Professor Rebekah Kowal named Collegiate Scholar

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Iowa has named Rebekah Kowal to the honor of Collegiate Scholar for 2020-2022, which recognizes faculty for excellence as evidenced in their promotion record at the time of their candidacy for promotion to the rank of full professor.

CLAS Dean Steve Goddard congratulated Professor Kowal, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance, noting her national and international leadership in research on dance.

"Dance is one of humanity's oldest and most fundamental forms of artistic expression, " Goddard said, "and Professor Kowal's research helps us understand the ways that dance both reflects and shapes our diverse cultures and societies. Her work as a teacher, mentor, scholar, and dancer are recognized as excellent and impactful by her students, colleagues, and peers. I'm delighted to recognize her academic contributions with the Collegiate Scholar honor."

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