Dr. Nabhan-Warren is passionate about teaching and research and finds both vocations to be mutually informing and inspiring. In both the classroom and in her scholarly work, she focuses on the lived, daily experiences of American Christians and their communities. She loves to teach, and enjoys the challenge of making the academic study of religion relevant and exciting to students. She strives to get them to the point where they care more about understanding and empathizing with others' beliefs and practices than when they entered the class. She aims to make her classes learning communities where the professor and students learn as much from the assigned texts—printed, aural, and digital—as they do from each other's perspectives and analyses.
Dr. Ari Ariel's research focuses on Jewish communities in the Arab world and Mizrahi communities in Israel. His interests include ethnic, national, and religious identities, migration, and foodways. He regularly teaches World Events Today and Designing an International Studies Project, as well as courses on the Middle East, Jewish History and Food Studies.
Meredith Mahy Gall is the academic advisor for International Studies. In addition, she teaches IS:1000 - Designing Your International Studies Major. Meredith was a Peace Corps Volunteer and is always happy to chat about her experiences in Botswana.
Dr. Sunday Goshit moved to Iowa from Jos Nigeria in 2000 to pursue a PhD in Geography. His first love in research and academics crosses the boundaries of physical geography with an emphasis in synoptic climatology, environmental planning, and information science. He is interested in the environmental impacts of climate variability and change.
Dr. Žmolek teaches History and International Studies. His research has focused on understanding the history of the development of capitalism. He is specifically interested in how English enclosures have been emulated throughout the world and how this relates to issues in international development and environmental challenges.