In addition to teaching classes in the CAS program for aspiring superintendents, Dr. Van Gorp currently serves as ISU's Director of the Iowa School Business Management Academy. Additional information about the Academy is available at http://www.education.iastate.edu/isbma.html.
Dr. Van Gorp's interests include educational leadership and its impact on teaching and learning, specifically personnel administration, school finance and school business management. She previously served as a special education teacher, AEA special education consultant, assistant elementary principal, elementary principal, associate superintendent of human resources, superintendent, and administrator for the Iowa Department of Education.
Dr. Van Gorp was a recipient of the Lagomarcino Laureate Award in 2005 and selected as SAI District 11 Superintendent of the Year in 2009.
Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Educational Administration, 1993.