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Hauserman receives professorship to mentor faculty and improve teaching

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nancy R. Hauserman, professor of management and organizations at the University of Iowa, has been named the Williams Teaching Professor in the College of Business Administration.

The Williams professorship provides an award each year for three years to support a professor's activities in mentoring other faculty and conducting a for-credit doctoral seminar on the principles of teaching and learning.

Hauserman, a member of the faculty since 1977, is a past winner of the College of Business Administration Undergraduate Program Outstanding Faculty of the Year and the MBA Professor of the Year. She served as UI ombudsperson from 1993 to 1996, mediating complaints and providing problem-solving information for faculty, staff and students at the UI.

"I think you can be a great teacher and a great researcher," Hauserman said. She plans to use her professorship to encourage more creative ways of teaching, involving students in the classroom and helping students with learning disabilities.

Hauserman earned a bachelor's degree in English and political science from the University of Rhode Island and holds a law degree from the UI College of Law.

The Williams professorship was created through a gift to the University of Iowa Foundation by an anonymous contributor who is a graduate of the UI College of Business Administration.