At the University of Northern Iowa, your professors are scholars who put teaching first. They emphasize learning — both inside and outside the classroom — that will help you connect your education to the real world.

Get to know our department, and learn more about our faculty and staff by browsing the directory below.

 

Faculty

Staff

Alex Speer

Office Coordinator

alex.speer@uni.edu
319-273-2821

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Rachel Granzow

Secretary

rachel.granzow@uni.edu
319-273-2821

Lexi Byrnes

Graduate Secretary

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We, the Faculty of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities and the call to end systemic racism. We acknowledge our own place in systems of oppression. Many of us work with languages connected to histories of colonial power, subjugation, settlement, slavery, and genocide. We cannot sanitize the narratives and linguistic power of our profession. We also acknowledge how neither our city nor our campus is especially welcoming to Black students or people of color. As we uphold peaceful protests, we also acknowledge that additional action and advocacy must happen.