Michael Dahlstrom named Shakeshaft Master Teacher

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AMES, Iowa – Michael Dahlstrom, assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been named the Jerry Shakeshaft Master Teacher in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2013-14 academic year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. Dahlstrom will be recognized at the 2013 Fall Convocation, September 11, at 4 p.m. in the Sun Room, Memorial Union.

Michael Dahlstrom

The Shakeshaft Master Teacher is presented annually at Iowa State to an outstanding teacher in the humanities and social sciences. The award was established in memory of Jerry Shakeshaft by his family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Shakeshaft was a long-time political science professor at Iowa State who held a life-long dedication to the principle of undergraduate teaching.

Dahlstrom’s research focuses on science, risk, health, agricultural and environmental communication as well as narrative communication and perceptions and ethics of science communication in policy contexts. He also teaches communication theory.

Dahlstrom earned a Ph.D. in mass communication, a joint degree with environmental resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008, an M.S. in biophysics from ISU in 2004, a B.A. in journalism and mass communication and a B.S. in biophysics, both from ISU in 2002. He has been part of several grants while at Iowa State, including one from the National Science Foundation. His passion for science communication is acute and drives his research and zeal.

About Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world-class learning and research community. Iowa State’s most academically diverse college, LAS educates students to become global citizens, providing rigorous academic programs in the sciences, humanities and social sciences within a supportive personalized learning environment. College faculty design new materials, unravel biological structures, care for the environment, and explore social and behavioral issues. From fundamental research to technology transfer and artistic expression, the college supports people in Iowa and around the world.


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Contacts: Beate Schmittmann, Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean, (515) 294-3220 (schmittb@iastate.edu) Laura Wille, Liberal Arts & Sciences Communications, (515) 294-7742 (lge@iastate.edu)