Anna L. Bostwick Flaming

2080 UCC
Mailing Address 
2800 University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
  • PhD in history, University of Iowa
  • Graduate certificate in Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa
  • MA in history, University of Oklahoma
  • BA in history (minor in Mathematics), University of Oklahoma

As the director, Anna L. Bostwick Flaming leads the Center for Teaching’s educational development work, including faculty development, graduate student development, and organizational development related to teaching and learning. She also provides one-on-one consultations, workshops, and other programs for instructors across campus. In 2015, Anna launched and continues to direct the Early Career Faculty Academy at the Center for Teaching. She has previously directed the annual Course Design Institute, which she launched in 2016, the TILE (Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage) Program, and the Extraordinary Teaching Project web video series.

At the University of Iowa, Anna is a member of the ACE Task Force, part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 (HHMIie3) grant leadership team, and a founding member of the Provost’s Task Force on First Generation College Students. She has served on many institutional boards and committees, including the General Education Curriculum Committee, the Path Forward Student Success Work Group, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Board.

Anna’s scholarly interests include inclusive teaching, active learning, course design, curriculum design, early career faculty, and the Scholarship of Educational Development (SoED). Her work has appeared in the International Journal for Academic Development, the Journal on Centers for Teaching, and EDUCAUSE Review. She is chair of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education’s Scholarship Committee, which supports the POD Network’s strategic goal of “advancing evidence-based practice.”

Prior to joining the Center for Teaching, Anna taught History and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies.