Kelly Bedeian




Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Assistant Director and Grants Administrator for the Institute for International Business

Kelly Bedeian has over 20 years of international experience under her belt. Her work has taken her to over 50 countries spanning from South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. After receiving a Bachelors degree in Linguistics from the University of Iowa, she has been working internationally on professional development and exchange programs, beginning with volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine and eventually working in the field for IREX in the South Caucasus region. Kelly has been with the University of Iowa since 2004, starting with the International Writing Program and then joining the Iowa JPEC team in June 2019. When at home, Kelly can be found in her metal shop fulfilling orders from around the globe for her small-scale jewelry supply business. Kelly lives in Davenport with her husband and daughter.


BA in Linguistics, University of Iowa, 1996