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Professor Bohannan receives Michael J. Brody award for faculty excellence in service

Several University of Iowa faculty and staff members have been honored in 2018 for their valuable contributions to the university’s core mission of teaching, service, and research, including Professor Christina Bohannan.


Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service
Christina Bohannan, College of Law

Bohannan is professor and Lauridsen Family Fellow in Law in the UI College of Law, and has served as a faculty fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost since January 2017. In her many collegiate and university-wide service roles, she has demonstrated a remarkable ability to build relationships and to balance the often competing priorities of different constituencies for the greater good of the university. As Faculty Senate president in 2015–16, she championed the rights of non-tenure track instructors and helped to draft the university’s new instructional track policy. She has taken a leading role in helping faculty and administrators effectively balance the university’s core commitments to inclusion and academic freedom, with efforts such as creating a Faculty Senate committee on Academic Values, and partnering to create the Campus Inclusion Team (an initiative that provides mechanisms for students to report concerns involving bias while protecting academic freedom).

The Brody Award is one of the most cherished campus leadership awards at Iowa. It has been awarded every year since 1991, and Professor Bohannan is the eighth law faculty member to win the Award. Prior law faculty awardees were David Vernon, Dave Baldus, Allen Widiss, Bill Buss, Sheldon Kurtz, Lois Cox, and Jonathan Carlson.  Professor Bohannan is the first law faculty member to receive the award since 2005.

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