and mentors student research on projects relating to health and gender worldwide.  Students, community members, and faculty interested in the program should feel free to contact her regarding ways to engage with and support the IS program.

Karmen Berger, Ph.D. 
Senior Academic Advisor

Karmen meets regularly with International Studies majors to discuss all aspects of their academic careers.  She particularly enjoys helping students find co-curricular opportunities (such as research, campus events/lectures, student organizations, internships and service learning) which are tied to their interests and goals. Anyone with information about such opportunities can contact Karmen so that she can promote them to her advisees.  All student advising questions should also be directed to Karmen.

Meredith Mahy Gall
Academic Coordinator, International Studies Program / Administrative Services Coordinator, Division of Interdisciplinary Programs

Meredith works with the International Programs Studies Director to support the academic needs of the International Studies Program. In addition, she teaches IS:1000 Desigining Your International Studies Major. Meredith also provides operational support and data management to all of the programs in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs (DIP), including International Studies.  Meredith does a little bit of everything including social media, newsletters, appointment scheduling, and alumni outreach. Meredith was a Peace Corps Volunteer and is always happy to chat about her experiences in Botswana.

International Studies Program
24 Phillips Hall/ University of Iowa
16 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Business Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:00pm; 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Online appointment scheduling (for declared majors only, all others call for appointments)