Officers

Richard H. Moeller

President

Richard H. Moeller is a partner at Moore Heffernan Moeller Johnson & Meis, LLP. His general practice includes, but is not limited to, Litigation, Employment Law, Commercial Law, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Education Law, Real Estate, and Vaccine Injury Law.

Linda Shenk

Vice-President

Linda Shenk joined the Board of Directors for Humanities Iowa because she is interested in Iowa’s stories – from those of decades of diverse immigration to those of our prairies and rivers.





Steve Siegel

Treasurer

This is Steve’s second term on the Humanities Iowa board. He has degrees from Grinnell College, University of Kansas, and University of California at Berkeley. He also worked as a social worker and as a union representative.



Karen Mitchell

Secretary

Karen Mitchell is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa where she teaches courses in Performance Studies and Critical Communication Pedagogy.



Radhi Al-Mabuk

Director

Dr. Radhi H. Al-Mabuk is professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, a position he has held since 1990. Dr. Al-Mabuk served as the Department Head for four years, and directed the Master Program in Professional Development for teachers for more than a decade. Currently, Dr. Al-Mabuk serves as the Director of the Ad Astra Institue in Chicago, formerly known as the Future Institute Research Center.

Peter Drahozal

Director

Peter Drahozal is the seventh of seven kids from a close-knit, musical family hailing from Cedar Rapids. He has pursued many different fields but music is his lifelong passion.

Harry Dunstan

Director

Dr. Harry Dunstan, tenor, musicologist, accompanist, translator, stage director, lecturer, independent scholar, and raconteur, is the Founding Artistic Director of The American Center for Puccini Studies. From his earliest years, he always marveled at the transformative power of music.

Trevor Harvey

Director

Trevor Harvey is an associate professor of instruction in ethnomusicology at The University of Iowa, where he teaches a range of courses focused on global music traditions, social justice in Latin American music, local music cultures, and ethnographic research methodologies.

Elizabeth Hoover de Galvez

Director

Elizabeth Hoover de Galvez is an adult services librarian at the Des Moines Public Library where she is responsible for programming and outreach for the Central Library. She records a monthly program called Spark Stories.

Kay Krekow

Director

Kay Krekow, soprano, accompanist, independent scholar, and narrator has been singing, researching, and teaching the music of women composers for over 25 years (long before it was “popular”). She is an acclaimed interpreter of the heroines of Puccini and the Managing Director of the American Center for Puccini Studies.

Debra Marquart

Director

Debra Marquart is the author of seven books and the Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. The Poet Laureate of Iowa and a Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University, Marquart teaches in ISU’s MFA in Creative Writing and Environment and in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

Treyla M. Lee

Director

Ms. Treyla M. Lee is a native of Sioux City, IA. Treyla has a Masters Degree in Education from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and currently employed as a Recruiter for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids/Dave Thomas Foundation/Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services. 

Rosemarie Ward

Director

Rosemarie Ward of Okoboji was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended public schools in Fort Dodge and in Des Moines, graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy high school in Des Moines and received a BS in education from Drake in 1968.