Student and Faculty Spotlights


Design Thinking and Founders Brewery

Winter 2020 LIB 323 students are applying Design Thinking skills and education to a partnership with Founders Brewery. Students will be working to develop a sustainable product that collaborates with local farmers and highlights the history of beer in MI.

Denise Goerisch - Pew Teaching with Technology Award

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department are honored to share that IRIS Professor Denise Goerisch has been named a 2020 Pew Teaching with Technology Award winner.

Fall 2019 Graduating Students Spotlights

Integrative Studies/LIB majors are graduating and heading out into the world to use their knowledge and skills to positively influence people and policies! We'd love to share your "my new job" story too! Email me at Congratulations!

Integrative Studies Accelerated Leadership Program Newsletter

Catch up on the exciting things GVSU students in the Accelerated Leadership Program are doing!

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - Marilyn Preston

Professor Marilyn Preston will be leading the 3rd Annual GVSU Get Sex (Ed) Fair this Monday, November 25th 6-8PM in KC 2270!!!

IRIS Faculty Spotlight - Sarah King

Your name: Sarah J King, associate professor ( Pronouns: she/her or they/them Educational Background and Specialization: PhD Centre for Environment & Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - C.Keegan

Your name: Cáel M. Keegan Pronouns: He/him/his Educational Background and Specialization:Ph.D. in American Studies, University at BuffaloResearch and teaching fields: LGBTQ studies, cultural studies, cinema/media studies

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - A.Riley-Mukavetz

Your name: Andrea Riley Mukavetz Pronouns: she/her/hers Educational Background and Specialization:PhD in Rhetoric and Writing with a focus in indigenous and cultural rhetorics, Michigan State University


Domonique Palmer believes that GVSU and the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies (IRIS) Department have helped shape her future.

IRIS Faculty Spotlights - C. Yared

Christine Yared, J.D., Adjunct Professor she/her/hers BackgroundMichigan State University, B.S., Business Administration Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

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