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University of Iowa News Release


Dec. 21, 2007

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Carlson named senior associate to UI president

Jonathan Carlson, associate dean for academic affairs of the University of Iowa College of Law, has been appointed a senior associate to UI President Sally Mason effective Jan. 1.

In his new position, Carlson will advise Mason on general issues relating to the university and higher education; coordinate special projects on behalf of the president's office; schedule monthly presidential forums; work with groups presenting initiatives to the president's office; and develop initiatives to advance the president's vision, among other general administrative tasks.

Carlson joined the College of Law faculty in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1987. He is an expert in international trade, business and environmental law, and teaches courses to undergraduate students and in the business school as well as in the College of Law.

Carlson served as associate dean of admissions for the College of Law in 1993-94, and became associate dean for academic affairs in 2006. Carlson has been a member of the UI Faculty Senate for many years and was Senate president from 1999 to 2000. In 2002, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, appointed him as chairperson of the presidential search committee that led to the hiring of former President David Skorton.

He has also been active in community affairs, having served on the United Way of Johnson County Board of Directors and on the North Liberty Planning and Zoning Commission. He is a past recipient of the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service to the university and the state.

Carlson earned his bachelor's degree from McGill University and his law degree from the University of Chicago.

Carlson's term as senior associate will last for two years.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jonathan Carlson, College of Law, 319-335-9026,; Steven Parrott, University Relations, 319-335-0552,