Academic Affairs

Arora, Poonam
Associate Dean of the College for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor
Associate Librarian of the College

Areas of Responsibility

Reference and instruction; spatial and numeric data resources.

Consulting Areas

Anthropology, Education, Economics, Global Development Studies,... read more

Behounek, Mick
Manager of Access Services
Library Systems Support Specialist
Senior Faculty
Circulation Desk Supervisor
Interim Director of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership; Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Burnell Sondi
Technical Support Assistant

Sondi Burnell has worked for Grinnell College since 1998. During Burnell’s term, she has worked for the Office of the Registrar, Office of Admission and currently works under the Academic Affairs... read more

Chang Lucy
Interpreter/Classroom Aide
Sharon Clayton
Administrative Assistant
Technical Support Assistant II
De Dudley
Technical Support Assistant II
Engel Kevin
Associate Professor
Science Librarian

Areas of Responsibility

Kistle Science Library, Reference and Instruction

Consulting Areas

Biological Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies,... read more

Grant Writer

Susan Ferrari joined the office of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations in 2013. Prior to working at Grinnell, she was a postdoctoral scholar in biology at the University of Iowa, where... read more

Academic Support Assistant II
Richard Fyffe
Associate Professor
Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College
Library Assistant - Interlibrary Services Coordinator
Circulation Desk Supervisor
Administrative Support Assistant
Kim Gilbert
Library Assistant - Acquisitions
Graham Jan
Program Associate
Guenther Emily
Prison Program Coordinator
Library Assistant - Cataloging
Administrative Assistant

Ann joined the Division of Student Affairs in August, 2010.  She reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising. She also works... read more

Christopher Jones
Assistant Professor
Special Collections Librarian and Archivist of the College

Consulting Areas

History, Prairie Studies, Western European Studies

Associate Professor
Humanities Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services

Areas of Responsibility

Reference and instruction, library outreach, Library 100.

Consulting Areas

Consulting Librarian for English, Film Studies, French, Latin American... read more

Burling Media Room Supervisor
Assistant Professor
Humanities Librarian

Areas of Responsibility

Research and instruction

Consulting Areas

Consulting Librarian for American Studies, Central and Eastern European Studies, Chinese & Japanese,... read more

Assistant to the Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Associate Professor
Acquisitions and Discovery Librarian

Areas of Responsibility

Library Acquisitions and Discovery; Cataloging and Metadata; Research and Instruction

Consulting Areas

Art;  Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies... read more

Michael E. Latham
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

A specialist in history of U.S. foreign relations, 20th-century America and the global history of the Cold War, Michael Latham earned his B.A. at Pomona College, summa cum laude, in 1989... read more

Electronic Resources Management Specialist
Associate Professor
Associate Dean

Heather's field of research is 18th century British literature. Her areas of interest include autobiography and narratives of the self, the epistolary novel, and women’s writing. She has published... read more

Interpreter/Classroom Aide
Digital Library Applications Developer
Christopher McKee

Christopher Fulton McKee was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 14, 1935.  In 1957, Mckee graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and in 1960 he completed his Masters of Library... read more

Technical Support Assistant II
Technical Support I
Academic Support Assistant II
Administrative Assistant II
Jean Reavis
Library Assistant III - Cataloging
Academic Support Assistant II
Associate Professor, Senior Faculty


Circulation Desk Supervisor
Associate Dean

  Selected Research Students & Projects Eric Larson '06 and Mahi Demissie '06: Low-energy positron spectroscopy. Claire Christensen '03: Quantum theory of light. Liz Hipp '06, Kat Gray '06,... read more

Academic Support Assistant II

Academic Support Assistant: Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math & Computer Science, and Psychology; Math Lab; Science Learning Center; Environmental Studies; Health Professions... read more

Director of Exhibition Design
Library Assistant - Cataloging
Circulation Desk Supervisor
Program Coordinator
Coordinator, Academic Support & Assistive Technology

Academic Support Offices

Associate Director of Art Gallery/Curator of Exhibitions

Mailing address:

Daniel Strong
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College
1108 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112 

Associate Professor
Associate Dean of the College

email: tapias[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Maria Tapias earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been... read more

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Academic Support Assistant II

Academic Support Assistant: Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math & Computer Science, and Psychology; Math Lab; Science Learning Center; Environmental StudiesOn-Campus Address:  ... read more

Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations

Karen Wiese, Director, grew up in Grinnell and graduated from the College, where her mother worked, in 1973. She spent the next two years in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, then earned her M.S. in... read more

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Academic Support Assistant II
Curator of the Collection
Curator of Academic and Community Outreach
Director, Faulconer Gallery

Lesley Wright has been director of the Faulconer Gallery since May 1999. She oversees the staff, policies and exhibition schedule for both the Faulconer Gallery and the Print and Drawing Study... read more

Assistant Professor
Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian

Areas of Responsibility


Consulting Areas

Computer Science