Dana Van Abbema

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Sam Van HornePh.D. Psychology
Expertise: Trainer/Educator
Employer: University of Iowa Foundation
Title: Director of Talent Development
Contact: vanabbema@uifoundation.org
After studying psychology at Iowa, Dana earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Teaching and Learning. After attending two major research universities, she opted for a career in the teaching-focused, small college environment and worked for seven years as a faculty member at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She then directed their career center and internship program, later taking a position as a corporate recruiter. In 2015, she returned to Iowa to direct the training and development functions of the University of Iowa Foundation.