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Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Education

Office: 2621 Lagomarcino, Ames, IA 50011-1041
Phone number: +1 (515) 2947635
Email: anngt@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Assessment of student learning
  • Effective teaching/learning pedagogies
  • Student success
  • Educational policy related to strategic enrollment management


Ann Gansemer-Topf joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies this past spring. As a new faculty member she brings with her a significant amount of student affairs experience having worked in the areas of residence life, admissions, student financial aid, new student programs, campus ministry, conference services, and academic advising. Her most recent positions were as Associate Director of Research for the Office of Admissions at Iowa State University and Associate Director of Institutional Research at Grinnell College. She currently teaches Program Evaluation and Assessment and Academic Issues and Cultures.She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University, a MS degree in Higher Education from Iowa State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.