Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum, professor of English and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, has published articles about the ways scholars studying earlier historical periods can undertake engaged teaching and scholarship, including a forthcoming essay in the journal Pedagogy. She is a co-founder of the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, which prepares graduate students to be public artists and scholars. Mangum is a participant in IA’s national affinity group of public humanities centers and institutes, IA representative to the founding committee of the national Academy of Community Engagement, and will join the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee.  At the University of Iowa, Mangum co-chairs the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Publicly Engaged Arts, Research, and Teaching and the steering committee that oversees a faculty cluster hiring initiative, “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 with support from Imagining America: “Platforms for Public Scholars.” Mangum serves as the UI representative to the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI); the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC); Imagining America; the National Humanities Alliance; and TRUCEN: The Research University Civic Engagement Network; and is Imagining America’s representative on the planning committee of the Academy of Community Engagement.