Anna Bostwick Flaming

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 of the Center for Teaching, Anna L. Bostwick Flaming leads a team of educational developers in designing programs that center equity and excellence in teaching and learning and support faculty, graduate student, and organizational development.

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.

She previously directed the Early Career Faculty Academy, which she launched and led for seven years; 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. She also provides one-on-one consultations and other support for instructors across campus.

Anna’s scholarly interests include inclusive teaching, active learning, course design, curriculum design, the Scholarship of Educational Development (SoED), the history of higher education, and the history of gender. Her work has appeared in publications including 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.”

Anna is affiliate faculty in the Department of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies.