In 2001, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences initiated the Collegiate Fellows designation.
Senior faculty members, who are not already holding named appointments, are honored for their records of sustained productivity and distinction.
DEOs are invited to nominate faculty who have made exceptional contributions in teaching, scholarly and creative work, as well as leadership in service to the university, college, and department.
A gift to the college from the late R. F. and Maryon E. Ladwig supports a discretionary teaching/research fund for each Collegiate Fellow.
Elias Shiu is a professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. His research interest includes actuarial science and mathematical finance. He is also an honorary editor of the journal Insurance: Mathematics and Economics and was a co-editor of the North American Actuarial Journal. In 2017 the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, awarded him an honorary doctorate in actuarial science.
Sara Mitchell is an F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Political Science. She has authored six books and more than sixty journal articles and book chapters. Mitchell has received several major research awards from the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Her areas of expertise include international conflict, political methodology, and gender issues in academia.
Florence Boos is a professor of English at the University of Iowa. Her teaching and research are interested in Victorian literature, the Pre-Raphaelites, and working-class writing. For more than 40 years, Boos has been able to connect with her students through a shared interest or goal of better understanding literary works from a different period. She is also the general editor of the William Morris Archive and has published a litany of critical works on the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris.
Benjamin Coelho has been a professor of bassoon at the University of Iowa since 1998. Before his position at Iowa, Coelho was the Vice-Dean of Bassoon Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Throughout his career as both musician and educator, he has had the opportunity to perform and teach in several countries. Through this wide reach, Coelho has been able to impact and inspire many students, all while remaining dedicated to his career as a performer.
Raul Curto’s research interest includes operator theory, multivariable operator theory, and functional analysis. He is also the former recipient of the UI Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence and Faculty Scholar Award, and co-recipient of the UI Office of Affirmative Action Catalyst Award.
Weimin Han conducts research in interdisciplinary applied mathematics. He has published over 220 journal papers, as well as 12 research monographs and textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and is a Simons Fellow. He is honored by the special issue ``Recent Advances on Inequality Problems: Mathematical Analysis, Numerical Solution, and Applications in Mechanics and Engineering'' of the journal Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications in 2023 for his contributions in analysis and numerical solution of non-smooth problems arising in mechanics and engineering.
Karen Heimer was appointed Distinguished Research Fellow of the Public Policy Center at the university and holds a courtesy appointment in the UI College of Law. Her research and teaching interests are in gender and violence, juvenile delinquency, criminal punishment, and the overall causes of crime and violence. She has formerly served as president of the American Society of Criminology. She is also a recipient of the UI Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence and Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion.
Elizabeth Heineman is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Iowa. Her research interest includes modern Germany and Europe, gender and sexuality, historical memory, human rights, and atrocity. She formerly serves as Chair (DEO) of the Department of History and is a recipient of the AICGS/DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies.
Kevin Kregel is a professor of human physiology in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. Alongside his position at Collegiate Fellow, Kregel serves as Chair of both the Science Policy Committee of the American Physiological Society and of the Animals in Research and Education Subcommittee of the FASEB Science Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care and an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Leonard MacGillivray is a professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Iowa. His research is in the field of supramolecular chemistry, an area that bridges chemistry, physics and biology. He currently serves as Chair (DEO) of the Department of Chemistry. Alongside his honor as a Collegiate Scholar, MacGillivray is also an elected fellow for both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society.
David Stern is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and a Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa. His research and teaching interests include Wittgenstein, the history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of language, of mind, science, philosophy of computing, and digital humanities. He is the author and editor of multiple works and projects on Wittgenstein. He is also the editor of the University of Iowa Tractatus Map, the first website to map the overall structure and provide parallel access to the earlier version of Wittgenstein’s famous text.
Jonathan Wilcox is a professor of English and a Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa. His teaching and research interests are in the literature, language, and culture of early Medieval England, which have been expressed in both his offered courses and multiple literary works. His courses have successfully introduced students to the Old English language and to the literature of Medieval England. Wilcox also serves as an Associate Chair for the Department of English.