Lindsay Vella, M.F.A.

Departmental Administrator

Lindsay Vella is the Departmental Administrator for African American Studies, American Studies, Classics, the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, the Magid Center for Writing, and Religious Studies. For her division, departments, and programs, she coordinates and manages work processes and administrative procedures and policies, oversees HR processes and provides guidance and advice, manages program budgets and financial data, develops and implements strategic plans, and supervises communications and marketing.

Lindsay has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a B.A. in English with a sub-concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, Bat City Review, Black Warrior Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Sugar House Review, and others. She is an editor for Ancient Exchanges, an online literary journal of translations of ancient texts, and a reader for the Examined Life Journal, a literary journal of the Carver College of Medicine that explores the intersections of health and the human condition.

For African American Studies, Lindsay's responsibilities include:

  • Staff and office supervision and management
  • HR oversight, guidance, and resolution, incl. faculty and staff reviews and searches
  • Financial oversight, incl. budget development, projections, and recommendations
  • Communications and marketing oversight, incl. strategy and implementation
  • University, collegiate, and departmental policies and procedures
  • Strategic planning and program review
  • Graduate Coordinator

African American Studies, American Studies, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies Staff Organizational Chart

Lindsay Vella
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Iowa

210 Jefferson Building (JB)
24T Phillips Hall (PH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States