About Us

Pete Snyder, MD

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development

Dr. Snyder has primary responsibility for the human resources and faculty development activities of the office.  His efforts include creating and administering policies and guidance related to faculty members’ appointments, onboarding activities, annual reviews, and promotions and tenure.  Snyder also leads the efforts relating to career development opportunities for faculty through programming and events.  Outside of the office he is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, serves as the department's vice chair for faculty advancement, and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.   


Paul Casella

Paul Casella, MFA

Academic/Scientific Editorial Manager

Paul is a teacher, editor, consultant, and presentation skills coach. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has presented over 3000 seminars on written and spoken communication skills to physicians and scientists at medical centers and meetings across North America and Europe. A founding member of the Health Care Communications Group, Paul authored two chapters of their award-winning book Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Professionals (Yale University Press 2001). In 2000 Paul began working for the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, leading seminars, editing manuscripts and grant applications, coaching speakers, and otherwise serving the advanced communication needs of the faculty. He also holds the title of adjunct assistant professor.


Jessica Frahm

Jessica Frahm, MA

Senior HR Specialist

Jessica has worked for the University of Iowa for since 2015, beginning in the Carver College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum before joining the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development in 2021. She serves as the Senior Faculty HR Representative for the CCOM and the primary liaison to the Office of the Provost, Official of Institutional Equity and other campus offices.


Cindy Bohling

Cindy Bohling

Administrative Services Coordinator

Cindy has been with the University for 15 years starting in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business.  She joined the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in October, 2013, and has been in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development since November, 2019.  She provides administrative assistance for Associate Dean Pete Snyder, and manages program processes such as promotion and tenure, professorship and chair appointments, and new faculty orientation.  In addition to these duties, she maintains the department website, and organizes faculty events.