Alumni Association Podcast Archives

February 2020 - Bill Henninger, Ph.D.

UNI professor Bill Henninger, Ph.D.

Bill is an Associate Professor of Family Services at the University of Northern Iowa and an administrative fellow in the Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. He teaches courses from various areas including dating and relationships, research methods, human development and professional practice in non-profit organizations. Bill has two main areas of research: one area pertains to working with children with social and emotional disabilities, and the other looks at dating in the US. In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, playing piano and coaching and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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December 2019 - Julianne Gassman, Ph.D.

UNI professor Julianne Gassman, Ph.D.

Julianne is the Director of Community Engagement at the University of Northern Iowa, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Recreation and Community Services and the Campus Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. She teaches in the area of nonprofit management and is the author or co-author of numerous books and publications. Her research interests include service learning, community engagement, nonprofit management and student debt. Julianne spends her free time with her husband and four children and enjoys cycling, golfing and traveling. 

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October 2019 - Chris Larimer, Ph.D. 

UNI Political Science professor Dr. Chris Larimer

Chris is a professor of political science at UNI and serves as the “Political Analyst” for KWWL News.  His research focuses on state politics, public policy, and political behavior. He is the solo author of the book, Gubernatorial Stability in Iowa: A Stranglehold on Power, as well as the co-author of two other books, The Public Policy Theory Primer and The Public Administration Theory Primer.  Chris has authored or co-authored several articles that have appeared in political science journals, including American Political Science ReviewPolitical BehaviorJournal of Politics, and Public Administration Review.  His co-authored research on social pressure and voter turnout has been has been discussed in several media outlets, including the New York TimesWashington PostPBS News Hour, and The Atlantic. Chris is a past President of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists and provides regular commentary to several local and state media outlets, including Iowa Public Radio.

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