Kari Weaver

Kari Weaver

Interim Assistant Director
Mailing Address 
2800 University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
Biography 
  • BA in Art History from the University of Iowa
  • MA in Modern Art History, Theory, & Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa

Kari Weaver joined the Center for Teaching to provide support for various initiatives and programs. Her background of teaching in various disciplines and institutional types, along with her research on faculty experiences and equity-focused initiatives allows her to think dimensionally about teaching and learning.

Kari has designed and led courses for undergraduates, graduates, and continuing adult learners, spanning topics from art history to student success to issues of diversity in higher education. She has published several chapters and peer-review articles on issues related to equity and inclusion in higher education, including food insecurity, critical whiteness, experiences of queerness and religion, equity in assessment practices, and difficult dialogues.

Her interests include general education, diversity education, critical pedagogies, and processes of trust, empathy, and humanization.

Kari completed her doctoral work at the University of Iowa, where she served on the university’s General Education Curriculum Committee and worked with the Multicultural Initiatives Research team in addition to designing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.