University of Iowa
Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Teresa Mangum is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. She serves on the ACES think tank as a representative for the consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Mangum’s research focuses on the ways nineteenth-century British novels shaped readers’ understanding of women, of late life, and of connections between humans and other animals. She also publishes on current issues, including publicly engaged pedagogy and the place of service in an academic career.
At the University of Iowa, she has been Associate Chair for undergraduate studies in English, Associate Dean of International Programs, and Faculty Senate Secretary. Dr. Mangum co-chairs the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Publicly Engaged Arts, Research, and Teaching and the Steering Committee of a faculty cluster, “The Public Humanities in a Digital World.” She founded and co-directed the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy and hosted a 2009 Humanities Symposium: “Platforms for Public Scholars.”