About Us

A description of the Office of the Ombudsperson is in the University of Iowa Operations Manual.  Our contact information is listed below.


Cynthia Joyce was appointed the office's full-time, professional staff ombudsperson on August 15, 2005. She is in the office Monday - Friday.

E-mail: cynthia-joyce@uiowa.edu


Dr. Susan Johnson was appointed to serve as Faculty Ombudsperson on January 1, 2010. She was the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Carver College of Medicine from 1994 to 2003, and served as Associate Provost for Faculty from 2005 to 2009.

E-mail:  susan-johnson@uiowa.edu

Both ombudspersons are available to respond to concerns from or about staff, faculty and students.

Although you are welcome to stop by our office or contact us at your convenience, we encourage you to make an appointment so that we can ensure that someone is available to meet with you.  Appointments can be made by e-mail (ombudsperson@uiowa.edu) as well as by telephone (335-3608), and messages can be left on our voice mail after office hours or if no one is available to take your call immediately.


Contact Us

The Office is located in room C108 Seashore Hall.

Office of of the Ombudsperson
C108 Seashore Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1402

(319) 335-3608 (voice)
(319) 335-3071 (fax)

E-mail: ombudsperson@uiowa.edu


How to Find Us


Room C108 is located on the first floor of Seashore Hall. From any of the entrances, take the stairs or elevator located at either end of the center hallway up to the first floor. C108 is about halfway down the center hallway

Seashore Hall is located along Iowa Avenue, just east of Van Allen Hall. It houses the departments of Psychology and Sociology and the Audio-Visual Center, the Ombudsperson, and general classrooms. The building is connected to the Spence Laboratories of Psychology at its southeast corner. It is built in the shape of an "H", with a two story link joining the east and west wings of the building. The wings are not joined above the second floor.

The accessible entrance is located at the southwest corner of the building, and is reached from Iowa Avenue. It is equipped with a power door opener. Seashore Hall also may be reached via Spence Lab.



There are metered parking spaces along both Jefferson Street and Iowa Avenue. There is also a public parking lot located across Iowa Avenue from Lot 2 (on the corner of Iowa Avenue and Gilbert Street).