Affiliated Faculty

Dawn Bratsch-Prince

Associate Provost [SVPP]

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, (B.A and M.A. New York University; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley) is Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Cultures, and Associate Provost for Faculty, a position she has held since 2010. Her scholarly interests span the discipline of medieval Iberian Studies, including the history of the Romance languages , medieval women’s writings, and queenship studies. In addition to her published journal articles, her first book was Edition and Study of the Aragonese Translation of Li livres dou tresor, (Hispanic Seminary for Medieval Studies, 1996) Brunetto Latini’s popular 13th-century encyclopedia. Her second book, Vida y epistolario de Violante de Bar, 1365-1431 (2002), examines the life and writings of this French noblewoman and highly influential queen of Aragon. Bratsch-Prince has been recognized for her commitment to the foreign language profession. She received the Iowa World Language Association College Excellence Award in 2006, and served on the MLA’s Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Executive Committee from 2008-2010, including a term as president (2010).

Annemarie Butler

Associate Professor [PH RS]

Annemarie Butler, (Ph.D., The University of Iowa), Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies Department, specializes in 17th and 18th century European philosophy, with special emphasis on the metaphysics and epistemology of David Hume. She was co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hume’s A Treatise of Human Nature (Cambridge, 2015). Some of the articles she has published have appeared in British Journal for the History of Philosophy, History of Philosophy Quarterly, Hume Studies, and Journal of Scottish Philosophy. She is book review editor for Hume Studies.

Sarah Davis

Teaching Professor [ENGL]

Sarah Davis, (B.A. English, UC Berkeley; M.A. TESL/AL, Iowa State University), Associate Teaching Professor, Department of English, has a professional degree in classroom teaching k-12 and uses that expertise to inform her work on developing and administering the curriculum for the ESL Academic Writing II course, English 101C. Her interest in multiculturalism, sociolinguistics, and Cultural Competence has led her to be the principal investigator for the research and development of a project to create Online Cultural Orientation Training Modules for International Students. She also is a coach emeritus of the ISU Ultimate Frisbee club and a member of the ISU chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

Sarah Huffman

Program Specialist III [G COL]

Sarah Huffman (2015) is the Assistant Director of the Graduate College’s Center for Communication Excellence at Iowa State University. Her research interests include genre analysis and academic writing instruction, best practices for training graduate student writing tutors, and systemic functional linguistic approaches to language development. Currently, Sarah leads CCE’s Graduate Peer Mentor Program and trains graduate students in the development of strategies for critically analyzing and providing constructive feedback on colleagues’ disciplinary writing.

Major Professor: Tammy Slater

Dissertation title: Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis

Jo Mackiewicz

Professor [ENGL]

Jo Mackiewicz, (Georgetown University, 2001, Associate Professor), uses discourse analysis and corpus-driven analysis to investigate evaluative texts such as writing tutor–student conferences and online reviews of technical products. She is a past editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and the ATTW Book Series in Technical and Professional Communication. In 2015, with Isabelle Thompson, she published Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors (Routledge). Her next book, The Aboutness of Writing Center Talk: A Corpus-Driven and Discourse Analysis (Routledge) will be published in 2017. She is currently working on another book on writing center discourse, tentatively titled Writing Talk across Time.

Greta Levis

Associate Teaching Professor [ENGL]

Greta Muller Levis, (M.M., Temple University, M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Senior Lecturer in English and Linguistics Adviser for the undergraduate Cross-Disciplinary Linguistics program, studies acquisition and teaching of English pronunciation, with a focus on suprasegmentals. She has published papers and book chapters in IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, books on international teaching assistant communication (Talking Matters; Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development), and in the forthcoming TESOL book, Pronunciation in the Classroom: The Overlooked Essential. She teaches Introduction to world languages, Second language acquisition, and courses for international teaching assistant development.

Cristina Pardo-Ballester

Associate Professor [WLC]

Cristina Pardo-Ballester, (M.A., University of Nevada, Reno; Ph.D., University of California, Davis), Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Department of World Languages and Cultures, has research interests in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Instructional Material Design, translation studies, and second language assessment.

Karina Silva

Instructional Technology Specialist III [CELT]

Karina Silva (2013) is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Iowa State University (ISU). Prior to that, she was an interim director and a lecturer in the Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at ISU. She teaches English classes in IEOP and courses in IEOP teacher training programs. She has also taught a graduate courses in the English department. Her research interests include teacher education, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance education, and the use of virtual worlds for language learning and teaching. She has published papers in TESL-EJ and the Journal of Digital Learning and Teacher Education. She is currently researching about university undergraduate students’ needs to succeed in their freshman year at ISU.

Horabail Venkatagiri

Associate Professor [PSYCH]

Horabail Venkatagiri, (Ph. D., Bowling Green State University, Ohio) is an Associate Professor of Psychology Department. He teaches courses in Communication Disorders and has research interest in stuttering, English as a Second Language, and phonology and phonetics.

Max Viatori

Professor [WLC]

Max Viatori, (Ph.D., University of California, Davis), Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of the Department of Anthropology, investigates ethnic, racial and class inequalities and their representation in public discourse and national narratives, particularly in Latin America. He is the author of the book One State, Many Nations: Indigenous Rights Struggles (School for Advanced Research, 2010) as well as numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Amy Walton

Associate Teaching Professor [ENGL]

Amy Walton, (B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Iowa State University), Associate Teaching Professor for the English Department, teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, ESL, grammar, and ESL methods. She is a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award. Her interests include teacher education, cross-cultural communication, and curriculum design. Before coming to Iowa State, she taught high school French, English, and Computer Science. She has presented at conferences for TESOL and TSLL.